Crossing Community Church is at an exciting time in the history and life of the church.
Our church begain in 2009 in an elementary school. We then were able to move into a very nice leased 9000 sq ft. leased space for a number of years. In September of 2016 we were blessed to purchase our own church home.
Our charming new home:
It is a truly more of little community more than simply a church home. Our church purchased a 4 building complex in a small town that is an extension of the Milwaukee/Waukesha Metroplitan area. The complex consists of a late 1800's train depot which we
lease to a coffee shop operator. That building is attached by a roof overhang to our church building. The church building which we have been remodeling and restoring for a year has a 9000 sq. ft. upper level and a 5700 sq. ft. finished basement. The church
is utilizing about 12,000 sq. ft. of that space but also rents out the other space to a couple of local businesses for their offices and most importantly the local post office! Yes the local post office is in the church building. How cool is that! Across
the parking lot from the church is craft barn/antique resale shop and finally adjacent to that is one more buidling we rent to a personal trainer who also does boot camp like classes. Finally, above that, is two apartments. Some of us even work out at the
personal training business which is called, "Body Engineering." The church space is scheduled to be complete in early September. The sanctuary will seat 150 and has been remodeled with a rustic barn theme. We have been roughly a 50 person church with cats
and dogs (just kidding but my dad and mom sometimes bring their dog in during the week:)) up to this time. Adjacent to the sanctuary is what we call the gathering room which has a new floor to ceiling stone fire place and that room is also remodeld with barn
and pallet board accents. As I type this from the coffee shop, there is live music playing on the coffee shop patio, which we put in, that also has a gas fire pit hang out area. This is truly a special property and a great place for our church to offer faith
community. The community has embraced all the improvements we have made to the area and appears to be very excited about the church opening. We have invested around $500,000 into properites inside and out. You could see some photos on the Crossing Community
Church Facebook Page. Prior to these changes the properties were in much need of repair and the coffee shop was closed. We are excited to open our doors to the community and they are excited about us and we plan to open with a neighborhood service on September
10th and our Grand Opening on September 17th.
Our Current Staff:
Currently Crossing Community Church has two pastors. Pastor Jay Cavaiani (me) is the lead pastor. Besides preaching, leading and Pastoral care I also lead a youth ministry called Campus Way. My wife Kelly volunteers in children's ministry, but her full
time gig is being a school teacher. We also have another Pastor Jay. His name is Pastor Jay Walls who is accompanied by his wife Erica. Pastor Jay is the associate pastor and worship leader. His wife Erica and him also currrently lead the children's ministry.
Our Church Need:
We are excited about growth and this growth presents us with some very diverse needs. Larger churches may be able to hire for specific areas, but that is more difficult for smaller community churches. We have needs in all ministry areas including operations/office
management, administration, property management assistance, womens ministry, childrens ministry, youth ministry and probably just about any other area you could think of!
What are we looking for:
We are looking for someont to be a key addition to our team to help us in some of our areas of need and help us recruit, manage and train others to fill other areas of need. We may hire part time people or we may even be able to hire someone full time if
they can meet some of the diverse needs and be a key person to help us oversee other that are led by volunteers.
What is the salary:
The salary and hours will depend on the nature of the position and the skills and experience of the person. It is likely we will want to start with a part time position that with the Lord's blessing grows. If a candidate has experience in youth ministry
there could be more funds available as Pastor Jay Cavaiani has been leading a non-profit youth ministry called Campus Way and needs help in directing that ministry. If someone has non-profit director skills that coincide with youth ministry experience there
is an opportunity for a greater salary more immediately.