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Welcome to Perimeter
We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our web site and we hope you will come and visit us in person as well. As you explore our site you'll notice that we have a lot to offer the families and individuals in our community, including things for children of all ages as well as adults, no matter what their age or stage of life (single, married, divorced, widowed, whatever). Perimeter is a truly a come as you are church. It's a safe place to explore the truths of Christianity and it's a great place to experience growth and community.
Our services feature a blend of traditional hymns with contemporary praise songs, and will often feature drama, personal testimonies, and dance - providing a dynamic and impacting time of worship. We were all created to worship and at Perimeter Church our desire is to help you worship well.
Find our Holy Week service times at perimeter.org/Easter
And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
Laboring in the lives of a few with the intention of imparting one's life, the gospel and God's Word in such a way as to see them become mature and equipped followers of Christ, committed to doing the same in the lives of others.
Life on Life - A form of discipleship in which a spiritual leader labors in the lives of a few to bring about spiritual growth
Missional - Making missional living an emphasis in one's spiritual growth
Because Jesus calls us to make disciples (Matt. 28:18-20). During His ministry on earth, Jesus invested deeply in a few men - loving, teaching, and equipping them. We desire to follow His example.
Life-on-Life Missional Discipleship at Perimeter happens in small groups of 5-6 men who commit to meet together for one year at a time. Each group has a leader who has a heart to develop a safe community where men can be known, loved, and care for one another. This community helps one another know God through His Word, grow in Christ-likeness, and become equipped to invest in others.
For more details, please see FAQ below.
Men’s discipleship groups meet formally once a week from September to end of April.
1. Fill out an interest form. The form lets us know a little about you, which helps us connect you to a leader whose group is meeting at a time and location that works for you.
2. Schedule a phone call with discipleship staff.
3. Wait to hear from a leader. We do not assign groups. We will introduce you to a leader who is forming a new group or has space in a current group. We encourage you to talk with men you know at Perimeter to find out about potential openings in their discipleship groups.
4. Meet with a leader face-to-face. This gives you both an opportunity to get to know one another. You can find out more about the leader's group and he can learn what you are looking for in a group as well.
5. Pray and decide. After meeting with a leader, please take a little time to think and pray about whether to commit to the group.
Register. You register for discipleship only after you have agreed with a leader to be in his group. Registration includes purchasing your curriculum materials.
Since joining a discipleship group is a relational process and most groups start in September, it is ideal for us to receive interest forms as early as possible - ideally between April and July.
It is most likely you will hear from a leader sometime between mid-July through early-September as that is when most leaders are ready to form their groups or add to current groups. We still encourage you to fill out your interest form as early as possible because we will start connecting people as soon as leaders are ready to reach out to new men. Please contact us anytime if you would like to know where we are in the process - we are happy to talk with you.
This happens sometimes for a variety of reasons - it could be that your schedules didn't coordinate or that the group wasn't a fit for your stage of life. We will do our best to connect you to another leader. You can always get in touch with us if you have questions during the process.
Groups typically meet for about 2 hours, and it takes about 1-2 hours to go through the curriculum on your own each week. Because discipleship is "life on life," leaders will also meet with group members one-on-one on occasion, and groups may decide to get together informally for fellowship or to serve together.
Men’s groups meet formally once a week at various times, Monday through Sunday, except Friday and Saturday nights, either in the morning or in the evening.
Men’s groups meet either at Perimeter or in a group member's home or office.
Most groups use The Journey curriculum, which covers a wide range of topics, such as Gospel Living, Grace Commitments, Knowing God, Marriage, Parenting, and Christian Worldview. Each lesson includes these key elements: Truth, Equipping, Accountability, Mission, and Supplication (T.E.A.M.S.©).
While the Journey curriculum provides structure, the group time is very relational and interactive. The majority of the group is spent going over the lesson, sharing personal application, and prayer.
Many groups are similar in stage of life, but there are groups that have members of various ages. You will be able to indicate your preference on your interest form.
Occasionally a spot becomes available, but it is rare.