Families & Children


Families & Children

The Prince of Peace Families & Children Ministry exists to provide families with a Christ-centered place to receive resources, encouragement, and training to make disciples in their homes.


Parents are instructed, trained, encouraged, and coached to pass the Christian faith on to their children through spiritual conversations, family devotions, life connections, rites and rituals, in a natural “as you go” manner. 

Media Resources

Prince of Peace has a subscription for all members to rightnow MEDIA, a website that houses 10,000+ video resources for kids, youth and adults. If you are interested in learning more or to be added to the subscription, please email John Durkin, DCE or call the Church Office at (703)451-5855.


Prince of Peace has a Nursery on premises that offers childcare for Infants to age 4, during Worship services, Sunday School and other special events. Paid child-care providers staff the Nursery, which is located in Room 22.

MOPS & Momsnext

Prince of Peace hosts MOPS (or Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMSnext groups. Moms come to connect, relax and renew their souls in a faith-filled, loving atmosphere. All moms with children ages pregnancy thru Kindergarten are welcome. For more information or to register, see our MOPS & MOMSnext page.

Prince of Peace Lutheran School

The Prince of Peace Lutheran School offers class opportunities for Preschool age children (ages 2.5-5) and Kindergarten.

Sunday School

Sunday School classes are held from 9:45 to 10:45am on Sunday mornings.  Classes are available for ages 3 to Adult. For more information, contact John Durkin, DCE.


Two different choirs are available for elementary age children.  The beginning Primary Choir is offered for 1st and 2nd graders.  The Junior Choir is offered for 3rd through 6th graders.

First Communion 

It has been a long-standing tradition at Prince of Peace to offer opportunities for children, 3rd grade and older, to take classes to prepare them for First Communion. This three-week course is designed for 3rd – 6th grade students and a parent to attend together.  It's fun, informative, and interactive and it's led by our Pastors and staff.

First Communion Classes for 2018-2019
November 1, 8, & 15, 2018 from 6:30–7:45pm, in the Youth Room or  
March 3, 10, & 17, 2019 from 2:30-3:45pm, in room 30

To register, email John Durkin, DCE, or call 703-451-5855.

Visual Faith & Bible Journaling

Bible Journaling is a huge movement where many people are connecting to the Bible like never before.  All you need is a desire to create and spend time with God. Look for special opportunities as they are posted throughout the calendar year.

Vacation Bible School

A one week, half-day (morning) Vacation Bible School is held during the summer, for five year-olds through rising 5th graders. There are many volunteer opportunities that might appeal to you or your children 6th grade and up.  Join us in bringing the gospel message during the summer months.

Cub Scouts

Pack 1100 - Meets at West Springfield Elementary. Contact Paul Milligan (703)730-3647.

For more information on opportunities for children at Prince of Peace, contact John Durkin, DCE, Minister to Families & Children.