Beyond Suffering

Have you ever suffered physically, emotionally or spiritually and wondered why? Do you have family members or friends with disabilities and struggle to know what to say or how to act around them? People with disabilities are considered one of the world's largest under-represented groups. The church is largely unprepared for the burgeoning disabled population. One of the primary goals of the Beyond Suffering Course is to address this issue by preparing leaders in ministry, education, medicine and science to become involved in this life-changing ministry.

Disability Ministry

Disability Ministry

Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry is the flagship curriculum of the Christian Institute on Disability at Joni and Friends. The Certificate Program is a groundbreaking course of study created to transform the way Christians view God’s plan for disability and suffering. Available as a certificate program or for transferrable college credit!

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Disability & Healthcare

Advanced Studies

Beyond Suffering Advanced Studies: A Christian View on Disability and Healthcare is a unique and groundbreaking advanced fully online course designed to reintroduce the ancient ideal of practical reasoning, self-knowledge and action in the care of the sick and the marginalized, with a special emphasis on people with disabilities. Available as a certificate program or for CEUs through the CMDA!

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