In July 2014, the church where I am Senior Pastor, bought the former Heaton Bingo Hall (above – click to enlarge) and Newcastle Dream Centre was birthed!
God has given us 32,000 sq ft of space to reach our community! Our dream is to create a community hub where people can be ‘rescued, restored & rebuilt’ (Isaiah 61:1-4).
We already meet the needs of the local community with a Food bank, Clothes Store, Coats4Kids, CAP Release course, Adopt A Block outreach, community days & give aways, seniors meals, youth & children’s events etc. We have hope to launch a ministry to the homeless next year.
Currently we are working on minor refurbishments to improve our visitors experience. This includes a new reception area, re-decorating hallways & improving heating and lighting. We also have plans to create a new auditorium and quality coffee shop. Here’s a pic of our planned 600 seater cinema style auditorium.
We anticipate that this will cost between £350-500,000. It will become an amazing place for our church to meet but also a great asset to the local community. If you would like to help us achieve this financially please get in touch. Thanks for your interest! We’re so excited at what God is doing!
Here’s a link to our church website