October 2019 Series

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October 6 – 27, 2019

HEART YOUTR HOOD: The Lord Jesus has given His Church a simple mission – Make Disciples. At Prince of Peace, we believe the best way to advance the mission of Jesus is to equip God’s people to make disciples in the places where they live, work, and play. During the month of October, we will take a deeper dive toward equipping people to engage the work of Jesus. Are you ready to “Heart your Hood?”
October 6: The Heart of Jesus for Your Hood
Old Testament Reading: Ezekiel 47: 1-12
Before you begin to Heart your Hood, you must understand a basic truth, it does not start with you. If you believe that loving your neighbor means pouring out your heart for your hood, you will quickly be discouraged when you become busy, worn out and uninterested. Ezekiel 47 teaches us that it is God’s heart that flows through you into your hood.
October 13: The Hope of Jesus for Your Hood
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 61: 1-4
What can transform a neighborhood? Well-manicured lawns? Block parties? Well run Homeowners Association? As we commit to hearting our hood, we must remember that the only thing that can transform a neighborhood is the message and hope of Jesus. It is the Gospel of Jesus alone, under the Spirit alone, that has the power to transform a neighborhood. This message has been entrusted to you.
October 20: Who is My Neighbor?
New Testament Reading: Luke 10: 25-37
Who is my neighbor? Is it the stranger I meet at the grocery store or the gas station? What if my neighbor is actually the person who lives next door to me? Perhaps you begin to Heart your Hood by first loving your next-door neighbor.
October 27: A High Calling to a Higher Standard
New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:15-23
All Americans live in a culture that values personal freedom but many times that freedom shuts doors that make it difficult to Heart your Hood. The call to Heart your Hood is a high calling that demands that you give up your personal freedom and make yourself a servant to all (1 Corinthians 9:19). While the world is free to spout off their political opinions, their random opinions, and live according to their own desires, the Lord Jesus calls us to a higher standard

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League

LWML is a national and international organization of women who desire to join God in His mission around the world. Our local LWML group at POP meets on the second Tuesday of the month (September through May) in the Conference Center. A complimentary dinner is served at 7:00pm followed by a guest speaker or activity.
To view the Prince of Peace LWML Calendar for 2019-2020, go HERE.
To learn more about LWML, Click here. Questions? Want to join LWML? Contact Lisa Numrich.

Through the Stamporee Project, thousands of dollars each year are sent to Lutheran World Relief (LWR) to help pay for shipping costs of supplies sent all over the world whenever there is a disaster. We want your cancelled stamps! Look for the LMWL stamp box in the back of the Worship Center.

Each year the POP LWML group puts together personal care kits for people in need.
Would you like to donate items for the kits? We need the following items:
* Bars of soap (4-5oz. each)
* Adult Toothbrushes
Contact Kathy McMahon.

Mites are collected to support various mission projects at the District and National levels. Mites are collected at the monthly meetings. Mite Boxes are available in the back of the Worship Center.

Held twice a year in the spring and fall, Bake Sale proceeds are used for Mission Grants.

What: Student Leadership Group
Who: 9th – 12 Grade Students
When: 3rd Sunday of the Month at 6:30pm
Where: Youth Center


What is Student Leadership Group (SLG)?

Lead is an essential word in our world. It causes us to have a sense of purpose, drive and motivation. The church is looking for the youth of today to step up and make a difference. Will you answer the call of Christ? He wants to use you!

Student Leadership Group is an application-based program to train, encourage and support high school students at Prince of Peace through a Biblical model of leadership training. SLG offers opportunities for high students to grow their Christ-centered leadership skills by actively planning and implementing Confirmation and high school activities.

What are the goals of Student Leadership Group?

SLG desires to build-up leaders within the Youth Ministry through the following goals:
1. With the help of the Holy Spirit, facilitate students to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
2. Build character, strengthen self-confidence and build experiences that are often sought out by colleges.
3. Develop servant leaders at POP (volunteering, teaching Sunday School, mentoring, planning events, etc.).

Who’s included & when?

Students interested in participating in the Student Leadership Ministry should meet the following qualifications:
1. Entering 9th-12th grade in the fall of 2019
2. Active participant in POP Youth ministry
3. Submit an online application (available by contacting Jeremiah Bauer)
4. Have an in-person interview with Youth Ministry leadership
5. Commit to participating in scheduled meetings and activities

SLG meets the third Sunday of each month at 6:30pm in the Youth Center.


Questions about SLG? Contact Jeremiah Bauer.

What: Small Group Ministry (SGM)
Who: 9th – 12th Grade Students
When: 1st Sunday of the Month at 6:30pm
Where: Youth Center & Host Homes

What is Small Group Ministry (SGM)?

Small Group Ministry is an exciting new way to connect with other students your age! High School aged students are invited to participate in this unique opportunity to build a tight knit community; after all – that’s what the church is all about! On the first Sunday of each month various gender-based groups will be meeting throughout the Carrollton area and surrounding neighborhoods.

Each Small Group time will include a time of community building (games/swimming/food etc.) and intentional time centered around God’s Word. The relationships built through the time invested within small groups will strengthen each participant’s faith in ways we cannot even imagine!

What are the goals of Small Group Ministry?

SGM is designed to be a subset of the High School Ministry (HSM) program. SGM will fulfill the second portion of the vision of Prince of Peace…TEACHING THEM EVERYTHING I COMMANDED.

This community is about growing deeper together. For today’s high school students, life can be tough. Between sports, activities, schedules, school, grades, parents and more, life is stressful! There hardly seems to be a spare moment to reconnect with God. Our desire is to provide a special time where students can find rest.

Who’s included and when?

Small Groups Ministry is for all 9th – 12th grade students. Small groups will meet on the first Sunday evening of each month at 6:30pm. Registration is encouraged by contacting Jeremiah Bauer.

We’re always looking for host homes to meet and adults to lead. If interested, contact Jeremiah Bauer.


Questions about SGM? Contact Jeremiah Bauer, Youth Director.

What: Confirmation Class (September 8, 2019 – October 2020)
Who: 7th & 8th Grade Youth
When: Sundays at 9:30am
Where: Youth Center – Middle School Room
Cost: $30/student


What is Confirmation?

Prince of Peace’s Confirmation program is an intentional time during a child’s 7th & 8th grade years to focus on the foundations of faith in Jesus Christ. We will cover essential topics ranging from the authority of the scriptures, to the sacraments and tough topics. Classes are engaging, fun and meet students where they are developmentally. We can’t wait to have your child in confirmation class!

Confirmation Coaches: 5-6 youth are partnered with a confirmation coach whom they will be with for the next two years. These relationships are essential to the success of our ministry.

Classes include:
1. A fun video to introduce the topic
2. An experiential activity
3. A short teaching time
4. Small group time

What is the Goal of Confirmation?

The goal of confirmation is to disciple middle school students in a way which is fun and engaging so that they can publicly confess and share their faith in Jesus Christ.

Who’s included and when?

Starting in the fall of a student’s 7th grade year, youth will walk along side confirmation coaches to discover God’s truth uncovered in His Word. The confirmation milestone will be celebrated in worship in October 2020. This is a change from previous years. We want to connect faith from 8th grade into the High School years.

Youth will meet Sundays (Sept 08, 2019 – Oct 2020) from 9:30-10:30am in the Youth Center (Middle School room).

Questions and Signup

Questions? Want to sign up for Confirmation? Contact Jeremiah Bauer, Youth Director.

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September 2019 Series

What is worship? Who is it for? When does it happen? How should it be done? What’s the point?
For the follower of Jesus, worship is a very personal thing. For hundreds of years, the body of Christ has fought and split over every aspect of worship. During the month of September, you are invited to join us as we search God’s Word and consider if there is more to worship than Sunday, Sermons, Style, and Songs.
September 1: Worship is Warfare
Old Testament Reading: Joshua 6:12-16
God’s people stood before Jericho and wondered, “How will we overcome this obstacle?” They marched around the city and wondered, “Is God really working? Am I getting anything out of this?” Do you ever worship and wonder, “Is God really working? Am I getting anything out of this?” Do you face an obstacle that seems too great for you? Then God is calling you to worship.
September 8: Worship is Evangelistic
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 105:1-2
At Prince of Peace, we believe that Christ’s call on His Church is to “Go and make disciples of all nations.” When does that happen and how does worship play a role in accomplishing the Lord’s call upon His people?
September 15: Worship is Practice (Youth Led)
New Testament Reading: Acts 16:25-26
When do you prepare for a fire? Before the fire, right? Tornado drills happen before the tornado, right? What if we thought about worship as practice? Paul and Silas were in prison and around midnight they started a worship service – IN PRISON. Where did they learn to have a worship service in prison? They practiced it in worship.
September 22: Worship is All of Life
Old Testament Reading: Psalm 19:1-14
Is worship something that you go to at a certain location and time? Or is worship a lifestyle that flows from who God is and who we are in Him?
September 29: You are What You Worship
New Testament Reading: Psalm 115:1-11
You are what you eat, right? You’re also what you worship! Worship is not just a word for what religious people do. Every single person is a worshipper and they are a reflection of what they worship. So, what or who are you worshipping?

What is Married People?

Prince of Peace is part of a national resource group of marriage experts working with everyday couples across the country to make marriage:

REAL: Authentic. Relatable. Meaningful.
FUN: Playful. Joyful. Essential.
SIMPLE: Uncomplicated. Practical. Attainable.

Their mission is to help couples connect through laughter, affirmation, information and application.

This year our MarriedPeople Theme is “US”. Every couple wants to be their very best “Us”. MarriedPeople can help!



When your marriage is better, everything is better! Marriage takes work. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. You and your spouse both want it to work. It just takes joining together as a team to succeed.

Married People Ministry at Prince of Peace

How is your connection with the Love of Your Life?
The POP MarriedPeople Ministry exists to strengthen marriages and build community using these four core concepts:

1. Have Serious Fun
2. Respect and Love
3. Love God First
4. Practice Your Promise

MarriedPeople Events at POP

Couples are encouraged to engage through any or all of the following:
1. Large Group Events
2. Dining Out
3. Date Night
4. Monthly Email Newsletter
5. Sunday Bible Class for MarriedPeople
6. Small Groups

MARK YOU CALENDAR! For planned Group Events, Dining Out and Date Night opportunities, view the 2019 POP MarriedPeople Calendar

September Highlight: JOIN US FOR GAME NIGHT!
Friday, September 20 | 6:30 – 8:00pm | POP Fellowship Center
Pizza and salad provided. Bring a desert and game to share. Childcare provided at POP.
RSVP to marriedpeople@princeofpeace.org.

Married People Monthly Newsletter

Packed with resources, the MarriedPeople monthly email includes podcasts, brief articles, fresh ideas, date night suggestions, important topics to discuss and upcoming opportunities.

Complete and submit the form HERE to receive the POP MarriedPeople monthly newsletter.

Married People Sunday Bible Study

Bible studies specifically for couples are a great way to meet other couples, be encouraged and grow your marriage. No embarrassment! Just healthy conversations, exploring the Word of God and prayer.

Grace Filled Marriage | September 8 – October 27 | 9:30am | Room 301
Led by Dave & Caree Rahberg

View the listing of all classes HERE.

Married People Small Groups

Beginning the week of October 6
We are trying something new! We will launch two, five-session small group Bible studies that meet in homes beginning the week of October 6. The two possible studies are Heroes Among Us and With. Both generate vibrant discussions with video based presentations and discussion guides. Food, fun, conversation and a stronger marriage will be the blessings of these studies.

Interested in leading or hosting a group? Let us know by sending a note to marriedpeople@princeofpeace.org.


Want to Connect? Have Questions?

Contact one of the following couples:
Kacie & Will Innes
Tim & Angie Rackler
Dave & Caree Rahberg

Parents Encouraging Parents

New Ministry for Parents of Teenagers

As an outreach of the Faith at Home ministry, we want parents not only to survive the teenage years but to thrive through this unique season. It is our desire to:

1. EQUIP parents to be faith leaders in their home
2. ENCOURAGE parents by connecting them to other parents of teenagers
3. EMPOWER parents to be confident as they navigate the teenage years

Monthly Gathering

We will gather once a month on the first Sunday (9:30am, 4th Floor). There will be a new focus / topic each month. Education, resources and support will be provided through guest speakers, videos, experts on topics, Bible teaching, personal sharing, discussion and prayer. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.

September 8: Kick-Off
October 6: Dating (Presenter Jeremiah Bauer)
November 3: Social Media (Presenter Dr. Jeremy Lowe)
December 8: Friendship (Presenters Karl and Ashley Ashcraft)
January 5: Spiritual Battle (Presenters Chuck and Lisa Hill)
February 2: How Much Independence (Presenters Ken and Janet Towe)
March 1: Prepped for Real Life (Presenters Pastor Dan and Jennifer Trempala)
April 5: Disappointment (Presenters Chris and Krista Elmer)
May 3: Enjoy Your Teen (Presenters Tim and Angie Rackler)

Have an Idea? Question?

Do you have an idea for a monthly topic? Maybe you have a question or need additional information? Contact Mandy Lowe, Director of Parent Outreach.
Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths: guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. Psalm 25: 4-5
Learn about POP’s Youth Ministry for grades 7-12 HERE.

How GriefShare Works

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”

Learn more about How GriefShare Works HERE.

Visit the GriefShare website at https://www.griefshare.org/.

GriefShare Bible Study Support Group

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Sundays, September 8 – November 24
9:20-10:50am | POPLC Adult Education Center | Led by Chris & Allison Anderson


You’ll probably feel a little nervous about going to GriefShare the first time. Those feelings go away quickly for most people, usually during the first session they attend. GriefShare is a warm, caring environment designed to help you.

You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions, and painful experiences! When someone you love dies, it’s common to feel isolated. In GriefShare, you’ll find that you are not alone, that there are others who understand what you are going through.

Sign-up for the Prince of Peace GriefShare Bible Study Support Group by contacting Chris and Allison Anderson.


Have questions about GriefShare or the Bible Study Support Group? Contact Chris and Allison Anderson.


Between Jobs?

Prince of Peace’s Job Transition Ministry (JTM) is for individuals who have been recently unemployed due to any type of situation. If you are unemployed, it is our desire to walk alongside you, listen, pray, provide spiritual resources and encourage you during your journey.

The Job Transition Ministry is not a networking group, resume building, interview practicing ministry. Below is a list of great resources available in the Dallas Fort Worth area. This list is not exhaustive, but will help you get started:

1. Careerdfw.org
2. SouthlakeFocusGroup.com
3. LinkedIn
4. Dallas PIT Crew


You will receive a free devotion book, How long, O Lord, How Long? by Dale Kreienkamp. You are encouraged to prayerfully read the devotions during your journey of unemployment.

About the book: Being unemployed is a very personal journey; and the job search process is one where a person experiences loneliness, anger, despair, fear and anxiety. How Long, O Lord, How Long? is a book of devotions written by someone who knows, in order to offer help, hope and healing to anyone who is, or supporting someone, on this journey through unemployment.

Next Step

Complete the form below and submit. It is our goal for someone from our Job Transition Ministry (JTM) to contact you with 72 hours. Please watch for the yellow confirmation pop-up box below the form once you click “submit”.

Additional Information

Men are assigned to men and women are assigned to women. Confidentiality is a cornerstone of JTM, however, one of the best ways to find a job is through networking. Per your discretion, it’s best to let people know that you are actively job searching. Again, that will be your decision when you meet with your JTM pray partner.

jtm Bible Study

Sundays | 9:30am | POPLC Adult Education Center | Led by Steve Sosinski


Should you have questions or need additional information, contact Steve Sosinski.