About Us

Our mission is to love God, to love people, and to connect people to God's love.

Our Beliefs

We welcome ALL
Whether you are rich or poor
Married, single, or its complicated
And all parents of crying babies, you are welcomed.
We welcome you if you are over 60 or under 6 months
If you are not grown up yet or growing up too fast
If you can sing like the angels, or sound like the frogs
You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,”
or just woke up
We welcome those who don’t have their lives all together
And those who think they do.
We welcome you if don’t like “organized religion,”
we’ve been there too,
and we offer a special welcome to those who
Feel unwelcome elsewhere.
We welcome those who could use a prayer right now,.
We welcome all tourists, seekers and doubters… and you!

Four areas of discipleship focus

Community

Community is grown when we gather for worship, for learning, for encouragement, and for fellowship.

Learning

Learning happens in Bible Study, Christian Education, Accountability Groups, Small Groups, and Worship

Commitment

Commitment is shown when we faithfully attend worship, study, give of our resources and time, and serve as leaders and mentors

Serving

Serving is helping in worship, with children and youth, teaching a class, mentoring someone in faith, and volunteering in mission

The Path of Discipleship

We grow in our faith from

Exploring Christ - when starting out questioning and seeking
Transforming in Christ - when we profess our faith we begin a transformation
 Maturing in Christ - as we grow in faith we begin to gain a mature understanding of God and our faith
Centering in Christ - becoming fully-committed disciples

Each stage of the path of discipleship is important and at each stage we can find ourselves stuck or we can find we are growing in our faith.  At St. Paul's we seek to provide opportunities for people to grow in faith, no matter where they find themselves on the journey.

Meet Our Team

We have a great team here at St. Paul's UMC. We can't wait to meet you. Here's more about us.

Leadership Board

The Leadership Board envisions the future and discerns God's plans for St. Paul's Lawton

FAQs

Where is guest parking

Guest parking is in the back parking lot by the playground. Greeters will be happy to show you around when you come in the doors. Handicap accessible parking is in the front of the church by the street. Someone will be there to help if it is needed as well.

What do I wear?

Clothing. The Connections Service at 5:30 p.m is more casual, but you are welcome in any service in any attire, from blue jeans to suits.

What is worship like at St. Paul's?

We have two services. The Traditions Service Sunday at 10:45 is traditional in style. The Connections Service on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. is a modern service with praise music. Whatever service you decide to attend, you will be met and warmly welcomed, but we will not call attention to you as a visitor. Let one of the greeters know you are here for the first time and get a welcome gift when you fill out a connect card.

What is offered for my kids?

We have ministries for children and youth throughout the year. Some of our activities include summer camps, family activities: Summer Haze 2022, a midweek program, youth groups, and children’s church: “What’s In The Bible?”. Check out our Ministries page for more information.

How do I join the church?

You can join the church by profession of faith in Jesus and baptism, by moving your membership from another congregation, or by confirmation, restoration or reaffirmation of faith. For more information on joining the church, please contact the pastor.

How do I join a group?

We have a variety of small groups available, and more are forming all the time. If you are interested in a particular small group, contact the church office for details and contact information of the facilitator.

Why do you have children's church?

Children’s church is provided for families. Some parents prefer for their children to stay in worship with them. There are ‘busy bags’ for your children to use during the worship service. Other parents get more out of worship if they are not worried about their children being a distraction. Rest assured–your children are welcome in worship. We have children’s church for the parents as well as the children who would get more out of a smaller setting.

How do I get involved in a ministry area?

We at St. Paul’s see a large component of our faith and discipleship is through serving. If you have a particular ministry you are passionate about, we would love to help you get plugged into service.

What denomination is St. Paul's?

We are a part of the United Methodist Church. Information about what it means to be a United Methodist can be found at UMC.org or you may come to a monthly ‘coffee with the pastor’ on the 2nd Sunday at 9:30 am to learn more about St. Paul’s and United Methodism. You can also check out our “What we Believe” page for more information.

How do I contact the church for special services (a wedding or a funeral), or to use the building?

You can email the office or call us at 580-355-5757. Someone will get back with you quickly if we are not in the office at the time.