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.
From a meeting Tuesday July 16 in Dallas, courtesy of UNITE, a ministry in Richardson, come some highlights as well as new next steps for the faith community in Greater Dallas.
How You Can Help Now
Expected Next Steps
A government contractor to provide care will be named in the next few days at which time we'll find out additional ways we may be able to help. Likely possibilities include clothing and toy collection, social interaction, medical aid, and trauma support. We will let you know as soon as details are released.
Thank you so much, UNITE ministry, for providing this summary!
The next quartely NTA Mens' Breakfast is at 8:30 am at Warren Avenue Christian Church and will feature Rev. David Bondurant of First Christian Church of Duncanville. Warren Avenue always puts on a great breakfast, so plan to come!
Two Southwest Region preachers will keynote the Regional Mens' Retreat this September 19-21 at Lake Brownwood: Raumone Burton from Houston and Mark Denton from Albuquerque. They will speak on the theme of "In, NOT of This World." Song leader Rick Linn is coming all the way from his retirement home in Georgia. Rick was our song leader for many years before John Malget took over, Workshops include two by the keynote speakers, one by Jimmie Muckleroy and Les Hodson on "How to Coordinate and Fulfill a Mission Work Project", one by Larry Seery on "Spirituality", and one by David Theel on "The Status of CCSW Regional Structure Changes and Future Options." There may also be a follow-on workshop about using social media in church activities. ANY request for a scholarship toward registration fees can cover up to 50% of the fee. First time attendees will still only pay $50. Late fees are charged after August 31st. Please request a registration form from the NTA Area Office () or go to the CCSW.ORG website and find it there.
The registration process changes this year with all forms and money being handled by the camp. The 2014 Camp Season schedule is posted on this site, as are the registration forms. Those forms have also been mailed to church offices. Last year's newest camp was the Equine Camp pictured above!
Several 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.
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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Click here for the audio-only version (128 kbps).
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