Welcome to Sylvania Church in Tyler, TX!
Sylvania is a Bible-saturated, Gospel-driven, missions-oriented, reformed, Baptist church in Tyler, TX. The ultimate aim of Sylvania Church is to see the Lord Jesus Christ treasured and enjoyed (Matthew 13:44) not only by the members of Sylvania Church or among the peoples within the confines of Tyler, TX, Smith County, or even the greater East Texas area, but among all peoples of every culture in every nation of the world. We would love for you to join us this Sunday morning at 10:20am. If you’re not sure where Sylvania is located, then click “Directions” in the menu above or simply contact us to have a human give you directions, which we are happy to do!
Proper worship of God requires doctrinal and theological accuracy. Though Sylvania Church is Baptist both according to its affirmation of the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message (SBTC) and its affiliation with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (part of the Southern Baptist Convention), Sylvania’s commitment to reformed theology makes its doctrinal positions more closely resemble the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. This doctrinal position results in Sylvania being almost entirely unique among the approximately 60 other Baptist churches in Tyler, TX. For more about what we believe, check out the About pages in the menu above.
Our commitment to doctrinal and theological accuracy dramatically affects the way the Bible is taught here at Sylvania. Instead of approaching a particular passage with a point we would like to make, we aim our preaching and teaching at exposing the point intended by the passage’s original author. As result (please test us on this), you should notice at Sylvania that the point of the passage is the point of the sermon or teaching. In addition to letting the Scriptures drive our preaching and teaching, Sylvania is also committed to letting the Scriptures drive our praying. As such, we hold multiple weekly prayer meetings that are aimed at praying in accordance with God’s will as He has revealed it in Scripture.
Proper worship of God always leads to ever-deepening relationships with God’s people. As such, it’s a blessing to see many of the people of Sylvania talking in the sanctuary up to an hour after our worship services have ended! In addition, Sylvania “breaks bread” together not only in regular communion, but in a weekly meal together as a church body. Sylvania also has men’s, women’s, college, youth, and children’s ministries, all of which provide opportunities for fellowship. For more about the various ministries of Sylvania Church, see Ministries in the menu above.
Proper worship of God always leads to an ever-increasing love for the world that expresses itself in local, regional, national, and global disciple-making. For this reason, Sylvania is actively engaged in disciple-making not only within the confines of our church, but also in the city of Tyler and the larger Smith County area, the state of Texas, across the United States, and in other parts of the world. We’d invite you to check out our ministries pages to learn more about discipleship within Sylvania and our missions pages in the menu above to see how Sylvania is involved in Gospel ministry locally, nationally and globally.
Let Us Know How We Can Help.
To conclude our little welcome, we want you to know that we’re glad you stopped by our website. As you look around, please let us know if you have questions or comments about anything you read here. Certainly our blog and even some of our pages have comment boxes at the bottom where you can dialogue with us right here on our website. Or if you’d prefer to talk to one of us by phone, email or in person, all of our contact information may be found (oddly enough!) under the “Contact” tab in our menu bar.
We hope to see you at Sylvania Church soon!