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, 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. Mail in registration information will be available Monday, January 7.
Pre-registration form and workshop descriptions /19_Pre-REGISTRA.pdf
On-line registration https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-leader-and-learner-event-tickets-54421783018
The next General Meeting of the Area Disciples Women will be Saturday, January 19, at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church in McKinney. The program will be presented by Sage Appleby "My Experiences in Cuba". Reservations are needed by Monday, January 14, by contacting Sharon Gotcher 972-658-0152 or email@example.com. Cost is $7.00 for lunch.
"We Are the Church, Building on Our Foundation"
Retreat Flyer /2019_DWM_Spiritual_Life_Retreat_flyer.pdf
Registration forms /2019_Registration_forms.pdf
More information about registration can be found at /http://www.disciplescrossing.org/retreat-dates-20182019/
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
Check the Regional Website for dates for other sessions. Register through the CCSW Regional Office http://www.ccsw.org
Hurricanes Harvey and Florence Response
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.
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.
Click here for the video.