• Walking together
 

Welcome to the Crossroads District!

 

 

The Crossroads district is made up of  70 United Methodist churches from Victoria to Manor, Seguin to Columbus, Edna to Del Valle, and beyond. God is bringing us together as one district of the Rio Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. We exist to support local churches and communities of faith make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation for the world! Pray for God to do a special work in us and in our communities.

 

Continue to be in prayer with us as we begin this new chapter in our District, welcoming our clergy, both new and returning appointments. May we seek Christ's guidance fervently as we strive towards FRUITFULNESS in our congregations and ministries.

Contact Information

Crossroads District UMC

5606 N Navarro St
Suite 200 C/D
Victoria, Texas 77904
Phone 361 573-4233
Fax 361-573-4392
Mobile DS 210-382-4085

Announcements

  • Newest Edition of The Hub Newsletter

    Read the newest edition of "The Hub", the Crossroads District newsletter.

    August 2020 Edition

  • District Pastors & Professionals meeting

    Save the date!

    The next District Pastors & Professionals meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25th at 10 am.
    As the meeting date approaches, we will be sending pastors a reminder email with the Zoom link & password. 

  • PPRC Assessment forms

    Click on the link below to download the Annual Assessment forms for PPRC. This year, these forms are OPTIONAL. 

    Should your church choose to submit these assessments, please send a scanned copy by fax or email or mailed hard copy by September 1, 2020.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact the District office. 

    ASSESSMENT FORMS

     

  • Updates on Annual Conference 2020

    Please click below to read the entire article from the Rio Texas Conference on the updates for Annual Conference 2020. 

    Link to article 

     

    "In mid-August, Bishop Schnase, through the Rio Texas Conference webpage, will be providing the call and stated business for the one-day session of the Postponed 2020 Annual Conference Session to be held on October 3, 2020. At that time, you will receive specific information about registration and a general agenda for the event.

    Bishop Schnase and the Annual Conference Leadership Design Team continue to discuss the best ways to prepare for a one-day session of a Postponed 2020 Annual Conference session to accomplish the needed business of the Conference."

     

  • Re-Launch 2.0 - Hybrid Church Done Well

    With some churches having both in-person and on-line worship, it is easy to get overwhelmed!  This zoom meeting is bringing together some professionals in the field of how to do sound, visuals/camera, digital community building, and building an "on-line worship team" to do Hybrid church well!  There will be direct teaching via Rev. Karen Horan and the panelists / professionals as well as two opportunities to meet in break out rooms to learn more detailed information and ask questions.  

    Registration will open July 1 on Eventbrite, so gather a team from your church to participate.  There will be a small fee of $10 per person.  

    Registration Link

    If you have any questions, contact Nicole Alabi, Administrative Assistant for Project Development, Implementation, and Support, at (210) 408-4515 or nicolea@riotexas.org.

    Link to article

  • Safe Gatherings & Trusted con Confianza trainings

    For those who are applying for Safe Gatherings certification or in need of renewal, visit www.safegatherings.com to complete the background check, and begin the modules.

    Once modules are completed, you will need to sign up for a facilitated session called "Trusted con Confianza".
    Click on the link below for the next available Trusted con Confianza training session!

    Trusted con Confianza trainings

    If your church is looking for clarification, policy and release form templates or other Safe Gatherings resources, click on the link below. 

    RESOURCES

    Editable Policy Template (Info Center tab)

    The Rio Texas Conference website also has details on several in person and online trainings to complete your Safe Gatherings training as well as special webinars on specific topics like how you can choose the best policy your church. 

    WEBINARS

     

  • 2020 Clergy Appointments

    Click HERE to see the newest appointment changes around the Rio Texas Conference. 

    Have you or your church received a new pastor?
    Have you been assigned to a new church?

    Click HERE for details on Appointment transitions. 

  • Open Texas Guidelines for Churches & Places of worship

    "In accordance with Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-18, the following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all churches, congregations, and places of worship in Texas. Churches, congregations, and places of worship may adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all Texans. The same minimum standard health protocols would apply to funeral services, burials, and memorials."

    Click HERE for the guidelines

  • Video from Bishop Robert Schnase on the Coronavirus

    Watch the latest video from Bishop Robert Schnase of the Rio Texas Conference. 

    Youtube Link

  • Updates & Resources: Preparing & Providing support during the Coronavirus Outbreak

    Click on the LINK to see updates and resources the Rio Texas Conference is making availalbe to all churches concerning the Coronavirus and ways to be prepared. 

    Online Church- Online Giving
    March 18, 2020  10:00 AM via ZOOM
    Register to participate in the WEBINAR

    Online Church- Going deeper with Licensing (licensing the worship music you play in church)
    March 19, 2020  10:00 AM via ZOOM
    Register to participate in the WEBINAR

    Online Church - Telecommuting Technology for Small Groups
    March 20, 2020 10:00 AM via ZOOM
    Register to participate in the WEBINAR

  • Wash your hands

  • Corona Virus Video Statement from the Rio Texas Conference

    Video Statement from the Conference Office

    LINK

  • Special Announcement from the Rio Texas Conference

  • Grant Deadlines for New People New Places 2020

    Click the INFO CENTER for more details on the New People New Places Grant 

    Important Deadline Dates:

    April 17, 2020

    July 31, 2020

    November 6, 2020

  • Licensing School for Local Pastors

    Licensing School is scheduled for May 9-16, 2020 at Cathedral Oaks Worship and Retreat Center. 

    Register HERE

  • Books for Sale

    Attention Crossroads District

    Monday, September 16th, we had a working retreat at Cathedral Oaks led by the District Strategy team. There were several books recommended and available at a Book table

    We have several of these books still available for sale at the District office!

    CLICK HERE to view the books we have, details on prices, etc. 

  • Scholarships Available

    Looking for funds for school? The Rio Texas Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry strongly supports our seminary students and offers financial assistance whenever when funding becomes available. Scholarships and Book Expenses are awarded to qualified applicants once a year. 

    The Board of Ordained Ministry is currently offering $15,000 in Scholarships per academic year. Completing the application will qualify a student for the BoOM scholarship, the "Then Sings My Soul" scholarship and the Rio Texas Perkins Alumni scholarship (for Perkins students only).

    CLICK HERE for more information and ways to apply.

    The next deadline for July 10, 2020. 

    Scholarships for Book Expenses are also available at this time, with deadlines as follows: 

     Fall Semester:            September 30

  • Candidacy Information

    Click on the Info Center Tab for details on the Candidacy Process and Course of Study 

  • Annual Conference 2020 & 2021

    Save the date for Annual Conference 2020 and 2021

    Wednesday, June 10- Saturday, June 13, 2020 at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX 

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    Wednesday, June 9 - Saturday, June 12, 2021 at McAllen Convention Center in McAllen, TX. 

  • Leadership Interest Survey

    Click HERE to print the Leadership Interest Survey. 

    If you are interesting in serving on a District Committee such as Trustees, Building & Location, Disaster Response, Young People's Team and more, let us know by checking that box and sending in your form to the Crossroads District Office. 

    Mail: 5606 N. Navarro Ste. 200 C/D
            Victoria, TX 77904

    Email: gocrossroadsdistrict@gmail.com

    Fax: 361-573-4392

     

  • Stop & Pray

     “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” 

    ~Matthew 18:19-20

    *Let's take a moment each day to pray for the church, the Crossroads District, the Rio Texas Conference, and the United Methodist body as a whole. 

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