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.

CCSW Regional Assembly Nov. 2-3, 2018

The Regional Assembly of the Christian Church in the Southwest will be in Austin this year, hot\sted by Central Christian Church on the weekend of November 2-3, 2018. 

We encourage all congregations to make plans to be represented at this event for educational opportunities and to be a part of making decisions about the restructure of the Southwest Region.

Two Healthy Boundaries for Clergy training courses will be offered on Friday, November 2, from 9 am to 4 pm, with one presented in English and one presented in Spanish. A workshop for commissioned ministers will be presented on Friday, November 2, from 9 am to 4 pm. Saturday's schedule will include a selection of workshops for both laity and clergy, as well the Southwest Region business meeting. Those staying over for Sunday can worship with any of several Disciples congregations in and near Austin.

Please watch www.ccsw.org for registration information.

 
Summer Camp 2018

 

Flyer and Information

More information about registration can be found at http://disciplescrossing.org

 

NTA Churchmen's Breakfast will be October 27, 2018 at First Christian Church in Duncanville

The next breakfast will be October 27 at 8:30 at First Christian Church in Duncanville. This is the kickoff for the annual Mike's Kids campaign, gathering resources for the ministry of Good Samaritan Ministry in the Rio Grande Valley.

 

Outreach Opportunity - Feed Hundreds for a quarter apiece!

United Disciples Christian Church welcomes partners in a packaged food ministry on this 10th anniversary of our participation.  The packaged food product is given to the Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries.

Cash donations are helpful through September 9th so sufficient food and packaging supplies can be ordered. People are welcome between 12:30 and 2 p.m September 23 to help package the ingredients into separate bags and then cases. We are usually finished by 5 p.m. Our goal is 100 cases of food at a cost of $5000.

Packaging takes place on Sunday September 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. here at United Disciples Christian Church  --  601 E Main street,  Richardson TX, 75081.Call 972-235-3583 or  E-mail   to let us know if you can help!

Boundaries Training for Clergy Across the Region

English—September 8, 9-4, FCC Pasadena

English—Monday, September 17, Brite Divinity School (check with Brite for more information and registration)

English—September 29, 9-4, Northway Christian Church, Dallas

English—September 29, 9-4, FCC Midland—Andy Mangum

English—October 13, 9-4, FCC Canyon

Spanish—November 2, 9-4, Central CC, San Antonio—Evangelina Perez

English—November 2, 9-4, Central CC, San Antonio

English—Monday, February 4, 9-4, UCC Fort Worth

Register through the CCSW Regional Office

 

Hurricane Harvey Response

The Area Minister of the Coastal Plains Area gives thanks to all the people and churches that have given monies and volunteer efforts to assist in the recovery from  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 Dallas stepped up to help coordinate donations of cleanup and hygiene kits. More than $70,000 has been given through the Coastal Plains Area. Much more aid is being coordinated with Week of Compassion. Yet, with a third of the churches there experiencing minor to severe damage, there is still a great need. for the latest! Visit www.cpadisciples.org for more information!  
 
 
 

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.