Welcoming people and connecting them to Jesus, others and the ministry at Prince of Peace.
 

FIRST STEP CLASS

UPCOMING CLASSES:
Sunday, December 6, 2020 | 9:30 am | Fellowship Center
Sunday, January 3, 2021 | 9:30 am | Fellowship Center

Whether you’ve been around our church for a while or you’re brand new here, taking the next step starts with the FIRST STEP CLASS.

FIRST STEP is held on the first Sunday of every month and is focused on helping you get to know the community of Prince of Peace.

We’ll talk about an overview of Prince of Peace and introduce you to our different ministries. If you’re looking for a place to serve, interested in becoming a member or just curious to see what we’re all about, FIRST STEP is for you!


 

WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU!

Thank you for worshiping with us! Below you will find several ways to quickly connect with Prince of Peace.
 

Welcome and Connect

WELCOME
We would love to know more about you and how we can help. Please fill out the following form:

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE A CONNECT FORM


    CONNECT
    The Prince of Peace family desires to connect people to Jesus, others and ministry. We want all to be encouraged to experience the body of Christ and the transforming work of the Gospel.
    TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP HERE
     

    Prayer Requests

    Through prayer we draw closer to God. How can we pray for you? Please complete the form below or call us at 972.447.9887 during office hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday).

    CLICK HERE FOR PRAYER REQUEST FORM


       

      Giving

      Ready to setup your Prince of Peace login and giving schedule?
      GO HERE.
       


       

      New this year!

      Christmas in a Box
      For families with kids ages 3-11. Each box includes:
      • Advent Adventures devotion booklet
      • Crafts
      • Games
      • Goodies
      • And more!

      The Advent Adventures booklet takes parents and children on a journey through Advent with weekly readings, prayers, thoughts and activities. It is filled with simple activities, stories, rhymes, art projects and fun hands-on devotionals that will bring families together to celebrate the coming of Christmas.

      Each weekly devotion focuses on one of the different gifts that Jesus’ arrival brought us . . . hope, peace, joy and love.

      Note: Parents, start saving your toilet paper tubes as kids will be making a nativity set with them!
       

      Take Time to Slow Down

      In the busyness of the Christmas season, Advent serves as a wonderful reminder to slow down and meditate on who Christ is and what He has done for us! Schedule a time each week for your family to gather and engage in the Christmas in a Box activities for that week.
       

      Limited Quantities

      Registration is required for Christmas in a box. Deadline is November 6 or until supplies run out.
      If you are ordering for multiple families, please register each family separately.
      >>> The kits will be packaged by registration. For example, if you register for four kids you will receive one box with materials for four kids.

      Suggested donation of $5 per family.

      Christmas in a Box (as well as Advent wreath supplies) can be picked up on:

      Sunday, November 29: In-person in the Fellowship Center from 9:00-10:30am

      Sunday, November 29: Drive-thru experience outside on the campus of POP from 4:30-5:15pm.  The drive-thru experience includes:

      • Stops along the way to gather Christmas in a Box, Advent wreath supplies, gingerbread house supplies, photo op, food, and more!

      • An optional drive-in movie which will be 5:30-7:00pm (there is limited capacity for the drive-in movie so make sure to register for that when you select your pickup option)

      Monday, November 30 – Thursday, December 3: From the church receptionist between 8:30am-4:30pm

       

      Contact

      Have questions? Email Barb vonBehren.

      MESSAGE SERIES

       

       

      IN-PERSON AND ONLINE WORSHP

      In-person and online (live-stream) worship each Sunday at 8:00 am (traditional) and 10:30 am (contemporary). Online link is http://www.pop.lc/video.
       
      Missed a Sunday? Watch past sermon videos HERE.
       

      November 1-15, 2020

      As we approach the 2020 election, let us be reminded who we are. Yes, you are a citizen of the United States and a member of a certain political party. Yes, you need to vote.

      As you and the country go to the polls, the Lord calls us to be different.
      We are One Nation, Under God, Indivisible.


       
      November 1 | One Nation
      1 Peter 2:1-10
      You are not normal! That’s right, you are a peculiar people. You have been set apart, “to proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light.” Remember, your true citizenship is in heaven (Phil 3:20).

      November 8 | Under God
      Mark 12:13-17
      We and the country we temporarily call home are under God. So, how do we live out our dual citizenship?

      November 15 | Indivisible
      Ephesians 4:1-6
      Paul says in Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” What if we could also say of the Church, “There is neither Democrat or Republican, for we are all one in Christ.”
       
       

      THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

      {This is a “mini” series for Sunday, November 22 and Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Eve)}

      Happiness means something different to different people. Many, in our modern society, attempt to find happiness through material possessions, a new job, or even a significant other. IN the end, though, these things often leave us just as empty as we were before. Join us as we discover that true happiness is in putting our focus on the person of Jesus.

      November 22 | Contentment Equals Great Wealth
      1 Timothy 6:6-10
      In a culture where many are focused on what they don’t have, God calls us to focus on His spiritual provision. Don’t lust after wealth, instead be content with what God has given you.

      November 25 (Thanksgiving Eve) | Be Thankful In Who He Is
      Genesis 3:1-7
      Unlike Adam and Eve, we must trust God’s authority in our lives rather than looking to take His place. You’re not God, when you try to take control of your life, you’re really losing it.

      PLANNING FOR 2021

       

      FORUM

      Did you miss the Forum on November 5? No worries! Watch the recording below:

      >>> VIEW THE POWERPOINT SLIDES HERE

      SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8: Should you have any questions after viewing the recording, Council members will be available after both services on November 8. You may also email any questions to the COUNCIL until November 13.

      ITEMS DISCUSSED AT FORUM:
      1. Proposed 2021 Ministry Plan Discussion.
      2. Proposed 2021 Budget Discussion.
      3. Proposed Property Committee Requests for Funding.
      4. Meet the 2021 Elder and Council Nominees. Read Their Faith Stories HERE.
       

      ANNUAL VOTER’S MEETING

      Sunday, November 15
      The meeting will be opened at the end of the 8:00 am service (approximately 9:00 am) and closed at the end of the 10:30 am service (approximately 11:30 am).
       
      VOTING
      1. Voting will take place 9:00am – 11:30 am in the Fellowship Center.

      2. In-person voting only is allowed. We are sorry for any inconvenience. If you are worshiping virtually and would like to vote, we encourage you to come by the church between 9:00 – 11:30 am to fill out a ballot.

      3. In an effort to eliminate long lines to sign-in prior to voting, a blank line has been added on the ballots for you to include your name. This allows for verification. Names will be cut of the forms after verification and before being given to the counters. If you would rather not include your name on the ballot, you are welcome to wait in line and sign-in.

      4. POPLC members 18+ years old may vote
       
      BALLOT ITEMS
      1. Approval of the 2021 Ministry Plan
      2. Approval of the 2021 Budget
      3. Approval of Property Committee Funding Requests
      4. Election of 2021 Elder and Council Open Positions
       
      RESULTS
      Voting results will be announced at approximately 11:45 am in the Worship Center.
       
      ONLY voting and announcement of results will take place on November 15. No discussions. See Forum information above.
       

      Questions?

      Have a question or need additional information? Contact Chuck Hill, Congregational President.

      Well Done Good & Faithful Servants

      Retirement Celebration Picnic | November 1 at 11:30 am
      Come celebrate Al Johnson’s and Dave Rahberg’s faithful service as members of the POPLC staff team! The Holy Smokers will provide lunch (individually packaged) for the picnic. Free-will offering to benefit the POPLC Benevolence ministry. ⁠

      POPLC Director of Operations

      POSITION DESCRIPTION
      Reports to the Senior Pastor
      Full-time role
      Salary based on experience
       

      Summary of Key Responsibilities

      The Director of Operations (D.O.) is an active communicant member of the congregation who engages with the staff, pastors, and congregation by effectively executing the internal operations and systems of the church in order to fulfill the mission and values of POPLC. The D.O. reports to the Senior Pastor and Church Council to ensure operations support the mission and ministry of POPLC.

      While overseeing the operations team, their specific areas of responsibility will include: finance, property, information technology, communications, and human resources. Successful execution of this role will result in efficient uses of church operations, property, and resources to promote the mission of POPLC.
       

      Duties and Responsibilities

      Specific areas of accountability, under the leadership of the Senior Pastor:

      ● Ensures effective daily use of funds, while in communication with the Church Treasurer, to support the mission of POPLC

      ● Oversees the effective management and use of church property to support, not hinder, the mission of POPLC

      ● Work with the Senior Pastor to provide daily leadership for the operations staff while engaging fully with both the staff and congregation

      ● Recruit and lead volunteers effectively to further the responsibilities within operations

      ● Partner with the Church Council, under the supervision of the Senior Pastor, in the following ways:

      ○ Attend meetings as an active but non-voting member
      ○ Report on the current state and progress of operations
      ○ Serve as a member of the Finance Committee and Property Committee

      ● Motivate, inspire, and empower operations staff members, while managing outside vendors and contractors, to leverage their gifts and resources in support of God’s mission

      ● Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor or Church Council
       

      Profile and Qualifications

      The successful candidate must have a good balance of business and ministry mindedness. They will be a quick learner and ready listener with a professional background. A bachelor’s college degree is expected for this position. The successful candidate will possess the following skills:

      ● Critical thinking to translate strategic plans into operational requirements

      ● Proven leader with effective communication skills (verbal, written, and digital), able to multitask while maintaining organizational integrity and build teams

      ● Experience in property management

      ● Understanding of accounting, forecasting, budget development, payroll, and benefits

      ● Strong organization as well as relational skills

      ● Ability to motivate others and work effectively with staff and volunteers

      ● Ability to think in systems and policies while maintaining grace and flexibility

      ● Ability to lead in decision-making and conflict resolution with Grace and Truth
       

      Contact apply@princeofpeace.org with a cover letter and résume.

      MESSAGE SERIES

       

       

      IN-PERSON AND ONLINE WORSHP

      In-person and online (live-stream) worship each Sunday at 8:00 am (traditional) and 10:30 am (contemporary). Online link is http://www.pop.lc/video.
       
      Missed a Sunday? Watch past sermon videos HERE.
       

      September 27 – October 18, 2020

      Join us as we explore the relationship between members of the Church and those outside of it. God’s expectation of His body is for us to be salt and light to the world by exercising humility in understanding God’s design, living generously in our approach to one another, pursuing patience in the midst of diversity and embracing the common nature we all share.

      SPECIAL NOTE: October 25 will be our Confirmation and Reformation Celebration Sunday. See information at bottom page.

      September 27 | Our Common Beginning
      John 1:1-5; 9-18
      All human beings share a common origin, with God as our Creator. This should be a reminder about the importance of sharing the Gospel with non-believers as one brother to another. As followers of Jesus, we can see God as the Creator and sustainer of all creation. This will allow the ability to find our common ground – even in our differences.

      October 4 | Our Common Image
      Genesis 1:26-27
      God created human beings to complement one another. When we realize that God created humanity to live in partnership with Him and with each other, we can begin to see our need for one another.

      October 11 | Our Common Fruit
      Galatians 5:22-26
      We can allow the Holy Spirit to speak through us to those outside the Church, but our actions will be more effective than our words. If we are to communicate God’s love to an unbelieving world, we must make sure we are demonstrating this love through our actions.

      October 18 | Our Common Misconceptions
      Acts 10:17-29
      Both Peter and Cornelius believed that they should not associate with one another. The vision the Lord gave to them broke down their common misconceptions. What misconceptions about THEM do you have?
       

      Confirmation and Reformation Sunday

      October 25 | Here We Still Stand
      1 Peter 1:3-15
      Each day, the Lord calls us to stand in confident faith and confirm the gift He has given to us. We must confirm this faith each day because when suffering and testing comes, and they will come, the result is praise, honor and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.