C4L Internships - Ministry & Missions Academy

  • June 11 - August 3, 2012
  • $3900 (includes housing+meals)
C4L Internships - Ministry & Missions Academy

*A limited number of scholarships are available for individuals who need financial assistance. Scholarship Request Form

C4L – MMA is designed to educate, train, and activate today’s emerging and next generation Christian leaders for the work of ministry, global missions, social justice and advocacy for individuals and families affected by disability around the world. It is an 8 week internship and life changing experience! (Classes and lectures with disability experts… Hands on ministry service at Joni and Friends International Disability Center, local church ministries, Joni and Friends Family Retreat and a mission to Haiti)

Lecture / Ministry Service Phase (5 weeks):

You will receive training from Joni and Friends (JAF) executive ministry leadership and disability experts – JAF founder Joni Eareckson Tada, executive management, faculty of the Christian Institute on Disability, and directors of national & international JAF ministries.

Classes Include:

  • An Overview of Disability Ministry
  • Theology of Suffering and Disability
  • The Church and Disability Ministry
  • Disability Rights & Advocacy
  • Global Missions & Evangelism
  • Biblical World View
  • Christian Ministry Leadership

You will learn about JAF national and international ministries and gain valuable experience serving in multiple ministry and service departments. In addition, you will serve at local church disability ministries.

Church Outreach / Missions Phase (2 ½ weeks) 

Local churches:
You will serve alongside disability ministry leaders at local churches and minister hands on to children, youth, adults, and families affected by disability. (Church special needs classes, Buddy Break for children and parents, Friendship Club, and church outreaches) 

Joni and Friends Family Retreat:
You will serve children and families as a short-term missionary and Joni and Friends Family Retreat in Murrieta Hot Springs California.

You will defend the cause of the afflicted on a 10 day mission in Haiti and make a difference in the lives of children with special needs at a Haitian orphanage. You will equip care givers and serve the children with the love of Jesus to help them move forward physically, mentally, and spiritually.

*There are currently no spaces available with this internship. If you would like to be added to our waitling list, please contact C4LInternships@joniandfriends.org.

Registration for this event is closed.