The mission of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is to proclaim and share the good news of God’s love and salvation through Jesus Christ.
Prince of Peace is a community of Christian disciples nourished, equipped and inspired through the gifts of God and sent out in mission where God calls us each day.
Discipleship Faith Practices
At Prince of Peace, an ELCA congregation, seven “discipleship faith practices ” characterize the ways we seek to live.
Pray – Prayer is the way we enjoy an intimate relationship with God. Prayer can be private or public, silent or loud, spoken or sung, words or action, simple or profound. Through prayer God’s will is sought and greater clarity is gained for our journey. Prayer is powerful.
Study –Regular study of the Bible and inspirational books helps bring life to the message and is an important way to practice loving and knowing God. Study happens privately through personal Bible study. Study also happens publicly as families and friends learn together, in small groups, and through larger gatherings of formal study and worship.
Worship – Worship is the practice of “stepping away” from the routine and stress of daily life to intentionally love God. In doing so, we gain a deeper understanding and experience of the majesty, mercy, and mystery of God. In worship we praise God for being God, and for being our God!
Invite – The experience of God’s loving touch in one’s life is a gift we share. One way our faith becomes active is when we put into words what God has done for us. Words of witness and acts of genuine hospitality directed toward our friends, relatives, and neighbors create the opportunity through which the Holy Spirit brings others into a relationship with Christ and the church.
Encourage – Growth in faith happens as we are mentored and as we mentor and encourage others. . In this process of exchange it is not only the learner who grows, but the one who mentors and teaches as well. The journey of discipleship continues to the day we exchange this life for the next.
Serve – When Jesus was asked about ultimate matters, part of his response was “to love your neighbor as yourself.” Practicing justice and doing acts of mercy and service puts flesh on God’s love.
Give – Everything belongs to God. We are merely caretakers and managers. In response to God’s grace in our lives, we offer ourselves joyfully to others: our time, our talent, and our financial treasures.