I’ve known about Joni and Friends for a while, though definitely not long enough. If you do not know anything about them, they are a Christian ministry which was started in 1979 based on the Luke 14:12-14 from Jesus which states:

Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Joni and Friends have been developing Christ-centered programs and services since then, which help meet the spiritual and practical needs of disabled people and their families, including donations of wheelchairs, Bibles, and helping develop awareness and resources for churches.

What I didn’t know is that they also have a whole free resource session on a separate website called Irresistible Church that I think you should know about. And if you are wanting even more stuff, you can go visit their main website to purchase study guides and pamphlets for churches or other items for individuals.

Published by Jeremy Smith

Jeremy is the Co-Occurring Program Coordinator and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at a community mental health center. Jeremy has a history of working as a ministry director for Youth for Christ for 8 years and then working as a mental health and substance use adult counselor in Colorado and Ohio, specifically running an Opioid Residential Treatment Center.

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