DEAFCHURCH Together

The journey through my doctoral program and deeper insights gleaned from a “think-tank” of Deaf leaders in ministry with youth and young adults were part of God’s calling in my life for launching DEAFCHURCH Together – a Liturgical Expression of the Christian Faith which can be found on both Facebook and YouTube.

Liturgical worship is designed to put the emphasis on God’s WORD and SACRAMENT and de-emphasize personality-driven ministry. As Christians, we follow an ancient faith inherited from our Jewish spiritual ancestors that was fulfilled in our Lord Jesus Christ.
This ancient yet vibrant faith is life-changing as the Holy Spirit leads us as part of the “ancient-future” church. The Deaf Liturgical Church is a three-streams church of the “Sacred, Scripture, and Spirit” with a connections with the historic Christian faith globally.

DEAFCHURCH 21The book “DEAFCHURCH 21: Vision for a New Generation” is not specifically written for the liturgical church and contains insights from two authors who come from completely different denominational backgrounds. This book was published in 2019 and is based on extensive biblical and practical research.

For me, as an Anglican priest (Church of England – GAFCON), the process leading to the book inspired in me, what I believe to be God’s vision of a regional Deaf Church with multiple small-group worshiping communities meeting in homes and other places. As Anglicans, we are tied together with Christians from all around the world (particularly in Africa and Asia) who follow a common lectionary and similar liturgy.

I encourage you to read “DEAFCHURCH 21: Vision for a New Generation” regardless of your denominational or non-denominational perspectives. Pray and seek the Lord’s will for how he is leading you to reach the next generations of Deaf/HH youth and young adults, with a life-transforming experience with God through Jesus Christ.

Blessings All,
Fr. Dr. Bob Ayres

The Apostles Creed in ASL

Thanks to Jared Diley for helping create an ASL version of the Apostles Creed. DEAFCHURCH Together is a ministry of Servants of Christ Anglican Church (ACNA).

God’s Greatest Love

“God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world. He did not send him to judge the world guilty, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17

Passion of Jesus

Way of the Cross (ASL video)

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Fourteen events along the journey of Jesus to his death and burial in American Sign Language using the ASLV of the Bible produced by Deaf Missions. The “Way of the Cross” is based on the Stations of the Cross as a way to teach the biblical narrative of the crucifixion of Jesus.

As you prepare your hearts and consider all that God has done for us through Jesus, I hope this video is helpful for you in experiencing the fullness of Resurrection Sunday this Easter!

The Apostles Creed (video)

Holy Week is the most important week in the lives of faithful Christians worldwide and culminates with Resurrection Sunday (Easter). I hope you will find a worship service online this Sunday to join your hearts with brothers and sisters around the world. The Apostles Creed is a statement of our faith. “He is risen! He is risen indeed!”

Click on the photo below for a beautiful video of The Apostles Creed.

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Journey to Israel – Knowing Jesus

On the plane flying home from Israel, I recorded some thoughts about the 11-day experience of this Shoresh study tour. Yes, I learned a ton. Yes, I saw many historic, biblical sites. But what was it that seemed to touch my soul the deepest when it came to my own personal faith in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

What does it mean to really follow Jesus? It has much to do with a transformed life.

The video is subtitled for the signing-impaired.