Christian Institute on Disability

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!

Hope in the Midst of Suffering Conference at IWU

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 1, 2015
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

Hope in the Midst of Suffering Conference
Christ calls His Church to bring hope to communities of hurting people around the world. His own earthly mission centered on the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind — the marginalized populations honored at His Banquet (Luke 14). You’re invited to explore ways in which we as Christ followers can become equipped to empower the church to minister to these hurting and marginalized communities around the world at the Hope in the Midst of Suffering Conference, October 16-17 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. You’ll receive theological and practical...

Now Available! Beyond Suffering for the Next Generation

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 16, 2015
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

Beyond Suffering for the Next GenerationWe love young people at Joni and Friends and are grateful for the important roles they play in our ministry. From those volunteering as Short Term Missionaries for Family Retreats to those serving as Cause 4 Life interns, these passionate teens live out Jesus’ model of ministry to the marginalized, including those with disabilities! That’s why we’re so excited to announce that our new course, Beyond Suffering for the Next Generation, is now available! This youth edition is based on our groundbreaking course Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry, which has been translated into several languages and is being taught at universities around the world. We at the Joni and Friends’ Christian Institute on Disability believe that lasting change happens when younger generations are equipped with a biblical foundation of God’s plan for suffering and disability. Beyond Suffering for the Next Generation will prepare young leaders for life-long service in education, medicine and science...

Global Access Conference 2015 Advances the Worldwide Disability Ministry Movement

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 12, 2015
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  • Christian Institute on Disability, International

Joni Eareckson Tada speaking at Global Access Conference 2015Conference attendees at Global Access 2015
In February, Joni and Friends hosted the first Global Access Conference, with 1,000 attendees traveling to southern California from 54 countries and 39 states. Speakers Joni Eareckson Tada, Nick Vujicic, Lon Solomon, and Dr. Charles Ware set the tone for a joyful, Spirit-filled week. Pastors, educators, and lay people from all around the world attended workshops and round table discussions. Together, they forged ...

10 Vital Truths About Autism

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 28, 2015
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

10 Truths About AutismAs the month for Autism Awareness comes to an end, we’d like to share this helpful article from Pat Verbal, Senior Manager of Curriculum Development at Joni and Friends. The challenge for the Church is to stay aware of what we need to do to make our churches welcoming and loving places for ALL children. In “10 Vital Truths About Autism” Pat points out that while social services can help families affected by autism “they can’t lead parents and children to...

Introducing Beyond Suffering Advanced Studies: A Christian View on the Healthcare Humanities

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • April 13, 2015
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  • Christian Institute on Disability

Beyond Suffering Advanced StudiesBeyond Suffering Advanced Studies: A Christian View on the Healthcare Humanities is a unique and groundbreaking advanced course designed to reintroduce the ancient ideal of practical reasoning, self...

Joni and Dr. Charles Ware Talk Global Access

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 17, 2014
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  • Christian Institute on Disability, Video Archives

Dr. Charles Ware is one of the keynote speakers for the Global Access Conference 2015. As a dynamic and energizing speaker, Joni and Friends is excited to have him share his experience and perspective on disability ministry. To learn more about the conference and the other speakers and presenters, please visit www.globalaccessconference.org.

Singing with Christopher

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Nov. 7, 2014
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  • Joni's Posts, Christian Institute on Disability, Video Archives

Christopher and Joni singing togetherWatch as Christopher and I sing his favorite song, “Open the Eyes of My Heart.” This song has special significance when Christopher sings it because he is blind and has autism… through his song he’s teaching us to see things the way that God does – through the heart. Christopher was born prematurely at 26 weeks and only weighed 1 lb and 12 oz. When he was adopted, his parents Steve and Christine realized that Christopher had perfect pitch. He has since sung at various events and has inspired thousands with his story. That’s why I am so thrilled that Christopher will be singing at the Global Access Conference in February 2015. Won’t you join us as we worship together and inspire one another to advance disability ministry? Register today!

Global Access 2015: Add Your Voice

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Oct. 17, 2014
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  • In the Media, Christian Institute on Disability, International, Video Archives

Have you registered? Between February 17–20, 2015, join as disability leaders, ministers, educators and world changers unite to share disability ministry experiences. Learn how you can effectively promote disability ministry in the Christian community! You won’t want to miss speakers Joni Eareckson Tada, John Stonestreet, Nick Vujicic, and many more! Add your voice to the conversation: http://globalaccessconference.org/

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