DREAM CITY CHURCH is a thriving, multi-site church in the Phoenix metropolitan area known for its community activism and innovative style. Under the leadership of Pastors Tommy and Luke Barnett, Dream City Church lives out its mission to lead people into a fully-devoted relationship with Jesus Christ by loving people, cultivating community, and inspiring hope.

Nearly a century old, Dream City Church carries on the tradition of rebirth and renewal by continuing to reach people with innovative programs and teachings. Illustrated sermons, theatrical productions, and creative drama and media deliver the gospel message to an ever-changing culture in a way that is fresh and relevant, while pioneering outreach ministries extend the love and influence of Christ to a community in need.

The Program

Instead of choosing between attending a university or a ministry internship, students at Dream City College receive both. Our academic provider, Southeastern University, offers degree programs at a discounted rate at Dream City Church.

Be a part of SEU’s Barnett College of Ministry & Theology (named after Pastor Tommy Barnett—Pastor of Dream City Church and Chancellor of Southeastern University).

SEU’s degree programs are designed to equip students with the tools they need to succeed in ministry or the workplace.

Barnett College of Ministry & Theology

Earning a ministry & theology degree from Southeastern University gives you the training you need to serve in the types of ministry jobs that are most needed in the local church. As a Christian university, Southeastern University has trained transformative church and ministry leaders since their founding in 1935. Equipping and supporting the church and Christ’s mission is what they do. You are the future of the Christian faith, and they are committed to equipping you to lead, influence, and guide the church toward growth and life-changing ministries. Named for SEU’s chancellor, Tommy Barnett of Dream City Church, the college comprises four distinct schools: the School of Worship, the School of Ministry & Missions, the School of Bible & Theology, and the School of Divinity.


At Dream City College, students are engrained in the vision of Dream City Church, and get to be a part of various ministry avenues. Alongside chapels, small groups, special teachings, events, and outreach opportunities, students also focus on a “Practicum” as their practical, hands-on ministry emphasis at Dream City Church. Students are not just learning about ministry – they are doing it hands-on.

Exclusive access

Dream City College students also attend Dream City Church’s weekly pastoral staff meeting, attend their own weekly College Chapel, and they also participate in College Small Groups and special events.

They serve in overall events at Dream City, are involved in outreach at the Phoenix Dream Center, and they receive exclusive leadership teaching from our very own lead pastors, Tommy and Luke Barnett.