We believe there can be different approaches in expressing the Christian faith such that it connects at the heart level. This may mean creating works that reflect the beauty of our Creator, making music that speaks of our brokenness, or visual expressions of our spiritual journeys.
Whether you are an engineer with a flair for drawing, or a musician wondering how your gift and faith could intersect, or someone who loves dreaming up unique ideas and bringing them into existence in an artistic way, we’d love for you to be part of this community.
The gospel is unchanging and the unwavering word of God is applicable throughout generations. Yet, the way each generation responds to truth, differs. Today, it might mean using a different tact, or a more visual way to help them understand the gospel message.
In order to do this, we "Bring the Unchanging Gospel to a Changing Generation" by:
Discipling and partnering creatives, and creating content to engage culture.
Just as we are made in the image of the Creator, we desire for all to create God-inspired works that awaken hearts.
We comprise artists, musicians, and designers serving in full-time vocational ministry with Cru. Our work involves engaging the larger culture we live in, as well as individual communities of the various disciplines we belong to. This includes working among creatives – i.e. artists, professional musicians and media professionals.
Previously known as ForeRunner, the music team has been mobilising missional artists to help fulfil the Great Commission since 1991.
We do this by engaging the culture around us through performance events, catalysing worship within Cru's movements and missions schools, and training others in music evangelism and worship.
Are you a songwriter, sound engineer, instrumentalist, or vocalist? Do you have skills in marketing or artist management?
There is a place for you in Crea.
Crea is a community of creatives exploring how art and the Christian faith can intersect to transform culture. We believe that art plays an important role in the pursuit of truth, and the artist has the freedom to express it.
Here, we want to journey alongside individuals who are both seekers of truth and practitioners of art. Our past activities include hosting discipleship groups, collaborating with both local and international art groups to organise projects such as art exhibitions, art residencies, art-based mission trips, and talks on art and faith.
Are you currently studying or a graduate from Lasalle, NAFA, or NTU ADM? Or an artist seeking a community to cultivate, connect, and collaborate? Join us in pursuing God’s heart and transforming culture with God-inspired works that awaken the hearts of men.
"(Through volunteering with the Music team) the most important thing I carried over (to my current vocation) were the attitudes and ethics of a music minister; always ready to serve, watching out for team members and displaying integrity - always being the same person off stage as we are on stage."
– Tony Clayton Chong, Worship Dir. Music & Creative Arts. (Bartley Christian Church)
"In this residency, I've encountered God mostly through His creation... it never fails to amaze me how the river still flows, how beautiful flowers still exist even if no one in the world sees them. (Observing God’s creation) has helped me to understand the nature of God better... that He creates out of delight, enjoyment and He does not need anyone to 'affirm' him before or after He creates anything... it also helps me to stay faithful in the small things that I am currently doing, to be content in the season He has placed me in and to be happy to celebrate the success (big moments) of others."
– Jane Ang, Crea Arts Residency 2018 participant
"Leave your ego at the door. It was one of our ministry’s key values/slogans, and it’s such an important one! In marriage, it reminds me to not get easily offended, but to seek to work things out and communicate through our differences, instead of fighting to be “right”. In parenting, it empowers me to say I am sorry, or to confess I am not sure what to do. In group situations, for example when I lead a worship team in church or plan for an event, it reminds me to seek unity and clarity, and that every person matters."
– Dorothea Chow, Music staff (2004-2010), currently Mumpreneur at dottieshop
Crea requires regular financial giving to support the daily running of our ministry activities, as well as the maintenance and acquisition of equipment from time to time.
If you wish to sow into the ministry of, and to, artists, join us as a ministry partner through giving financially.
If you are interested in any of our ministries and wish to engage us to reach your audience, or simply wish to join us in what we do – we would love to get connected with you!
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