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.

 

Rev. Tim James to Keynote Leader-Learner Event

Rev. Tim James, Deputy General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and General Secretary of the National Convocation, will be the keynote speaker, and one of the workshop leaders, at the next Leader and Learner Event, to be held January 26, 2019 at Northway Christian Church from 8:30-3. His keynote will be on LEADERSHIP, and his workshops will cover 'Claiming Your Identity as a Disciple of Christ' and 'The work of the National Convocation'. More than 20 other workshops are planned, including one on church safety

Youth Fall Retreats 2018

 

More information about registration can be found at /http://www.disciplescrossing.org/retreat-dates-20182019/

 

NTA Churchmen's Breakfast will be February 2, 2018 at First Christian Church in Denton

The next breakfast will be Feb 2 at 8:30 at First Christian Church in Denton. We will learn about the new worship service underway there, which has the potential of becoming a new congregation in due time!

Boundaries Training for Clergy Across the Region

 

English—Monday, February 4, 9-4, UCC Fort Worth

Register through the CCSW Regional Office

 

Hurricanes Harvey and Florence 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 www.cpadisciples.org for more information!  
 
Now, the churches in North and South Carolina are in need of help due to the damage from Hurricane Florence. As experience has shown, cash gifts through the Week of Compassion are by far the best way to respond to disaster related needs. There will be volunteer opportunities in a few months, when preparations to receive volunteers have been completed.
 
 
 

Southwest Region continues 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 an approved redesign that will place all administrative and staffing responsibilities at the Regional level, with a Regional staff 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.

NTA News:

The North Texas Area Board has approved this Area's participation in Regional Restructure. This Area will continue its current programs though the end of 2019, and congregations should continue to support the Area through Dec. 31, 2019. As of January of 202o, NTA churches should send the same level of support (or more) to the Christian Church in the Southwest's office. Beginning January of 2020, the NTA Area Board and Cabinet will continue Area work on a volunteer basis, and receive ministry from a Regionally called and deployed Community Regional Minister yet to be selected.

 

Click here to read FAQ about the background and process.

 

 

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 video.