DEVELOPING YOUNG LEADERS EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO UNDERSTAND THEIR CALLING, HUMBLY SERVE, AND EFFECTIVELY SHARE THE GOSPEL IN GLOBAL CITIES.
The Dream Center Leadership Program is for young adults ages 18 to 25. For 10 months, students have the opportunity to engage in leadership and discipleship classes, dive in to intensive Biblical studies, serve the community through our weekly City Missions, and work hand-in-hand with our staff to help coordinate and lead weekend services.
There is significant distinction between the first and second year experience. First Year students serve in many different ministries that allow their natural gifts and talents to be developed. They will also complete an intense and comprehensive New Testament Survey, which gives them an extensive knowledge of the New Testament, along with other biblical and leadership curriculum. In order to be a great leader, one must learn to be a great follower.
Second Year students will take the discoveries made in the their first year and, while still participating in city missions and weekend services, have the option to focus on a specific ministry. This, coupled with biblical and leadership studies, will prepare the student to lead in every aspect of their life. Second Year students will put their experiences and learning to good use by leading and mentoring First Year students.
second year Tracks
City Missions - Creatives - Administration - Children’s Ministry
The good news that God has entered the world in Jesus Christ to achieve a salvation that we could not achieve for ourselves is the central hub of all our learning environments. The gospel is the power of God for salvation (Rom. 1:16) and becomes the dynamic for all heart-change, life-change, and social-change. This gospel dynamic shapes what we know about our calling, becomes the motivation to fruitfully serve and share this gospel with others, and transforms us to become lovers of the city where God has strategically placed us.
The gospel then is not just about individual happiness and fulfillment, it is about the coming of God’s kingdom to renew everything. What does it mean to seek the peace and welfare of the city? Serving our city through mercy and justice initiatives as well as helping individuals integrate their faith and work.
We need churches everywhere there are people. With more than half of the world’s population living in global urban centers, it is becoming more and more paramount for the church to make global cities a priority for ministry. New York City with its diversity, economic disparity, and complexity provides a context that requires deeper learning, skill development and breadth of appeal in your ministry to reach your community
Our “calling” is often misunderstood as a simple Christian synonym for what we do. This program looks at calling from multiple vantage points. The gospel shows us that our identity is rooted in the fact that we are children of God empowered by the Spirit to freely obey. God has given us a specific set of spiritual gifts, passions, abilities, personality type, and experiences to accomplish His will in the city.
“Preach the gospel, use words when necessary.” Though this statement highlights the importance of our everyday actions, it can also damage the biblical priority for sharing the gospel and the need for personal evangelism. Evangelism in cities requires a deeper level of contextualization and cultural understanding than more homogenous suburban areas of the world. The need for a variety of gospel presentations is imperative for those living in very dense and diverse places. We cover basic apologetics, honest evangelistic approaches, preaching/communication, and the growing art of coaching others in the gospel.
TUITION + DATES
$1,000 USD Non-Refundable Deposit is due upon acceptance to the program
$10,000 USD is due in full at the start of the program (includes deposit)
*There will be a 3% fee on all online transactions
Food - Breakfast, Packed Lunch, and Family-Style Dinner
Transportation - 30-Day Unlimited MetroCard for NYC Subway and Bus Transit (Monthly)
$100 USD Monthly Stipend
Other - Housing and Event Incidentals, Study Materials
*To request a more detailed breakdown of program costs or accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATES FOR 2019-2020 YEAR
First Year students:: Start- September 17, 2019
Second Year students:: Start- August 25, 2019
All students:: Graduation- July 26, 2020