• 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

  • 2021 District Wide Virtual Conference

    Our Annual District-Wide, Virtual Conference has been scheduled for the Crossroads District for Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 3 pm on Zoom. Pre-registration will be required for all who will be present.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    Only pastors and elected delegates are eligible to vote for each church, but all church members are encouraged to attend. 

    A sample agenda for our time together as well as instructions and guidelines for the Virtual Meeting will be available by Monday, May 17th on the District website. All reports that will be presented and/or voted on will also be sent out to all who have registered as well as made available on the District website. 

  • ERT Basic Training * Early Response Team

    Are you Ready? Are you Able? Are you Willing?

    The next ERT Basic Training Event at Shiner FUMC (102 Church St. Shiner)

    May 22, 2021 
    8:30A-3:00P

    Register Here

    Letter from our Disaster Relief Coordinator

  • Job Opportunity @ Gonzales FUMC

    DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRIES

    First United Methodist Church Gonzales is located about one hour from both Austin and San Antonio, and is the longest continuously operating Methodist Church in our area of Texas.  We are a dynamic church with a passion to make disciples of Jesus Christ and see lives changed through a relationship with Him.

    We are seeking a Spirit-led individual to serve on our team as full-time Director of Youth and Family Ministries. The successful applicant will have been called and equipped by God to lead the youth ministry of the historic First United Methodist Church. We are seeking an entrepreneurial, charismatic leader to make young disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
     
    For more job details, visit the church's webpage:
  • Basic Training Camp * July 18-21, 2021

    What is Basic Training Camp?
    Basic Training Camp is a 4 day, 3 night retreat that gives your child the opportunity to experience God through worhsip, games, friends and much more. All activities will be supervised by adults with high school and college students assisting as junior staff. 

    Safety Requirements: Details may change, but we are curretly asking that all campers bring a mask to wear throughout the camp, with the exception of meal times. Temperatures will be taken by the camp nurse upon arrival and twice daily. 

    Location: 
    Basic Training Camp is located at El Shaddai Retreat Center in Yorktown, Texas. 

    Age Requirement: 
    This camp is for children who have completed the 3rd through 5th grades during the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Tuition: 
    Early Registration Fee:  $160
    Registration Fee after June 1, 2021:  $185

    Last day to register: Thursday, July 1st

    Register Here

  • Church Mission Work Survey

  • Virtual Annual Conference 2021

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    2021 [Virtual] Annual Conference

    Check back here to find the most up to date information.

    Registration
    April 15 - Whova opens to vendors and groups scheduling virtual luncheons. (Instructions will be posted here.)
    April 30 - Whova opens for registration to delegates and guests. Delegates will get an email from the Communications department with registration instructions.
    Learn more about Whova here!

    Voting
    May 20th - Delegates can expect an email with voting credentials and instructions for a test ballot from Data On The Spot (DOTS)

    General Schedule

    Saturday, June 5, 2021                  3:00-4:30pm                              Laity Session

    Wednesday, June 9, 2021            3:00-4:30pm                              Clergy Session

    Thursday, June 10, 2021               3:00pm-5:30pm                 1st Plenary Session

    Thursday, June 10, 2021               6:00pm-8:00pm                2nd Plenary Session

    Friday, June 11, 2021                    3:00pm-5:30pm                3rd Plenary Session

    Friday, June 11, 2021                    6:00pm-7:30pm                 4th Plenary Session

    Saturday, June 12, 2021               *9:00am-10:45am              Teaching Session

    Saturday, June 12, 2021               *11:0am-1:30pm                 Service of Commissioning and Ordination

    *Changes made 3/30/2021

     

     

  • 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. 

  • Grant Deadlines for New People New Places 2021

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

    Important Deadline Dates:

    April 29, 2021

    July 29, 2021

  • 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

     

  • Rio Texas Conference PSA COVID-19

  • 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 

  • 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

     

  • 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. 

  • 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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