Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14

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.


Our vision is for parents to be 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. Our goal is for children not to just know about Jesus, but to get to know Jesus and His love for us.

Prince of Peace Lutheran School

The Prince of Peace Lutheran School offers Preschool for ages 2, 3 & 4 year olds along with a half-day Kindergarten program. Registration for the coming school year starts in January. Please go to the School Website for the most current information.

Sunday School

POP! Kingdom is our Sunday School for kids from age 3 thru 12th grade. Classes are typically held between Worship Services on Sunday mornings, during the School Year (September-June). During the summer session, (June-August) we combine classes.

Parents/guardians will check their children into their Sunday School classes on the lower level of the church at 9:15am on Sundays.  Parents/guardians will be given a tag number that matches their children’s number, and will show that number to pick them up at 10:15am.

For more information or to volunteer, please email the Church Office or call (703)451-5855. Please see POP Small Groups list for current Adult groups that meet on Sunday mornings.


Prince of Peace has a Nursery on premises that offers childcare for Infants to age 5, during Worship services, Sunday School and other Special Events. Paid child-care providers staff the Nursery, which is located in Room 22.

The Church Nursery is currently available on Sundays for the 8:00am & 10:30am services.

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 free 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. This course is best in-person, contact Minister to Families & Children to register for the next available class.

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Confirmation is an important part of spiritual growth in the Christian faith. Confirmation classes provide an environment for students to learn, discuss, and ask questions about their faith. Classes usually begin in the middle of September. Students interested in participating in either the first or second-year Confirmation curriculum please contact Minister to Families & Children. You can visit our Confirmation Page for more information or SIGN UP NOW!


Two different choirs are available for elementary age children.   Click the links to find out what online options are available: Primary Choir for 1st and 2nd graders and Junior Choir is offered for 3rd through 6th graders. Contact the Church Office for current details.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Start the Party! VBS

August 5th - 9th, 2024

from 9am-12:00pm

Bible lessons, games, music and crafts of all sorts, are just some of the fun we have waiting for you. As well as Special Guests!

For more information and to Register or Volunteer, see our Summer Programs page.
The MomCo (formerly MOPS & MOMSnext)

Prince of Peace hosts The MomCo (formerly MOPS and MOMSnext). Moms come to connect, relax and renew their souls in a faith-filled, loving atmosphere. All moms with children of all ages are welcome. For more information and to register, please visit the The MomCo page.

Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA
Family Resources

Prince of Peace has a subscription for all members to rightnowMedia, a website that houses 10,000+ video resources for kids, youth and adults.

For more information, please contact our Minister to Families & Children, Alex Lillis