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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.

Announcements

  • District Conference 2020

    Letter from DS: District Conference 2020

    Pre-Conference Briefing
    Tuesday, June 2 at 6 pm

    Pre-Conference Reports Packet

    ZOOM LINK for Pre-Conference 

    Or join by phone:   
    +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll) or +1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)
        Meeting ID: 938 3686 0192 


    District Conference 
    Sunday, June 7 at 2 pm

    ZOOM LINK for District Conference 

    Or join by phone:
    +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll) or +1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)
        Meeting ID: 941 8902 8774 

  • General Conference Rescheduled

  • Updates on Annual Conference 2020

    Link to article 

     

    This year’s work of the Annual Conference will be accomplished by the following means:  

    • A virtual meeting of the clergy session will be held via Zoom at its currently scheduled time, 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10. The report normally shared at that meeting will be made available ahead of time for questions and editing. The online session will then move through the report, voting on matters of clergy status and recognizing clergy milestones.    

    • A one-day, in-person session of the Annual Conference has been scheduled for Saturday, October 3, in San Antonio. At this event, the conference will act on the 2021 budget, as well as celebrate retirements, memorials, and ordination.  

  • Re-Launch not just re open

    It is easy to get overwhelmed with SO MUCH information.  Sure, a lot of it is great, but sometimes we read and listen to so many voices, we forget to stop and pray…pray and listen…and trust what you know about yourself, your leaders and your community of faith. 

    Yep, I have a list of resources you can check out (or choose not to!) …and you probably have a lot you could give me to share.  Let’s do all of that, but sometimes we just need time to get on the balcony to get perspective.  We won’t have all the answers, and you won’t have a strategic plan at the end of the two hours, but maybe we have some room to think, dream and breathe…we can always meet again!

    Led by Rev. Karen Horan, Director of Creating/ Vitalizing Congregations and Developing Leaders

    Churches with average worship attendance of 120 or less

    May 4, 10:00 a.m.-Noon Register Here
    May 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Register Here
    May 5, 9:00-11:00 a.m. (Spanish interpretation available) Register Here

    Churches with average worship attendance of 120-300

    May 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.  (Spanish interpretation available) Register Here
    May 6, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Register Here
    May 6, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Register Here

    Churches with average worship attendance of 300+

    May 7, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Register Here
    May 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Register Here

  • Latest Information on Annual Conference 2020

    "As of today, Bishop Schnase and the Annual Conference Design Team do not have a final decision to share.  ​​​​

    Bishop Schnase and the Annual Conference Design Team appreciate the patience and understanding shown by the Rio Texas Conference community. A final decision will be announced next week."

    Click on the link below for details on the Rio Texas website
    Rio Texas Conference AC 2020 

  • 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

  • Clergy Conversations: Seeking the Essentials

    Clergy Conversations: Seeking the Essentials

    Description: Bishop Schnase invites Rio Texas Conference clergy to a 90 min online event. Participants can expect to hear from a presenter, an interactive time of prayer, and breakout sessions. If you can, please register ahead of time. This will help us with planning.

    April 27th, 10:30 am - 12:00

    Registration link

     

  • Webinar videos

    If you missed any seminars or Zoom trainings over the last week on social distancing and worship services, click the link below to watch recorded sessions and find other important guidelines and resources. 


    Videos

    Communion Guidelines

  • District Celebration & Conference Not to be Held as Normal

  • Video from Bishop Robert Schnase on the Coronavirus

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

    Youtube Link

  • Looking for a worship service live stream this Sunday??

    Look no further!

    As more churches are making the difficult decision to cancel their worship services for the next few weeks as we battle the Coronavirus, here is a list of churches in the Crossroads District that have live stream services or recorded sermons available. 

    Remember, WE ARE THE CHURCH...whether in a sanctuary, gymnasium, living room or in your car, we can lift our voices together to worship our Lord and Savior. 

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Resources for Church Safety Policies

    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

     

 
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    Victoria, Texas 77904
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