Deaf Ministry Week 2016 – Register Today!

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A Joint Effort of Lutheran Friends of the Deaf and Life in Christ Lutheran Church

How does the church reach the Deaf community with the Gospel? In an effort to answer this question Lutheran Friends of the Deaf constantly strives to push the limits of Deaf mission work. We created conferences to train Church interpreters and hone the skills of certified interpreters who want to specialize in church interpreting. We traveled to other countries to support their efforts to reach the Deaf with the Gospel.

Now, LFD is doing it again. We are partnering with Life in Christ Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ to host Deaf Ministry Week. During this week we will hold Bible studies for the Deaf, teach church members ASL, train church members to interpret worship, hone the skills of certified interpreters and participate in community events for the Deaf. We hope this will be the first of many regional conferences held for the convenience of lay people, interpreters, Pastors and Deaf Christians who want to bring the Gospel to the Deaf community.

Through Deaf Ministry Week 2016, LFD is once again providing an opportunity to reach out to the Deaf community, not only by ourselves, but through local churches and local Deaf groups. It is the local church that makes all the difference. We provide support, advice and training, but the local church carries out the mission of reaching the Deaf with the Gospel and providing them with a church family they can call their own. We couldn’t do it without these local churches that are willing to do the groundwork long after the conference is over. Life in Christ Lutheran Church is providing a beautiful example to other churches that have Deaf ministries and maybe some churches who are thinking about reaching out to the Deaf community.

Consider joining us at Life in Christ Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ from February 21st to the 28th. Even if you can’t make it for the conference, please keep us in your prayers as we encourage, train and administer the Gospel to the Deaf community.

Registration Information:


Overall cost of the conference is $100 per person*

Please click the button below to submit your application online.

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Payment may be submitted online (via PayPal within the application) or mailed in the form of a check or money order, payable to:

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf – 40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck, NY 11765

*Members of Life in Christ Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ do not need to pay this registration due to the partnership with their Church. A few scholarships are available for those in need.  It will cover up to $80 of the cost. 


Feburary 21-28, 2016


Life in Christ Lutheran Church
14802 N. 75th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85381


Participants are free to make reservations at any hotel near Life in Christ Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ. The hotel listed below is the hotel we are reserving for students.  It is 4 minutes from the church.

Hampton Inn Phoenix/Glendale/Peoria
Arrowhead Fountain Centre
8408 West Paradise Lane
Peoria, AZ 85382

Note: For the group discount rate, mention “Lutheran Friends of the Deaf.” After 10 rooms are reserved there will be a 20% discount.  Otherwise the price remains the same.


For questions, please email Rev. Thomas Dunseth at or Rev. Tyler Walworth at



To download the Deaf Ministry Week 2016 Welcome Packet, click here.

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