Monday, June 1 - Saturday, July 27, 2019
Far East Dallas is one of the most diverse, coolest parts of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Far East Dallas has tons of artists, community gardeners, wonderful restaurants and loads of history. Our proximity to Downtown Dallas makes Far East Dallas one of the most appealing locations to buy a home. And in the midst of all the rising property values, new shops and restaurants remains lots of poverty. Public schools in Far East Dallas are among the best but poorest schools in Dallas Independent School District. Many neighborhoods are becoming too expensive for many long-time residents to remain. We are a unique part of Dallas, with wonderful neighbors and so much going on. And we look forward to introducing you, the QuadW Missional Interns, to our neighbors and our hood.
QuadW interns will work with three partnering urban churches Owenwood UMC, Casa Emanu-El UMC & White Rock UMC. These churches are very different demographically, and they are all reconnecting with their neighborhoods & discovering what God is calling them to do in the future. And the leadership in these three congregations have committed to a long-term partnership for ensuring that all the neighbors are cared for – all races, all socio-economic statuses, all faiths – everybody.
Interns will help lead programming for kids & youth in all three communities, dig into the neighborhoods through community assessment training & work, meet the non-profits & ministries in Far East Dallas (as well as other parts of the city) to discover the extraordinary variety of locales and tasks to which God calls us to serve.
Here’s a bit about one of our QuadW Dallas, Ministry Partners… New Horizons:
New Horizons of North Texas is a nonprofit ministry dedicated to helping at-risk children and teens growing up in environments of poverty, academic struggle, and hopelessness. As a result, we have set out to tell tell kids a different story – one of possibility and potential! We create highly relational environments and provide opportunities to live a different story. New Horizons serves the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex through no-cost programs, including after school and summer programs.
Dallas Site Director - Lacey Henderson
Lacey is the Program Director for New Horizons of North Texas. As a former high school English teacher and youth minister, Lacey is passionate about literacy and her faith in Christ. Lacey enjoys spending time with her high school sweetheart turned husband, Seth, and their three small children. She's a 6 on the Enneagram and would love to discuss your Enneagram number if you know it. When she's not busy doing program director or mom things, she's most likely connecting with someone over coffee, planning her next recipe/home project/family trip on Pinterest, or training for her next race. She loves kids and youth and feels honored to get the opportunity to ignite hope and purpose through education and faith.