Beyond Suffering – A Christian View on Disability Ministry

bubblesBeyond Suffering can be offered as a college level certificate course, or as an 8 week program or as a one-day workshop. It is comprised of four thought-provoking modules:

  • An Overview of Disability Ministry
  • The Theology of Suffering and Disability
  • The Church and Disability Ministry
  • An Introduction to Bioethics

Learning happens through lecture, group discussion, video, and hands-on experience to evangelize, welcome into the church and empower those affected by disability. This course is designed for ministers, professionals, educators, volunteers, students and anyone interested in learning more about effective disability ministry.


Andrea Foster is an authorized Leader of BYS by the Christian Institute on Disability.

Book Andrea

“…your openness to share [your life] with others helps people to open their hearts to people that need extra kindness and understanding. You’ve been given an extraordinary story, and you’ve chosen to be the character in that story that is an overcomer, nurturer, a healer, a teacher and an inspiration.”

Rev. Shelley Good, WOWKids Ministries

I just wanted to convey to you how beautiful your testimony/message today was. You are an amazing communicator!!!! I am soooo glad that I made the drive today to hear you. Was moved to tears and beyond words…

2018-02-04T08:17:25+00:00August 7th, 2017|

About the Author:

Andrea is a speaker, writer, wife and mom of four teenagers. Her two youngest, are 14-year-old twin girls diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex at five months old resulting in further diagnoses of epilepsy, autism and global development delay. Andrea holds her Master of Science in EducationDisability Studies, (Hon.), BTh. and her ECE (Hon.). Her articles have been published in Testimony magazine,, ChristianWeek and Huffpost.

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