And you only have to repay it in the afterlife

Wow. And I thought funds management was a money machine:

_New Creation Church__ raised a whopping $19 million for the construction of its new premises at Buona Vista - in less than 24 hours. In a show of support, a record number of 22,000 people turned up for services at the Rock Auditorium at Suntec City Mall three weeks ago. The donations were collected over four services on Feb 15._

…and that’s on top of the $46 million they’ve raised so far.

Have a look at the renderings. And get a load of the description:

More than that, it offers an alternative place, other than home or work, where a person can go to relax and feel part of the community. It will be a hub of local life and provide a place to socialise and for some retail therapy.

It’s a _shopping mall. _The church is building a shopping mall using its parishioners’ money. Only in Singapore.

Of course:

However, when contacted, the church declined to comment.

Oh, and by the way, the company that owns the shopping mall - as well as a “beach-front recreational and gastronomical establishment in the heart of East Coast Park” - is majority-owned by two of the pastors at NCC.

In other news, Jim Bakker is claiming copyright infringement.