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!
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...
Preaching Sticky Sermons is a collection of practical ideas for preachers and teachers.
“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
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!
“If you’re not listening to the people around you don’t be surprised if they stop having anything to say” – Frank Blake quoting Andy Stanley
Have you ever wanted to sit at the feet and learn ministry from some of the greats? D.L. Moody? Adoniram Judson? Hudson Taylor? Jonathan Edwards? Charles Spurgeon? For the final one, Charles Spurgeon, I recently found out that you can!
“The leader’s job is to effectively assign responsibility. Assign as many responsibilities and as few tasks as you can.” – Frank Blake, Former CEO of The Home Depot
In the second part of my conversation with Bob and Becky Patten, veteran missionaries to the Deaf in Chile, we discuss their ongoing effort to train leaders and establish Deaf ministries in churches throughout the city of Santiago.
I recently had the privilege to sit down with Bob and Becky Patten, veteran missionaries to the Deaf in Chile. Here is the first part of the fascinating discussion that ensued.