Missions & Outreach

Prince of Peace is a mission focused church! We give approximately 10% of our general budget to local, national, and international missions. We also encourage our congregation to be hands-on in serving. Our missions approach ties directly to our church goals:

(1) To REACH people with the good news of Jesus Christ
(2) To SERVE God and others with all we are and have
(3) To GROW together as His followers in the process

Featured Missions

We build long-term relationships with carefully selected organizations and provide budgeted financial support for their ministries. These organizations are referred to as our Featured Missions and we highlight one organization per month in our congregation. Learn more about our Featured Missions here.

Mission Grants

We know that other Christian missions are also important to our members so we have established a Mission Grants fund. Prince of Peace members can apply for funding for an organization through the mission grant application process. A Mission Grant Team meets quarterly to review requests and approve mission grants. Learn more about Mission Grants here.

Mission Events

Mission events are designed to engage the Prince of Peace congregation and our neighboring community through events that benefit a mission and allow a large number of people to participate or serve. These events might be for a Featured Mission, a Mission Grant recipient, or some other organization. See past event pictures and upcoming Mission Events here.

Mission Trips

Prince of Peace coordinates Mission Trips each year that are open to high school students and adults. These trips are domestic and international. Learn more about Mission Trips here.

Contact Information

Featured Missions, Mission Grants, Mission Events, and Mission Trips provide many ways in which our congregation can continue to REACH, GROW and SERVE one another and spread Jesus' love and grace in a tangible way. For more information regarding any of our mission programs, please contact Susan Klemstein, Director of Outreach and Assimilation, at SusanK@PopPalatine.org or at 847-359-3451.

Mission Grants

Mission Grant Application Process

In addition to providing financial support for our Featured Missions, Prince of Peace has also established a Mission Grant Fund. Prince of Peace members can apply for mission grant funding for organizations with Christian missions that they personally support through financial donations, volunteer hours, or prayer. Members can apply for one mission grant per calendar year. The organization can perform local, national, or international mission work.

Mission grant applications are reviewed quarterly by the Mission Grant Team. Submission cutoff dates are as follows:

  • February 1st for a 1st quarter grant
  • May 1st for a 2nd quarter grant
  • August 1st for a 3rd quarter grant
  • November 1st for a 4th quarter grant

The mission grant application can be downloaded here Completed applications can be emailed to SusanK@PopPalatine.org or placed in Susan Klemstein's church mailbox. 

Mission Grants Awarded

The mission grant team provides quarterly updates of mission grants awarded. Click on the pictures below to read about the grants awarded each quarter.

Mission Events

Mission events are designed to engage our Prince of Peace congregation and our neighboring community through events that benefit a mission and allow a large number of people to participate. These events might be for a Featured Mission, a Mission Grant recipient, or some other organization. Examples of past mission events include: Feed My Starving Children meal packing, LifeSource blood drive, Palatine Street Fest and Here 2 Serve serving days.

 

 

 

 

Here 2 Serve Events

More than 85 people shared Christ's peace in our local community through 15 different projects during Summer 2017! We are again excited to coordinate projects for 2018. See the dates and projects below, and invite family and friends to join you!

Have an idea for a project? Contact Susan Klemstein and she will work with you to list it here.  

 

For questions about any of these serving events or if you have interest in helping organize an activity, please contact Susan Klemstein, Director of Outreach & Assimilation.

 

Mission Trips

We have organized domestic and international mission trips that enable our congregation to reach and serve in different locations. 

Domestic Trips

Domestic trips are open to high school students and adults. Some of the locations we have served include: New York, South Carolina, Louisiana, Colorado, New Jersey, Texas, and Florida.

International Trips

International trips are also open to high school students and adults. We have taken 7 mission trips to Haiti.  

2017 Mission Trips

We took a domestic mission trip to Charlotte, New York from July 22-30, 2017 to repair houses. We also joined forces with members of St. John LaGrange and served in Les Cayes, Haiti from June 23-July 2, 2017.

 

2016 South Carolina Mission Trip Video

Uploaded by Alyssa Zillmer on 2016-10-10.

2018 Mission Trips

We are planning a domestic mission trip to Uniontown, Pennsylvania from July 21-28, 2018, to help with housing repair projects. Click here for more information. 

We will not be scheduling an international trip this year. Contact Susan Klemstein if you would like assistance in trying to find an international trip that is sponsored by another organization.