The North Texas Area is part of the Southwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), which has as its vision "to be a faithful, growing church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice" (Micah 6:8). The North Texas Area exists to serve the Disciples of Christ congregations in the Texas counties of Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, and Rockwall, and one church in Paris, Tx. Click here for more information. Click here to visit our FaceBook page.
Saturday, October 4, at Casa View - 9 am is the next NTA Board meeting (all are always invited; each church can send two voters plus clergy), then Dr. Larry Ross is on Sabbatical the rest of the month.
October 25 - 26 will be the REGIONAL ASSEMBLY in Spring, TX, at Cypress Creek Christian Church. Visit ccsw.org for more details. There MAY be a livestream option, and the service will be posted to Youtube for those who cannot attend.Watch CCSW.ORG for details.
On Saturday, November 1, there will be an evangelism/church growth learning event: "Only Four Things Grow a Church" by Bill Easum and Bill Tenny-Brittain, at Central Christian Church, Dallas, 9 am - 4 pm. Registration is through www.effectivechurch.net
November 7 -9 the Tri-Area Chi Rho Fall Retreat is at Disciples Crossing. See the Disciplescrossing.org website for details.
November 15 - 16 the Tri-Area CYF Fall Retreat is at Disciples Crossing. See the Disciplescrossing.org website for details.
On Saturday, January 31, Dr. Dick Hamm will keynote the NTA Leader Event at East Dallas Christian Church. The theme of the event will be "Building Faith Communities" and there will be 2 - 3 dozen workshops on how every aspect of church life helps or hurts our care for one another and the world around us.
As of the last report, unaccompanied immigrant children will not be coming to Greater Dallas for temporary shelter. Responses to this crisis now focus on the detention centers in South Texas, and on children and families who are being released to the care of relatives here in Dallas and nearby communities. It may be that this winter's Mike's Kids ministry will help Good Samaritan Ministry in the Rio Grande Valley reach out to some of these, so we would like to emphasize this ministry. Mike's Kids will launch at the Nov.1 NTA Mens' Breakfast at United Disciples Christian Church in Richardson.
The next quarterly NTA Mens' Breakfast is at 8:30 am at United Disciples Christian Church in Richardson Nov. 1 and will launch the 2014 Mike's Kids clothing and toy collection drive for Good Samaritan Ministry.
The registration process now centralizes all registrations and money being handled by the camp. The 2015 Camp Season schedule is posted on this site.
Several church leader training videos are in our training library. This brings to a total of ten episodes available online with over twelve hours of multimedia training available to you.
The Videos were recorded at various sessions of the Commissioned Ministers Training sessions.
Click here for the library of available media.
The 80 churches of the North Texas Area cordially invite you to join us this Sunday. We can help you find a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), where doubting and believing can live together without judging, a kind of church where we respect God's Word and your mind.
The North Texas Area of the Christian Church in the Southwest has launched an on-line video seminar for churches in the NTA. The NTA has licensed the "Engaging Church" seminar produced by Church Growth, Inc. The arrangement allows the NTA to present the complete video seminar in its secure Member Portal for the clergy and laity of the North Texas Area.
The seminar discusses how to attract outsiders, connect visitors and integrate new members. The seminar is presented in high-quality Flash video in six sessions. In addition to all six full-length videos, the seminar workbook is provided, session summaries and an area-wide on-line discussion forum for talking about each session of the seminar. Also, Larry Ross, Area Minister and President of the North Texas Area is available to visit NTA churches in a follow-up capacity to help interpret and apply the principles of this seminar in a holistic way
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by Rev. Dani Loving Cartwright, former Regional Minister and President, Christian Church in the Southwest
Continuing the emphasis on the release of the Southwest Regional Guiding Vision for ongoing transformation, Southwest Regional Minister and President Rev. Dani Loving Cartwright delivered a heartfelt message to several hundred Disciples at the North Texas Area Assembly, Sunday May 3, 2009 at Northway Christian Church in Dallas.
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