National Deaf Christian Workshop brings together the deaf and interpreters for worship
The recent National Deaf Christian Workshop — hosted by the Park Plaza Church of Christ in Tulsa, Okla. — drew more than 150 people, most of them deaf or hard of hearing.
The Tulsa World reports:
Mitch Wilburn, preaching minister at Park Plaza, said the church has had a ministry to the deaf for about 15 years.
About five years ago, that ministry “took off,” he said, and Carl Moore was hired to be the minister of the deaf congregation. The deaf church meets Sundays in its own auditorium in a separate building near the church.
Last Sunday’s service was like a typical worship experience at any other church: a sermon by the pastor, songs, an offering, Scripture reading, prayer and communion, led by various members of the congregation.
But the entire service was signed in silence, except for the voice of an interpreter.
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