What to Expect

What to expect


Perrow Church gathers on Sunday mornings to glorify God for who He is and what He has done for us in Jesus Christ. In our Sunday service we read the Bible, pray the Bible, preach the Bible, sing the Bible, and see the Bible (Baptism and Communion).


Wear whatever clothes you are comfortable in. At Perrow, you will see people in jeans and t-shirts, some people dressed “business casual,” and a few people in suits. Regardless of what you wear, you won’t feel out of place and you will be welcomed.


The primary focuses of our music and singing are that they are both Biblical and congregational. We want the words we sing to align with the truth of the Bible. We also desire for all who are present to participate in the singing to our great God. The genre and style of music vary week to week. Also, we keep the lights on so that together we can worship the God who is light. 


We are a praying church. Part of our weekly gathering is an opportunity for anyone to be prayed for or prayed over as part of the service. Generally, our pastor will be up front to invite people forward for public prayer and other elders will be stationed in the back of the sanctuary for more private prayer. We believe our heavenly Father desires for us to pray to him and we have seen him answer our prayers. If you have a need please feel free to participate in this part of the service.


The preaching of God’s Word is the central part of our Sunday gathering. The majority of our preaching is done verse-by-verse through a book of the Bible or long sections within a single book. We take God’s Word seriously and want to know and understand what it has for us. We want to know, understand, and obey the Bible.


Communion is practiced once a month, usually on the first Sunday of the month. We practice an “open table” meaning we invite all Christians who are not under church discipline to participate in the Lord’s Supper. In short, you do not have to be a member of Perrow to participate, but you do need to be a born-again, baptized believer to do so. We come forward to receive the elements from tables stationed at the front of the sanctuary, then return to our seats to partake in the elements at the same time. (There are individual bread and cups available if you are unable or do not want to come forward.)


The nursery is open before service starts for babies, if you desire to drop them off there. If you desire to keep your baby with you, you are welcome to do that. Our pre-k through 5th grade students will participate in service until it is time for the sermon. At that time, they will be dismissed to their teachers in the sanctuary, who will walk them to classes. They will be returned to the sanctuary during the closing song, after the sermon. If you would like to see their classroom a volunteer will be glad to show it to you. Our middle school and high school students remain in the sanctuary for the entire service. 


On fifth Sundays we have family worship. This means the children will stay in the service for the entire time. Noise and movement are part of 5th Sundays and that is okay because we love young life.