Asbury United Methodist Church - Tulsa, OK
Crafton Tull created a master plan for Asbury United Methodist Church to address the needs of a growing congregation. The plan was designed in phases to match congregational fundraising. The new, finished building is 300,000 square feet and boasts a sanctuary with seating for 2,500 and a chapel that can accommodate up to 500 people. The “living room,” a casual worship space for contemporary worship, fellowship dinners and wedding receptions, can seat up to 1,000. The facility also contains Christian education classrooms for all ages, a nursery, music rehearsal rooms, administrative offices, recreation and community ministry spaces, building maintenance areas and support spaces. To establish an emotional connection for the church, the new building design incorporated elements from the old, English Country Gothic building in which the congregation previously met.