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Small Groups provide a space for Prince of Peace disciples to grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus and one another through regular connection and community. Small groups gather for Bible study, book clubs or other types of affinity, common hobbies or interests.

Why Should I Join a Small Group?

Small groups provide us a place to grow IN through Community here at Prince of Peace. We want you to connect with a group of people that will challenge, support, and encourage you! We have groups of all shapes and sizes that meet varying times and days of the week. Our goal is to help you find a group that works into your busy schedule and provides you a place to belong.

Email Amy Kalsow for more information.

How Do I Join A Small Group?

  • Browse the list of available groups below for a small group that sounds good and contact the leader for more information.
  • Contact: Amy Kalsow
  • Gather with a group of friends and start a new group
  • Watch for our sign up weekends and connect with our team and small group leaders.

Can I lead a small group?

Are you passionate about something? Want to help others grow in their faith and find community? We are always looking for leaders! Our team is here to equip you and will walk alongside you as we work together to start new groups. We’ve got the tools you need to be a successful small group leader! If you are interested in leading or starting a small group, we want to hear from you!

Bible/Book Study Groups

Ladies Book Club

Join with other ladies to discuss a book each month! We work together to select a book each month and meet to discuss the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30pm at Perkins in Apple Valley. If you are looking for connection, community, and discussion in a relaxing setting, this is group for you!

Email Susan Schroeder to get involved.

Grace Circle

Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month from 2-4pm at Prince of Peace

Join this women’s small group to engage in bible study and connection. Our current study is called Women of the Bible – we’d love to have you join us!

Email Contact: Charlene Ostendorf to get involved.

Koski/Hesser Couples Small Group

Meets 2x/month at 6:30pm

Couples in their 50s/60s gathering together for connection, study, prayer, and support. Join this fun, caring, laidback group, meeting together for encouragement to grow in their love of Jesus and one another!

Contact Marilyn Hesser to get involved.

Men’s Bible Study

Meeting Details: Twice monthly on Thursdays | 6:45 am

Description: Gather with other men as we dive deeper into the Bible together.

Contact: Mark Slaughter

Morning Glories Bible Study

Meeting details: Every Tuesday | 7:00 am | Room 200A

Description: Gather with other women for bible study and community – and of course, a cup of coffee! Various bible study series are explored and determined by the group.

Contact: Sherry Miller

Interest Groups

Church Mice

The Church Mice are a group that meets twice a week and accomplish “handyman” projects around the church, including minor repairs, basic building, recycling, and more. Connection and collaboration are key! No prior skill set or experience necessary.

Email Kurt Oestreich for more information and to get involved.

Comfort Quilters Group

Anyone interested in making quilts is invited to join the Comfort Quilters Group. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Help us cut, sew and tie block quilts for Mission Outpost guests and others in our community who need warmth and comfort.

1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays | 9 am – noon
129 Commons

Contact: Carol Durand
or Patty at 952-890-4514

Creation Care Group

Meeting Details:  1st & 3rd Monday | 6:30-7:45 pm | Room 200E

We are meeting in person but will continue to provide access via Zoom for those who wish to join us remotely. We explore our responsibility as stewards to care for God’s creation and our role in restoring the earth for our children and grandchildren. We meet InterFaith Creation Care: South Metro made up of representatives from seventeen faith communities.Please join us! All are welcome!

Contact Curt Carlson to receive the meeting link, with questions or for more information.  If emailing please include “Creation Care” in the subject line. Visit our website.

Contact: Curt Carlson (email) or 952-913-1544

Diaper Ministry

Second Wednesday | 9 am – noon | 129 Commons

This group transforms t-shirts into diapers for people in need. Help us cut, sew, and distribute diapers. No experience needed.  

Email Nancy Ferche for more information and to get involved. 

POP for Justice

POP for Justice

Have you wanted to be more active in the important issue of racial equity and justice, but don’t know how or where to begin? The Prince of Peace Board of Directors has a place to start. We believe God is calling us to listen, to understand and to act. We want to be bridge builders to racial reconciliation in our church, our neighborhoods and our world. We pray for God’s healing love to open our hearts to empathy as we learn how to do the work of racial reconciliation. We invite you to join us in prayer and in action as we answer God’s call to love one another and become bridge builders on the journey to reconciliation. We hope this initiative will only be the start of many other efforts of building bridges and answering our call to connect.

Join our Facebook group to get involved.

POP Photo Club

POP Photo Club

Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level or camera gear to Photo Club!  We currently meet every third Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on Zoom for sharing photos and sharing experiences in Lightroom and Photoshop. We also go on photo shoots as a group around the Twin Cities and share the photos from those events and learn from each other. Come and join the fun!

Email Brenda Erickson for the Zoom link and to get involved. 

POP Singles 55+

Meeting Details:  Second Monday of each month | 6:30 pm
Prince of Peace | Meeting room near the receptionist on the first floor

Are you single and looking to connect with other singles 55+ at POP? Join our Adult Singles Small Group! Meet for monthly activities including game nights, meals out together, and more! Get to know others in the POP community; especially for POP events; such as, picnic, concerts, etc.  Open to men and women. We’d welcome you and any other POP singles you’d like to bring, plus any ideas/suggestions for activities. Contact Marlene for information about our current upcoming gatherings!

Contact: Marlene Robertson

Visual Arts Ministry

Meeting Details: 2nd Tuesday of the month | 4:30 pm | POP Lounge

Description: Visual Arts Ministry provides Prince of Peace with a positive environment for artists using any medium, to share, plan, create, and exhibit for the purpose of glorifying God.

Contact: Mark Slaughter

Ongoing Small Groups

Gustafson Small Group

Meeting Details: 2nd Monday of the month | 2:00-4:00 pm | Room 200A

Description: Senior couples meet once a month to discuss the current sermon series and grow in community together. Join us!

Contact: Merle Gustafson

Knutson Women’s Small Group

Meeting Details: 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month | 10:30am – noon

Description: Join together with other senior ladies for support, community, and sermon series discussion.

Contact: Jerry Knutson.

Women’s Small Group

Meeting Details: Monday evenings | twice monthly | 7:00 pm

Description: Gather with other women to engage in community and grow in your faith. Intergenerational – all ages welcome.

Contact: Elaine Kleinprintz

Not finding what you are looking for?

Let us know what you are interested in and a Connect Path Guide will email you to schedule a time to talk. The Ministry Interest Form takes just a few minutes to fill out.

Amy Kalsow
Community Life Director

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