by Rev. Dani Loving Cartwright, Regional Minister and President, Christian Church in the Southwest
Continuing the emphasis on the release of the Southwest Regional Guiding Vision for ongoing transformation, Sothwest 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.
Her message beckoned for building communities centered in the sustaining and abiding power of the true vine, Jesus Christ. She gave several personal community building experiences requiring faith, sacrifice, new relationships and courage from her early pastoral ministry in East Texas. Referring to John 15:1-8 and the new Regional Vision, Dani passionately encouraged our pastors, leaders and churches, to prioritize and practice deep prayer, Bible study and Biblical literacy in the church. She maintained the church needs to be compelled in its motivation by inviting conversation around the scriptures.