Student Ministry is where youth in grades 6-12 worship God, form lasting relationships, and serve in the world.

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This Week at a Glance

Theme: Called | God didn’t create the world only to step back and watch it unwind itself. The God that we find in the Bible is constantly calling people to participate in God’s unfolding work in the world. God is calling us in many ways: to follow Jesus Christ, as we are, from people, places and things, for service and work, through each other, in suffering, and from within. Today we will consider the “many ways” that God calls us. Those experiences of call often fall into one of three experiences: the acorn, the journey, or the aha! Moment. How have you been called? How is God engaging you in the world? Let’s find out.

Looking Ahead

StuMin resumes January 9th.

Camp Wapo
Youth Week: Current 4-8th Graders
July 14-19
Youth Week at Camp Wapo in Amery, WI offers a great opportunity for kids to grow in faith and build relationships. Each day includes Bible study, chapel, cabin activities, free time, field games and campfire.

Senior High Week: Current 9-11th Graders
July 14-19, held at Ox Lake
Senior High Week at Ox Lake Bible Camp in Amery, WI provides the opportunity to dig deeper in faith while growing in relationship with peers. Each day will include Bible study, prayer practices, caring conversation, worship, games and community building.

Registration opens January 15 at the Camp Wapo website. Don’t delay! Space is limited!


Feed My Starving Children South Metro Meal Pack
February 4-9
Berean Baptist Church, Cty Rd 42, Burnsville
StuMin will pack meals Wednesday, February 6 from 7:30-9:30 pm and spots have already been reserved. Parents are responsible for transportation to Berean that evening. Register for a reserved shift.

We encourage families to pack during additional shifts and invite friends, neighbors, sports teams and other clubs. More information and registration for additional shifts.


Affirmation of Baptism
Winter/Spring Session begins Sunday, February 10
In Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation) students commit to taking the lead in their own life of discipleship. The course includes 10 sessions held on Sundays at 9:45-11:00 am in the Christian Life Center. The rehearsal and photographs are on Thursday, May 9 with the Worship Celebration on the weekend of May 11-12. Open to students currently in 9th grader or older. Register


See our Registration Page for all open registrations.

If you have questions about registration, contact Dawn Ridgway by email or at 952-898-9337.

StuMin Weekly Schedule

September through April | Wednesdays unless otherwise noted

StuMin Praise Band | 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Students in grades 6-12 are welcome to find a place in our StuMin Band. Rehearsal will take place in the Sanctuary in the Worship Center. Due to a high number of students, we use a rotation system to ensure that all students can contribute.

Small Groups | 6:15 - 7:00 pm (early) or 8:00 - 8:45 pm (late)

All students are encouraged to participate in age-level small groups. There are two sessions, “early” and “late,” meeting in various spaces in the Christian Life Center. Small group content is written differently for high school and middle school groups.

Freestyle | 6:15 - 7:15 pm

Freestyle is available for all students and meets in the Media Room of the Christian Life Center. There are snacks, games, and spaces for students to connect. This is also a great volunteer opportunity for parents.

StuMin Worship | 7:15 - 8:00 pm

Students are invited to join us for amazing music, large group games, sacraments, and a relevant message in the Family Room of the Christian Life Center. This is not a passive experience! There are many ways to be involved as ushers, greeters, communion servers, game and announcement hosts, guest speakers, singers, dancers, and much more.

Parenting Tools | 7:15 - 8:00 pm

This year’s theme is “A People Called Parent.” Parents will explore the different ways children call us into being a parent. A variety of people will cover a range of challenges and issues that parents face.

Parenting Tools meets in the chapel.

Affirmation of Baptism | Sundays 9:45 am

In Affirmation of Baptism students commit to taking the lead in their own life of discipleship. We approach each of the participants as if they are characters in a subplot of God’s great story.

Then, applying the principles of what makes a truly great story, help them clarify and bring meaning to the life they commit to during Affirmation of Baptism. Along the way we’ll learn about who God is, who we are, the story we’re a part of, and the life we’ve been called to.

Two 10-week sessions are offered on Sunday mornings each year (one in the fall and one in the spring). Each session culminates in a celebration with the entire Prince of Peace community during weekend worship.

Leader Information

What You Need to Know This Week

Don’t forget to fill out your attendance sheet! Also, if you have a note for Jason or Dawn this sheet can be a good place to write it.

This Week's Note From StuMin Staff

Feed My Starving Children South Metro Meal Pack

Please work with your group to find a shift on Wednesday, February 6th.

Register your group.


The next grade level mixer is Grades 9 and 10 on Wednesday, January 23.

Grade Level Mixer Schedule (.pdf)

  • What: These are 45 minute leader-led mixers for students in a particular grade replacing large group time.
  • When: Each grade will have two of these events a year.
  • Where: These will take place at Prince of Peace unless other arrangements are made by leaders.
  • How it Works: Connect with the leaders from your grade-level to plan an event for the number of students in your grade.
  • Goal: We want kids to know other kids in their grade better and to establish a group identity

All materials can be purchased by staff. Simply provide staff with a list with enough time before the event to purchase. We would like these events to cost $50 or less.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • StuMin Planning: Students and adults leaders are invited to gather every Tuesday from 3:00-4:00 pm in Jason’s office to plan weekly ministry, trips, and events. This is a great way to get volunteer hours! If you are interested, email Jason.
  • StuMin Band and Production Team: Would you like to learn how to run stage lighting, run sound, create media presentations, or play in the StuMin Band? If so, you are invited to join the StuMin Band and Production Team. Please email Russ Parrish with your name, email, availability, and areas of interest.
  • StuMin Leaders: We are currently looking for StuMin Small Group leaders for grades 6-12. If you are interested in learning more please email Jason.

Visit our Volunteer Page for more opportunities for you and your family.

Upcoming Student Ministry Events

Wed 16

Student Ministry

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun 20

Affirmation of Baptism

January 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Wed 23

Student Ministry

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 26

Celebration of Affirmation of Baptism

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sun 27

Celebration of Affirmation of Baptism

January 27 @ 8:30 pm - 12:30 pm

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Jason Kramme
Family Ministry Director