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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.
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)Sunday: 9:00 & 10:45 AM
Care & Counseling
On Church Censure - a brief explanation
We believe that Jesus Christ reconciled us to God the Father and to one another. Because of the fall and our sin nature, sometimes conflict happens between two members of the church. When an offense cannot be overlooked and when the parties cannot resolve the issue between themselves, scripture calls members of the body of Christ to go to the church leadership to help resolve things in light of the gospel of grace.
Perimeter has a well thought out plan to help people through Spiritual Care Process under the direction of the Shepherding Department and Reconciliation Ministry Team.
Occasionally, even after counsel, prayer and encouragement, one party refuses to resolve the conflict in a biblical way and to reconcile. It is at that time that church discipline happens. If one party refuses to repent and/or reconcile, the elders of the church are required to use the means given to the church to protect its peace and purity and to bring the erring member to an understanding of truth and love. In few cases, because of continued willful refusal to engage in the process and refusal to turn from sin, the church is forced to censure an individual.
Censure may take the form of suspension from the Lord's Table. Basically, the church is barring a person from the body of Christ as experienced in communion. It is hoped that, if the individual is in Christ, the Spirit within them will so long for the Lord's Table that they will repent and move to reconciliation.
Censure may also take the form of excommunication. In this case, the church is removing the individual from church membership and treating the member as a non-believer. Again, the heart of the censure is to move the individual to repentance, believing that if the Spirit is resident, the individual will be reclaimed.
Church censure is not to be taken lightly. Our prayer is that it is used by the Holy Spirit to restore those who have been overwhelmed by sin that they might be renewed in Christ.
Scripture calls us to tell the church when censure has happened. We do not release names, except to those who need to know. We encourage the congregation to pray with us for those who are under censure, that they may repent and be restored and we may rejoice and give glory to God. If you have questions, please contact Randy Schlichting.
At the April 2012 meeting of the Judicial Commission of the Elder Ministry Team, three members were suspended from the Lord's Table. Please pray with us for restoration.
Perimeter is committed to reconciliation and restoration of relationships. To that end, we have formed a reconciliation ministry team and spiritual care teams equipped to help those in need. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to restore and reclaim those who are stuck in unrepentant sin, the church is called to lovingly use censure as a benefit to the member and to guard the peace and purity of the church.