Book Code: J221
Size: 5" x 8"
Publisher: JUDSON PRESS
List Price: $17.99
Web Price: $14.39
Over 28 million Americans are considered deaf or hard of hearing. This makes it pretty likely that many houses of worship have members that are Deaf. Are they being served? Consider the impact a deaf ministry could have in your church and community.
In this unique resource, author Lori Buck offers a thorough introduction to Deaf culture and practical guidelines for developing a deaf ministry that goes beyond learning American Sign Language and interpreting Sunday morning worship.
- Lays out the history of the Deaf in the church, including the first deaf church in America.
- Offers step-by-step instructions on how to plan, structure, and implement a ministry with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
- Provides real world ministry models from actual churches, spanning a variety of demographics.
"Exceptionally written, Lori Buck knows her subject well giving us the first keys into which a Deaf ministry is to be started, staying in contact and most of all love and study. I loved the way the author covers the background history as well as ALS and finger spelling in such a clear way giving me a greater understanding. Also great is how to develop a deaf ministry, where the deaf worship and how to incorporate the arts. Amazing is chapter five that covers how the deaf perceive a deaf ministry. With such great info who could possibly want more but Buck takes it further with a chapter on recommended resources that only enrich the learning experience. I highly recommend as an investment for any person or church with a passion to fulfill God's Great Commission."—Midwest Book Review