Once I found out that my wife, Michele, was pregnant, I started thinking much more seriously about my fitness. I wanted to make sure I was around for as long as I can for our son. I also wanted to be able to make the most of the time I had with him. Most importantly to me, I wanted him to think his dad is Superman! (I’m still working on that one) That started me seriously trying to get in shape. I had tried it before and never stuck with it. However, with a kid on the way, it felt more important than ever.
Planning an activity is a lot of work! You have to buy the materials, recruit the volunteers, make the fliers, put the word out, and figure out what you are going to do! I always seem to get stuck on that last part…
“Big visions are realized through small steps.” – Mike Glenn
“God gives everybody gifts, but he doesn’t give anybody all the gifts.” – Mike Glenn
The one thing you can never forget in Deaf ministry is the people. Programs, activities and services are all important, but the relationships you build with your deaf people and they build with each...
Tell me if this sounds familiar. Someone comes up to you after church and says something to the effect of “hey, what did you find out about ____________?” or “What did you decide about ___________?” Your answer, if you are anything like I was, is that “I-knew-I-forgot-something” blank stare…
One of the most simultaneously frustrating and rewarding ministries I know of is the van ministry. In between planning, pickups, and drop offs, a lot of time and energy can go into a van ministry. However, the van ministry is also a powerful tool to bring people to church who would otherwise have no other way to get there.
“In our private prayers and in our public services,we are forever asking God to do things that He either has already done or cannot do because of our unbelief…” – A. W. Tozer
If you are here, reading this blog, you are most likely passionate about Deaf ministry and serving God. You also probably know that very few people serving in Deaf Ministry have the privilege to minister to the Deaf full time. Most people (myself included) are lay-leaders in their deaf ministry. My goal today is to encourage you all who are in the same situation as I am.