“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We need tools to explain the Gospel to a variety of people from different backgrounds, educations, and life experiences. Moreover, we need the proper tools to do so. There is no one answer for every situation, but I want to introduce you to a new tool I found: The Three Circles.
“The number one thing that my church needs is a healthy me. And if they don’t have a healthy me then I’m not able to provide the leadership that I need to provide.” Sean Seay
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.
“Thousands of deaf people die everyday and go to hell. And people ask me when I’m going to retire. I can’t!” – Jim Sloan
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.
Blogging has changed the way we learn in recent years… Now, normal people have an outlet to share ideas all over the world on websites just like Reach the Deaf. For us in Deaf Ministry, there are almost no blogs that specifically deal with leading a Deaf Ministry or Deaf Church (that’s why we are here). However, there are many blogs that we can learn from to help us reach the Deaf world.
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!
“Success leads to complacency and complacency leads to failure.” – Andy Stanley
One thing we love at Reach the Deaf is a good book! After over a year of recommending books, and because we have a plethora of readers who were not with us in the beginning, we thought it would be a great idea to compile a list of the books we have recommended to you since we set up our little blog in 2014!