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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 9:30 am and 11:00 am services feature a more contemporary service: praise songs, praise band, and a relaxed vibe. Every service includes the Lord’s Supper. It’s important to find a church that fits your family. Happy hunting!
When do you worship?
Nursery (0-36 Months)
Nursery (0-36 Months)
KidZone for K – 5th Grade
Youth (6 – 12 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 5th grade DETAILS»
Youth Ministry every Sunday for children from 6th 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.
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.
Mission and vision
The mission of every Christian church is derived from the great commission, Matthew 28:18-20:
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.”
Bottom line, we are disciples seeking to make disciples.
Our vision is a conviction that God has called us to three primary areas of ministry and focus: Family, Growth, and Community Transformation. God has called our faith community to this vision as a means to fulfill His mission.
In a world full of uncertainty, chaos and unknowns, our community is blessed to have received a call from God that clearly, without apology, gives us direction on how to best manage our resources as we work together to grow His kingdom.
We believe that healthy families make healthy churches. As such, we are fully invested in ministry to the home. We seek a ministry that is restorative, relational, renewing, and resourceful. It is our desire to answer God’s call to partner with the home in nurturing a strong faith legacy.
It’s our desire at Prince of Peace to help individuals and families discover where and how God has been at work in their lives and take the next steps in their journey. We encourage people to be intentional about developing growth plans and mission statements.
It’s our belief that God is on a mission 24/7 seeking to restore lost people to Himself. As transformed followers of Jesus Christ, we are engaged in both the local and international mission fields, seeking the transformation of others by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Prince of Peace is a community of imperfect people who gather around Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. We do this, not because we’re great, but because He is! Jesus gave Himself up for us and called us to be His church. He died on the cross for us and He rose again from the dead, victorious over sin, death, and the devil. Jesus set us free. He leads and we follow.
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
Next Class will begin January 2018
New to Prince of Peace? Find out how to fully engage with God’s people in this growing faith community! Transferring from another Lutheran congregation? This class helps you effectively engage in ministry opportunities.
As a congregation, we are growing in our appreciation of God’s love for us. We are learning to watch for the ways and places where God is bringing people into His Kingdom today. Primarily using the book of Ephesians for our discussion, this class prepares believers to personally experience God’s love and to be front line missionaries at home, within our congregation and in our communities.
Taught by Dave Rahberg | Sundays at 11:00am | Adult Education Center, Room 2
For additional class dates, information and registration, contact Dave Rahberg 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 5. 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 graders immerses them in the Bible each week as they investigate topics relevant to the pre-teen years.
Middle and High School Youth meet at 9:30 am in the Youth Center for an interactive Bible study.
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!