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Christian life is a journey. Jesus leads. We follow. So no matter where you are on your journey, the people of Prince of Peace are here to encourage you and your family to take the next step. We have ministries focused on young families, men, women, children, youth, and seniors.
We invite you to click on one of our ministries to the left to learn more.
We all live busy lives, but nothing could be quite as important as making sure our marriages and children are growing spiritually! The Bible teaches us that parents are the primary spiritual leaders and nurturers of their children’s faith. We desire to walk beside you, equipping and supporting you, as you carry out this God-given role in your family. Questions? Contact Jessica Janscha.
We encourage and invite you to bring your children to worship with you! We love the beautiful sounds of God’s youngest children during worship services. After all, worship is for EVERYONE. With that said, we support you in whatever works best for your family on Sunday morning. Below is a listing of KidZone classes available to children birth – 5th grade.
Birth – 36 Months (8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am)
In our nursery and toddler rooms our little ones discover Jesus weekly through hands-on learning with Bible stories, songs, snacks, and age appropriate activities.
Preschool & Kindergarten (9:30 am)
A fun, interactive hour for young children as they learn the stories of the Bible through music, puppets, crafts, snacks, games, and more!
1st – 4th Grade (9:30am)
Children 1st – 4th grade experience high-energy learning on Sunday mornings in a large group/small group environment through music, puppets, drama, games, crafts, and more. Kids dig into God’s Word each week with their small group leaders and discover God’s love for them in Jesus Christ. Bring your Bibles!
5th Grade (9:30am)
A pre-teen ministry exclusively for 5th graders on Sunday mornings! Students immerse themselves in the Bible each week as they investigate topics relevant to the pre-teen years. Bring your Bible!
Want to volunteer on our KidZone team and serve others? Contact Jessica Janscha.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I register my child(ren) for KidZone?
A: Are you visiting us for the first time? Just come to KidZone (located on the second floor) and we’ll quickly get your child(ren) registered online.
Children will automatically be promoted each August so there is no need to register each year.
Q: What is the procedure for dropping off and picking up my children from KidZone?
A: Drop Off
• Visit a check-in kiosk in the KidZone hallway to check in your child(ren).
• After checking-in your child(ren), two tags will print. The child’s name tag should be placed on the child and the other tag retained by you for pick-up.
• Children birth through 36 months should be taken to their classrooms after check-in.
• Preschool – 5th grade children may check-in to their KidZone classrooms 15 minutes prior to start time.
• Parents must have the check-in tag in order to pick-up their children. Pick-up your child(ren) from their KidZone classroom(s).
Q: Can I attend a Bible class at the same time as my children?
A: Yes! There are many Adult Bible Studies offered on Sunday morning at 9:30 for every age and lifestyle!
Q. What if my child needs me while they are in KidZone?
A: When you register your child(ren), you will leave your cell phone number. Please leave your phones on vibrate. If contacted, please go to the KidZone check-in desk on the 2nd floor.
ENJOY A DAY OUT. KIDZTIME is a safe, loving, Christ-centered environment where kids can grow spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually while you enjoy a day out! We believe it is our calling to love, encourage, and guide each child that God leads to Prince of Peace as we seek to strengthen and support families. We are excited to meet your family! Questions? Contact Jessica Janscha.
KIDZTIME is for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Our registration is flexible! You may register month to month at a cost of $25 per child per day. Or, you can secure your spot with a semester registration at a cost of $20 per child per day. When space is limited, priority enrollment goes to the children registered for the semester. You can choose one day per week or two days per week (offered Tuesday & Thursday, 9:00am – 2:00pm). We offer additional discounts when you register more than two children. Financial assistance is considered by request. Send a request.
WELCOME TO KIDZONE – HOME OF KIDZTIME
Renovated and remodeled in September 2014, KidZone is a fun, safe place for your kids to learn and grow with other children!
NURSERY (6 weeks – 18 mos)
We appreciate how important it is for babies to be on a schedule, so we do are very best to stick to your schedule! We our all about loving, nurturing, and encouraging your sweet little one.
In the Nursery, babies enjoy:
• Tummy Time
• Exercise Time – jumpers, push toys
• One on One Time
• Music Time
• Jesus Time – songs, poem, short story
• Book Time
We work on fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, independent feeding and drinking, crawling, and walking.
TODDLERS (18 – 36 mos)
What a fun age! Your toddler is learning and growing at what seems lightning speed! In the Toddler room, we love, care for, and expose your ball of energy to different activities throughout the day:
• Arts and Crafts
• Songs and Dance
• Chapel – Bible story, songs, prayer
• Exercise – outside play
• Snack Time & Lunch
• Free Play
• Nap / Quiet Time
• Reading Books
• Sensory Tables
We work on large motor skills and fun learning opportunities on numbers, shapes, colors, weather, calendar, and more.
PRESCHOOL (3 – 5 years)
Our Preschool caregivers are passionate about loving your child and helping him/her grow and learn! Your preschooler will enjoy many different activities and learning experiences while at KidzTime:
• Singing & Dancing
• Musical Play
• Chapel – Bible story, songs, prayer
• Exercise – outside play
• Snack Time & Lunch
• Free Play
• Quiet Time
• Reading Books
• Sensory Tables
We work on fine and large motor skills. Fun learning opportunities include pre-writing, math, science, letter of the week, weather, calendar, and more.
KIDZTIME POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2019 SEMESTER
Click HERE to register for the Spring 2019 semester (January through May). Registration closes when full.
Contact Jessica janscha if you are interested in registering one month at a time.
Even if registration is closed, we may have spots available. Please email Jessica janscha to see if the day(s) you are looking for are available.
children and family events
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
For children entering Kindergarten Through 6th Grade
Held annually in June, this week-long event runs Monday through Friday, 9:00 am until noon. There are Bible stories, games, crafts, fun snacks, music and more!
STREET PARTY OUTREACH
Food, music, games, pumpkin patch, trunk-or-treat and more! Join us in this annual October outreach to our community! Bring the whole family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to show our love for the Carrollton community in a BIG WAY! It’s a FREE PARTY on the streets of Prince of Peace. Food, music, games, pumpkin patch, trunk-or-treat and more!
Join us in the Fellowship Center between 9:00-11:30am on the first Sunday of Advent for our annual Christmas Kickoff! Enjoy breakfast, create pieces to use in your home during the Advent season, explore Christmas outreach opportunities, and pick-up Advent devotions for you and your family.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS PARTY
An annual family event that celebrates the birth of our Savior! It is held the Sunday before Christmas between services in the Fellowship Center.
Interested in serving on one or more of the above Event Teams? Contact Barb vonBehren.
The Milestone Ministry is a ministry to the younger families of Prince of Peace. Moms and dads attend three sessions with other parents who have children the same age. During the sessions, they learn and grow together and then take what’s learned home and put it into practice. For the fourth session, we will have a time of recognition and blessing in worship (for Sunday morning classes) or class (for Wednesday night classes), celebrating the milestone with your family. LEARN MORE HERE»
Sunday Morning Youth Group
Join us in the Youth Center every Sunday from 9:30-10:30am for breakfast, games, prayer, praise and God’s Word.
MIDDLE SCHOOL youth gather on Sunday mornings for Confirmation instruction. For preteens and teens, we emphasize the importance of friendship, faith and fun as we study God’s Word and grow closer to Jesus.
HIGH SCHOOL youth rotate through a different focus each Sunday of the month:
1st Sunday: Current Event/Debate (Christian World View)
2nd Sunday: Play & Pray (Community)
3rd Sunday: Bible Study (God’s Word)
4th Sunday: Hot Topic (Apologetics)
National Youth Gathering
The National Youth Gathering (NYG) is held every three years and provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to learn more about Jesus Christ and celebrate their Christian faith.
During the five days of the NYG, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service and fellowship with others from across the nation. Join us in lifting up the 31 youth and 8 adult leaders in prayer as they prepare to go to Minneapolis for the NYG in July 2019!
Final payment is due by May 1, 2019 for all youth who are registered to go.
He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ After supper he took another cup of wine and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you. Luke 22:19-21 (NLT)
First Communion is for all youth 6th grade and older who wish to begin enjoying this gift of God’s love and grace. Classes will be Wednesdays, January 16, 23, 30 and February 6 from 6:30-8:00pm in the Youth Center. Register HERE.
Save the date! The celebration of First Communion will be Sunday, February 10 with a breakfast at 9:30am and a blessing during the 11:00am service.
Questions about First Communion? Email Mandy Lowe.
But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes from trusting Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 14:15 (NLT)
Confirmation classes will be on Sundays, September 9 – April 28 from 9:30-10:30am in the Youth Center. Register HERE.
For the 2018-2019 Confirmation calendar, go HERE.
Save the date! Confirmation Sunday is May 5 with a breakfast at 9:30am and a blessing at the 11:00am service.
Questions about Confirmation? Email Mandy Lowe.
Opportunities to Serve
Easter Festival: April 13, 2019 | 10:00am-noon
Vacation Bible School: June 10-14, 2019 | 9:00am – noon
Contact Barb vonBehren to sign-up.
2019 Youth Medical Release Form
Want to Learn More?
Do you have questions about Youth Ministry at POPLC? Do you want to engage in the lives of young people? Contact Jeremiah Bauer, Director of Youth Ministry.
Stay up-to-date with POP Youth Ministry! Join our weekly email blast by completing a Contact Us form HERE.
Women need community. We need other women who accept us for who we are, care for us, and encourage us. So connect today! For ages 18-118. Need more information? Want to serve on the Women’s Ministry Team? Contact Dave Rahberg.
We encourage and invite you to study God’s Word regularly! Check out our Sunday and Weekday Bible Classes.
Often, women make the mistake of going through life as caretakers for all, separating themselves from the influence, encouragement, and camaraderie of other women. Connecting with a group of women helps navigate through life’s challenges and brings adventure to the journey. To learn more about on-campus and off-campus women’s small groups contact Dave Rahberg.
LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE
To engage and serve through Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), go HERE.
Men can make a significant difference for good in their homes and communities. It starts with God’s Word in their hearts and souls. Prince of Peace’s Men’s Ministry exists to encourage men and help them begin or grow their faith journey. We challenge men to serve others as they honor God with their lives through Jesus Christ. Need more information? Want to serve on the Men’s Ministry Team? Contact Dave Rahberg.
Often, men make the mistake of going through life as “lone rangers,” separating themselves from the influence, encouragement, and camaraderie of other men. Connecting to a group of men helps navigate through life’s challenges and brings adventure to the journey. To learn more about on-campus and off-campus men’s small groups contact Dave Rahberg.
MEN’S MONTHLY BREAKFAST
Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month for food, fellowship, prayer and praise. Explore what it means to be a Frontline Missionary at home and work. More information HERE. Questions? Contact Steve Sosinski.
BBQ and fellowship at its finest! From beginners to pros, this group of men are on a mission to cook the best meat in town for the homeless, needy, student ministries, schools, and members. For more information, contact Craig Sunderman.
God has a plan and purpose for people of all ages! Our Senior Adult ministry is designed to challenge folks 65 and over to continue their journey in faith and to commit their lives in serving the Lord. It is our desire to encourage, engage and educate Senior Adults in the following areas:
S = Spiritual
E = Enlightenment
N = Nutrition and Health
I = Intergenerational
O = Outreach
R = Recreation
S = Service
In addition to the various ministry opportunities at Prince of Peace, there are several specifically designed for Senior Adults:
Monthly Fellowship Meal
We meet the first Thursday of each month (excluding June and July) from 11:30 am – 1 pm in the Conference Center. Bring a dish to share and invite a friend!
The real life questions we have for God present opportunities for us to discover God’s Truth together. This is where a small group of people, journeying along side one another, can bring clarity, encouragement, care, and hope to learn and live God’s Word. Contact Dave Rahberg if you would like to join or start a small group.
Offered several times throughout the year, these get-togethers offer strategies in doting and indulgences when it comes to grandchildren, as well as, maintaining or beginning a legacy of faith through the generations.
T.R.I.P. (Touring Round Interesting Places)
Special day and night trips around the Metroplex area, Texas, and other states are scheduled throughout the year.
NURSING HOME MINISTRY
Join us for regular visits to home-bound and nursing home members and friends.
RETREATS, CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
These special activities are conducted at various times throughout the year. You may request information by sending your email address to Pastor Ken Holdorf.
NORTH TEXAS SENIOR FEST
Taking place in February each year, The North Texas Senior Fest is sponsored by ALOA – Adult Lutherans Organized for Action – an inter-Lutheran movement that provides resources for older adult ministries of the LCMS and ELCA. ALOA’s mission is to equip mature adults to celebrate and serve.
Engage in the Word of God! Bible study groups meet on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Find a study for you HERE.
To get involved or serve on the Senior Adult Ministry Team, contact Pastor Ken Holdorf.
The Milestone Ministry is designed to support and strengthen families at significant milestones in their lives. You attend three sessions with other people going through the same life stage. During the sessions, you learn and grow together and then take what has been learned and put it into practice in your home. For the fourth session, we will have a time of recognition and blessing in worship (for Sunday morning classes) or class (for Wednesday night classes), celebrating the milestone with your family.
For more information about any of the following Milestone opportunities, contact Dave Rahberg.
Our Milestone Ministry Team is in the process of developing courses for all life stages. Some examples are Newly Weds, First Time Parents, Raising Teenagers, Empty Nesters and more.
Interested in learning more about Baptism? This milestone and beautiful gift of God’s grace is for all ages. We would love to connect with you and your family in your journey of faith and plan a Baptism service. Contact Pastor Micah Miller.
Age 2 – The Blessing
Sundays, March 24 – April 14 | 9:30am | KidZone
Families with two-year olds discover the power and peace of being a blessing. Sharing your faith with your two-year-old and praying a blessing over them. Contact Jessica Janscha.
Ages 3 to 5 – Worship
Parents are the best source for Spiritual development in children. Yet, families hesitate to bring children into worship. We are tempted to dump the kids and go to church without them until after Confirmation. Where do we see Jesus encouraging that idea? Let’s explore how our family can worship together and dump the fear. For parents with children ages 3-5 years old. Contact Jessica Janscha.
1st Grade – Servanthood
Sundays, February 3 – 24 | 9:30am | KidZone
Understanding servanthood and creating generous hearts in our children which overflow with the love of Jesus Christ into the world around them. Contact Jessica Janscha.
3rd Grade – The Bible
Understanding the Bible as the true Word of God; living and active, and discovering how to have meaningful family devotions. Parents will present their child with a Bible during the blessing in worship. Contact Jessica Janscha.
5th & 6th Grade – The Way: Living as a Child of God
Parents and students walk together and explore what it means to live as a young man or a young woman of God during the transition into middle school and adolescence. During the final class, parents will present their child with a keepsake or letter as a part of the celebration and blessing. Contact Jeremaih Bauer.
6th – 8th Grade – First Communion
Wednesdays, January 16 – February 6 | 6:30pm | Youth Center
For all youth, 6th grade and older, who wish to begin enjoying this gift of God’s love and grace. Contact Jeremaih Bauer.
6th – 8th Grade – Confirmation
Sundays at 9:30am | Youth Center
The middle school years are a formational season to examine what they truly believe. So, we partner with families to provide teaching, guidance, and support. We explore our relationship with Jesus, the Christian faith, the Bible, and Christian doctrine. We currently meet on Sundays until April 28, 9:30-10:30am in the Youth Center. Confirmation Sunday will be May 5, 2019. Contact Jeremaih Bauer.
Graduation (12th Grade)
High school graduates and their parents come together to reflect on God’s grace in their lives over the last 18 years and to prepare for a continued life of faith after graduation. The Graduation Milestone includes a celebration breakfast and blessing for graduate families around the end of each school year. Questions? Contact Jeremaih Bauer.
The average age for people to become grandparents is 48. Grandparents have an incredible opportunity to influence their grandchildren’s lives. Conferences, classes and more are offered throughout the year to encourage, uplift and disciple grandparents!
Want to learn more? Contact Pastor Ken Holdorf.
Marriage is a blessing from God. Each year we celebrate all couples married 40+ years with a special dinner.
Want to learn more? Contact Pastor Ken Holdorf.
Saturday, February 2 | 9:00am – 1:00pm | POPLC Conference Center
>> Register by emailing Pastor Ken Holdorf HERE.
When planning for retirement, the most common issue talked about is finances. While important, money is only one of the many issues that must be addressed regarding an overall healthy retirement. Open to all members and guests of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
No cost. Lunch will be provided. Contact Pastor Ken Holdorf.
All Ages – The Legacy
Your faith legacy is the most valuable gift that you, your family, and friends will ever receive. “The Legacy” course will help you to chart your faith journey with life mapping. Personal and family values will be identified and used for developing a mission statement which will guide you in taking your next steps toward a grace filled life that creates an eternal legacy of faith.
This is an opportunity for individuals, couples, and families. Class participants will be equipped to take key concepts from the Legacy journey and put them into action at home. If you are an empty nester, retired, married or single, this is a powerful way to discover God’s presence in your life and your hope in Him for the future. Contact Dave Rahberg.
The real life questions we have for God present opportunities for us to discover God’s Truth together. This is where a small group of people, journeying along side one another, can bring clarity, encouragement, care, and hope to learn and live God’s Word. Contact Dave Rahberg to explore joining or starting a small group.
English as a second language
Want to learn English? Would you like to help your kids with their homework? Would you like to get a better job? You can get there by joining us Thursday evenings (September through May) from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Adult Education Center. Cost is $20 for the workbook. Childcare available. Contact Sandy Spott at 972-691-7402.
CLASES DE INGLÉS COMO SEGUNDO IDIOMA
¿Le gustaría aprender inglés? ¿Quiere ayudar a sus hijos con sus tareas/deberes? ¿Tiene deseos de encontrar un mejor trabajo? Se puede llegar por acompañarnos jueves de 7:00 – 8:30 pm en el Centro de Educación de Adultos. Cuesta: $20 para el libro. Cuidado de niños disponibles ¿Tiene preguntas? Llame Sandy Spott a 972.691.7402.
ESL TEACHERS NEEDED!
Build relationships while teaching! No teaching experience needed just a desire to serve and invest in the lives of others! Classes meet Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:30pm from September through May. Time commitment includes class time and weekly preparation. Training provided! Contact Sandy Spott at 972-691-7402.
Christ-centered care for people who are hurting.
Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one care ministry that equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Stephen Ministers help, encourage, pray for, and support people experiencing a crisis – illness, divorce, death, loss of a job, loneliness, depression and so many more of life’s struggles and trials.
Prince of Peace has over 30 trained men and women ready and willing to help you today. If you have experienced a crisis in your life and would like specialized one-on-one, confidential care, please contact Susan Wellborn at 214-448-4373.
Want to learn more about Stephen Ministry? Check out their national website at www.stephenministries.org.
SERVE AS A STEPHEN MINISTER. Do you have a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need? Do you feel called to listen, encourage, pray, and support others who are hurting? Make a Difference . . . become a Stephen Minister!
Contact Susan Wellborn at 214.448.4373.
If you have a prayer need, we want to encourage you by lifting up your request to God. Submit your prayer requests HERE or call us at 972.447.9887 during office hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday; closed on Fridays).
SERVE ON THE PRAYER TEAM. Are you a prayer warrior? Join us in lifting up prayer requests each week! We meet on Saturdays at 9 am in the Adult Education Center, Room 3. Questions? Contact Dianna Thompson or call her at 972.741.4887.
PRAYER GUIDES. If you would like to pray for the needs of our community during your daily / weekly prayer time, Prayer Guides are updated weekly and available each Sunday at the church receptionist’s desk or the Information Center in the Fellowship Center.
Do you have questions about Christianity, Jesus or what it means to be a Christ follower? Please fill-out this FORM and a Pastor will contact you.
In cases of an emergency, accident, sudden illness or upcoming surgery, please contact the church office at 972.447.9887 during office hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday; closed on Fridays) and someone will assist you. If after hours, please follow the directions for a pastoral contact.
In a crisis?
If you have experienced a crisis in your life or are in need of spiritual care, we want to walk beside you and encourage you. If you would like us to contact you, please complete a form HERE or call us at 972.447.9887 during office hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday; closed on Fridays). If after hours, please leave a message at the appropriate prompt.