Interpreting vs. Ministry

The Deaf ministry has changed very much since 1976, when I began learning sign language. In the ’70’s it seems there was an emphasis on ministry. Hearing people learned sign language to communicate with Deaf…

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How To Speak to Deaf People Using an Interpreter

Deaf people use a visual language to communicate. Most pastors have not been trained how to use a sign language interpreter. When a particular message is directed toward Deaf people, a few changes can help…

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Teach The Hearing About Deaf People & Sign Language

Many hearing people are interested in Sign Language.  It is a fascinating language.  Some people wrongly think that American Sign Language (ASL) is simply another way to express English.  Those who know ASL and can…

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Adjust Is a Must – Part 4

Interpreting situations can differ, even in the church setting.  Some interpreters interpret the same way all the time and never change.  However, the wise interpreter will notice when needs and situations change and will adjust…

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Programs to Help Your Deaf Ministry

1. You Can Come To Us — Learn Sign Language – Improve Your Deaf Ministry American Sign Language Institute (ASLI) – The best way for Sign Language students to learn and improve ASL skills.  Conducted…

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Three Kinds of Deaf Ministries

The “deaf ministry” falls into three categories.  Each of them is a different level of ministry.  Your ministry is one of these three kinds.  They are an interpreted ministry, a deaf ministry, and a deaf…

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Deaf Ministry Checklist

Click here for PDF format. Successful deaf ministries are planned. The following checklist will help evaluate a current Deaf ministry or plan for the future. Items should be considered and discussed with those involved. Pastors…

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