Do Deaf people really need to be saved to go to Heaven? I mean, doesn’t God understand their handicap and overlook their sin?

The Bible teaches that “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23. “All” means all people, even the Deaf. Deafness is not a handicap, but a “communication handicap.” Special effort is…

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What is the greatest need of Deaf people?

The greatest need of Deaf people is the same as for hearing people — to have Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Our ministry is dedicated to the Great Commission of reaching and teaching Deaf…

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How can I train a Deaf person to teach a Sunday School class?

Training involves doing. Deaf people who are growing in the Lord and show potential for leadership can be trained to teach. Sometimes this means teaching the lesson to him early in the week, then letting…

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How can our church encourage Deaf people to become involved?

As Deaf people grow in their relationship with Christ, they should be encouraged to become more involved in church. All workers should be qualified before being allowed to serve. This includes Deaf people. Just because…

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Is it worth starting a deaf ministry in our church for just one person?

Yes, yes, yes!  See Mark 7:32 “And they bring unto him ONE that was deaf.”  

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Where should the Deaf people in our church sit? Front? Back? Is there a standard?

Generally, churches will establish an area called the “Deaf Section,” although Deaf people may also choose to sit in other locations. Usually the Deaf Section is in the front and to one side of the…

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What materials can I use to teach Deaf people the Bible?

SWM has a wide variety of materials for teaching Deaf people. It is recommended to start with our 10-year Sunday School program.

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My church wants to start a deaf ministry. What do we need to do?

First, get the support of the pastor. Next, learn Sign Language. Then, publicize the ministry. Also, start a Deaf Bible class, which is the most important part of the deaf ministry. Read How to Build a Good…

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Are all deaf ministries the same?

It has been said there are three different kinds of deaf ministries. 1) An interpreting ministry, 2) A Deaf teaching ministry, 3) A Deaf church ministry. Each has  its own benefits. Some areas cannot support…

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If my church provides an interpreter will Deaf people come?

Not necessarily. Whether or not Deaf people come may be influenced by their own church background (or lack of one), interpreter skill, your heart for Deaf people, accessibility, and other factors. Generally, a heart for…

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