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.

2015-16 Commissioned Minister Training and Clergy Continuing Education

September: Proclamation of the Word will be taught at the Monica Park 5th Annual Preaching Festival Monday, September 28 from 8:30 to 2:30 at Monica Park Christian Church in Garland. Rev.Tamara Rodenberg  and Rev. Tom McDermott will be presenting. There will be a make-up session in Tyler at University Christian Church on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9-1 pm.

November: Pastoral Care will be taught by Dr. Joretta Marshall of Brite Divinity School on Saturday, Nov. 14, 9-1, at University Christian Church in Tyler, with a repeat session Saturday, Nov. 21 at First Christian Church of irving, 9-1.

January: Spiritual Development will be taught by Rev. Herb Lynskey as the keynote and 2 of the workshops at the North Texas Area Leader and Learner Event at First Christian Church of McKinney Saturday, Jan. 30. This event runs from 8:30-3 and lunch is included. There will not be a make-up session.

April: Mission of the Church in the World will be taught by Don Tatlock, formerly of Church World Service, on Saturday, April 2 from 9-1 at First Christian Church of Irving, and a make-up session Saturday, April 9 at First Christian Church of Tyler from 9-1.

For a registration brochure, please email .

 

Major Men's Mission Project Nearly Complete

The Regional Men's Ministry of the Christian Church in the Southwest came to Dallas for its 2015 Mission Project: the construction of a sanctuary for Mission La Roca, one of the NTA's newer Hispanic congregations. Financed by Church Extension, a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), this building enables the congregation, led by Rev. Daniel Guzman, to serve a part of Dallas underserved by Spanish-speaking congregations. Joining the volunteers were several members of North Texas Area congregations. This project is now nearly complete, thanks to many, many dedicated volunteers and many answers to prayer!

NTA Churchmen's Breakfast August 1 at First Christian Church of Waxahachie

The next quarterly NTA Mens' Breakfast is at 8:30 am at First Christian Church in Waxahachie. This will be the first time that congregation has hosted a Quarterly Men's Breakfast, and we hope we will have great attendance! The program will include Rich Harp's devotional, and Carter Blood Bank on how a church can set up blood drives at churches as part of a men's ministry outreach project. November's Breakfast will be the kickoff for the annual Mike's Kids collection for needy families in the Rio Grande Valley and a Mexican orphanage. In February,  First Christian Church of Denton will host the breakfast and we will hear about a project setting up an orphanage in Haiti.

Camping Registration Information for 2015

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The registration process now centralizes all registrations and money being handled by the camp. The 2015 Camp Season schedule is posted on this site.

Many Church Leader Videos Available

lmt_09-2011_session-2_photo_180w.pngSeveral church leader training videos are in our training library. This brings to a total of ten episodes available online with over twelve hours of multimedia training available to you.

The Videos were recorded at various sessions of the Commissioned Ministers Training sessions.

Click here for the library of available media.

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 high-resolution video version (348 kbps).
Click here for the low-resolution video version (200 kbps).
Click here for the audio-only version (128 kbps).
Click here for the instructions for using this video in your website.