This is a manual designed to help church leaders and members understand the needs of Deaf adults and children and to reach out to them effectively. It contains much practical help and information, drawing from the author’s experience in founding a work for Deaf people.
Andrew Owen is a Communication Support Worker, supporting Deaf students in 6th Forms, Colleges and Universities in London. He is the Founder-Secretary of the Association of Communication Support Workers.
Table of Contents
1. Some Statistics
4. Communion Through Drama
5. Integration or Dedication
6. Learning British Sign language
8. What Theology is Right for Deaf People?
9. Digging Deeper
10. Parents of Deaf Children
11. The Children’s Sunday School
12. Planning for the Future
Appendix: Useful Contacts
The BSL Fingerspelling Alphabet
In the media
Two new groundbreaking titles have recently been published by Wakeman Trust to help evangelical churches reach out to deaf people.
It is estimated that there are 8.7 million people living in the UK who are deaf or hard of hearing: about 1 in 7 of the population. Over 50,000 people use British Sign Language (BSL).
Not Hearers Only is a manual designed to help church leaders and members understand the needs of deaf adults and children, and to reach out to them effectively. It contains much practical help and information, drawing on the author’s experience of founding a work for deaf people.
This is the first book of its kind by an evangelical Christian and has been widely welcomed by deaf believers and Christians working with the deaf.
– News, Evangelical Times