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.
The 2017 Area Assembly will be held at 3 PM at First Christian Church of Plano in their newly renovated sanctuary. Rev. Hector Velazquez, a former NTA minister and currently a pastor in Houston, will bring the keynote on 'Worship".
Hector is pastor of Iglesia Cristiana El Redentor in Houston and served his country in the US Army. He is a leader among the Region's clergy and serves the Hispanic Convencion.
Music will feature David Grogan, an accomplished vocal performer and professor at University of Texas at Arlington, and member of Galileo Christian Church in Mansfield. The Praise Team and Choir of First Christian Church of Plano will also contribute their musical leadership!
It is time to register for the upcoming Tri-Area Men's Retreat at Disciples Crossing in Athens, Texas! Dr. Larry Ross and Rev. Jordan Byrd will be leading sessions of the event, and there will be ample time for enjoyable activities like napping, fishing, golf, chickenfoot, horseshoes and others. Cost is $95 until May 1. After May 1 add $10. $80 for first timers. Registration forms are available at your church and also here:
First Christian Church of Rowlett serves as the major ministry center for relief efforts from the Dec 2015 tornado in partnership with the North Texas Area, Week of Compassion and Disciples Volunteering. Major reconstruction efforts and volunteer opportunities are still underway. As of Dec 1 2016 In Garland, for instance, only 80% of the damaged homes have gotten permits for reconstruction, and only 70% of the affected homes are reoccupied. While this is great progress, work will continue for years.
The North Texas Area has disbursed more than $16,000 to affected individuals and a gift of $20,000 to install showers for FCC Rowlett to operate as a Mission Station. Please be patient, prayerful and generous! Gifts can still be given to FCC Rowlett, the North Texas Area Relief Fund, and Week of Compassion designated for North Texas Tornado Relief.
Information about single-day volunteer opportunities is available on the website of First Christian Church of Rowlett. Visit the Disciples Volunteering webpage to sign up for Mission Trips to Rowlett.
NTA Churchmen's Breakfast May 6 at Warren Avenue Christian Church in Dallas
The next breakfast will be May 6 at 8:30 at Warren Avenue Christian Church in Dallas. Rev. Daniel Guzman of Mision LaRoca will report on the recent Men's Mission Project by men from all over the Region, building an addition to his church building.
Please note these dates and locations for future NTA Men's Breakfasts:
August 5, First Christian Church of Denison
November 4, Location First Christian Church of McKinney
February 3, 2018, United Disciples Christian Church, Richardson
May 5, 2018, First Christian Church of Waxahachie
The Tri-Area Camping registration process now centralizes all registrations with fees being handled by the Disciples Crossing camp. The 2017 Camp Season schedule will be posted at www.disciplescrossing.org.
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
Click here for more information.
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.
Click here for the video.