Hearing Resources

For a list of Adventist Deaf Ministries website links, please click here.

ADMI’s Coorinator Pastor Larry Evans’s Presentation at GC

Pastor Larry Evans gave a presentation on Special Needs Ministries with an emphasis on the Deaf. You can view the presentation notes with slides here. 

Video (Voiced) about Deaf Ministry Recorded During General Conference Session 2015 

ADMI’s Strategic Plan to Reach Deaf People

Ministry to the Deaf  is God’s mission but the church is the agency He has chosen to reach this people with the gospel.   We must not exclude Deaf people from the strategic planning of the church.

Click on the link below to read the Adventist Deaf Ministries International’s strategic plan document by Larry Evans: 

Strategic Plan to Reach Deaf People

Can You Hear Us?

Can You Hear Us? is a compact quick reference guide to Deaf ministry loaded with amazing tidbits, myth-busters, surprising statistics, some how-to’s and heart-warming stories.

This booklet was penned by Esther M. Doss, a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults). Growing up in the Deaf-World, she knows well the struggles Deaf people have in their spiritual journeys. “Deaf ministry is not left only to those who know American Sign Language,” Doss explains. “Deaf ministry is not simply an interpreted service. It’s much more than that! The most important element of ministering to Deaf people is friendship. Even if you don’t know how to sign, you can still be a friend.”

Click here to read the booklet “Can You Hear Us?”

Articles about the Deaf Ministry:

Why Deaf Ministry is Needed

How to approach a Deaf Person and some information about the Deaf Ministry

How Can You and Your Church Can Be Deaf-Friendly

** If you know any articles about the Deaf Ministry published in any Adventist magazines, please let us know! **

Articles published about Adventist Deaf Ministry:

https://www.adventistreview.org/1521-26 “Two Firsts for Deaf Ministries at GC Session” article from Adventist Review magazine.

https://www.adventistreview.org/141531-16 “Seeing Is Believing: If those who are deaf don’t “see” the gospel, how can they believe it?” cover story from the Adventist Review magazine.

https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/2006/06/a-hidden-mission-field.html “A Hidden Mission Field” written by late Arthur Griffth for the Ministry magazine.

https://www.ministrymagazine.org/archive/1964/05/leading-the-silent-sheep “Leading the Silent Sheep” by late Arthur Griffith published in Ministry magazine.

https://issuu.com/adventistmedianetwork/docs/awr_february_12    “Do We Hear Them?,” an article written by Larry Evans (Silver Spring, MD, USA) in the Adventist World magazine. The article starts at page 16.

https://archives.adventistreview.org/article/1029/archives/issue-2007-1508/can-you-hear-us-now “Can You Hear Us Now?” published in Adventist Review magazine

https://www.southernunion.com/site/1/docs/Tidings/2013/July13.pdf#page=8 “A Not-So-Silent Ministry” article written by Deaf Pastor Jeff Jordan (Collegedale, TN, USA). 

https://atlantic-union.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/July12_Gleaner.pdf    “That All May Know Him: Reaching the Deaf” article starts at page 4. It was published in the Atlantic Union Gleaner magazine (Southern New England, USA) and written by Jessica McGowan (Worcester, MA, USA).

https://columbiaunionvisitor.com/node/273 “What Can She Do.” Francisca Trexler, from Lanham, MD, USA, tells her inspiring story and gives tips on ministering to the deaf community.

Interesting Random Deaf News/ Articles

“Strangers Used Sign Language To Make His Day Easier, His Final Reaction Was Priceless”. Read it at https://digitalsynopsis.com/advertising/samsung-hearing-hands-duyan-eller-video-call-center/.