About

Joni and Friends is answering the call in the Gospel of Luke 14, "invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind and you will be blessed...make them come in so my house will be full."

Advancing Disability Ministry for Over 40 Years

Joni and Friends is built on Biblical truth and the foundation of Jesus Christ. Since 1979, we've been advancing disability ministry and changing the church and communities around the world. The Joni and Friends International Disability Center (IDC) serves as the administrative center for ministry programs and locations across the United States which provide outreach to thousands of families impacted by disability around the globe.

We present the Gospel of Jesus Christ through all of our programs around the world. We train, disciple, and mentor people affected by disability to exercise their gifts of leadership and service in their churches and communities. We energize the church to move from lack of awareness of people impacted by disability to including everyone into the fabric of worship, fellowship, and outreach.

Biblical Commission: “Go out quickly in the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame…go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.” Luke 14:21-23 (NIV)

Vision Statement: A world where every person with a disability finds hope, dignity, and their place in the body of Christ.

Mission Statement: To glorify God as we communicate the Gospel and mobilize the global church to evangelize, disciple, and serve people living with disability.

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