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.
Our Vision: to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community.
Our Mission: to communicate the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring Churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities.
The Four Things We Do:
- Evangelize people affected by disabilities and their families
- Train, disciple, and mentor people affected by disabilities
- Multiply disability effective churches
- Promote a biblical worldview on disability through education and policy