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.
The Regional Assembly of the Christian Church in the Southwest will be in Austin this year, hot\sted by Central Christian Church on the weekend of November 2-3, 2018.
Please watch www.ccsw.org for registration information.
More information about registration can be found at http://disciplescrossing.org
The next breakfast will be October 27 at 8:30 at First Christian Church in Duncanville. This is the kickoff for the annual Mike's Kids campaign, gathering resources for the ministry of Good Samaritan Ministry in the Rio Grande Valley.
United Disciples Christian Church welcomes partners in a packaged food ministry on this 10th anniversary of our participation. The packaged food product is given to the Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries.
Cash donations are helpful through September 9th so sufficient food and packaging supplies can be ordered. People are welcome between 12:30 and 2 p.m September 23 to help package the ingredients into separate bags and then cases. We are usually finished by 5 p.m. Our goal is 100 cases of food at a cost of $5000.
Packaging takes place on Sunday September 23 beginning at 12:30 p.m. here at United Disciples Christian Church -- 601 E Main street, Richardson TX, 75081.Call 972-235-3583 or E-mail to let us know if you can help!
Boundaries Training for Clergy Across the Region
English—September 8, 9-4, FCC Pasadena
English—Monday, September 17, Brite Divinity School (check with Brite for more information and registration)
English—September 29, 9-4, Northway Christian Church, Dallas
English—September 29, 9-4, FCC Midland—Andy Mangum
English—October 13, 9-4, FCC Canyon
Spanish—November 2, 9-4, Central CC, San Antonio—Evangelina Perez
English—November 2, 9-4, Central CC, San Antonio
English—Monday, February 4, 9-4, UCC Fort Worth
Register through the CCSW Regional Office
Hurricane Harvey 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.
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