St. Paul United Methodist Church
"Disciples Making Disciples through the Word, Worship and Work"
Ministries & Groups
The Arts Group coordinates various cultural, visual and musical Arts related events hosted at St. Paul United Methodist Church such as Tuesday Night Jazz, ArtsVision Community Outreach, and ArtsVision Summer Camp.
Body and Soul
The Body and Soul Ministry provides hot nutritious meals on the weekends. Meals are cooked and/or served on-site by volunteers. Their efforts fill a gap when weekend meals for the homeless are scarce. Saturday breakfast and Sunday dinner meals are served along with inspirational messages, praise and song. Other services provided include social services, art program, speaker program, and clothing/toiletries pantry for men, women and youth.
Children & Youth
The Children and Youth Ministry provides a Christian foundation in a loving and nurturing environment. We are planting the seeds of Christ's love to enable them to make informed decisions about their relationship with Christ.
The Children’s Ministry, known as LiveWire, focuses on providing a safe, loving, nurturing, and high energy environment for children to learn about Jesus Christ, growing their understanding of the Bible, and preparng them to let their light shine by applying those teachings to their daily lives and become high impact Christians.
The Youth Ministry, known as AMPED (A Ministry Preparing Extreme Disciples), focuses on engaging and guiding our older youth and teens. We realize that as our children transition to teens, life can become difficult and confusing for them and their needs change. We strive to continually connect with our youth in ways that resonate with them, so they don't feel left out or ignored and can continue developing and using their gifts. Our goal with this ministry is to help our youth understand their relationship with God by meeting them where they are and moving them to where God wants them to be.
Christian Education & Spiritual Development
The Christian Education and Spiritual Development ministry provides educational opportunities through individual and group Bible studies, reading the bible, forums, and seminars to develop and guide an understanding of God and His Word. While we want people to have an intellectual knowledge of God, the Bible and their faith, we also want to guide people to deepen their relationship with God in an effort to make disciples of others. This ministry includes small group, Wednesday Bible study, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School.
Communication & Media Technology
The Christian Education and Spiritual Development ministry provides educational opportunities through individual and group Bible studies, reading the bible, forums, and seminars to develop and guide an understanding of God and His Word. While we want people to have an intellectual knowledge of God, the Bible and their faith, we also want to guide people to deepen their relationship with God in an effort to make disciples of others. This ministry includes Small Groups, Wednesday Bible Study, Sunday School, and Vacation Bible School.
Employment & Housing Assistance
The Employment and Housing Assistance Ministry is responsible for assisting members with finding employment opportunities. This ministry also assists by providing safe and adequate housing information to members and our community at large through partnering with agencies that give guidance toward housing and home ownership.
The Family Ministry provides opportunities for families in all phases of life with a forum to explore spirituality and grow in faith. Families explore ways to serve their community and build a social network of Godly persons who celebrate life.
The Food Services Ministry is responsible for leading and supporting ministry fellowship and social functions where food and beverage are served to members and guests. Additionally, this ministry provides overall management and maintenance of the church commercial kitchen.
Health & Welfare
The Health and Welfare Ministry provides physical, mental and spiritual services and educational materials to members and the community in an effort to provide support for the whole well-being of our mind, body and soul.
Higher Education & College
The Higher Education and College Ministry provides support to and recognition of students in various stages of secondary learning including College, University, Trade Schools, and Certificate Programs.
Hospitality & Greeters
The Hospitality and Greeters Ministry provides friendly smiles and warm welcomes to members and visitors from the parking lot to the sanctuary. Greeters, ushers and parking attendants are part of this ministry.
The Lay Servant group is comprised of individuals who are active and supportive members of a United Methodist church who are:
Eager to serve the church, community, and world
Well-informed on scripture and on the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church
Committed to witnessing through church and community leadership, care-giving ministries, and spoken communication
Willing to improve his/her skills by training for service
The Membership Care Ministry takes care of current St. Paul member needs, helps new members get acclimated to St. Paul through new member orientation activities and coordinates visitor welcome activities and communications. The overall goal of this ministry is to ensure that current members, new members and guests feel that they are connected to a community of faith that loves them, believes in them and affirms them through our love for God.
The Older Adult Ministry offers opportunities for worship, learning, fellowship, faith sharing and service that help older adults relate to God, continue to grow in their faith and be actively involved in the life of the church while having a spiritual influence on younger members.
Outreach and Evangelism
The Outreach and Evangelism Ministry inspires and educates the congregation about mission outreach events and evangelism opportunities. Some of the ministries and programs include Prison Fellowship, Angel Tree, Communications, Employment and Housing Assistance, Prison Ministry, Dallas Bethlehem Center Thanksgiving Feeding and Easter on the Bridge.
Pastoral Care & Counseling
The Pastoral Care and Counseling Ministry supports all members, their families and friends when they are sick, in trouble, or in good times by praying, singing songs of praise, and providing support where needed.
The Prayer Ministry prays for the needs and concerns of the membership. Ministry members also pray weekly for the issues and ills that plague our society. We have telephone prayer calls, prayer concern cards available for people to fill out weekly and offer other methods for members to share prayer concerns.
The Prison Ministry ministers to those who are incarcerated; provides support to their families; and offer ex-offenders re-entry programs that include resources to second chance opportunities. Through this ministry, members seek to transform the lives of those who are incarcerated for Jesus Christ, while offering assistance to their families.
United Methodist Men (UMM)
The United Methodist Men Ministry addresses relevant issues related to men in an effort to elevate men and help them to reach their potential and deepen their understanding of God. Our mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.
United Methodist Women (UMW)
The United Methodist Women Ministry encourages the collaboration of women through a supportive and inclusive Christian membership organization where women are encouraged and empowered to grow spiritually in an effort to move within or beyond our situations to clarity, purpose and destiny.
Worship & Music
The Worship and Music Ministry is responsible for worship activities through music, dance, song and other worship elements in an atmosphere that is diverse, alive, full of spirit, dynamic and shared by everyone present. Choir members, praise dancers, acolytes, and communion stewards are included in this ministry.
The Young Adult Ministry offers a forum for young adults, in all phases of life, explore spirituality and grow in faith through opportunities of community service, choir, working with our children and youth ministry, miming, church leadership responsibilities, and praise dancing. This ministry is a lively and social network of young people who love God and love to celebrate life.