Made in the likeness of our Father and Creator, we were born to enjoy and reflect the aspects of His nature and most importantly, His heart…
In 1994 a Christian-based Arts initiative – “MDA” (Music, Drama and Art) – was introduced to the Bloemfontein public that did just that. It started as an evangelistic Bible School project – a musical/drama entitled “Christ the Champion” – that the students toured the country with. Following that, awareness developed of the need for proper training and teaching in the Arts, including the development of character and Godly perspectives in individuals’ lives. And so MDA was born.
The introduction of tours and outreaches on local, national and international levels broadened the work and base in Bloemfontein, as it matured to what is currently known as Creare Training Centre (a ministry of Our Father's Home Church, Bloemfontein). The now full-time ministry of Creare Training Centre accommodates Academies in Music; Drama; Dance; Fine Art; Multimedia; Prophetic; Word; Worship; Year of your life; Church Planting & Missions; as well as a Skills Department and a Sport & Recreation Department.
Creare Training Centre continues to penetrate, serve and equip national and international churches and communities through: satellite and strategic bases where students are trained; part- and full time (touring) teams; Training Conferences; outreaches; and the initiation and growth of cell groups and churches (services).
Creare is active in all the provinces of South Africa. International contacts and influence extends to Malawi, Algeria, Mauritius, Switzerland, Russia, Romania, Zambia, Ukraine, Germany, UK, USA, Malaysia, Australia, Netherlands, Uganda, Brazil, Antigua, Madagascar, Egypt, and Austria.
Many prophecies have been spoken over Creare, saying Creare will spear-point and ear-mark breakthrough training and ministry. The training of full-time students is thus founded on Word studies and a continuous growth in Godly revelations on a daily basis. And so pioneers and pace setters are being raised up to boldly move forward out of an intimate relationship with the Father, to go to the nations of the world and impact individuals to become the creative, prophetic people God has called them to be. CD’s are being produced, devotional material developed, syllabi pioneered, school and varsity students are growing in prophetic lifestyles and there is a breaking through in a creative walk with the Father in many lives.
Now, more than ever, is the time for the Church to understand the relevancy of the tools being used to express the Gospel. Globally, awareness is growing of the need for the Arts to be stewarded by the Church, so that the glory of divinely inspired “Art” goes to the Father and for the extension of His Kingdom. For too long we have not understood or taken up this responsibility, but, yes – the authority over the Arts is in us as the body of Christ and individually we can make a difference where we are…