About Us

In the year 2005, Pastor Matthew Barnett had a dream to mobilize young leaders from all over the globe and give them an opportunity to do what they were born to do, change the world.  Out of this dream was birthed The Dream Center Leadership School. DCLS is more than a school, it has developed into a movement of college-aged students with a passion and desire to do something different and become world-changers by giving a season of their life, in their young-adult years, in service to God.

Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost and that has become our cause at The Dream Center Leadership School.  Students of DCLS are helping The Dream Center to visibly change the atmosphere of Los Angeles, one of the most influential cities in the world, by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the people of the city, every single day, through selfless love and servant leadership.

Through hands-on ministry outreach, training opportunities and focused teachings, our students’ natural leadership abilities are strengthened. We believe that by the time each student has finished their season here they will be ready to lead in whatever capacity or role God is calling them to in their future. Whether that be in full-time ministry or in the secular workplace.

Students have the opportunity to sharpen their giftings and talents through creative multimedia performances including dance, worship, preaching and video at churches and schools throughout southern California. DCLS students also have the opportunity, should they choose, to earn college credits through our partnership with Southeastern University during their time in the program.

Students are also heavily involved with the operations and ministries of Angelus Temple, the home church of the Dream Center. They will have the opportunity to learn different aspects of the church ministries. And of course, the students attend Angelus Temple every Sunday to receive a powerful message from Pastor Matthew Barnett. Students also attend Thursday night services in which they hear from a wide variety of world renowned speakers which in the past have included: TD Jakes, Joyce Meyer, John Bevere, Chris Hodges, Steven Furtick and many more. View the schedule for upcoming guest speakers.

The Dream Center Leadership School is unlike any other school as it offers such an extreme variety of ministry outreach and leadership training opportunities.

If you have a desire to take a “Gap Year” and to come and serve in the great city of Los Angeles we would love to have you as a part of the next class of the Dream Center Leadership School!