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January 2019

Corporate Internship: Area Ministry Office

January 1 - December 31

Estimated cost: Dependent on internship length and location Corporate Interns serving at a Joni and Friends Area Ministry Office will have the unique opportunity to gain insight into the insiders view of a disability ministry, non-profit environment. Interns will gain perspective of our unique culture of integration across our departments and Field Offices. Interns will be paired with an Area Ministry Office, harmonizing their area of interest and skill sets to their assigned position. Every intern at Joni and Friends is…

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Corporate Internship: International Disability Center

January 1 - December 31

Estimated cost: Dependent on internship length and location Corporate Interns serving at the International Disability Center will have the unique opportunity to gain insight into the insiders view of a disability ministry, non-profit environment. Serving at the Joni and Friends headquarters, interns will gain perspective of our unique culture of integration across our departments and Field Offices. Interns will be paired with one or two departments of Joni and Friends, harmonizing their area of interest and skill sets to their assigned…

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Disability Ministry Independent Study Certificate Program

January 7 - July 1
$175

Become involved with the worldwide disability movement! It is always best to take Beyond Suffering in a class with other students, but if you are a motivated and disciplined self-starter with unique scheduling needs, the independent study format is available to you to help you keep on track to finish the course. The independent study course is offered for certificate only, and you will have six (6) months to complete it. You will have to purchase the Beyond Suffering Study Guide in…

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Dallas Theological Seminary University Affiliation

January 9 - August 31

Dallas Theological Seminary students receive biblical education on a theology of suffering, using Beyond Suffering as a core text. This course provides students with a solid understanding of the main issues involved in various aspects of disability ministry as well as larger questions about the goodness of God and human suffering. DTS students then serve as Short Term Missionaries at a Joni and Friends Family Retreat during the Summer of 2019. Through the practical application of the course material at…

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Disability Ministry Semester Certificate Program

January 28 - May 7
$175.00

Become involved with the worldwide disability movement! Beyond Suffering will provide you with a roadmap to an effective and inspiring disability ministry. Created by the Joni and Friends Christian Institute on Disability, Beyond Suffering is a comprehensive course that gives an overview of the theological and practical underpinnings of the movement. It will equip you to think critically, compassionately and clearly about the complex issues that impact people with disabilities and their families and to confidently bring them the love of Christ.…

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February 2019

Disability Ministry Leadership Seminar

February 11 - February 15
$75

Welcome to the Christian Institute on Disability's Beyond Suffering Leadership Seminar. We are so excited that you have taken the next step in disability ministry training in order to teach this amazing course to others! In this 5-day online course, you will learn much about God, yourself, and others as you seek to become a Christlike leader. This course is by invitation only - the application is below. Before you begin, you must thoroughly familiarize yourself with the tools that…

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Irresistible Church Disability Conference 2019

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - February 16 @ 3:00 pm

Joni and Friends Mississippi is excited to announce that the The Irresistible Church Disability Conference is coming your way on February 15-16, 2019! Join us for this two-day event FULL of opportunities for your congregation to learn how to make the gospel accessible to all! There is something here for everyone! Our guest speakers include Rev. Michael Beates, Dr. John Kwasny, and Barbara Newman. We are offering over 40 different workshops related to: Disability and the church Disability and Christian…

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March 2019

Wheels for the World – Dominican Republic

March 1 - March 9
$2,500

The Dominican Republic is the second largest nation in the Caribbean and shares the beautiful island of Hispaniola with its neighbor, Haiti. Appearance and image are very important to the vibrant Dominican people and serve as indicators of success and social class. Family members often hide relatives with disabilities in their homes to avoid judgement from their community. You will have lots of opportunities to bless people with disabilities as you serve as a seating specialist, mechanic, photographer, or support…

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University of Northwestern St. Paul Affiliation

March 2 - March 17
$3,145

As a Joni and Friends Cause 4 Life Intern, you will receive training on a biblical view of disability and a theology of suffering with practical application on how to build disability ministries that serve people affected by disability. 1. Beyond Suffering Beyond Suffering is the flagship curriculum of Joni and Friends, created to transform the way Christians view God’s Plan for disability and suffering. University of Northwestern nursing students receive biblical education on a theology of suffering, using Beyond…

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All-Access Church Conference

March 2

Pastors, staff and volunteers are all welcomed to our annual special needs ministry training event. Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Valley Springs Church in Roseville, CA. Doors open at 8:00 am. Could your church be doing better at welcoming people with disabilities? We're here to assist you. Our Mission is rooted in the Gospels where we observe Jesus ministering primarily to the disadvantaged, and especially those with physical and cognitive challenges. Whether your church is considering a Special Needs Ministry…

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