when he was living on Earth almost 2000 years ago, walking among us as a man, did Jesus know Sign Language? Did he USE Sign Language to communicate with Deaf people?
Recently, I was preparing to teach a class on Deaf Ministry in my church and wanted to start each class with a small devotional related to what we do. That sent me down the path of finding verses that apply to our work with the Deaf!
Sometimes it’s difficult to find the perfect video to teach an ASL class! I am certain every teacher has their favorite videos they like to use, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites to teach ASL.
Preaching is one of the most important things that happens on Sunday in our Churches. Therefore, it behoves us to not only strive to do it well, but to truly preach with excellence. One of the most sure fire ways to do this is to learn from people who are master preachers. One of those is the renown Charles Spurgeon.
One of the recurring discouragements in deaf ministry is that there’s very little growth potential. You’ve probably heard the challenge given at missions conferences, going something like this: If just one person was to...
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Preaching is clearly a major part of what goes on in churches all across the world. Preaching visually is one of best things we can do to make our teachings and messages clear to the Deaf people in our churches. The Deaf rely much more on their eyes than an audience of hearing people and our preaching and teaching should reflect that reality.
Gossip is truly the bane of every preacher’s ministry. We simply hate it. Often the gossip is worsened by the fact that the Deaf Community in any area is basically a small town, with all the gossip and drama that goes along with it. Lately, I have been dealing with this issue in my Deaf Ministry lately, and I wanted to share some thoughts for us leading a ministry that is dealing with gossip.
If you read this blog, you probably know the world has not enough churches equipped to minister to the Deaf. However, of that group, there are even fewer who can minister to the Deaf-Blind!