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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.
Saturday: 5:00 PM (Hanger)
Sunday: 9:00 AM (Sanctuary)
Sunday: 10:45 AM (Sanctuary, Chapel, Hanger)
KidsQuest - Kindergarten-4th GradeSunday: 9:00 & 10:45 AM
Childcare - 0-5 yrs old (Pre-Kindergarten)Saturday: 5:00 PMSunday: 9:00 & 10:45 AM
Perimeter is great place to Worship, Belong, Grow and Bless. But it can also feel like a BIG church, which may be a bit overwhelming. Since our desire is for everyone to feel at home and to feel cared for we have established shepherding teams for each geographic area of our church and, we have called these geographic areas, parishes.
A parish shepherding team is made up of many elders and deacons that live in the parish. Their role is to connect with and care for the people and families in their area. Each Perimeter member is assigned a specific Shepherd from that team.
See who your current shepherd is by logging into your My Perimeter account.
As we are a discipleship-oriented church, some people may confuse shepherding with discipleship. Discipleship is well defined in the Life on Life material. Shepherding is overseeing the life of members, and member families, in a holistic way without necessarily getting into day-to-day equipping of those members. In other words:
You get the idea. The shepherd is herding and watching. The discipler is getting his hands messier week to week. The shepherd is discerning the lay of the land and whether or not there are storm clouds on the horizon. That is different work over a larger area. That is why we want to give each elder, together with other elders, a definable piece of land to cultivate; a city.
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood. Acts 20:28
Well, they are at least three:
So how do we do it? Well we could have just divided the elders into the number of people and told you to have a go, but we believe God has called us, and scripture teaches us to connect to people in a relational way, at the heart level, so that they are not just a number in a herd.
That is why we have decided to connect elders to people close to where they live whenever possible. Time spent is a qualifier for watching over the flock. To be able to minister to someone at the heart level is not a "drive by event" or a 'one-minute manager' occurrence. It takes time; and a move of the Spirit. It includes heads of households and family. It includes regular contact.
Learn more about the parish you call home: Parish 1
Population and Ethnic Make-Up:
Black or African American Alone
Hispanic or Latino:
Chinese, except Taiwanese
Median Household Income in 2014: $108,114
Languages: 31.7% have a language other than English spoken at home
Poverty Level: 11.9%
Major Social Issues Facing this Parish:
Drug Addiction, Human Trafficking
Number of Perimeter Members in this parish: ~ 1,020
Learn more about the parish you call home: Parish 2
Population and Ethnic Make-up
Median Household Income in 2014: $61,512
Languages: 40.1% have a language other than English spoken at home
Poverty Level: 31.2%
Racial Division, Human Trafficking, Foster Care/ Adoption, Poverty
Number of Perimeter Members in this parish: ~650
Learn more about the parish you call home: Parish 3
Population and Ethnic Make Up
Median Household Income in 2014: $60,791
Languages: 32.3% have a language other than English spoken at home
Poverty Level: 32.2%
Major Social Issues Facing this Parish: Foster Care and Adoption, Homelessness, Challenges Facing Education Systems, Addiction
Number of Perimeter Members in this parish: ~ 800
Learn more about the parish you call home: Parish 4
Median Household Income in 2014: $92,611
Languages: 25.1% have a language other than English spoken at home
Poverty Level: 16.6%
Poverty, Foster Care and Adoption, Human Trafficking
Number of Perimeter Members in this parish: ~ 970
Learn more about the parish you call home: Parish 5
Median Household Income in 2014: $75,864
Languages: 25.3% have a language other than English spoken at home
Poverty Level: 25.4%
Poverty, Youth without role models, Foster Care and Adoption
Number of Perimeter Members in this parish: ~ 300
Below are some resources to equip you to love others well where you live:
Consider joining a Connect Group to meet and do ministry with people in your parish. Connect Groups are also intended to be fun, relaxed, and comfortable "off campus" Christ-centered environments for you to invite and build relationships with your friends and neighbors. Learn more…