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what to expect
Visiting a church for the first time is never easy. So we’re giving you the heads up on what to expect. No pressure. No hard sell. Just low key Lutheran love. Life’s a journey. We’d like to be your next stop!
Want to find a church that worships like you?
If you want to find a church that worships how you’re accustomed, you are likely to find it at Prince of Peace. We offer a variety of worship styles. The 8:00 am service is our traditional service. There is liturgy, hymns, and organ music. The 10:30 am service feature a more contemporary service: praise songs, praise band, and a relaxed vibe. Every service includes the Lord’s Supper. CONNECT TIME is between services (9:30 – 10:15 am). This is a time for everyone in your family to connect with the Word of God with others.
When do you worship?
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9:30 – 10:15 am
Nursery (0-36 Months)
KidZone (K – 4th Grade)
Pre-Teen (5th & 6th Grades)
Youth (7th – 12th Grades)
Adult Bible Studies
Nursery (0-36 Months)
Is there something for my kids?
Absolutely! We are here to minister to the whole family.
Worship together – we welcome and encourage children in all our services
KidZone every Sunday for children from birth to 6th grade DETAILS»
Youth Ministry every Sunday for youth from 7th to 12th grade DETAILS»
What’s the Dress Code?
We believe that God looks at our hearts, not our wardrobe. So you will find our folks wearing everything from suits and ties to jeans and flip-flops. Just wear what is comfortable for you!
Are there Bible Studies for the Adults?
You bet! Check HERE to find a study where you can take the next step in your life journey.
Map, Directions and Office Hours
Prince of Peace is located at:
4000 Midway Road
Carrollton, TX 75007
Our campus is on the northeast corner of Midway and International near the Dallas North Tollway and the Bush Turnpike.
Office Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Thursday. Closed on Fridays.
Where should I park?
Okay, full disclosure: we’re housed in a former Oldsmobile dealership. The result is a somewhat confusing campus. But the upside is loads of parking. Park wherever you like. There are also plenty of folks stationed around the church to help you find your way. Click HERE to view our campus maps.
Vision and Values
VISION: THE WHY
The Vision of the universal Church of Jesus Christ and, therefore, our faith community, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (POPLC), remains the same as stated in Matthew 28:
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. GO therefore and MAKE disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
The Church of Jesus Christ has one universal Vision and is embraced not when people can quote Matthew 28 but when they personally begin to live out the call of Jesus.
Bottom line, we are disciples seeking to make disciples!
VALUES: THE HOW
What differentiates one church from another is not the Vision but their approach to the Vision. In other words, all Christian churches have the same WHY (Matthew 28). The difference is HOW each church body carries out the Vision.
BE THE CHURCH
We make and grow disciples by equipping ALL who follow Jesus to be the Church in the places where they live, work and play.
We are known more for what we are for, rather than what we are against.
BE CREATIVE RISK-TAKERS
We are not afraid to fail forward. We always seek new and creative ways to share Jesus, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
BE HUMBLE SERVANTS
We serve and meet the needs of those in our community and around the world. The Church does not exist for us.
We take the Gospel seriously but don’t take ourselves too seriously as we laugh, celebrate and rejoice together.
We bring our best to all that we do, knowing that God has made us His influencers in this world.
We use our gifts to serve God’s Kingdom as contributors, not consumers. We reject just talking about it and embrace action.
Why do we call ourselves Lutheran?
In spite of how the name Lutheran may sound, we are followers of Jesus Christ, not Martin Luther. We call ourselves Lutherans because, like Luther, we believe that the center of the Christian message is the cross of Jesus Christ. Like Luther, we believe that the Bible is not a book of morals, but a song of redemptive love. But most of all, like Luther, we believe that God says what He means and means what He says. If you happen to share these beliefs, then it looks like maybe, you’re a Lutheran, too.
What Do Lutherans Believe About the Bible?
The Bible is written that we might believe in Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and Lord. It speaks powerfully to the forgiveness of sins which is found in Him alone. It teaches what it means to live a life of love toward God and others, as well as a life of integrity and purpose concerning God’s design for each of us. It was written by men as they were directed by God’s Holy Spirit, and so it is timeless truth without error or contradiction.
What do Lutherans believe about Baptism?
Lutherans believe that a person is saved by God’s grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ alone. Jesus Himself commands us to baptize all nations (see Matthew 28:19-20). This, we believe, includes infants. He tells us that baptism is water used together with the Word of God. Because of this, we believe that baptism is one of the miraculous means of grace (another is God’s Word as it is written or spoken), through which God creates and strengthens the gift of faith in a person’s heart (see Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16; 1 Peter 3:21; Galatians 3:26-27; Romans 6:1-4; Colossians 2:11-12; 1 Corinthians 12.13). We believe this because the Bible says that infants can believe (see Matthew 18:6) and that new birth (regeneration) happens in baptism (see John 3:5-7; Titus 3:5-6). The faith of the infant, like the faith of adults, must be fed and nurtured by God’s Word (see Matthew 28:18-20), or it will die.
What do Lutherans believe about the Lord’s Supper?
Lutherans believe that the Lord’s Supper is more than a memorial to the death of Christ. We believe, instead, that it is a life-giving sacrament that imparts forgiveness and spiritual strength. We understand the Bible to teach that in, with, and under the bread and wine we receive the true body and blood of Christ. If a visitor shares this belief, he or she is welcome to come to the altar and partake. If they do not share this belief, we ask that they abstain for their own spiritual safety and health. Feel free to address any questions to one of our pastors.
NEW MEMBER CLASS
Are ready to explore opportunities at Prince of Peace? Then this four-session Bible class is for you!
Adults who are new to POP come together to meet and share faith stories. Learn about the history and Biblical teachings that connects our faith community. Come explore the vision and values of Prince of Peace and identify how you and your family can engage.
To signup, email Pastor Dan Trempala or fill out the form below.
WORSHIP IN YOUR HEART LANGUAGE
At Prince of Peace, worship is at the heart of all we do! We are a community that desires to be a place where you can worship God in your heart language. We offer two styles of worship: Traditional (liturgy, hymns, and organ music) and Contemporary (praise songs, praise band, and a more relaxed vibe). Each service is Bible based, includes the Lord’s Supper and is family friendly.
WORSHIP FOR YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY
Families are encouraged to worship together! We have a nursery available, for families who desire to use it, for children (birth – 36 months) at all three services.
KidZone, offered at 9:30 am, is for kids from kindergarten – grade 4. Children 1st – 4th grade experience high-energy learning in a large group/small group environment through music, 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.
A pre-teen ministry exclusively for 5th & 6th graders immerses them in the Bible each week as they investigate topics relevant to the pre-teen years.
Middle School Youth (7th & 8th grades) meet at 9:30 am in the Youth Center.
High School Youth (9th – 12th grades) meet on the Youth Center at 9:30 am.
Adult Bible classes are offered at 9:30 am. For a current listing, click HERE.
For worship times, directions and more information, go HERE.
See you Sunday!
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