Prince of Peace has vibrant and enriching opportunities in which middle school students participate. Through EQUIP Middle School, we continue to provide many great opportunities to continue to build community among their peers; thus, EQUIP Middle School is an extension of support to EQUIP Families. EQUIP Middle School provides teenagers with social gatherings, in-house retreats, service opportunities, and archdiocesan retreats off-site.
- Calendar of Events
- EQUIP Families Teen Track
EQUIP Families Teen Track: The teen track offers middle school youth the opportunity to hear about the same topics their parents are receiving, while exploring how it relates directly to their lives as middle school youth. These sessions incorporate opportunities to meet other teens, share ideas and experiences, and have some fun while doing it! Each week Equip Families sends out a newsletter that has a Challenge for families and teens to participate together at home.
- EQUIP Middle School Nights
These experiences offer an opportunity for all our middle school youth to come together at the same time to grow in faith and in community. Teens are welcome to come to these nights at 7pm – 8:30pm and are welcome to invite their friends. No registration is required; however, an RSVP will be helpful in properly preparing for them. These nights are once a month and include games or activities, a short TED-talk relevant to their age group, small group discussion, and large group community along with a time for prayer and praise.
- Retreats & Events
8th GRADE LOCK-IN RETREAT: 19-20 May. Click to Register
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH TRACK AT THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: 17 June at the World Congress Center. This is the first time there has been a Middle School track in many years. Come to support this great effort!
Sonfest Beach Conference, Ft. Walton Beach, FL: 5-9 June. Open to rising ninth-grade youth.
STEUBENVILLE ATLANTA CONFERENCE: 7-9 July. Open to rising ninth-grade youth.
- EQUIP Team
EQUIP is our way at Prince of Peace of Equipping families, adults and our youth to Live as Disciples. We are looking for people to assist in many areas of EQUIP to ensure that participants get a meaningful and enjoyable experience.
An EQUIP Volunteer is someone who has experienced Alpha and is on The Way, constantly rediscovering their own personal faith journey. These folks have a passion for the faith and the desire to walk alongside others in their discovery of the faith. Volunteers are people of prayer who regularly call upon the Holy Spirit to be the source of strength and guidance for all participants in EQUIP.
If you love Jesus and live in relationship with Him and want to share that love with our middle school youth, we’d love for you to join the EQUIP Team. There are a few opportunities to do so: Alpha Teens, EQUIP Families, and EQUIP Teens. An EQUIP Team volunteer is someone who has experienced Alpha and is on THE WAY, constantly rediscovering his own personal faith journey, and has a passion for the faith and the desire to walk alongside others in his faith journey. Volunteers are people of prayer who regularly call upon the Holy Spirit to be the source of strength and guidance. We offer training to equip you with the tools you need to feel confident in your role on EQUIP Team.
Those willing to assist with EQUIP may do so by signing up through our volunteer portal, <strong><a href=”https://pop.churchcenteronline.com/registrations/events/44927″>click here! </a></strong>