2016 Annual Conference Highlighted Agencies
C. C. Young is a non-profit, premier senior living community located on a 20-acre wooded campus near the north shores of the beautiful White Rock Lake in East Dallas. Since 1922, we’ve been dedicated to helping seniors enjoy an active, fulfilling lifestyle and providing personalized care and support.
We offer a wealth of living options and services, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Nursing Services, Home Health, Hospice, Wellness, Rehabilitation and Educational Programs at our Dallas community. Plus, through our collaboration with over 60 area and national organizations, we have enhanced our programs and services so that each individual can grow in body, mind and spirit, no matter their life’s circumstance or limitations.
For more information, visit www.ccyoung.org.
Lydia Patterson Institute
For almost 100 years, United Methodists have responded to the need for a quality education for those Hispanic students that face tremendous challenges obtaining a quality education. What began in 1913 with Mrs. Lydia Patterson, a Methodist laywoman acting through the Women’s Missionary Society of her church, noticing that young Hispanic boys in el barrio had no school to attend began to setup schools in the homes of some Mexican Methodists.
Her spirit and vision is still alive today at Lydia Patterson Institute where over 400 young men and women, a majority of whom are from Ciudad Juarez, continue to be educated in a challenging academic environment while being nurtured in Christian values. LPI was one of the first schools in the US to emphasize the teaching of English as a Second Language in 1921 and to then merge students into the appropriate grade level to put them on the path toward graduation from high school.
Excellence and outstanding achievement has been the trademark of LPI students. Graduation rates of students exceed 95% of those entering as freshmen and over 98% of the graduates continue their education at colleges across the US. The graduation class of 2010, for example, earned 2.1 million dollars in competitive college scholarships.
With the support of the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church, LPI is positioned to keep faith with its historic commitment to academic excellence and intentional spiritual nurture. LPI is also extending its horizons to the limitless possibilities of cross-cultural enterprises by which she aspires to serve the general Church.
The Staff and Administration see themselves as strategically situated geographically, demographically and historically to serve as a bridge that will span the social, cultural and spiritual realities of a very diverse population. Today’s conditions offer us an exciting and challenging moment in which to serve God as we serve mankind.
For more information, visit www.lydiapattersoninstitute.org.
SMU Perkins School of Theology
Perkins School of Theology is one of the 13 seminaries of The United Methodist Church and one of only five university-related United Methodist theological schools, located in the heart of Dallas, Texas, with an extension program in Houston/Galveston.
The faculty and staff of Perkins are committed to our mission of preparing women and men for faithful leadership in Christian ministry. Students study with a faculty, diverse both culturally and in theological perspective, in the school’s graduate degree and certificate studies programs. Practical internships integrate classroom learning with hands-on ministry, and the world-renowned Bridwell Library offers students and scholars theological resources for pastors and scholars unrivaled in the United States. Faculty and practicing clergy also work together to offer continuing education for clergy and laity, as well as other programs such as the United Methodist Church’s Course of Study school for local pastors.
Whether your vocation is as pastor, educator, musician, youth leader, missionary, scholar, or committed layperson, the faculty and staff of Perkins will work with you to gather the resources—spiritual, intellectual and financial—that will enable you to answer your special calling.
For more information, visit www.smu.edu/perkins.