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.
Granbury site of latest NTA Mission project
Another group of NTA volunteers headed to Granbury Friday May 24 and fed several hundred volunteers who were there cleaning up the tornado damage. We were able to feed folk from Samaritan's Purse, Baptist Men and other large groups, including utility company workers. Next up: a trip to Moore, Oklahoma Monday, June 24 to feed at FCC Moore!
NTA calls Summer Intern Heather Santi-Brown
Heather Santi-Brown is the new 2013 Summer Intern. She will spend time this summer helping with camps and updating Area Communication technology!
North Texas Area group ministers at West
Last Saturday, May 4, a group of intrepid missionaries from North Texas Area churches travelled to explosion ravaged West, Tx., to be the hands of Jesus to our neighbors there. Nearly 40 volunteers from ten NTA churches shared in the preparation of food and the feeding of hundreds of West residents and volunteers from across the state. Some 400 pounds of BBQ went quickly as the VFW Hall in West became one of two primary feeding sites for the day. NTA churches participating included: FCC Rockwall, FCC Denton, FCC Irving, FCC Lewisville, FCC Rowlett, Casa View, Firewheel, Monica Park, Community and Disciples Christian Churches. Other churches and individuals gave money in support of the effort.
Grace Christian Church in Prosper Continues to Grow
Grace Christian Church of Prosper worships every Sunday at the Baker Elementary School in McKinney, just at the edge of Prosper. They are doing several Outreach efforts in the Prosper area, including some Sundays where they are a 'church without walls' spending Sunday morning doing hands-on ministry.
Church Planter Doug Kriz would welcome you to join the prayer team for this new church plant in Prosper! Go to www.graceprosper.org for more details.
Firewheel Christian Church in North Garland begins worship every Sunday!
Firewheel Christian Church has begun worship at the Holiday Inn Express near in the Firewheel Shopping Center in north Garland, just off the Bush Tollway. Meeting every Sunday, the church is pastored by Rhonda Tracy. A unique feature of the worship service is the inclusion of saxophone accompaniment, along with other excellent musicians. Please keep this newly birthing church in your prayers.
New Church Leader Videos Added
Two new church leader training videos have been added to our training library. This brings to a total of ten episodes available online with over twelve hours of multimedia training available to you.
The two new videos were recorded at the September 2011 Licensed Ministers Training session.
Click here for the library of available media.
2013 NTA Camp Schedule
Discovery Camp May 24-26
Grand Camp I May 31-June 2
ChiRho Camp June 17-22
Niners Conference June 17-22
CYF Conference July 22-27
JYF Camp I July 8-12
Eighters Camp June 30-July 6
JYF Camp II July 15-19
Grand Camp II August 30-September 1
North Texas Area Minister Preaches on Evangelism
Rev. Dr. Larry Ross, Area Minister of the North Texas Area of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest, delivered this message at the 2010 NTA Assembly.
Looking for a Church to Visit?
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 Engaging Church Seminar
Is On-Line at the NTA Website!
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
Click here for more information.
News From Around Disciples
“Community ON Purpose, Community WITH Purpose”
by Rev. Dani Loving Cartwright, 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 high-resolution video version (348 kbps).
Click here for the low-resolution video version (200 kbps).
Click here for the audio-only version (128 kbps).
Click here for the instructions for using this video in your website.
Recent Area News
11/05/2008 - Online Education Now Available!