Number of weeks: 6
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: Yes (IFD Certification in Ministry with People with Disabilities)
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By taking this course, students will be able to compare and contrast the different physical, mental, social, emotional, and developmental disabilities of their organization’s members, staff, and volunteers. Students will create a repository of resources, including training materials and community connections handbook so that they can better serve and support people with disabilities. By examining their current materials, students will be able to make improvements on their digital and printed media to ensure that people with disabilities can access them.
There are no outside books required for this course. All materials will be included.
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Dominic Partida is a Mexican and Native American lover of Jesus from Huntington Park, California. Following a brief stop in Fullerton College in Fullerton, California as a music major for 2 years, Dominic graduated magna cum laude from Life Pacific College (San Dimas, CA; B.A., Biblical Studies) in 2012. Dominic received his Master of Divinity degree from Azusa Pacific Seminary (Azusa, CA) in May 2016. Dominic has served in various capacities in Southern California, including children’s, youth, worship and prison ministries. After recovering from ministry burnout, Dominic served as an associate pastor at The Well Foursquare Church in Artesia, California for 6 years with teaching and discipleship responsibilities. Dominic is currently serving at a small Hispanic church (Un Nuevo Comienzo, Santa Ana Hispanic Foursquare Church) in Santa Ana, California. If he’s not cooking, working out, or listening to wide varieties of music, Dominic is thinking of new ways to help people flourish, especially in low-income and under-resourced neighborhoods.