Important Info (Winter)

Online Registration
Registration is currently open and will close Saturday, December 7, 2019.

IBS & NSO Winter 2020 Registration Link

If you have any questions, please email us (The the Applicant Liaison Team) at join.us@cru.org

Facebook Group
The “IBS & NSO Winter 2020” 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 NSO 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
You will be receiving an email from someone on our Personnel Records Team. They will give you information on anything you might need to bring related to your hiring as an employee of Cru or for your transition from your current status with Cru to supported, full-time staff.

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 conference, you must receive permission in advance of the start of the conference. Please do not make any outside plans during the NSO Conference without first emailing join.us@cru.org.

Be aware that after the Ministry Partner Development 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.

Families
Cru values families and wants your family experience at NSO to be a blessing.

Note to parents who are both supported staff members:
Because husbands and wives need to be working together as a team, the conference is designed for both. Both parents are expected to attend and participate. Also, the demands of working on Ministry Partner Development as parents can have unique challenges. We hope that the time away, without your children, will be especially refreshing for you. To help you get the most out of this time, please plan on arranging care for your children with friends or relatives. We of course will accommodate any nursing babies. Start planning now to make arrangements for your children while you are away at the conference. If needed, you are welcome to bring a friend or family member to the conference to watch your child(ren) for any or all of the time. Families who have done so in the past have shared that they have had a much better experience.

New Staff Orientation can be a very time-intensive process. Be sure to give yourself grace, and know that we are here to serve you. If you would like to discuss the needs of your family or have any questions or concerns, please contact your Applicant Liaison.

Senior Staff
Senior Staff members who are marrying/married to New Staff members will be a part of the New Staff Orientation conference team. You will need to arrive on Sunday, January 12, 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 NSO
Those serving on the Worship Team for NSO will need to arrive on Saturday, January 11 (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 Glen Nielsen (NSO Operations Director) at glen.nielsen@cru.org. You will receive additional information by email in late December.

AV Team for NSO
Those serving on the AV Team for NSO will need to arrive on Saturday, January 11 (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