About the Organization:
The Baptist Church of Tyler was founded in 1848 by a small group of families. Upon changing its name to ‘First Baptist Church of Tyler,’ the church began to plant other churches, including Calvary Baptist, Green Acres, and Friendly Baptist Churches in its surrounding vicinity. In 2000, the church planted a second campus in the south part of Tyler, and for about 15 years, people gathered on the grounds of FBC’s South Campus to worship. In 2016, the entire body of believers voted overwhelmingly to plant the South Campus as an independent church, the new name ‘South Spring Baptist Church’ was chosen and the entity established.
Today, boasting approximately 700 in adult worship attendance, and an additional 300 in the childen's ministry, South Spring is championed by, and firmly rooted in its pillars of Hospitality, Discipleship, and Devotion. The church has proven to be a thriving community of believers who exist to live, teach, and tell the Gospel that all may encounter the living God.
- Weekly Attendance: 685
- Location: Tyler, Texas
- Denomination & Affiliations: SBC and BGCT
About the Position:
The Children’s Minister will be one that is spiritually mature and passionate to creatively disciple and care for the growing number of children and their families at South Spring Baptist Church. He/she will be passionate about developing children to be life-long followers of Jesus Christ within the context of the local church. This individual will be marked by strong leadership, excellent management, interpersonal skills, and dedicated service in order to fulfill the required responsibilities of the role. The person that assumes this role must be able to work well with church staff and members, successfully direct church programs, and demonstrate high personal character by Christian example in public and private.
What We Are Searching For/Qualifications:
The successful candidate will most likely have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and will be able to provide expertise and credibility.
Candidates for this role will need a genuine love and passion for children and have at least five years of ministry experience. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in a setting committed to reaching kids and families with a high degree of innovation, recruitment, and retention. Proven experience in creative thinking and problem solving is needed. Work history in leadership with a high degree of energy, organization, motivation, and responsiveness is a must. This person must thrive on constant improvement and be a dynamic collaborative team player.
The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Children’s Minister:
- Christian attitude and trustworthy character.
- Strong team spirit, respect and support for the other members of the ministerial staff.
- Proper level of confidentiality in all matters of the church, employees, and/or church members.
- Personal encounter and a daily walk with Christ.
- Spiritual maturity and a positive work attitude.
- An attitude of professionalism, patience, respect, compassion and grace when working with staff and congregation.
- A passion for learning more and engaging with the preschool and grade school culture
- A drive to teach families, specifically parents, to lead their children spiritually.
About the Location:
Tyler, Texas is located in the heart of East Texas and is 95 miles east of Dallas. The city had a population of 96,900 in 2010, according to the US Census Bureau, and an estimated population of 107,000 in 2014.
Tyler has the nickname, "Rose Capital of the World." It gained this name due to the large quantity of rose bushes processed through the area, along with hosting America's largest rose garden. The Texas Rose Festival draws thousands to Tyler every fall. The international Adopt-a-Highway movement originated in Tyler in 1985 when, after appeals by local Texas Department of Transportation officials, the local Civic chapter adopted a two-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 69.
The University of Texas at Tyler is a prominent educational center for the area and also houses the University of Texas Health Science Center. Tyler Junior College and Texas College are also great options for higher education in the area. As a regional educational and technology center, Tyler boasts two regional, billion-dollar hospital systems and a variety of technology start-ups.
The city has an impressive culture scene as well, such as the ballet, art museums, and the symphony. Recreation is also a priority for the residents of East Texas as they enjoy access to the numerous local lakes, parks, golf courses, and zoos. The residents of Tyler benefit from a low cost of living, subtropical climate, and friendly southern hospitality.
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