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.


Disciples Women Spiritual Retreat - April 20-22, 2018

The North Texas Area DWM Annual Spiritual Life Retreat is scheduled for April 20-22, 2018 at Disciples Crossing in Athens, TX. Our theme for the retreat is "Created by God, Called for a Purpose". The keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. LaVerne Whitehead Reed, an energetic and vivacious speaker. Rev. Reed has distinguished herself over the years as an effective leader in Christian Discipleship. The Bible Study will be led by Rev. Rhonda Tracy, Associate Minister of Highlands Christian Church in Dallas. Rev. Tracy is passionate about small group ministries, spiritual direction, and outreach ministry. Four dynamic break-out sessions have been planned for you to choose from. The Disciple Homes Management Group will be the focus of our service project this year. This group provides quality living for low income senior adults in 5 different facilities located throughout the Longview, Henderson, and Tyler areas. We hope to see each of your smiling faces at retreat. We are now accepting registration forms for the retreat, so fill one out and turn it in; we are waiting to hear from you! Please click on the link below to take you to our registration form, details for the outreach project, and a flyer to display at your church. If you have questions, feel free to contact Linda Engelking, Retreat Chairperson, by calling 972-896-7004 or email at 

DWM Spiritual Life Retreat flyer 

DWM Spiritual Life Retreat registration form 

DWM Retreat Outreach Project 


NTA Churchmen's Breakfast will be May 5, 2018 at Warren Avenue Christian Church in Dallas

The next breakfast will be May 5 at 8:30 at the newly remodeled Warren Avenue Christian Church in Dallas.First Christian Church in Waxahachie. 

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

August 4, 2018, Location TBD


Tri-Area Men's Retreat May 18-20, 2018 at Disciples Crossing

The 71st Tri-Area Men's Retreat will feature David Dusek from The Rough Cut Men's Ministry. 

David Dusek is the founder and executive director of “ROUGH CUT MEN Ministries”, which utilizes major motion picture clips as parables to engage men of all spiritual level and uses his powerful testimony to get men to be transparent with one another and with Jesus.  He has spoken to thousands of men across the United States and the world, engaging them with other men in a David and Jonathan model of friendship.

There will be an optional golf tournament prior to the retreat, and free time built into the retreat to allow for the traditional 'Chickenfoot' tournament as well as fishing, horseshoes and relaxation time.


Summer Camp 2018


Flyer and Information

More information about registration can be found at


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 for more information!  

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 .



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



“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.