Certificate of Christian Disability Ministry Module 3 (Registration is now opened!)
Updated: Jan 29
Our upcoming Module 3: Growing as One Body aims to supplement the learnings of the first two modules by providing volunteers and leaders of disability ministries with the necessary theological insight and know-how to effectively lead their ministry, as well as to pastor families with members with special needs.
Here are the topics that will be covered in Module 3:
1. A Pastoral Theology of Disability
2. A Disability Ministry Roadmap
3. Pastoral Support for Special Families
4. Discipling People with Disabilities
5. Pastoral Issue 1: Coping With Diagnosis
6. Pastoral Issue 2: Sexuality
7. Pastoral Issue 3: Leaving a Legacy
8. Dialogue on Pastoring Families
Pastor Leow Wen Pin is President of the Koinonia Inclusion Network, a parachurch organisation that promotes the inclusion of persons with special needs in churches. He is also Director of the Centre for Disability Ministry in Asia, and Lecturer in Biblical and Interdisciplinary Studies at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology.
Lincoln Mao is the pastor at Bethesda Christian Centre. Together with his wife, Grace, he's been involved in ministry to adults with intellectual disability since 2013. One of his greatest joys, besides seeing lives changed by the gospel, is freshly baked sourdough bread in the morning. Yum!
Grace Mao is part of the founding team of Jesus Club, a ministry for adults with intellectual disabilities. She recently completed her Masters in Divinity at the Evangelical Theological College of Asia and is currently working as the ministry worker for women and children at Bethesda Christian Centre.
Sherlyn Quek is a qualified nutritionist for over 20 years and raises 4 children to arrest Singapore's falling birth rate. Her second son, Elliot was born with Down Syndrome 14 years ago and battled several medical challenges for the first 18months of his life. Sherlyn and family have embraced Elliot as a gift from God and she firmly believes that God has a purpose for him on earth.
Chin Hsiao Yun has been working with individuals with special needs for over 20 years. She worked as a psychologist in AWWA School, a school catering to the needs of school-aged students with moderate to severe impairments, and is currently serving in Assumption Pathway School as a Senior Teacher (SEN). She is a mother of a 17-year-old boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Peggy Chan currently oversees Trust Assets Planning and leads the Outreach arm of Special Needs Trust Company (SNTC). She has been facilitating a class for persons with special needs at St.John’s-St.Margaret’s Church since 2008 and is actively serving the parent support group.
Dates: 6 and 13 March 2021
Time: 0900 – 1730 hrs
Venue: Online via Zoom
Fees: $175 (audit) / $225 (credit)
NOTE: Attendance of the first Modules 1 & 2, while helpful, is not mandatory for attending Module 3.