Who we are
KIN is a disability mission organisation that enables the Church to welcome and disciple people of all abilities.
Our name, which begins with the Greek word “koinonia” (community/partnership) used in the New Testament, emphasises our ethos of building communities of believers through including people with disabilities.
Our logo, coloured in orange and yellow, represents the passion and dynamism of believers gifted by the Holy Spirit, including those with disabilities. Our acronym, KIN, emphasises how all Christians belong together united in Christ as one family under God.
The Church enabled to welcome and disciple people of all abilities
Partnering churches by equipping, resourcing, and connecting them in their inclusion journey
The KIN way
What we believe
Statement of Faith
KIN is a Protestant organisation holding to the historical Christian faith reflected in the Apostles’ and Nicene creed.
Our Statement of Faith is as follows:
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, which includes all believers with disabilities.
As a registered charity, KIN is governed by a Board comprising persons with/without disabilities who have substantial experience in the disability sector:
Leow Wen Pin
Giang Thuy Anh
Due to the complexity and expertise required for disability ministry, KIN is supported by an international panel of experts:
Professor Erik Carter
Mr Bernard Chew
Professor Benjamin Connor
Dr Dave Deuel
Ms Anita Fam
A/Prof. Wong Meng Ee
Mr Ronald Wong
Ms Sherena Loh
Mr Eugene Seow
Professor John Swinton
A/Prof. Kenny Tan
KIN’s operations are driven by a passionate team of staff members.
Yap Foon Lyn
KIN appoints an Artist-in-Residence which it partners to champion the inclusion of people with special needs in churches through the arts.
Aaron James Yap
Centre for Disability Ministry in Asia
In order to support KIN’s goal of enabling churches to include people with disabilities, KIN produces resources that support churches in disability ministry. The Centre for Disability Ministry in Asia (CDMA) is KIN’s primary vehicle for doing so. The CDMA’s mission is to generate contextually-relevant research and publication in the area of disability ministry to resource Asian churches.
The CDMA is led by a Director and is supported by affiliated Research Fellows and Research Associates. The CDMA also oversees the credit aspects of the Certificate of Christian Disability Ministry, e.g., student supervision and marking of assignments.
Leow Wen Pin
KIN believes in cultivating long-term partnership of giving and receiving with churches. Such partner churches receive an exciting bespoke package of services from KIN, even as they support the work of KIN.
KIN believes in increasing its impact for God’s kingdom through strategic partneships with other likeminded organisations.
Past Annual Reports
Salt&Light Feature: “Let each small group be a nucleus of love and advocacy for the family”: 4 practical ways churches can journey with families with special needs
The Singapore online Christian news website Salt & Light has written an article about some useful ways that churches can journey with families with special needs in trying times.
Salt&Light Feature: How can churches include persons with disability? KIN survey offers insights and partnership
The Singapore online Christian news website Salt & Light has written an article about KIN’s inaugural Singapore Disability Ministry Survey (SDMS 2023) and how it has helped obtain a clearer understanding of the state of Christian ministry for people with disability among Protestant churches in Singapore.
KIN’s Jesselyn Ng, Janice Ho and Leow Wen Pin were invited to contribute an article to Reformed World, the journal of the World Communion of Reformed Churches, an ecumenical body bringing together Presbyterian-affiliated churches.