Dream City Church Pastor Helps Readers Discover and Pursue Their God-Given Dreams
A Practical Guide to Discover New Dreams and Renew Dead Dreams
“I began to panic.” Luke Barnett was given the baton to lead his father’s world-class ministry and a little voice told him, “You’re dead in the water. You’ll never live up to this legacy. You don’t have what it takes to lead this organization.”
He realized that he needed a new vision for the church.
Barnett, senior pastor of Dream City Church in Phoenix, dedicated himself to prayer and fasting, pursuing God for a new dream over the next few months. “Every business, every relationship, every invention, every story, every worthwhile day of our lives begins with a dream…having a dream is the difference between life and death, thriving or existing, leading or faking it,” he says in The Dream-Centered Life: Discovering What Drives You
(WaterBrook, Aug. 15, 2017).
In his conversational style, Barnett describes practical ways readers can become effective dreamers, no matter their starting point. He openly shares numerous inspirational stories—detailing both his struggles and celebrations in his dream journeys—alongside Scripture-based advice that will encourage those who have stopped pursuing their God-given assignments.
Through fresh insights from the life of Joseph as well as other modern dreamers, Barnett explores:
· Where dreams begin
· Healthy habits of dreamers
· When to share the dream with others & building a dream team
· The role of prayer and fasting in dreaming with God
· What to do when dreams die
· The temptation to doubt and take “dream shortcuts” when a dream is delayed
He also shares the inception and ongoing journeys of five dreams God has begun in his life and the life of Dream City Church, including:
· seeing Dream City Church become the arts hub of Arizona through Broadway-quality productions and summer musicals. (Dream City Church has already seen more than two million experience their powerful Christmas production.)
· having 50,000 people attend 5,000 small groups throughout Arizona
· training 100,000 pastors and leaders throughout their Dream Conference over the next 10 years
In the same way that his esteemed father and pastor Tommy Barnett has focused on serving the community, Luke Barnett is leading Dream City Church to reach thousands of people in the Phoenix area. Through the Phoenix Dream Center, the ministry arm of Dream City Church, they provide hunger relief, transitional housing for homeless families, medical programs, job-skills training, Bible studies, foster care intervention programs, and more to over 40,000 people each month.
After Barnett learned that Phoenix had become a hub of human trafficking, his church partnered with high end home designers to provide 18 beautiful rooms at their Phoenix Dream Center where victims of sex trafficking can live as they rebuild their lives. Since 2012, they have helped rescue more than 300 young women.
Additionally, Barnett describes the miraculous way in which his church merged with two other churches—including one from an entirely different denomination. This fulfilled his team’s dream to become a multi-site campus in order to reach many others throughout Arizona with the Gospel. The Dream-Centered Life
will inspire and encourage readers to discover and live their God-sized dream! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Luke Barnett
is the pastor of the megachurch Dream City Church that has multiple campuses in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. Luke also leads the Phoenix Dream Center, an organization that offers hunger relief, medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs for adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, job skills training, life skills, counseling, basic education, Bible studies, and more. The oldest son of esteemed pastor Tommy Barnett, Luke has spent his life building, growing, and leading innovative churches. He and his wife, Angel, and their two daughters reside in Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.dreamcitychurch.us.
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lwbarnettPraise for The Dream-Centered Life:
“Discouragement can peek around every corner and extinguish passions and dreams. Bask in the refreshing light of encouragement from Luke Barnett as he navigates the amazing plans God has for every dreamer.”
, actress, producer, and president of LightWorkers Media
“In The Dream-Centered Life
, Luke Barnett reveals the secret to making your dreams come true: drawing closer to God and depending on him each step of the way. Luke inspires us to take our God-given dreams seriously and then shows us how to bring them to life with God’s help.”
, senior pastor of Church of the Highlands and author of Fresh Air
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