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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.
Lori Buck, DMin, has interacted with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community for more than 15 years. Lori has presented various Religious Interpreters' Workshops and consulted with churches to develop deaf ministries. An associate minister at Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, DC, Lori is the founder of Signing with Spirit, an interpreting company to religious, academic, entertainment, and governmental organizations.
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