Chicago Area Ministry

Joni and Friends maintains offices across the U.S., including a local office in Chicago, IL. The Chicago office is working together with local churches and organizations, forming outreach programs throughout the community and ministering hope and the message of Christ to those who face the daily challenges of life with a disability. The Chicago office is committed to reaching individuals and families affected by disability in our community with the love of Christ.

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Upcoming Events

Beyond Suffering Online Chicago Area Ministry Hybrid Certificate Program
  • September 26, 2016 - March 30, 2017

Become involved with the worldwide disability movement!
This hybrid course is designed for students in the greater Chicago Area, and will hold discussion via conference call through the Joni and Friends Chicago Area Ministry office

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Accessible Worship Symposium - The Moody Church Chicago
  • November 19, 2016

Do you long to be part of a church community where people of varied abilities can enter into His presence together? Through worship based on Vertical Habits, keynote speakers and workshops, you will learn how to engage your whole church in accessible worship.

Keynote Speakers
Barbara J. Newman – CLC ...

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Journey Together - Libertyville, IL
  • January 14, 2017

Ready to make your church irresistible to families living with disabilities? The Irresistible Church workshop will equip you with the tools and knowledge to make it possible!

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Downloadable Documents

Irresistible Church Flyer

Download the Irresistible Church Disability Ministry Workshop flyer for the event taking place on April 30th.

Directions to Maranatha Family Retreat Site

This document provides directions to the Maranatha Family Retreat!

What to Bring for Families

Find out what families should bring on a Maranatha Family Retreat.

What to Bring for Volunteers

Find out what volunteers should bring on a Maranatha Family Retreat.

Christian Fund for the Disabled

The CFD is a matching grant program of Joni and Friends that demonstrates Christ's love by meeting practical needs of people affected by disability.