Beyond the Classroom
We believe you should receive real training to be used towards fulfilling God’s plan for your life that goes beyond the classroom experience. Dream City College, through various avenues, aims to train students for practical ministry. Practicums and Tracks are a big part of that. Dream City College students serve in various ministries of Dream City Church and may be eligible to receive course credit through SEU by participating in this hands-on ministry training.
Dream City Worship strives to lead worship that is Spirit-filled, lifts up the name of Jesus, and draws hearts into an ever-deepening relationship with our Maker. In Worship Practicum, students will have opportunities to lead and be led in a variety of worship venues, and they can pursue Tracks in Next Gen ministry as well as Modern School of Worship. Each opportunity will be designed to give students a very practical behind-the-scenes look at how we create and maintain thriving worship cultures, as well as to grow them into the leader God has called them to be on and off the stage.
We love our city, and we know that God has called us to reach the city of Phoenix with the gospel. Outreach Practicum centers around experience at the Phoenix Dream Center and Thrive foster care prevention. Students will get hands-on experience serving victims of human trafficking, aged out foster care, foster care prevention, outreach to homeless, jail ministry, feeding, and giving out clothing and having the opportunity to share the gospel through meeting the needs of the at-risk people in our community.
Pastoral & Leadership
In Pastoral & Leadership Practicum, students have the opportunity to pursue tracks in Youth, Young Adults, Kids, and Adult Discipleship Ministries. Dream City Youth is all about introducing teenagers to the life changing power of Jesus. Students will learn about Youth Ministry strategy and philosophy, and they will experience what it's like to lead teenagers into an authentic relationship with Jesus through small groups, weekly services, outreaches, and summer camps. In Kids ministry, students will gain hands on experience in developing engaging Kids curriculum, participating in interactive services, planning exciting events, and adapting cutting-edge technology so that Kids will ultimately know God, and make Him known. Dream City Young Adults is a community of 18-29 year olds that exists to see young adults saved, healed, set free, discipled, equipped, empowered, and serving. No matter your story, background, or circumstance, we invite you to be part of the community at Dream City Young Adults.
Creative Arts & Production
Creative Arts & Production includes Theatre, Production, and Media. Each year, Dream City Church presents dozens of theatrical productions – from original dramas and short films that enhance the worship services, to a Broadway summer musical, and our Celebration of Christmas spectacular that plays to over 50,000 people. Students will get hands-on experience in performance, stage management, script-writing and development, technical theater, video production and much more. Our focus is to be a bridge to our city through the arts. The Media team oversees and manages the production of any creative content or production support needed for church events including lighting, set design/props, service programming, video production, camera operations, media design, audio, and all multi-format records. Students will experience the leadership, oversight, and growth required for audio, video, lighting and production tools that enhance the service experience.