20 Activity Ideas for your Deaf Ministry
Activities are an essential component to any thriving Deaf ministry. They provide opportunities for both in-reach and out-reach, and are modeled for us in the Bible. In Acts 2:42, the early church “continued stedfastly… in breaking of bread.” They were eating together!
Coming up with activities is one of my weak points in ministry, so preparing this post has been a brainstorming activity for me. Hopefully, it will give you ideas that you can use in your Deaf ministry! Without further ado, here are twenty great activities you can use to connect with your members and with the deaf community.
- Bonfire with marshmallow and/or hot dog roast
- Game day themed around a mundane object (e.g. balloons, toilet paper, or newspaper)
- ASL Drama
- Deaf Retreat
- Pot luck
- Putt-Putt Golf
- Picnic at some special location or local park
- Men’s Campout & Fishing – Ladies Night Out (both the same night)
- Train Ride
- Family day at the Zoo
- Wii Bowling
- Day at the beach
- Board Game Night (Jenga, Checkers, Dominoes, etc)
- Scavenger Hunt – Go in cars to find things
- Watch football on big screen
- Disk Golf
- Special church service with a Deaf evangelist
- Corn maze (if you have any in your area)
There are many more activities which could be added to this list! In fact, we have a growing list of even more activities which we are planning to release as a resource, so be sure to stay tuned for that. If you want to add something I missed, please leave it in the comments. It might find its way into our resource! We will make sure to give credit where it is due. 🙂
What deaf ministry activities would you recommend? Share your ideas here.