The purpose of the Equip Women’s Seminar is to take theological education and apply it to everyday ministry experiences. It is important that those training to be ministry leaders know how to care for people with disabilities. Joni Eareckson Tada will teach women how to think biblically about suffering and disability, how to give hope to the suffering, how to practically care for the disabled in the church, and how to use outreach to the disability community as a means of evangelism.

Join us February 11, 2017 for Equip!


joni-eareckson-tadaJoni Eareckson Tada is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Joni and Friends International Disability Center and is an international advocate for people with disabilities. A diving accident in 1967 left Joni, then 17, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. After two years of rehabilitation, she emerged with new skill and a fresh determination to help others in similar situations.

Joni survived stage III breast cancer in 2010, yet keeps a very active ministry schedule. Her new daily devotional, A Spectacle of Glory, contains fresh biblical insights from her battle with cancer, and chronic pain. Joni also serves as General Editor of the new Beyond Suffering Bible, a special edition published by Tyndale for those who suffer chronic conditions, and their caregivers. She and her husband Ken were married in 1982 and reside in Calabasas, California.



Saturday, February 11th

9:00 a.m. Seminar Check-in
9:30 a.m.
SBTS Prospective Student Brunch
11:00 a.m. Session I – A Theology of Suffering and Disability: God’s Glory in Our Weakness
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Session II  – Ministry to the Marginalized: How to Care for Those Affected by Disability


Conference Rates

Regular Registration $22
Alumni Registration $12
Student Registration* $12

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Lunch is included in the fee for the conference.


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We have a limited number of spaces available in each age group. We will do our best to accommodate everyone until all the spaces are filled. Registration closes Tuesday, February 7. All confirmation emails will be sent on Wednesday, February 8.

Registration Terms and Conditions

There are no discounted rates available for the conference. Registration cannot be processed without payment.

Partial refunds for cancellations will be available for credit card transactions only. Refunds must be requested in writing before January 11th, 2017. A $5.00 process fee per registrant will be charged. Refunds cannot be granted for any reason after January 11th.

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