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Education & Training


Ministry and Missions Bootcamp - WEST COAST

  • June 1 - June 27, 2014
  • $2700
  • Categories: Cause 4 Life Internships

EDUCATE. Receive formal education from top ministry leaders and disability experts within Joni and Friends, including our Founder, Joni Eareckson Tada!

TRAIN. Put your feet on the ground and your hands to action with your new ministry training.

  • Joni and Friends Family Retreat - Serve as a Short Term Missionary to ...

Short-Term Missions Internships - UGANDA

  • June 2 - June 14, 2014
  • $2900
  • Categories: Cause 4 Life Internships

Immerse yourself in ministry, global missions, and justice for individuals and families affected by disability WORLDWIDE!

EDUCATE. Gain a greater understanding of disability, challenges faced by people affected by disability, and the call to disability ministry and global missions.

  • Education: Beyond Suffering - Select lessons from our intensive course on a ...
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Education & Training Resources

Joni and Ken Speak at Talbot Seminary

  • January 25, 2011
  • Joni and Friends
  • Christian Institute on Disability

On Monday, January 24, Joni and Ken spoke at the first "Theology of Suffering and Disability" class at Talbot Seminary on the campus of Biola University. The idea for this groundbreaking one-week intensive was spearheaded by Dr. Kathy McReynolds of our Joni and Friends' Christian Institute on Disability. The CID team is dedicated to developing partnerships with other seminaries and ...

Learn about our Cause 4 Life Internships!

  • December 20, 2010
  • Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Cause 4 Life, Video Archives

Watch this video to hear from interns what the Joni and Friends' Cause 4 Life Internships are all about.


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A Disturbing Presence?

  • August 17, 2010
  • Kathy McReynolds

“A disability should not be a death sentence. No one should be allowed to decide that an innocent life is not worth saving,” said Matt Bowman, ADF Legal Counsel.

Long-neglected Disability Courses Gaining Popularity

  • August 12, 2010
  • Joni and Friends
  • In the Media

Joni and Friends reaches the world with 'Beyond Suffering'

Because it is a topic that no one seems to want to talk about, studies in the area of disability and suffering have long been neglected in academia. However, Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability (CID) has set out to change that, and is succeeding in creating a movement in ...

Life in the Balance

  • July 19, 2010

by: Joni Eareckson Tada and Friends

Whether you’re studying individually or with a small group, this book will guide you to apply God’s truth to society’s greatest challenges. In these ten chapters by Joni and others, you’ll look at some of our culture’s biggest ethical and social dilemmas – including hot topics such as street violence ...

Life in the Balance - Leader's Guide

  • July 19, 2010

by: Joni Eareckson Tada and Friends

Here’s everything you need to lead a small group through the topics in Joni’s book, Life in the Balance. Each of the ten chapters is accompanied by a presentation on DVD. The DVDs are included in the Leader’s Guide.

Leader's Guide with DVDs

*View Chapter 3 on Autism HERE.

Joni and Friends Develops Course on 'A Theology of Suffering and Disability'

  • June 8, 2010
  • Joni and Friends
  • Christian Institute on Disability

Joni and Friends Develops Course on ‘A Theology of Suffering and Disability’ for Seminaries and Christian Universities

Joni and Friends International Disability Center, an organization whose purpose is to accelerate ministry to the disability community, through its Christian Institute on Disability (CID), has developed a university level course on “A Theology of Suffering and Disability,” which has been adopted by ...

Position on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

  • May 28, 2010
  • Joni and Friends

We at Joni and Friends value a culture of life and believe that all life is to be valued and treated with respect. This includes the life of the embryo, which is just as much a living human as a full-term infant, a child, teenager, adult or senior citizen.

Christianity: A Knowledge Tradition

  • May 27, 2010
  • Kathy McReynolds

To say that there is enmity between the scientific community and Christianity—between the secular and the sacred, if you will, is to say nothing new. This conflict has been going on since the early days of the modern era. 

Cause 4 Life Promo Video

  • April 19, 2010
  • Joni and Friends
  • Cause 4 Life, Video Archives

Video promoting Cause 4 Life Global Missions and Internships.


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