At the heart of the Pittsburgh Dream Center (PDC) is our desire to rescue those who have been enslaved by hunger, homelessness, poverty, human trafficking, and other life controlling issues. We do this by providing hope, empowerment, and the love of Christ both in word and deed in our four focus areas- Children, Community, Discipleship, and Hunger Relief. We seek to meet urgent physical and spiritual needs through our many outreach and discipleship programs.
Our Church is an important part of the Pittsburgh Dream Center mission as we believe each person has a God given plan and purpose. Our goal is to help you discover and live out that plan and purpose.
Pastor Gary and Amanda met in church in their hometown of Somerset, PA. After getting married they moved to Pittsburgh, PA where they both had successful business careers and started a family by having four children- Hannah, Andrew, Caleb, and Jonathan.
After ten years in Pittsburgh Gary and Amanda believed the Lord was speaking to them to go to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK to get trained for ministry. The couple along with their children headed west leaving family, friends, and successful careers behind. While in Oklahoma the family grew under the teaching of Pastors Billy Joe and Sharon Daugherty of Victory Christian Center, and helped at the Tulsa Dream Center.
The Brougher’s believed they would return back to Pennsylvania to minister one day, but a dream started in them after Gary took a missions trip to the Los Angeles Dream Center. It was on this mission trip when God spoke that he, Amanda, and their family were to return back to Pittsburgh and start a Dream Center. In August 2011 the Pittsburgh Dream Center began with its first outreach- Adopt-A-Block.
The mission of the Pittsburgh Dream Center Pittsburgh is to directly impact the issues that afflict Pittsburgh communities by reconnecting people to God and a community of support by providing free human services that address immediate and long-term needs in the area of hunger, poverty, homelessness, education, and human trafficking.
The Pittsburgh Dream Center is also reaching Pittsburgh neighborhoods through various outreach programs. The acts of kindness are simple, but the impact is grand. The Dream Center is looking for volunteers to assist in reaching and building the hurting and hopeless. You can learn by visiting our official website by clicking on the button below.
Our church services are committed to creative, compelling, challenging presentation of God’s truth. Our format is accessible to anyone, no matter where they are on their life’s journey. This time is set aside for communicating with God from our hearts.
In every service, you will hear a relevant, straightforward message based on Scripture that will help you develop a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and provide you with a strong Biblical foundation.
We have live, upbeat worship with a full band, as well as intimate songs of worship. Everyone worships in his or her own unique way – for some, that means singing, clapping, and raising their hands; for others, it means quietly reflecting on the words. At a PDC service, you’re welcomed to do what comes from the heart in praise to God.
PDC is committed to helping children grow from the knowledge of Christ, to a relationship with Christ, to becoming a lifelong, committed follower. We create a safe, exciting atmosphere where kids can discover God’s calling while building a relationship with Jesus Christ.
No matter what age your child or children are we believe it’s never too early to start sharing God’s Word with them. Our nursery ministry not only offers quality care for your young one(s), but we share biblical truths in simple and active ways.
5-12 YEARS OLD
Your children will love everything the PDC team has in store for them at our services! We provide games, fellowship, Bible verses, crafts, and activities all based on God’s Word, taught at a child’s level.
We are so blessed to have you as a part of our Church Family! God has been so good to all of us, and so faithful, throughout this very strange & difficult season. He has enabled us to “be the church,” showing love, peace & hope to the people all around us! This note is to give you some details re: RE-OPENING of our Campuses, and to pass along some info on a few other topics, as well. Lots of info here—you might want to read it Twice!
Beginning JUNE 6-7, in-person church services will resume for BCC, DCC, The Fold & MAOG!
SATURDAY SERVICES 6:00pm:
In-person services will resume at Moneroeville Assembly amd The FOLD (Penn Hills).
NOTE: DCC services will be held at Moneroeville Assembly.
SUNDAY SERVICES 10:00am
In-Person services will resume for BCC, The Fold, and MAOG
Note: At MAOG, for a while, we’ll just have the one service at 10:00. As crowd size increases, we’ll plan to go back to 9:00 and 11:00.
During Phase One, the only regular midweek (Wednesday) service will be Compass Youth Ministry at MAOG.
We expect that the remaining Wednesday Activities will not resume until the end of the summer. There will be, however, a few special Church Family Wed. night events at our different locations. (check the calendar for updates).
A return date for Tuesday PM service at THE FOLD has not yet been determined.
IS IT SAFE TO RETURN?
We recognize that some people are ready to return & some are not.
First and foremost, we strongly encourage those that are at greater risk to please continue doing “church at home” as long as it takes for you to be comfortable.
Additionally, be assured that mitigation measures will be in place, to a certain degree, at all of the campuses.
All campuses will be thoroughly cleaned before and after service
Please wear a mask until you reach a seat in the sanctuary
Masks can be removed during the service, then placed on again for dismissal
Some seating areas will be roped off / unavailable
No coffee or snacks will be provided (you’re free to bring your own)
We will not be hugging
Services may be dismissed by sections, to assist with social distancing
Offerings will be given directly into Donation boxes (no ushers passing the bags down the rows)
No Communion. Not sure when we will resume that.
At MAOG, we might not use All the entrances.
What About My Children?
Children’s church: Phase One will Not include Kids Church. The sanctuary services will have a Family feel to them, with an effort made to engage the children.
Nursery: The Nursery will be unlocked for parents to use, as needed.
ADDITIONAL OUTREACH/MINISTRY ACTIVITIES:
Walking Track & Open Gym @ THE FOLD: Dates have not been set yet for the resumption of things like the Walking Track & Open Gym at The Fold.
Small group meetings (Grief Share, Bible studies, etc.): Small groups using the church facilities are welcome to begin scheduling again. There will be a checklist for these groups to follow, including cleaning the spaces they utilize.
Sheep INC. Health Care Center: The SIHCC opens up their new home at The Fold this Thursday, June 4!
OTHER DATES OF INTEREST:
(As of June 1, 2020, these events are still “on.”)
District Youth Camp July 6-10
District Kids Camp July 13-17
VBS at MAOG Aug. 10-14
We are Very Excited to be able to gather together for Worship, the Word, and the Fellowship again! SO……we’ll see (Some of) You This Weekend! ~Pastor Lance