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.

Advent Clergy Feast to be December 6

One of the highlights of every year of ministry in the North Texas Area is when the ministers of the Area meet for food, fellowship and worship near the beginning of Advent. At noon on Wednesday, December 6, ministers and spouses are invited to attend this year's Advent Feast at United Disciples Christian Church in Richardson, Texas.The food will be provided by Ellcey Catering again this year, and the feast will be provided as a gift from the Area to its ministers and spouses. RSVP at 972-272-2900 and indicate your choice of entree.

Boundaries Training Opportunities Abound

Every five years, ministers in the Christian Church must renew their "Boundaries Training" if they are to continue doing any kind of ministry within the Southwest Region. This helps clergy stay appropriate in their relationships and healthy in their spirituality. 

Here are opportunities in the near future for clergy to come into compliance if they have not taken the course since 2012:

Registration and cost are available at the Southwest Region's website..  

Hurricane Harvey Response

Reports continue to come in from the Coastal Plains and Bluebonnet Areas of the Christian Church in the Southwest regarding flood and storm damage to churches and families affected by Hurricane Harvey. First Christian Church of Rowlett, First Christian Church of Plano and Central Christian Church of Dallasstepped up to help coordinate donations of cleanup and hygiene kits.
 
All the disaster response experts seem to agree that the most important thing to do right now is donate money…consider Week of Compassion (www.weekofcompassion.org), which has already given more than a half-million dollars in grants to help hurricane relief efforts. Mission trips to the impacted areas have already begun through Disciples Volunteering.
 

Southwest Region beginning 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 approved a framework that will place all administrative and staffing responsibilities in the Regional level, with Regional staffing 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.

 The Dialogue Group wants to hear from Areas and congregations, so we invite your input. Please share your comments, concerns, affirmations, and ideas about opportunities and challenges by contacting your Area Moderator or by e-mailing .

NTA Churchmen's Breakfast will be February 3, 2008 at Warren Avenue Christian Church in Dallas

The next breakfast will be November 4 at 8:30 at First Christian Church in McKinney. This will be the kickoff to our annual Mike's Kids effort, which delivers a massive amount of toys, clothing and other items to children in need in the Rio Grande Valley.

Please note these dates and locations for future NTA Men's Breakfasts:

February 3, 2018, Warren Avenue Christian Church of Dallas

May 5, 2018, First Christian Church of Waxahachie

 

Camping Registration Information for 2018

The Tri-Area Camping registration process now centralizes all registrations with fees being handled by the Disciples Crossing camp. The 2018 Camp Season schedule is posted at www.disciplescrossing.org.

Looking for a Church to Visit?

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.