Author: Cody Holland

Glide: An App to Get Excited About

Have you ever wondered why you never see someone fishing in a desert? Of course not! No one in their right mind would fish in a desert! If you want to catch fish, you have to go to the water. In much the same way, if we are going to reach people, we need to go where they are. Today, people in the developed world are on social media, but which one?

Preaching in ASL: Clarity

I absolutely love preaching. Although resources abound for preaching in general, there are few to help people who want to improve their preaching in ASL! I am hoping to provide some resources to that effect…

How to Caption

Wouldn’t it be great to make all your church’s content easily accessible? All of those online sermons captioned for the Deaf to have access to as well? With a little bit of computing know-how, and the time, you can! Today we are going to look at how it’s done! First we are going to look at the technical aspects of captioning, and then I’m going to give you the easiest way I have found for free captioning.

Family Before Ministry

You do not need to be involved in ministry for long to realize that there is a very careful balancing act between ministry and family. Add in a day job (like in my situation) and things become more complicated. For me, this has been one of the biggest struggles, balance. However, the more I do, and the more I study, the more I realize that balancing is not the right illustration at all.

Physical Fitness and Ministry Part II

Previously, we looked at why your physical fitness is important to your ministry. True to form, I want to get practical this week about how to do improve your level of physical fitness. I am also going to offer some advice about eating right and exercise. You need both if you want to take your ministry further. Don’t limit yourself.

Physical Fitness and Ministry Part I

Once I found out that my wife, Michele, was pregnant, I started thinking much more seriously about my fitness. I wanted to make sure I was around for as long as I can for our son. I also wanted to be able to make the most of the time I had with him. Most importantly to me, I wanted him to think his dad is Superman! (I’m still working on that one) That started me seriously trying to get in shape. I had tried it before and never stuck with it. However, with a kid on the way, it felt more important than ever.

Are You Ready for Visitors?

We all love having visitors come to our Deaf Ministries! It is exciting and refreshing to see new people. Whether it is a person you have never met or someone you have been inviting to church for years, few things are as great as a new face at church. However, if we are not ready for visitors, we could miss out on an opportunity to minister to that person, both now and into the future. We must ask ourselves, are we ready for visitors?