New Creation Church is a megachurch in Singapore. It was founded in 1984 and currently has a 30,000 strong local congregation at The Star Performing Arts Centre at Buona Vista today. New Creation Church officially held its inaugural service at The Star on 23 December 2012, to celebrate Christmas as well as its move to the $1 billion hub at one-north. Currently, New Creation Church is the largest church in Singapore as of end 2012 and still growing rapidly in the thousands.Joseph Prince is the Senior Pastor of the church. While it is charismatic in practice and evangelical in belief, it is non-denominational and is not affiliated to any church overseas. It is a member of the National Council of Churches of Singapore.
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The church was founded by a small group of young pioneer leaders including Joseph Prince, Henry Yeo, David Yeow and Jack Ho in 1983. It was later officially registered with the Registrar of Societies on October 1984. It began its Sunday service with an average attendance of 25 people. Gradually, it grew to about 150 members in 1990 when Pastor Prince was appointed as the senior pastor of the church.
During the period between 1984 and 1999, the church moved through different worshipping venues such as a hall in Young Women's Christian Association and the ballrooms in local hotels to accommodate its growing congregation.
In 1999, the church moved to the Rock Auditorium in the Suntec City Mall. On 23 December 2012, services were shifted to The Star - Performing Arts Center.
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.
Since 2009, Prince has not been on the church payroll, and currently serves as a volunteer pastor at the church.
The church is actively involved in missions throughout the Asian region, and sends its pastors, leaders and volunteers to several Asian countries annually.
10% of the church's annual budget which was about US$4 million (as of Year 2007) was set aside for missionary work. Currently, the church is still committed to work towards missionaries. Besides, the church also made donations to local charities annually. Specifically, the church has given SGD581,500 to community groups and charities during the period between April 2007 to March 2008.
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Pastor Prince's English-language broadcast program called Destined to Reign reaches out to more than 150 countries on cable television and satellite networks. Besides, Pastor Prince's television ministry establishes the media technology like the Internet and podcasts to allow viewers to watch the broadcast program online.
The church's Publication ministry which is supported by church volunteers (reporters, photographers and designers) currently publishes its own magazine named Solid Rock.
Chinese Services These services reach out to the Mandarin- and Hokkien-speaking communities in Singapore. They are held every Sunday at Shine Auditorium along Beach Road.,
The Zone This ministry oversees the preaching of Christianity to youths aged 13-29. The Zone encompasses three sub-divisions, dealing with Secondary, Tertiary and Young Adult churchgoers.,
Rock Kidz Rock Kidz is a ministry for children from 1 month to 12 years. The ministry encompasses the various age divisions and a ministry dedicated to children aged 4-12 with Autism Spectrum Disorder.,
The official affiliates are specifically mentioned on the church's authorized correspondence with them. These affiliates are:
Rock Productions, which is a business arm of New Creation Church, was founded in 1998 at Suntec City Mall. It acts as a venue provider of 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. Rock Productions also manages business.
Rock Gifts & Book Centre,
Rock Gifts & Book Centre, which is managed by Rock Productions, is a Christian bookshop. It was set up at Suntec City Mall in 1999 for selling Christian books, music, sermon resources and gifts. In September 2012, its new store opened at The Star Vista at Buona Vista.
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.
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. Through Omega Tours, New Creation Church organizes tours for its members to travel to Israel and other Biblical land.
The church moved to a new 5,000 (5,142) seat auditorium, now its main worship venue, at The Star Performing Arts Centre (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. The Star PAC comprises a 5,000-seat theatre, multi-purpose hall, outdoor amphitheatre, special function rooms and other facilities. The church rents The Star PAC for Sunday services.
The levels from Basement 1 to Level 2 of The Star, known as the retail and entertainment zone, is called The Star Vista and is owned and managed by CapitaMalls Asia.
The Star was envisioned as a "futuristic complex with restaurants, shops and a 5,000-seat theatre", and costs nearly SGD500 million.