Important Info (Winter)

Online Registration
PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently closed. Please contact the Join Us Team
(join.us@cru.org) to register for this conference.

Facebook Group
The “IBS & NSO Winter 2018” Facebook Group is an essential tool for connecting with other New Staff members (e.g. sharing rides to/from the airport, etc.). It will also be the main way the NST conference team shares announcements.

This Facebook Group is a “Secret Group” to maximize privacy, so you must be invited to join. Please write to join.us@cru.org from the e-mail address associated with your Facebook Account. (Please use your cru.org address for all ministry correspondence; however, in this case, we need to invite you within the Facebook platform.)

Basic Schedule
For details about the dates and activities during NSO, see the Basic Schedule page.

Finances
Go to the Finances page for estimated costs and charges for the various components of NSO.

Employment and Payroll Documents
On the day you arrive at NST, you must have in hand the original documents needed to complete your I-9 and Direct Deposit forms.

To be employed by Cru (and to complete an I-9 form), you need proof of your citizenship/residency and must bring:

  • A current passport OR
  • A current driver’s license and a certified copy of your birth certificate OR
  • A current driver’s license and your social security card.

NOTE: You need to bring original documents (not just copies).

You will also need documents to authorize Direct Deposit for your payroll. You must bring:

  • A voided check OR
  • A printed-out photo of a check OR
  • A bank authorization form for direct deposit. (A bank authorization form can be printed out from your online banking or from a bank branch. The account number and routing needs to be printed – not handwritten – on the form).

NOTE: Deposit slips are not valid since the tracking number on it may not be sufficient.

If you don’t have these available when you arrive, it is possible your first paycheck and/or reimbursement could be delayed.

Attendance
If both husband and wife are joining staff with Cru, it is important and strategic for both to attend and participate in all the sessions. There are no exceptions to this. If you need to leave during any of the New Staff Training Conference, you must receive permission in advance of the start of the conference. Please do not make any outside plans during the NST Conference without first emailing join.us@cru.org.

Be aware that after the MPD training starts, it will be an intense week with a lot of information to cover, creating long days with very few breaks and very little free time.

Senior Staff
Senior Staff members who are marrying/married to New Staff members will be a part of the New Staff Training conference team. You will need to arrive on Sunday, January 7 by 3 p.m. (no additional cost will be incurred for arriving early). You will receive additional information by email in late December.

Worship Team for NST
Those serving on the Worship Team for NST will need to arrive on Saturday, January 6 (no additional cost will be incurred for arriving early). Drums/percussion and a keyboard will be provided. We ask that all other musicians bring their instruments. If this causes additional travel costs, please email newstafftraining@cru.org to discuss options. You will receive additional information by email in late December.

AV Team for NST
Those serving on the AV Team for NST will need to arrive on Friday, January 5 (no additional cost will be incurred for arriving early). You will receive additional information by email in late December.

If you have any questions, please email us at join.us@cru.org …