Why We Love This Opportunity
The Crossing is a special church reaching eleven communities across three states with the message of Jesus. With a well led and well loved team and a brand new campus developed with a vision to reach people on both sides of the tracks, the right next level Jacksonville Campus Pastor will inherit a ministry with not only outstanding historical success but, even more, a future and a team that are poised to take significant ground in the future!
The Crossing is an independent, non-denominational Christian Church started in Quincy, Illinois. The Crossing currently has 11 locations in 3 states surrounding Quincy, and have approached church in a different way. They leverage technology to launch campuses in rural communities throughout the Midwest, and have a heart for the lost and poor. Their Mission is to “help people find an intimate, personal relationship with Jesus Christ”.
Jacksonville Campus is located 80 miles east of Quincy and began in April of 2019. The freshly built-out, 35,000 square foot, facility is cutting edge both aesthetically and with technology and is designed to accommodate well over 1500 attending weekly. Its location is key, just off the busiest intersection in the community of 22,000, within a 10 mile radius. The church is healthy and happy, currently working to build an internal volunteer structure which is now supplemented by other campuses. Jacksonville is part of the Quincy Hub of The Crossing, intentionally connected to some of the most experienced and resourced ministries of The Crossing in order to ensure Jacksonville has every necessary tool in order to maximize its impact.
The Campus Pastor will prioritize the following Expectations:
PROTECT THE WEEKEND SERVICE: The weekend service is our greatest outreach tool. We see the greatest success in reaching lost people through the services provided each weekend at our various locations.
REACH LOST PEOPLE: Our primary mission as a church is to reach lost people.
GUARD THE CULTURE: Culture can either propel a campus or destroy a campus.
TRAIN UP LEADERS: The success, significance and future of our ministry is directly related to our ability to train up leaders in our church.
EMPOWER DIFFERENCE MAKERS: At The Crossing we call our volunteers Difference Makers, because we believe that volunteers make a difference.
CONNECT AND DISCIPLE THE SAVED: No evangelistic church will be successful or have longevity if it is not committed to growing people in Christ.
EMBRACE THE COMMUNITY: Campus Pastors see themselves as pastors of the entire local community.
MANAGE THE STAFF: Campus Pastors will spend time leading and managing their staff.
OVERSEE FINANCES: They will help us determine budgets for their locations.
WEDDINGS, FUNERALS AND HOSPITAL VISITS: Being a pastor is being with people on best days and hard days.