Deaf Diaspora: The Third Wave of Deaf Ministry

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iUniverse, Dec 15, 2004 - Religion - 200 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1Scattered Community
3
Living in the Hearing World
9
Discussion and Review
18
The Explosion of Technology
25
Discussion and Review
32
Chapter 4Next Generation
49
Four Examples of the Next Generation
56
Bill of Rights for a New Culture of Deafness
65
Chapter 5First WAVE Deaf ministry
71
Chapter 6Second WAVE Deaf ministry
86
Discussion and Review
99
Discussion and Review
119
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