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 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. 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. 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.
Dream City Youth is all about introducing teenagers to the life changing power of Jesus. In the Youth Practicum, students will learn about Youth Ministry strategy and philosophy. They will experience what it's like to lead hundreds of teenagers into an authentic relationship with Jesus through small groups, weekly services, outreaches, and summer camps.
At Dream City Kids, our mission is to teach kids the importance of knowing God and making Him known. Through the Kids Practicum, students will learn what it takes to make kid’s church the best hour of every kid's week through hands on experience in developing engaging curriculum, participating in interactive services, planning exciting events, and adapting cutting-edge technology into our ministry. If you love to consume crazy amounts of candy, enjoy an abundance of fun, and have a heart to share the love of Jesus with kids, this ministry is for you!
In Pastoral Practicum, Dream City College students will gain hands-on experience in ministry specific to our local campuses at Dream City Church, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale campuses. This opportunity is limited to a specific number of students at a time - those who are excelling in academics, have proven leadership reliability, and serve wholeheartedly at Dream City. Students apply separately to be a part of this Practicum. Students will gain experience directly underneath the oversight of our Phoenix campus pastor in a wide array of opportunities from managing a staff, pastoral care, hosting special guests, overseeing events, outreaches, and special insight into the leading of midweek and weekend services.
Theatre & Arts
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. In Theatre & Arts Practicum, 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 Department creates the environment for life change at Dream City Church through weekly services, seasonal productions, conferences, and special events. 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.
Dream City College students have the opportunity to pursue a business emphasis in ministry. With our SEU partnership, students can pursue a Bachelor in Business & Professional Leadership at a discounted degree rate online. Business Practicum students gain hands-on experience as they work closely in the Administration office with key leaders related to business in ministry at Dream City Church. Students will gain experience in church finances, accounting, facilities, Human Resources, policies, procedures, marketing and IT.