BGST is glad to collaborate with KIN to establish the CDMA in 2020 in collaboration with the
Koinonia Inclusion Network (KIN) with the mission to “produce context-relevant resources to enable disability ministry in Asia”.

The CDMA serves to further BGST’s vision of enabling “all Christians” – particularly people with disabilities – to grow “in Christ-likeness and live out their calling to fulfill God’s creative and redemptive purposes in the Church and the marketplace.” The CDMA’s research into disability ministry embodies BGST’s core distinctive of drawing upon “Scripture, Christian tradition, and interdisciplinary studies”. 

The CDMA is led by a Director, and supported by affiliated Associate Research Fellows (ARFs) and Research Associates (RAs). The work of the CDMA is divided into three major areas:

  1. Disability Ministry in Asia (DMA) series. The CDMA publishes its flagship DMA resource series in order to resource churches in Asia in the area of disability ministry.
  2. Koinonia Papers. The CDMA team regularly publishes research papers, named the “Koinonia Papers”, that explore different aspects of disability ministry.
  3. Independent Projects. The CDMA team produces ad-hoc pieces of research that seek to inform disability ministry in Asia, publishing them in peer-reviewed platforms.

The CDMA also administers BGST’s credit component for the
Certificate of Christian Disability Ministry  (CCDM) that is organised by KIN and Scripture Union Singapore. Each of the three workshops in the CCDM programme can be taken as a 1.5-credit course with BGST.

More information about the CDMA, its team members, and its publications can be found on the KIN website here.


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