Our Programs | Chronic Joy

We offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of all those affected by chronic physical and/or mental illness. We sow seeds of hope, purpose, worth and joy – one precious life at time. We are committed to our core values:

Prayer: Prayer is the heartbeat of Chronic Joy. We know that whether a request, praise, lament, suffering, loss, hope, grief, or joy, each prayer ripples far beyond this day and the boundaries of our world.

Awareness: Raising awareness – through print and online resources – of the significant impact of chronic illness on every aspect of life.

Community: Extending the invitation to community through sharing your story, materials for small groups, a wide-range of service ideas and vital opportunities to join in the movement and growth of Chronic Joy.

Education: Providing faith-based educational materials through our website, Bible studies and free printables.

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PRAYER MINISTRY

Prayer Pond

 

Welcome to the Chronic Joy Prayer Pond, where you can share your prayer requests, updates, and shouts of praise. At Chronic Joy, we’re passionate about prayer. That’s why every Monday is #PrayerMonday, an invitation to pray for this ministry, for those affected by chronic physical and/or mental illness, and for each request tossed into our Prayer Pond. Whether request, praise, lament, suffering, loss, hope, grief, or joy, each prayer ripples far beyond this day and the boundaries of our world.  LEARN MORE.

SERVE

Serving

 

Chronic illness can make serving in traditional or culturally familiar ways more challenging, but not impossible. Galatians 5:13b says, “…serve one another humbly in love.” How can we do that with chronic illness?

While we may no longer be able to serve in traditional or culturally familiar ways, today we invite you to discover creative new ways to love God and love others right where you are, however you are able. LEARN MORE.

GIFT OF HOPE

 

 

 

The Gift of Hope connects one book to one precious life. This single book give-away program began in 2016, when God asked us to connect 1,000 copies of Discovering Hope to 1,000 people who most needed to receive the gift of hope and to be encouraged. LEARN MORE.

GIFT OF COMMUNITY

 

 

 

This program is an invitation to small group communities across the US and around the world. We are here to equip you with everything you need for your small group to thrive: up to six copies of Discovering Hope, a copy of Grace, Truth & Time: Facilitating Small Groups That Thrive, additional online resources, and beautiful notecards. LEARN MORE.

#PENTOPAPER

 

 

 

#PenToPaper is a powerful, yet easy way to encourage and build one another up, to build community, offer hope, let someone know they are not alone, and that above all they are prayed for, cared about and loved. Chronic Joy Ministry provides notecards in creative ways to encourage both the sender and the receiver. LEARN MORE.

#STEPREPPRAY

 

 

#StepRepPray is an opportunity to meet with God in prayer as you intentionally move in whatever way you are able. With each step or every rep, we invite you to pray for others, to seek God’s guidance, to worship and praise Him, and to thank God for the gift of movement. LEARN MORE.

STORIES OF HOPE

 

 

 

Chronic illness can be isolating and lonely, but sharing our stories – where we’ve seen God and tasted hope, how we’ve experienced peace in the midst of pain and strength on the overwhelming days, where we’ve learned to lean deep and how we’ve grown in faith – these moments bridge barriers and offer hope to those standing at the edge of hopelessness. Stories of Hope can be the start of life-giving, life-changing conversations. We’d love to hear your story. LEARN MORE.

AWARENESS

Did You Know? Chronic Joy Awareness

 

 

Our DID YOU KNOW? program offers printable Fact Sheets to create awareness, increase knowledge and support education in a quick and easy format you can share with those in your sphere of influence – friends, family, churches, small groups, co-workers and neighbors. LEARN MORE.

FOR CHURCHES

Churches and Community

 

 

 

It takes time for churches and organizations to flesh out chronic illness ministries within their walls. And it takes people willing to lead even when we don’t feel well, which is why we’ve created streamlined and easy-to-use tools and resources. LEARN MORE.

PASS IT ON

 

 

Is there a great book, a go-to website, or a thought-provoking podcast that encourages you in your walk with chronic illness? Would you love to share that resource to ease another’s journey? Through Chronic Joy’s Pass It On program you can! We will review submissions and as accepted, add them to our website. Pass It On opens the door to community, making everyone’s journey a little easier knowing others have gone before us, blazing the trail and sharing what’s been learned. LEARN MORE.

CHILDREN

 

 

 

Chronic illness impacts millions of children worldwide. We know firsthand the impact on families, marriages, jobs, finances and healthy siblings. Our Children’s Program is growing and developing. Today we offer delightful notecards designed by one of our Ministry Partners to encourage children who may be hospitalized, homebound or just having a tough time. LEARN MORE.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

 

 

Are you a Little Free Librarian? Chronic Joy provides FREE copies of Discovering Hope to Little Free Library owners across the United States with a label on the inside cover stating: “Yours to Keep.” Once owners notice their copy of Discovering Hope has found a new home, they are invited to contact Chronic Joy for another copy. LEARN MORE.

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