Joni and Friends (JAF) is a Christian organization dedicated to the advocacy and evangelism of people affected by disabilities. Their Christian Institute on Disability (CID) is the academic arm of JAF. It provides learning opportunities on a wide range of subjects related to a theology of suffering and disability. The content is nothing short of life changing, appropriate for any serious followers of Christ.
Their Christian Institute on Disability (CID) is aggressively promoting life, human dignity and the value of all individuals despite their disabling condition–from a biblical perspective through course work such as Beyond Suffering:
Have you ever suffered physically, emotionally or spiritually and wondered why? Do you have family members or friends with disabilities and struggle to know what to say or how to act around them? People with disabilities are considered one of the world’s largest under-represented groups. The church is largely unprepared for the burgeoning disabled population. One of the primary goals of the Beyond Suffering Course is to address this issue by preparing leaders in ministry, education, medicine and science to become involved in this life-changing ministry.
The course is offered online in several different formats. Students may earn undergraduate or graduate level credits for completing the BYS Certificate Program.
Please click on the link for more information and to sign up. Trust me when I say, you won’t regret it! =)