Join us for this Pastor's Luncheon!
"Doing Deaf Ministry ...the Right Way"
Curious about effectively reaching this community? Come and find out how!
RSVP for your spot today!
OCTOBER 19th, 2023
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Otter Creek Church
Deaf Ministry is about far more than finding someone to sign at a church service.
The Deaf Community is as diverse of a community as you can imagine, with unique communication needs, emotional needs, educational needs, and social needs.
In America you find Deaf individuals who are doctors, lawyers, and employees of the CIA, but you also find Deaf people from rural areas or foreign nations who have no language at all. Middle Tennessee is packed with Deaf individuals of all shapes and sizes, education and language levels. Some are American, many are not. With less than 2% of the Deaf Community having a relationship with Jesus, we have a mission field in our own backyard. Much needs to be done to bring the gospel to the Deaf, and it starts with a little information, a lot of prayer, and a developing vision. Gate wants to empower YOU to develop an effective Deaf Ministry. We want to help you avoid the pitfalls so many churches fall into, and help create a Deaf Ministry or Missions program which will change lives forever.
Want to find out more, and enjoy a free lunch along the way?
Join us on October 19th!
Middle Tennessee Deaf Community
Community Spiritual Needs
Community Communication Needs
Community Social Needs
Community Advertising Needs
Community Technical Needs
Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Ministry
1 in 1000 babies are born Deaf.
Deafness is the number one birth defect in the U.S.
There are 70,000,000 Deaf people in the world, and only 2% have access to education.
Less than 2% of Deaf people have a relationship with Jesus.
The Deaf Community is the largest untouched population with the gospel.
Less than 5% of American churches have any form of Deaf outreach or service provision.
FUN FACTS YOU LIKELY DIDN'T KNOW
Thomas Edison was Deaf.
The "huddle" was invented at Gallaudet University,
a Deaf College in DC so Deaf players could hide information about each other's plays.
Baseball signs were created to communicate with a Deaf player,
and they have used them for all players ever since.
Like your phone?
Alexander Graham Bell's wife and mother were Deaf and the invention was
connected to his research to help them hear.
Abraham Lincoln signed Gallaudet University into law, and since every President
signs all the diplomas from each graduating class.
Abraham Lincoln's hands are signing an A and an L at the Lincoln Memorial in DC.
Helen Keller's father fought at the The Battle of Franklin.