Announcements

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




2020 Apportionments




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

 

Pastors can sign up for their virtual consultation meeting with DS Marcus HERE




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




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.