Children & Youth in Worship
Children and youth participate worship in a variety of ways, frequently involved as greeters, ushers, acolytes, and worship assistants. The youngest among them is welcome to spend time in the nursery with a loving care provider.
Offers children and youth a place of their own, providing Christian oriented books and materials to help inspire, comfort and affirm their faith.
Prince of Peace recognizes the important roles youth have in the church as disciples and leaders. POP seeks to offer a safe, welcoming place for worship, study, fellowship, witness, service and fun. “In your face” experiences to serve Christ through mission and outreach are offered and the home is affirmed as the first teachers.
POP @ 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering, Houston
THEME: "THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!" Jeremy, Ed, Gabe, Pastor, Josie and Jullie departed from Springfield Branson Airport for Houston (6/26). Following arrival, they “spread their wings” at the Johnson Space Center. The Gathering began (6/27) and included worship, speakers, Bible studies, mass gatherings and music at NRG Park/Stadium over a five-day period.
INTERACTIVE LEARNING DAY (6/28) for PoP was a “Holy Playground” of sorts and a time to encounter God through a variety of learning styles and sensory experiences. CENTRAL STATES SYNOD DAY (6/29) was an opportunity to meet and interact with for youth and adults from Kansas and Missouri. SERVICE DAY (6/30) was a time to be involved with a project in the community.