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Pastor of Children & Families

Department: Children & Family Ministries
Location: Sylvania Church (Tyler, Texas)
Job Title: Pastor of Children and Families
Reports To: Lead Pastor

Classification: Full-time


How to Apply

Job Description and Responsibilities:



The Pastor of Children and Families is responsible for the development and implementation of the vision, strategy and tactical elements for all programs, activities and educational aspects related to Children’s Ministry at Sylvania Church. Specifically, the Pastor of Children and Families is responsible for Sunday School (Nursery-5th grade), Wednesday night activities, special events, and discipleship development for families of young children.



  • Passion for ministry to children and seeing both parents and children grow in the faith.
  • Growing relationship with Jesus Christ evidenced by action, attitude, and behavior.
  • Ability to fully embrace the vision, values, and statement of faith of Sylvania Church.
  • Strong capacity in administration.
  • Reliable, trustworthy, self-starter, and excellent at following through on details.
  • Possess the ability to embrace innovation and creativity while adapting to growth and change.
  • Possess the ability to use appropriate judgment, discretion, sensitivity, and confidentiality.
  • Proven leadership skills utilizing a cooperative, collaborative team leadership style.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain healthy and motivating relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and volunteers.
  • Possess the ability to understand and to keep current on issues related to safety and security resulting in the implementation of associated activities and safeguards.



  • To provide leadership to the Children’s Ministry (CM) team
  • Help to develop and implement the vision for children’s ministries in collaboration with the Leadership Team and Elders.
  • Provides strategic leadership and planning initiatives for CM staff and volunteers.
  • Sets direction and trains CM staff and volunteers.
  • Offers pastoral care and encouragement of CM staff and volunteers.
  • Develops processes necessary for effective CM operations (e.g.: nursery/Sunday School check-in, Wednesday night, etc.).
  • Responsible for CM budget and financial oversight.
  • Oversee the selection and implementation of curriculum.
  • Develop communication plans to keep staff, volunteers and parents informed.
  • Responsible for all staffing of CM, in conjunction with the Elders (including training).
  • Manage communications between ministries that interact with CM.
  • Develop and implement all safety and security processes for CM in cooperation with the church’s safety and security team.
  • Oversee and implement all programming for CM (primarily for Sunday School & Wednesday night [Nursery-5th]).
  • Coordinate family events and camps for CM parents and families.



  • Bachelor’s Degree Required, Seminary Training strongly preferred
  • First-hand work experience in a local church, with extensive work done specifically in some area of Children’s Ministry



  • Reports to Lead Pastor
  • Supervises and directs Children’s Ministry staff and volunteers
  • Works closely with all areas of ministries within Sylvania Church

* Male candidates only, since this is a pastoral position.

Submit Your Application

  • NOTE: Please upload all documents in the format: [First Name] [Middle Initial] [Last Name] [Document Name]. Example: Bob R. Smith would upload the following documents: “Bob R Smith Resume” and “Bob R Smith Questionnaire.” To apply, upload the following documents in either Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) or PDF format: 1) Sylvania Questionnaire and 2) Resume.
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