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November 12, 2017 is
Orphan Sunday


Community Clergy Training
from the VA -
Pastoral care for rural
veterans and families.
Various locations/dates.








 From inauspicious beginnings in the early 1900's, when a young wife and mother asked God to show her how she could serve him and became the fellowship's first ordained minister to the Deaf (read story here), Assemblies of God ministry to the Deaf has grown to today's vibrant National Deaf Culture Fellowship, encompassing 33 Deaf culture churches and another 538 churches whose services include some type of ministry to the Deaf.  (Get more information here.)

FAQ's and Statistics 

Community, Culture, and Terminology  What is the difference between "deaf," "hard of hearing," and "Deaf"?

Seniors and Hearing Loss

Deaf Statistics (National Institute on Deafness)


Resources and Training for Churches

 List of Deaf Churches 

 Suggestions for making your church more welcoming to the Deaf

Silent Blessings:  This ministry provides downloadable resources for churches as well as assistance in understanding Deaf culture and links to fellowship and ministry opportunities for the Deaf.



Kevin Babin, U.S. Missionary and Pastor; National Field Representative, Deaf Culture

Belinda McCleese, President, NF Deaf Fellowship

Kevin and other U.S. missionaries to the Deaf serve through the
Intercultural Ministries Department of
U.S. Missions.
Click here to see the list of missionaries and to find out more about Intercultural Ministries.

Additional Helpful Resources

National Association of the Deaf:  with American Sign Language as a core value, the NAD serves as a civil rights organization "of, by, and for" deaf and hard of hearing individuals, offering advocacy, community, and resources.

National Institute on Deafness: Helpful information on hearing loss and its causes, parent guides, and ways to protect your hearing

The Center for Disease Control's Parent Guide to Hearing Loss in Children  and screening recommendations

Warning signs of hearing loss in children

Questions and Information



View additional compassionate ministry topics and resource sharing guidelines, here.










Contact Info

Phone: 417-862-2781 x3267
Fax: 417-863-7276

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