The Bible calls for us to not to do life alone and that we were called to be in community. Here at POP, we are proud to offer various educational and communal groups where we can "do life together!"
Small groups have one purpose - to bring people together. We believe God created us to live in relationship with others. Sharing life with a community is part of our design, but meaningful relationships aren’t always easy to find. That’s why small groups exist; they’re a place to belong, connect and grow.
WHAT IS A SMALL GROUP?
A small group is made up of 7-8 people with similar interests, who are in the same stage of life, or who simply want to learn from one another. People gather for various reasons, whether it’s to play a sport, have play dates with other moms and kids, meet for coffee, or study the bible. The point is not why you meet, but that you get connected, meet often, and build relationships.
WHY CONNECT TO A SMALL GROUP?
Our problems aren’t as overwhelming when we do life together, and God uses others to bring us support and encouragement. Your small group will become a place where others don’t just know your name, but actually, care about what is happening in your life and want to be there for you.
WANT TO LEAD A SMALL GROUP?
We are always encouraging those who want to take that next step in their leadership abilities to lead a small group. If you are interested in leading a small group please contact .
Care & Support Resources
There are times in life when a person or family may need special care and greater spiritual and emotional support. Prince of Peace provides several Levels of Care to all. Listed below are these resources:
The Prince of Peace 'Welcome' or CARE MINISTRY equips members of the congregation to help meet the needs of visitors at Worship services. Care Teams serve first-time-attenders, and follow-up in making all newcomers welcomed and informed. The Care Team member is often the first friend a visitor meets in the church. Each Prince of Peace Care Ministry Team serves once a month. Care Ministry is having a major impact on community spirit at Prince of Peace by putting people in touch with God’s help and hope through prayer and personal care.
Anyone interested in being a Care Minister should schedule an individual orientation with Gary Miller, Care Ministry Coordinator, by calling (703)239-2065, or join a periodic training class.
Care and counsel provided by pastors and other full-time staff with a focus on spiritual healing and reconciliation. Typically, pastoral care provides prayer and support in momentary crisis. If the issue presented involves more in-depth assistance or emotional care, then the person can be referred to a support group, a Stephen Minister, a local mental health professional, or a local assistance agency. The pastors and staff are always available for listening and prayer. If you need a pastoral care appointment, please contact a staff person directly or call the church office to make an appointment at (703)451-5855 or email Deaconess Cassie Brown.
Stephen Ministers are trained laypeople who provide confidential, one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, relocation, or separation due to military deployment. Stephen Ministers offer a listening ear and a non-judgmental presence where love and care are the focus. If you would like to be matched up with a Stephen Minister, please contact Cassie Brown, Minister of Care at Prince of Peace.
Local Support Agencies
Fairfax County has many private and public agencies that care for the physical, mental, and emotional needs of individuals and families. The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) is the public agency that plans, organizes and provides services for people in our community who have mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or intellectual disability. The CSB also provides early intervention services for infants and toddlers who have developmental delays. For more information please click here: Community Services Board.