Greater Philadelphia Area Ministry

Joni and Friends maintains offices across the U.S., including a local office in Greater Philadelphia, PA. The Greater Philadelphia 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 Greater Philadelphia 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

Family Retreat - Spruce Lake III
  • July 28 - August 1, 2014

For more information call 717-522-1467.

This is the Family Retreat that started them all! Situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, this historic retreat is held every year on the campus of the Spruce Lake Conference Center. Swimming, hiking, canoeing, and singing around the campfire with S’mores are ...

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Family and Friends Picnic
  • August 10, 2014

Join the Joni and Friends Greater Philadelphia team for our last get together for the summer! Bring a sandwich or meat to grill and a side or dessert to share and we will provide the rest (Plastic ware, drinks, plates, etc.)! We will eat between 1:30 pm and 2 ...

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ENGAGE Disability Ministry Conference
  • October 18, 2014

Want to ENGAGE people affected by disabilities? Come discover how you, your church, and special needs families can journey together. Join us for a series of hands-on workshops and life-changing stories which will encourage and equip you to serve.

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Downloadable Documents

Self-Care for Caregivers

How can caregivers avoid becoming burned out? Jerry and Joan Borton will give you several tips and ideas in this audio from a local Caregiver's Day of Pampering.

Maturity in Ministry: What Would Be Better?

What would be the next better step for your church in ministering to people affected by disability? Take a look at the powerpoint presentation as Dr. Jeff McNair from the Christian Institute on Disability shares several outlooks on engaging people with disabilities.

What Would Be Better?

A lecture by Jeff McNair, Director of the Policy Center Department for the Christian Institute on Disability.

Support Groups for Families of Those with Disabilities or Special Needs

See what activities are available for families affected by disability in the Greater Philadelphia Area!

Speaking Topics for Churches

In this document you will find topics that the Joni and Friends Greater Philadelphia Office can bring to your church or group to teach you how to respond to people affected by disabilities, what the Bible says about the issue, and how to reach out to people affected by disabilities within your community.

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.