Christian Institute on Disability

New Release! The Beyond Suffering Bible

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 15, 2016
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  • Christian Institute on Disability, What's New in Our Store

Beyond Suffering BibleAfter living for almost 50 years in a wheelchair, Joni Eareckson Tada knows firsthand how people suffering from painful, chronic conditions are desperate for guidance and hope. But often, they do not know where to turn. It’s why Joni and Friends, in partnership with Tyndale House Publishers, crafted the Beyond Suffering Bible.

6 Ways Your Church Can Welcome People with Disabilities

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 11, 2016
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  • In the Media, Christian Institute on Disability, Disability Awareness

6 WaysMore than 1 billion people in the world are affected by disability and, like all of us, children and adults with disabilities have a great need to belong. Churches are uniquely designed to come alongside these families, so just how do they heed the call for disability ministry? In an article for Outreach magazine adapted from the upcoming Beyond Suffering Bible...

Give the Gift of Hope

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Aug. 10, 2016
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

Gift of HopeGiving to Joni and Friends in the name of another will make an eternal difference as the love and hope of Jesus Christ is shared with children and families affected by disability. You can do these things and more: Honor your parents, siblings, or children; Give in memory of a loved one; or recognize someone’s milestone event.

All Honor and Memorial gifts of $500 or more will have the honoree’s name permanently inscribed on the Hope Builders Wall — located at the Joni and Friends International Disability Center in Southern California...

Intern Appreciation Day

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 9, 2016
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  • Christian Institute on Disability, Cause 4 Life

KelsieIn honor of Intern Appreciation Day, we’d like to introduce our Cause 4 Life corporate intern, Kelsie! This summer, Kelsie has been interning with multiple departments at the International Disability Center, and we’re excited to share with you some fun facts about her!

Summer Internships at Joni and Friends!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 16, 2016
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  • Christian Institute on Disability, Cause 4 Life

Cause 4 Life Foundation InternsSummer internships can be a great way to keep busy during summer break. Cause 4 Life has welcomed many interns from around the world, both abled and disabled, to serve the disability community. Together, they represent a beautiful picture of Christ’s body at work to impact the Kingdom of God. If you have a love for people with disabilities, then you should definitely check out the Cause 4 Life Global Missions and Internships page! There you will find many opportunities to serve people affected by disability all over the world, and learn of God’s heart for the broken and suffering. Apply today for a Foundation Summer Internship and be a part of a team of interns making an impact in disabled communities all over the world, as they exemplify God’s love...

”Here Am I, Send Me”

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 25, 2016
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  • Christian Institute on Disability, Family Retreats, International

International Family Retreat Short-Term Missionaries in PeruNatalie taking part in a game with special needs families at Retreat in Peru
Natalie wasn’t quite sure what to expect when she signed up to serve for the first time at one of our Joni and Friends International Family Retreats. She brought a heart ready to serve and found out that God can use each of us if we step forward in faith. Natalie shares her reflections… "I had the privilege of serving at the Joni and Friends International Family Retreat in Peru last August. For four days I experienced pure joy as we served the families and helped cultivate a place of rest, support, prayer, worship, adventure and education! Across borders, oceans and language barriers I experienced a true connectivity of the human race. In spite of our...

A New Look for Cause 4 Life Global Missions and Internships!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Jan. 15, 2016
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  • Christian Institute on Disability, Cause 4 Life

Cause 4 Life Webpages Have a New Look
Cause 4 Life Global Missions and Internships is starting the New Year with a fresh new look! For the last eight years, Cause 4 Life has strived to influence students and young professionals through hands-on disability ministry training and education inspired from God’s Word. Through summer internship programs and international mission trips, many eyes and hearts have been opened to the desperate need to reach those affected by disability with love, compassion, and hope that flow from a relationship with God. Cause 4 Life leadership has seen the fruit that comes from interns who grow in a ministry of compassion towards others. Interns have...

Giving Thanks for 2015!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 31, 2015
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  • Joni's Posts, Christian Institute on Disability

Psalm 126:3As I look back on 2015, I am so grateful for God’s abundant blessings — blessings like the stamina to have been “on the road” 102 days this year, where I had the privilege of joining Pastor Chuck Swindoll for a Sunday service interview; speaking before international disability leaders at our Joni and Friends Global Access Conference; and attending our wonderful Family Retreat in Texas. Plus, the blessing of having recorded over 8,000 radio programs after 33 years on the air! Not to mention the opportunity to have written on important issues, such as the dangerous right-to-die bill in California. And of course, I praise the Lord for having been declared cancer-free! Wow, what an amazing year it has been! It’s why I want to be like the tenth leper in Luke 17, who came back to Jesus with loud praise, thanking Him for what He had done. Will you join me...

Brand New Course!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 14, 2015
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

Beyond Suffering Advanced Studies: A Christian View on Disability & HealthcareBeyond Suffering Advanced Studies: A Christian View on Disability & Healthcare is a unique and groundbreaking advanced 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. Modeled after the flagship curriculum Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry, this course is comprised of four modules and four thought-provoking practicums: An Overview of the Issue, Theological Aspects, Healthcare Institutional Ethos, and Applied Ethics. This new course is interdisciplinary, versatile, and available fully online. CEUs and CMEs are now available. Register now!

Register Now! Hope in the Midst of Suffering Conference

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 29, 2015
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

Hope in the Midst of Suffering ConferenceIt’s not too late to register for the Hope in the Midst of Suffering Conference! This October 16-17, please join us at Indiana Wesleyan University as we explore ways to bring hope to communities of hurting people around the world. With presentations and workshops delivered by experts, you’ll receive theological and practical knowledge, and resources to build up your leadership and ministerial skills. You’ll be equipped and empowered to answer the call in Luke 14 and minister to people have been marginalized.

Register today to hear from ministry experts Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Bundy, and more!

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