There are very few books specifically geared towards what we do in Deaf Ministry. Recently, I had an opportunity to read a book specifically focused on interpreting in the Christian setting. This book, “One Among a Thousand,” by Andrew Owen, is an insightful book for anyone involved in church interpreting for the Deaf.
Here are some great ideas for ASL games. Most of these activities are enjoyed by deaf and hearing alike. These can be icebreakers in sign language classes, youth meetings, parties and informal fellowships. Have fun!
A good video English/ASL dictionary is indispensable for any deaf ministry leader. Here is a list of ten resources you can use in your lesson preparation, teaching, and personal development.
As leaders, one of our primary responsibilities is to equip others to do the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12; 2 Timothy 2:2). To me, that is also one of the most difficult parts of leading a ministry (of any kind). It does not matter if I am training an interpreter or teaching a Deaf man to teach a small group. It is hard work!
One of the most difficult things for me in training new interpreters is actually figuring out who should and should not be an interpreter.