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.
The 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.
Fr. Dr. Bob Ayres