About the DreamCentre

Luke 4:16 “ And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

Purpose:   To re-establish the PAOC ministry and Church in Yorkton, SK after several years of absence in the city of Yorkton.  For information on the city of Yorkton please see http://issuu.com/yorkton/docs/yorkton_community_profile_2013?e=8563458/4147034.

We plan to use the DREAMCENTRE model of ministry (Pastor Matthew Barnet began this ministry in L.A.).  The DreamCentre replanted Church will be offering these services (areas of ministry) but are not limited to, and are subject to change as needs present themselves and demand dictates:
1) A “LifeLand” Children’s Play Place.  LifeLand is a family drop in, unsupervised, indoor play ground for children. It’s safe, fun and an attractive gathering venue.   
3) A hot meal “drop in” program.  This will be available to people that are transient and or marginalized and need a meal.
4) DCY will offer a weekly, mid-week “Bible Study” worship service in lieu of a Sunday service.
5) DCY is exploring ministry programs directed to Seniors (still in planning).

The PAOC ministry in Yorkton has been in a tough place for the past few years.  With the resignation of the pastor in 2010, the work was closed in 2011 and the building was rented to another ministry.  
In 2012, after renting our church building to the Victory Church in Yorkton for a year, an offer to purchase was received from them and accepted. The money from the sale of the building was put in trust for replanting in Yorkton, as  the district leadership team believed that our ministry in the city was not to be finished for good.

 In 2013, significant decisions were made.  Kevin and Rachelle Sawatsky, (pastor at LifePoint church) were being led to lead the replant team back in Yorkton.   The proposal was that Kevin would go to part time in Lanigan and relocate to Yorkton with his family, to do the work of replanting.

 In February 2013, at the LPC Annual Church meeting, this idea was introduced to the church family to ask the them to discern God’s call. 
LPC gathered again, in March 2013 for a 2nd meeting and to VOTE by private ballot.  The vote was carried with overwhelming support.  

Also in March, a proposal was made to the District Executive of how, in partnership with them, and LifePoint Church, the Sawatsky family would begin developing a DreamCentre* (explanation at the end of this update) for Yorkton using the “Jerusalem” Church model.  The D.E.S.K. committed to walking with us in support thru finances, prayer and friendship.  
In April 2013, the search began for a facility to accomplish this vision in Yorkton. 
In  May 2013, we were in contact with Loblaws, to begin the process to purchase a warehouse vacated by them in 2009, beautifully situated right downtown on main street, in Yorkton.

Sept. 2013,  by God's provision, we arrived in Yorkton, with the use of a 5th wheel trailer, that would house our family from September 1st to November 17th.  These were days filled with both joys, and sorrows, as the transition from familiar and comfortable, to alone, unfamiliar, uncertain and walking each moment in faith that God would sustain, was challenging and rewarding. Our kids were called to their own journey of faith and trust, as all of the things that brought a sense of security for them, were gone. God has shown Himself faithful to us all.  During these fall months, we worked diligently at building relationships with the community of believers in Yorkton, whom were encouraging and helpful as we sought to secure the building from Loblaws.

November 2014, we recognized that the original plan to live full time in the DreamCentre, would not be realized before we needed somewhere to live for the winter. The Lord allowed us to acquire a small house that would be sufficient to accommodate our family. 

In early May 2014, after over a year of little progress with Loblaws to acquire their building, we rescinded our offer to purchase.
On the13th of August, 2014 an offer to purchase was accepted on the property on, 244 Myrtle Ave in Yorkton.   After Many Many months of twists and turns, we were able to come to an agreement on a purchase price and the deal is now DONE!

in Feb of 2015... we opened the doors to the new ministry!

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