Deaf Diaspora: The Third Wave of Deaf Ministry
Deaf people have the right to read, study, pray, worship, serve, discuss, and meditate on God's word. Ayres calls for the rediscovery of the spiritual legacy of the Deaf-World as he explores the history of ministry programs and proposes a definitive plan for the future. Deaf ministry patterns over the past forty years are highlighted and a description is given of the "New Culture of Deafness"--brought about by the radical changes in Deaf-World.
Each chapter concludes with useful discussion guides for students or small groups. Ayres calls for the rediscovery of the spiritual legacy of Deaf-World as he explores the history of ministry programs and proposes a definite plan for the future.
"An invaluable contribution to the field of Deaf ministry..." --Rick McClain, Deaf Pastor for College Church of the Nazarene, Olathe, Kansas
"An unusually keen knowledge of the past, a strong sensitivity with the present, and a proposed plan for the future..." --Duane King, Founder/Executive Director, Deaf Missions, Council Bluffs, Iowa
"God has clearly inspired Bob to write this book for precisely 'such a time as this.'" --Mary J. High, PhD, Associate Professor, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina
""Deaf Diaspora" is a 'must read' for anyone who is active in or serving a Deaf Christian ministry..." --Mark Seeger, Pastor, Jesus Lutheran Church of the Deaf, Austin, Texas Included are inspirational personal narratives by Chad Entinger.