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Top Five Posts of 2015

This year was a great year here at Reach the Deaf! Thank you to all of our faithful readers and those of you who shared us with your friends and fellow-servants! To recap 2015, we wanted to round off the year with our top 5 posts of 2015!

Help Them Understand

Every time you preach, you have something important to convey. Not only is your lesson important, the weight of people’s eternal souls can hang in the balance. If not their souls, at the very least, there relationship with Christ can deepen because of the information YOU are sharing with them!

Are They Getting It?

Have you ever been teaching and thought, “is anybody getting it?” Perhaps you are in the middle of your lesson, teaching your best, and getting blank stares. You thought you told a funny story, but no one smiles. You think that point should get a hearty “Amen!”, but all you see are sleepy faces.

Advice

Dramatic Preaching for the Deaf

As a young preacher to the Deaf, constructive feedback is always a plus. Not long ago, my father, veteran missionary to the deaf Joe Kotvas, approached me with a suggestion.

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.