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

  • District Charge Conference

    The Crossroads District is having one District-wide virtual Charge Conference on Sunday, November 15th at 2 pm for all churches. We are delighted to announce that we will hear from a special guest speaker, Bishop Robert Schnase. 

    For more information, click on the link below for a letter of introduction from DS Marcus Freeman.
    2020 Charge Conference announcement letter 

    Click HERE for details on the sample agenda, instructions and guidelines for the Virtual Charge Conference or visit the Resources Tab. 

    Registeration Link

  • Important District wide Announcement - Special Called District Conference

    Dear Crossroads 2020 District Delegates to the Annual Conference,

    In keeping with paragraph 658 of the 2020 United Methodist Book of Discipline, I am announcing a special Called District Conference to be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

    The District Conference is to take action on the single item of a Resolution for the Conveyance of the Cathedral Oaks property to the newly organized Cathedral Oaks 501c3 non-profit entity. Based on Paragraph 659.1 of the 2020 United Methodist Book of Discipline, all persons who were elected to serve as delegates to the 2020 Annual Conference are voting members of this called District Conference. This District Conference will be held on Zoom and registration is required in order to receive the login information.

    Your presence is urged so you can participate in this important District Conferecne that will take action regarding a vital future for Cathedral Oaks. 

     REGISTRATION LINK
     If you should need any assistance with registration or have any other questions, please contact the District Office.

     

  • 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

  • Lay Servant Course Available * November 7, 2020

    Capital District is offering a Lay Servant Course available online - "Leading in Public Prayer"
    Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession 

    Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 8 am-4 pm

    Cost of this course is $6.94 plus the cost of the book.

    Registration link 

  • UMM Retreat October 24, 2020

    Keep the Fire Burning!
    Men's Ministry Event: October 24, 2020
                                                      9:00 AM-12 PM

    Special Speakers are Dr. David Klingler, Heisman Trophy Finalist & Assoc. Professor of Bible Exposition and Dr. Wade Powell, Pastor at First UMC Victoria. 

    To register for this free online men's ministry event and receive a Zoom link, click the link below.
    Registration

  • Youth Mid-Winter 2021

    Save the date for the next Youth Mid-Winter reteat!

    January 22-24, 2021 at El Shaddai Camp in Yorktown, TX

    More details on registration, scholarships and safety guidelines will be available soon. Keep checking the District website for updates!

     

  • Pastor's Appreciation Month *October

    October is Pastor's appreciation month!

    Visit the Laity tab for a special letter from our District Co-Lay Leaders. 

  • 2020 Charge Conference

    Charge Conference season has begun!

    Pastors & church staff, 
    All available forms are on the District website under the Info Center. If you have any questions or need assistance with a form, contact the District office or email. 

    Hard copies of these forms will also be mailed out beginning September 1st to churches.

    These forms are due by Friday, October 16th. You can send in completed and signed forms to the District office by mail, fax or scanned/emailed. 

    5606 N. Navarro St. 
    Suite 200 C
    Victoria, TX 77904

    Fax: 361-573-4392

  • Rio Texas Faith Formation Leadership Course 2020

    Check out the new Rio Texas Conference Faith Formation Leadership Academy!
    This digital learning space is open to anyone, from lay volunteers and staff to clergy. 

     Click HERE or go to the Resources page. 

  • Consultation forms *DUE November 20th*

    Editable Consultation forms are available on the District website.
    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the District office. 

    Clergy Consultation Form

    SPRC Consultation Form

  • 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:

    November 6, 2020

  • 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

  • Newest Edition of The Hub Newsletter

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

    August 2020 Edition

  • 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

  • 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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