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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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Dallas Theological Seminary University Affiliation

January 9 - August 31

Registration is closed. 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…

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May 2019

Dallas Baptist University Affiliation

May 1 - August 1
$600

Registration is closed. 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. To receive 3 credit hours at Dallas Baptist University, students must be accepted as a Cause 4 Life intern and complete: Beyond Suffering Beyond Suffering is the flagship curriculum of Joni and Friends, created to transform the way Christians…

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Wheels for the World – China 2 (Zhenjiang)

May 18 - May 31
$3,100

Join us as we serve people affected by disability in one of the world’s most populated civilizations. From its busy cities to rural villages, the country has undergone rapid social, economic, and political transitions in recent years. While perceptions of the disabled community are improving there are still over 84 million people living with disabilities in China, many who have never heard the love and message of Jesus Christ. Use your gifts and talents to change lives for both now…

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Huntington University Affiliation, Doctoral Program in Occupational Therapy

May 19 - May 24
$2,600

Registration is closed. First year Occupational Therapy Doctoral students receive biblical education on a theology of suffering, using Beyond Suffering as a core text, during the Spring 2019 semester at Huntington University. As a capstone to the internship, students serve people affected by disability through a Cause 4 Life wheelchair distribution in Lima, Peru (May 21st – 30th, 2019), connecting people with disabilities with the local church. As both a Huntington OTD student and a Cause 4 Life intern, students…

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Sacramento (Zephyr Point) Marriage Getaway

May 24 - May 27
Zephyr Point Conference Center, 660 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 United States
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Join Joni and Friends Sacramento as we host a 3-night, 4-day retreat for couples who care for loved ones affected by disability. Zephyr Point Conference Center is located on the beautiful shore of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Come for spiritual renewal, encouragement, rest, and fellowship with other couples who understand the challenges of life with disability. Couples can take advantage of our many outdoor activities including: paddle wheeling, kayaking, fishing, hiking with some accessible trails, cycling, and…

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Women’s Night Out – Ventura, CA

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CrossPointe Church Ventura, 5415 Ralston St
Ventura, CA 93003 United States
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$7

Keeping your JOY when life is hard A night dedicated to fellowship, laughter, inspiration and encouragement from our Emcee Cindy Fahy, continuing through our Special Guests Butch & Juliann Hartman and the night tops off with a special message from our Guest Speaker, Joni Eareckson Tada. Being a Christian woman today is challenge. Knowing you are not alone, hearing from those who have traveled similar roads, knowing that you CAN have humor and keep your Heavenly perspective despite what you…

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June 2019

Irresistible Church Conference – Ruidoso, NM

June 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
One Church, 1232 Mechem Dr
Ruidoso, NM 88345 United States
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$25

Irresistible Church Conference - an interactive, informative and inspiring day of workshops, worship, fellowship and networking. Practical, inspirational and essential, this Irresistible Church Training event provides a comprehensive instruction and awareness resource to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community. Sessions focus on the practical needs of church leaders, volunteers and families. Providing real tips, plans and information to take your disability ministry to the next level - be it just starting out or looking for ways to expand your…

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Barbara Harris Adult Family Retreat

June 2 - June 6
Barbara Harris Camp and Conference Center, 400 Sawmill Rd
Greenfield, NH 03047 United States
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  Join Joni and Friends New England as we host a five-day retreat for families with adult loved ones affected by disability! This retreat is planned for families with loved ones affected by disability over the age of 18 years old. Families will be cared for, encouraged, and rejuvenated in the rustic, yet modern and accessible facility. Come and admire God’s creation on the lake or nearby accessible hiking trails. Our retreat provides worship, biblical teaching, age-appropriate activities, and meaningful…

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