Sign Language Ministry
Sign Language Ministry
Our vision is to help the deaf spiritually by using American Sign Language (ASL) to explain, interpret and give a full understanding of the Word of God, to educate church members about Sign Language Ministry and deaf culture and to fully incorporate the deaf population into the total worship and fellowship experience of The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square.
Our mission is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the deaf community by teaching them what the bible says, training them to be Disciples of Christ so that they may thereby be able to continue to spread the Gospel of Christ to other deaf souls.
Then I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, tongue, and people…” Revelation 14:6 (KJV)
The TSAKS Sign Language Ministry consists of Christian co-laborers united by the common belief that kingdom development, including ministering to the deaf, should reflect God’s values and priorities.
We will provide classes for members where American Sign Language (ASL) basics, interpretation and religious ASL vocabulary will be taught.
We will further provide interpretation services for at least four Sunday worship services throughout the month including interpreting praise and worship songs and sermons.
We will strive to provide interpretation services during special church programs such as revivals, drama ministry programs and Vacation Bible School.
We will promote the ministry by pulpit, video, and written announcements, through direct marketing mediums such as mailing and posting of flyers at local deaf schools, listing and announcement on the church website, as well as via social media.
The ministry leaders will serve as the primary point of contact for all Sign Language Ministry requests, classes, meetings, promotions, fundraisers, and other programs.
We remain persistent in attempting to recruit new ministry members who have both a desire to serve and possess at least a working knowledge of American Sign Language.
Sign Language Ministry meetings and ASL classes are held simultaneously 6 times per month for 1 ½ hours. Classes will be divided into 8-week sessions to be taught consecutively with a 4-week break in between each 8-week session. Ministry meetings will continue bi-monthly during the 4-week break.
The ministry meetings are structured so that following opening prayer, time is devoted to discussing ministry affairs before the start of classes.
Students are provided with a class syllabus as well as materials needed for study guides.
Classes are free of charge; however, a nominal fee may be charged when attending workshops and deaf programs and conferences.