CCSW News: Women's Assembly, Men's Retreat, Regional Assembly
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JUNE 24 – 26, 2016

“Global Sisters Caring, Connecting
& Celebrating Christ!”


Keynote Speaker: Lori Tapia

Hispanic Representative to International Disciples Women's Ministries

Women from throughout the Southwest Region will meet this June for "Global Sisters Caring, Connecting & Celebrating Christ!" Two workshop sessions will be available to attend from a choice of five workshops: Prayer led by Charlotte Nabors (takes both sessions), Daughters of Abraham Panel Group, Bible Journaling with Ruby Jett, Craft Making led by the Disciples Women of First Christian Church of Kerrville, and a Mission Opportunity to Visit Juliette Fowler Communities (takes both sessions). 

Register online or download PDF to send in with payment. Early Bird Registration $110 if postmarked by June 6, 2016. Additional $10 by Deadline Date ($120) if postmarked by June 15, 2016. Registration includes all programming cost, two breakfasts and lunch on Saturday
For room reservations call the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas toll free 1-800-264-1178. Give the code of DWCA and whether you want a king or double room. Room reservation deadline is noon on June 10, 2016.
For online registration or form, or more information, go to or contact Tera Daniels at 713-504-0908 or
"Faith WITH Works Is ALIVE!"
Southwest Regional Assembly - October 29-30, 2016

The Southwest Regional Assembly will be Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30, at Northway Christian Church in Dallas. Men's and Women's luncheons are scheduled at 11 am on Saturday, with the Assembly beginning with a Mission First! Conversation on Saturday afternoon at 1 pm. Workshops will be available both afternoons, and the Assembly will conclude with the business meeting and final words at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon. A pre-assembly fellowship on Friday evening is scheduled at Midway Hills Christian Church on behalf of Texas Impact with the Young Clergy group holding a deep theological discussion afterward at the Flying Saucer Restaurant nearby. Keynote speaker Wil Gafney, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Brite, will speak at Saturday evening's worship.

Church Extension and the Presbyterian Church (USA) will present a seminar on repurposing of church buildings. "Buildings for a New Tomorrow" will be on Friday, October 28, from 9 am to 4 pm. 

VOLUNTEER! The Mission First session on Saturday will require leaders for each discussion group; if you are willing to assist with this (training provided via conference call before the Assembly), contact the Regional Office at or 817-926-4687 with your name and contact information.

OFFER IDEAS! Workshops are in formation, and additional suggestions are still being accepted. If you'd like to provide input, contact the North Texas Area office at or 972-272-2900 with ideas for topics, leaders or how you'd like to help with the remaining Assembly task planning. Seeking workshops on Spiritual Development and Mission/Justice Work as well as other topics. 

SHARE YOUR TALENT! Churches, feature your musical entertainers during Saturday supper or Sunday lunch as there will be up to three hours total to share the variety of talent in our Region; email Larry Ross at or call 972-272-2900 to volunteer or for more information. 
CCSW Disciples Men Retreat
"Are We Followers or Just Fans?"
September 16-18, 2016

The Southwest Region's Disciples Men will hold their annual retreat at Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat on Friday through Sunday, September 16-18. Best registration prices are available through August 31, though if you wish to be sure that your group can be in the same dorm, the earlier the registration is received, the better! Discount for First Timers! Scholarships available by contacting your Area Disciples Men's President. 

Rev. Bruce Froggee, Senior Minister of Cypress Creek Christian Church in Spring, Texas, and Rev. Marilyn Fiddmont, Vice President of the Christian Church Foundation in Houston, Texas, will be speakers for the weekend. 

Register online or by completing the PDF soon! Enjoy the preaching, teaching, singing, worship, fellowship, workshops and relaxation with your brothers in Christ. Arrive early and take part in the golf tournament at noon on Friday. 
Regional Minister & President Search Committee Update

The search committee continues their work as they gather information from individuals and congregtions throughout the Southwest Region to develop a current job description for our search process. Please remember to keep the search team in your prayers: Jeff Billings (chair), Sue Cobb, Dottie Cook, Olin Fregia, Evangelina Perez, Arthur Stewart, Hector Velasquez, Bob Williams and Tasha York.

Association of Disciple Musicians Conference
“Weave Us Together”
University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
July 17-24, 2016

This is the 55th consecutive ADM conference and it has met in numerous locations throughout the years. It is for clergy, choir directors, handbell ringers, anyone who loves church music. There is daily worship filled with music, handbell classes, chapel choir, ADM chorus, organ classes and many other options.
For more information go to

To register online, go to Disciples Home Missions, click on DHM Ministries,  click on Association of Disciple Musicians

For more information, contact Alice Chaney

Southwest Region: Save the Date!

June 4 (Sat) - Ordination: Grant Eubanks

June 5 (Sun) - Ordination: Shannon Grubbs

June 6-10 (Mon-Fri) - School of Formation sponsored by Brite Divinity School and Iglesia Cristiana Bethel

June 24-26 (Fri-Sun) - CCSW DWM Annual Women's Assembly at Marriott Las Colinas in Irving

July 8-10 (Fri-Sun) - DOC Disciples Men Sessions 2016 at TCU (event occurs every four years)

July 19 (Tuesday) - Documentation deadline for candidates wishing to be considered for a September interview with Regional Committee on Ministry 

July 24 (Sun) - Regional Youth Ministry Council (RYMC) at Disciple Oaks Camp and Retreat in Gonzales

July 25-30 (Mon-Sat) - Christian Youth Leadership Seminar (CYLS) at Disciple Oaks Camp and Retreat in Gonzales

August 24-26 (Wed-Fri) - College of Regional Ministers in Indianapolis

August 25-26 (Thurs-Fri) - Forum of Regional Moderators in Indianapolis

August 26 (Fri) - Healthy Boundaries for Clergy, Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth

September 16-18 (Fri-Sun) - Disciples Men Retreat at Lake Brownwood

September 19-21 (Mon-Wed) - Regional Committee on Ministry at University Christian Church in Fort Worth

October 14-16 (Fri-Sun) - Bluebonnet Disciples Women's Ministry Retreat at Disciple Oaks Camp and Retreat in Gonzales

Oct 21-22 (Fri-Sat) - Financial Literacy Education Event at University Christian Church in Fort Worth

October 29-30 (Sat-Sun) - Regional Assembly at Northway Christian Church in Dallas

November 23 (Wed) -  Documentation deadline for candidates wishing to be considered for a January interview with Regional Committee on Ministry
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