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.
All are invited to the celebration of two major new buildings at Disciples Crossing, which will enhance ministry there for decades to come. STONE CABIN, the Spiritual Retreat Center provided by a grant from the Disciples Foundation of Dallas, will be dedicated. STEWART HALL, the large new meeting space to be named after former NTA Area Minister Bob Stewart, will have its groundbreaking. Afterwards, there will be a cookout at the lake and the pool will be open from 1-3. RSVPs would be appreciated, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Regional Restructure taking place (see article below), current Area Minister Larry Ross will retire at the end of 2019. The Christian Church in the Southwest will call a Regional Community Minister to not only do the work Ross has been doing, but also be principally responsible for Hispanic Ministries across the Region. Please be in prayer for the Search Committee which is already underway.
Registration is now open at http://www.disciplescrossing.org/
Boundaries Training for Clergy Across the Region
Check the Regional Website for dates for other sessions. Register through the CCSW Regional Office http://www.ccsw.org
Southwest Region continues Restructure
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.
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The 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.
The 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
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by 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.
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