The North Texas Area

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.

Regional Men's Retreat Report

The 2019 Men's Retreat for the Christian Church in the Southwest was September 20-22,2019 at Lake Brownwood,  Preceded by a golf tournament, the retreat featured the Rev. Todd Adams, President of the Pension Fund, and Rev. Olin Fregia, Bible communications specialist, as keynoters. It was a smaller group than normal, but that did not temper the Chickenfoot Tournament, won by retiring Area Minister Larry Ross, who suspects they may have 'let him win!'

Disciples Women's General Meeting - October 19

The next General Meeting of the NTA Disciples Women will be be Saturday, October 19. at 10:30 a.m. at East Dallas Christian Church.  The program will be "Service in Action" presented by Rev. Casey Tanguay, minister at WestWind Christian Church in Keller. For reservations contact by Tuesday, October 15th, Shannon Swink at 972-741-1180 or email seswink@sbcglobal.net. East Dallas Christian Church is located at 629 N Peak St., Dallas 75246.

 

Next NTA Men's Breakfast kicks off Mike's Kids Nov 2

The next NTA Men's Breakfast, at 8:30 AM at FCC McKinney, will be the kickoff of the major NTA Mission Project, Mike's Kids. Hoping to fill a 52' trailer again with new and gently used clothing as well as 2,000 pounds of beans and rice, the men will gather to hear a status report on the Good Samaritan Ministry in the Rio Grand Valley. 

Search for Community Regional Minister to serve NTA Geography begins

With Regional Restructure taking place (see article below), current Area Minister Larry Ross will retire at the end of 2019. The Christian Church in the Southwest will call a Regional Community Minister to not only do the work Ross has been doing, but also be principally responsible for Hispanic Ministries across the Region. Please be in prayer for the Search Committee which is already underway.

HOLD THESE DATES: January 25, 2020 is the Leader-Learner Event at FCC McKinney; May 3, 2020 is the next Area Assembly at 3 PM FCC Plano, April 24-26, 2020 is the Tri-Area Men's Retreat at Disciples Crossing

 

Summer Camps at Disciples Crossing

Registration for retreats and 2020 camps will be posted at  http://www.disciplescrossing.org/

Boundaries Training for Clergy Across the Region

Check the Regional Website for dates for other sessions. Register through the CCSW Regional Office http://www.ccsw.org

Southwest Region continues Restructure

God is at work in the Southwest Region! Over the years, there have been several efforts to reorganize the Region to increase the entire Region’s effectiveness and viability.

There is now an approved redesign that will place all administrative and staffing responsibilities at the Regional level, with a Regional staff consisting of a Regional Minister, Regional Executive, and Community Regional Ministers and support staff located across the entire Region. Areas would continue to provide valuable volunteer-led ministry. Click below to read more about the background and process that led us to this point.

NTA News:

The North Texas Area Board has approved this Area's participation in Regional Restructure. This Area will continue its current programs though the end of 2019, and congregations should continue to support the Area through Dec. 31, 2019. As of January of 202o, NTA churches should send the same level of support (or more) to the Christian Church in the Southwest's office. Beginning January of 2020, the NTA Area Board and Cabinet will continue Area work on a volunteer basis, and receive ministry from a Regionally called and deployed Community Regional Minister yet to be selected.

 

Click here to read FAQ about the background and process.

 

looking_for_church_180w.jpgThe 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.

Click here to go to the "Find God, Find Yourself" page.
Click here to search for churches in your area.
Click here to browse for churches by city.

The Engaging Church Seminar
Is On-Line at the NTA Website!

engaging_church_250w.jpgThe 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 

Click here for more information.

News From Around Disciples

From Disciples.org

 

“Community ON Purpose, Community WITH Purpose”

nta_assembly_2009_180w.jpgby 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. 

Click here for the video.