New Creation Church

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New Creation Church
New Creation Church Service.jpg
Church service at The Star Performing Arts Centre in 2015
LocationBuona Vista
CountrySingapore
DenominationNon-denominational, Charismatic
Websitenewcreation.org.sg
History
Founded1984
Specifications
Capacity5,142 seats
Clergy
Senior pastor(s)Joseph Prince
New Creation Church Logo.jpeg

New Creation Church (Chinese: 新造教会), or abbreviated as NCC, is a Christian megachurch in Singapore founded in 1984. The church currently has an average Sunday attendance of 33,000.[1] It holds services at The Star Performing Arts Centre. It is a non-denominational Christian church, and a member of the National Council of Churches of Singapore. It is not affiliated to any church overseas. The senior pastor of the church is Joseph Prince.

History[edit]

Building in Singapore

The church was founded by a small group including Joseph Prince, Henry Yeo, David Yeow and Jack Ho in 1983. It was later officially registered with the Registrar of Societies in October 1984. It began its Sunday service with an average attendance of 25 people. Gradually, it grew to about 150 members in 1990 when Prince was appointed as the senior pastor of the church.[2]

During the period between 1984 and 1999, the church used different worship venues such as a hall within the premises of the Young Women's Christian Association of Singapore and the ballrooms in local hotels to accommodate its growing congregation.[2]

In 1999, the church moved to the Rock Auditorium in Suntec City Mall. On 23 December 2012, its services were shifted to The Star PAC.[2]

The church grew from 150 members in 1990 to more than 10,000 members in 2004, later tripling that number to 30,000 as of April 2013.[2][3]

Outreach[edit]

The church is involved in outreach work and missions throughout the Asian region, and sends its pastors, leaders and volunteers to several Asian countries annually.[4]

Ten per cent of the church's annual budget which was about US$4 million (as of Year 2007) was set aside for missionary work.[5] Currently, the church is still committed to helping missionaries. In addition, the church also makes donations to local charities annually.[6] Specifically, the church has given SGD581,500 to community groups and charities during the period between April 2007 and March 2008.[7]

Media and publications[edit]

Broadcast programmes[edit]

Prince's English-language broadcast program called Destined to Reign reaches out to more than 200 countries on cable television and satellite networks.[8][9] In addition, Prince's television ministry uses media technology like YouTube and podcasts to allow viewers to watch the broadcast program online and on the move.[9] The church started a television broadcast ministry in 2014 that reaches out to those in Asia and Europe. The programme New Creation Church TV carries Prince's messages and praise and worship segments.[10]

Magazine publication[edit]

The church's Communications ministry which is supported by church volunteers (reporters, photographers and designers) currently publishes its own magazine named Solid Rock.[11]

Services[edit]

New Creation Church helds weekly service in English at The Star Performing Arts Centre (The Star PAC) in Buona Vista, Singapore. There is also satelite churches in various locations in Singapore, wherea the live service from The Star Performing Arts Centre broadcasts.
New Creation Church also have church service in Chinese language (Mandarin, Hokkien and Cantonese) at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The leader of the Chinese Ministry is Pastor Mark Ng.
The Zone, a NCC's youth and young adult ministry, also held monthly youth service. Its venue for the youth service is at the Shine Auditorium, located in Shaw Tower, Singapore

Affiliates[edit]

The official affiliates are specifically mentioned on the church's website.[12] These affiliates are:

  • Rock Productions
Rock Productions, which is a business arm of New Creation Church, was founded in 1998 at Suntec City Mall. Rock Productions runs The Star Performing Arts Centre at one-north, in Buona Vista. The shares of Rock Productions are held in trust for the church by four of its registered shareholders. All shareholders and directors are not paid any salary, bonus, fee or dividend. Rock Productions also manages other business entities.[12]
  • Rock Gifts & Book Centre
Rock Gifts & Book Centre, which is managed by Rock Productions, is a Christian bookshop.[13] It was set up at Suntec City Mall in 1999 to sell Christian books, music, sermon resources and gifts. In September 2012, its new store opened at The Star Vista at one-north, in Buona Vista.[12]
  • Daystar Child Development Centre
Daystar Child Development Centre (also known as Daystar) is listed as a Voluntary Welfare Organisation (VWO) under the church. It has two branches – which were established at Holland in 1994 and at Jurong West in 2004. This centre is run by management committees under the church.[12]
  • Omega Tours
Omega Tours (also known as Omega Tours & Travel Pte Ltd), which was set up as a travel agency in 2004, is managed by Rock Productions. Omega Tours organises Bible-based tours for New Creation Church members and other interested participants to Israel and other Bible lands.[12][14]

Worship venue[edit]

The church moved to a new 5,000 (5,142) seat theatre, now its main worship venue, at The Star PAC in Buona Vista on 23 December 2012.

Officially opened on 1 November 2012, The Star PAC spans levels 3 to 11, known as the civic and cultural zone, of the building called The Star. It is owned and managed by Rock Productions, the business arm of the church.[15][16] The Star PAC comprises a 5,000-seat theatre, a multi-purpose hall, an outdoor amphitheatre, special function rooms and other facilities. The church rents The Star PAC for Sunday services.[17]

The levels from Basement 4 to Level 2 of The Star, known as the retail and entertainment zone (including the car park lots), is called The Star Vista, and is owned and managed by CapitaMalls Asia.[18][19][20]

The Star, comprising The Star Vista and The Star PAC, was envisioned as a "futuristic complex with restaurants, shops and a 5,000-seat theatre", and costs an estimated SGD1 billion.[16][17][21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About New Creation Church". New Creation Church. Archived from the original on 4 January 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "History". New Creation Church. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  3. ^ "NCC History". New Creation Church. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Ministries – Global Outreach – Missions". New Creation Church. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  5. ^ Thomas, George! (1 January 2008). "Singapore takes on a world mission". CBN news. Archived from the original on 3 March 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  6. ^ "News Articles". New Creation Church. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Church raises $178m for lifestyle hub" (PDF). The Straits Times. 20 September 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2010.[dead link][needs update] Archived from [1][dead link][needs update] & "$178m raised for lifestyle hub". Archived from the original on 14 April 2009. Retrieved 9 July 2010.[needs update]
  8. ^ "Joseph Prince Ministries – Broadcast – Full Listing". Joseph Prince Ministries. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
  9. ^ a b "Joseph Prince Ministries – About – The Ministry". Joseph Prince Ministries. Archived from the original on 1 September 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  10. ^ "Launch of New Creation Church TV". New Creation Church. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  11. ^ "Publication – New Creation Church". New Creation Church. Archived from the original on 20 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  12. ^ a b c d e "Our Affiliates – New Creation Church". New Creation Church. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  13. ^ "Rock Gifts & Books Centre". Rock Productions Pte Ltd. Archived from the original on 9 January 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  14. ^ "About Us – Omega Tours". Omega Tours. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  15. ^ "The Star Performing Arts Centre – Introduction". Asia One. 17 September 2011. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  16. ^ a b Theresa Tan & Melissa Sim (11 Mar 2009). "Church collects $19m in one day for lifestyle hub". Asiaone. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  17. ^ a b "New Creation Church collected S$21 million in fewer than 24 hours". Asia One. 30 August 2010. Archived from the original on 31 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
  18. ^ "The Star Vista customer service". Archived from the original on 19 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  19. ^ "The Star Visa store locator". Archived from the original on 29 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  20. ^ "The Star Visa about". Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  21. ^ "New Creation Church closer to $500m target". www.asiaone.com. Archived from the original on 28 October 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2018.

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