We all love our children, and we want to best for our children. Finding the right church for your Deaf child may be challenging for a hearing parent. For example, there is a lack of churches that provide appropriate ministry for Deaf children. You may assume that a sign language interpreter or someone who knows how to sign would solve this issue instantly. However, this is not the case. I want to share one of our partners, Silent Blessing’s article,… Read More »Is Your Church The Right Church For Your Deaf Child?
USING HEARING PRIVILEGE TO ADVOCATE FOR THE DEAF TO SEEK THE LORD Have you ever heard of the phrase “Hearing Privilege”? Hearing Privilege is someone who has access to more auditory information rather than those who are unable to hear. You may not realize that you have those “privileges” over Deaf, Hard-Of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind people. You might deny this existence. However, “hearing privilege” does exist. Society already has issues with “white privilege,” “male privilege, etc.” Therefore, why not bring this… Read More »How to use Hearing Privilege to help Deaf
What To Not Say When You have Deaf Members In Your Church: During the Middle Ages, Deaf people were excluded from churches due to the widespread belief that the souls of the Deaf could not find salvation since Deaf people were unable to “hear the Word of God.” Due to this misconception, Deaf people built their churches and formed their congregations. These churches use sign language to provide access to fellowship, worship, and studying the scriptures. While Deaf churches exist,… Read More »What To AVOID When You have Deaf Members In Your Church:
Often Church doesn’t have the right resources or knows where to find the right resources to support a Deaf church member in your area. There are several ways to find resources to help your Deaf Church member. National Association for the Deaf does have pages full of resources on the website. Their information could be very overwhelming because they are national level. NAD website does provide the National Association of State Agencies of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing list.… Read More »Community Resources for Deaf
You may have seen your church or organization announce a full-year Bible reading plan on their website. We have a great resource to offer to Deaf people. Watch ASL Plan! Deaf people now can engage with the scriptures and their community and interact with their church members. This way, you can strengthen your relationship with God daily for the rest of the year!