Past Events for 2010 in the
North Texas Area

This page will show all of the past events of the North Texas Area that were once featured on our home page but are no longer active.

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.

Camp TRUTH Update

Om July 17, more than 120 youth from Dallas, Austin, Longview, Tyler,  and many other cities enjoyed Camp T.R.U.T.H ("Tearing Racism Up by Transforming Hearts") - a joint project between black, white, and Hispanic Disciples in the North Texas , Trinity-Brazos, and Northeast Areas, intended to explore possibilities for Christian youth leadership in the area of racial reconciliation.  Music was provided by a high-energy Christian rap group brought in by North Texas and a Latin-flavored worship team from one of the Trinity-Brazos Area churches. There were interactive activities, and some challenging discussion in small groups. Notable was the clear defining of racism by one of the keynoters: "Racism is prejudice plus the abuse of institutional power." Many youth committed to become 'reconcilers' in their communities through respect, listening and speaking out.

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Compassion and Aid Received in Haiti

logo-woc.jpgIf you’ve been watching the news, you’ve inevitably heard about the difficulties of getting aid, supplies, and medical care to those affected by the earthquake in Haiti.

While it is true that the delivery of aid has been hampered by many factors, including infrastructure-related challenges, Week of Compassion can assure you that aid is reaching many of those who need it.

Martin Coria, Church World Service Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, now based in the Dominican Republic and working closely with Servicio Social de Igelesias Dominicana (SSID), noted that with pre-positioned CWS kits and blankets, SSID was able to provide relief to the victims of Haiti's massive earthquake in the first twenty-four hours of the disaster. On Wednesday, January 13, SSID sent a flight with supplies to Port-au-Prince, and their staff was able to see the needs firsthand and quickly provide the most crucial supplies and assistance.

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2010 NTA Leader Event Successful! Followup Material Available!

2010 NTA Leader Event Saturday, January 16 at First Christian Church, McKinney saw some 170 church leaders from across the Region enjoy Eddie Hammett and Randy Pierce, authors of “Reaching People Under 40 While Keeping People Over 60.” There were also a dozen other high quality workshops on building community through groups, prayer and ministries. The links shown below will take you to followup materials and opportunities from Hammett and Pierce. We also hope to post workshop outlines in the Connected Community forum at http://www.ccsw.org/.

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Audio Interview with Pastor Irie Session

irie_session_180w.jpgThe weekly Bible-study podcast of Central Christian Church features an in-depth interview with Pastor Irie Session titled "Sex in the City and Your Soul." Pastor Irie speaks from years of experience of helping women as a social worker, local church pastor, mother, and conference speaker. Her interview extends compassion and restoration to the one whose life may have been fragmented by sexual exploitation. Her discussion is frank and personal, Biblical and grounded in real hope.

Click here for the Mini-Site Home Page of the Westside Cafe of Central Christian Church of Dallas.

2010 Young Adult Retreat - Song of Songs - May 20 - 23

Join young adults (ages 29 and under, married and/or single) from Dallas/Fort Worth and East Texas (NTA, TBA, NEA) for a weekend of relaxation, Bible study, fun, fellowship, and worship. The retreat begins on Thursday evening May 20 and ends Sunday morning May 23 but you are welcome to come when you can. The 2010 Young Adult Retreat will be held at Disciples Crossing (Main Side) in Athens.

Click here to download page 1 of the brochure.
Click here to download page 2 of the brochure.

63rd Annual Tri-Area Men's Retreat

Come join the men of the North Texas Area in addition to men from the Northeast Area and the Trinity-Brazos Area at the 63rd Annual Tri-Area Men's Retreat. The retreat will be May 14 - 16 at Disciples Crossing in Athens. Bryan Fenwick and Horace Miller are the keynote speakers and music will be led by Lynn Alexander with Nathan Hill and Jeremy Thompson. Enjoy fellowship, games, discussion and singing at this annual gathering.

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Camp TRUTH

Camp TRUTH (Tearing Racism Up by Transforming Hearts) is an anti-racism pro-reconciliation honors camp for high school youth. The camp is jointly sponsored by The Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and three Areas in the Southwest Region of the Christian Church (Northeast, North Texas, and Trinity-Brazos). Applications should be mailed to and received by Rev. Irie Session, Associate Area Minister in North Texas no later than April 23, 2010. Applicants will be contacted by May 5, 2010 of their acceptance in Camp TRUTH.

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Youth Ministry Council

Each church may recommend as many youth as they sincerely believe are qualified and capable of serving on the YMC. Up to fourteen (14) youth will be selected in total. No more than two (2) youth selected to serve may be from any one church. The youth that are recommended must currently be in grades 10 or 11. All applications forms must be recieved by February 20, 2010.

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The Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

The Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation offers a daily rhythm designed for rest and renewal. The rhythm includes times for worship, study, silence and solitude, prayer, spiritual friends — all within the context of Christian community. After you register additional information will be sent regarding daily schedule and reading recommendations.

The Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation will be March 7-12, 2010 at the Prothro Center at Lake Texoma.

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