Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry: A Cultural Adaptation is a unique Certificate of Completion Program. This edition is a cultural adaptation which is meant for an international audience. Many of the issues relevant to a Western audience have been removed. But what has not changed is the quality and transformative power of the Study Guide! This study guide still includes contributions from 40 experts in various disciplines. The 16 lessons are supported by video case studies (found in the Beyond Suffering Leaders Guide) and involve four thought-provoking modules:
• An Overview of Disability Ministry
• The Theology of Suffering and Disability
• The Church and Disability Ministry
• An Introduction to Bioethics
Each module is designed to give Christians a solid understanding of the main issues involved in various aspects of disability ministry. The course encourages the participants to reflect on their own personal journeys through suffering and brokenness. This vital aspect of the course drives home two essential points:
1) Human brokenness and humanity’s need for universal grace.
2) The disability community’s understanding of the human condition.
Students who embrace this study will gain a sense of confidence in knowing that they are a part of a movement that God is orchestrating to fulfill His command in Luke 14:21; “Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.”