8 ways to serve Deaf church members

Are you a hearing church who wants to better serve your Deaf church members?
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Are you a hearing church who wants to better serve your Deaf church members? Below are eight ways you can support your Deaf church members as a church.

  • Encourage members of the clergy to learn sign language.
  • Provide opportunities for Deaf people to worship and learn in an atmosphere in which sign language is the primary language.
  • Advance the awareness and respect for Deaf culture and people.
  • Provide leadership opportunities for Deaf people to participate and or lead in the areas of pastoral care, worship and education.
  • Work to increase awareness among all ministers in pastoral care such as chaplains, hospice workers, parish and hospital staff, and funeral directors about the needs of people who are Deaf.
  • Provide Deaf members with access to retreats and spiritual enrichment sessions that are interpreted into sign language.
  • Educate Deaf people about the services and opportunities they offer.
  • Work together for stewardship to raise money for Deaf ministries, while recognizing the broader definition of stewardship, such as volunteer service of time.

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