• Even so, it is well with my soul
  • Joshua 1:9
 

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

  • Youth Mid-Winter 2021

    Due to technical complications, the VIRTUAL Youth Mid-Winter One Day Event HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 

    Please keep the Youth Team in your prayers as we continue to plan events for the Spring and Summer.

  • Lay Servant Basic Course 2021

    Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries: The Basic Class

    Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 8AM-4:30 PM

    This course is being offered at no charge via Zoom. You can find more details on the required text at the link below:

    Basic Course Details

    Register HERE

  • 2021 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. 

  • Recommended Reading List

    Is there a book that you've read lately that has impacted or encouraged you?  Please share the title and author.

    (We will post the list on the Resources Tab.)

    Recommended Reading List 

  • YEAR END REPORTS

    Year End Reports are now live!

    Click the Resources tab for all the forms, instructions and link to the 2020 Year End Reports. 

    These reports must be entered online.
    The deadline is Friday, January 22, 2021

  • Wespath Benefits Virtual Clergy Event 2021

    Register now for $49 to join this special virtual educational event. 
    Click here for details 

  • New District Missions Coordinator

    As of January 1, 2021, the District is pleased to announce that there is a new member of the staff. Fritzi Simon is the District Missions Coordinator. 

    Please join us in celebrating and welcoming Fritzi in this new role in the Crossroads District.

    Click here for a letter from our DS Marcus Freeman 

  • Clergy Compensation Forms 2021

    Click the link below for the updated Clergy Compensation forms, an action item of the Charge Conference packet. 

    One Charge Compensation Form

    Two Charge Compensation Form

  • 5-Star Advanced Special Information

    The conference’s Five Star Church Program was developed in 1990 to encourage local churches in the Rio Texas Conference to grow in mission giving and mission outreach every year.   Five Star churches receive an award certificate and special Annual Conference recognition of their giving through the Advance.

    “Five Star” is the designation and recognition given to Rio Texas Conference congregations that participate in the Advance program by doing the following things every year: 

    -       Paying 100% of their apportionments
    -       Contributing toward UMCOR Sunday (formerly called One Great Hour of Sharing)
    -       Contributing in each of the FIVE mission categories

    CLICK HERE for more details on the mission categories and Advanced Specials. 

  • Job Opportunity *Lockhart FUMC

    Youth Minister, Part Time

    First UMC, Lockhart, TX.

    Send Letter of Interest and Resume to:

    office@firstmethodistlockhart.org

     

  • 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 scholarship deadline for 2021/2022 is July 10, 2021

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

    January Term:             January 30
    Spring Semester:       February 28
    Summer Term:            July 30
     Fall Semester:            September 30

  • 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

     

  • Letter from our District Disaster Coordinator

  • Special Announcement from the Rio Texas Conference

  • 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. 

  • 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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