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.

Area Assembly May 1 to feature Virzola Law and Sheila Baker

Mark your calendars for the Annual Area Assembly Sunday, May 1 at East Dallas Christian Church in Dallas! Rev. Virzola Law, the first African-American to pastor the historically Anglo Lindenwood Christian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, will be the keynote speaker, and Sheila Baker will be among those bringing the special music! Watch this space for more details! 

Tornadoes Bring Devastation to North Texas

More than 16 families of North Texas Area Disciples Churches lost their homes or suffered severe damage after tornadoes ravaged Garland, Rowlett and other communities on the day after Christmas, 2015. First Christian Church of Rowlett and Cedar Grove Christian Church of Rowlett each escaped major damage, but demolished homes are visible from their buildings. FCC Rowlett served as as a major ministry center for the relief efforts, feeding people and providing onsite laundry services until other centers were organized and able to take over.

In addition, the North Texas Area Relief Fund is activated and, in partnership with Week of Compassion, provides support for the displaced families and the rebuilding effort. With more than 1,000 structures destroyed or damaged in Garland and Rowlett alone, the recovery effort will take a long time. Week of Compassion plans to assist DIsciples churches with those long-term efforts.Financial gifts can be made to either the NTA Relief Fund or Week of Compassion.

Both cities now have functioning command centers to coordinate volunteer registration, work assignments, and collection of supplies.

2015-16 Commissioned Minister Training and Clergy Continuing Education

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 Announced

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. The 2016 Mission Project will be in Kaufman, Texas in May of 2016. Stay tuned for details!!!

NTA Churchmen's Breakfast May 7 at United Disciples Christian Church of Richardson

The next quarterly NTA Men's Breakfast is at 8:30 am at United Disciples Christian Church of Richardson on May 7. On August 6, the breakfast and program will be held at the newly renovated First Christian Church of Denison. The Nov. 5 breakfast will be at First Christian Church of Garland and will be the kickoff for Mike's Kids!

Camping Registration Information for 2016

The Tri-Area Camping registration process now centralizes all registrations with fees being handled by the Disciples Crossing camp. The 2016 Camp Season schedule can be found at


Many Church Leader Videos Available

lmt_09-2011_session-2_photo_180w.pngSeveral church leader training videos are in our training library. 

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



“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.