DOOR International develops training resources for Deaf leaders

By October 3, 2023

International (MNN) — You might already know that less than two percent of the world’s 70 million Deaf people have access to sign language Scripture or Deaf Christians.

Did you know DOOR International is changing this statistic through its 2-by-2 program?

DOOR President/CEO Rob Myers says, “Essentially, it’s a pair of Deaf leaders from the communities they’re trying to serve, and their focus is evangelism, discipleship, and church planting within those communities.”

DOOR has trained and equipped 40 teams in over a dozen countries since 2006. More about that here.

Today, DOOR is making its 2-by-2 program more accessible to Deaf believers worldwide by creating video resources.

“There’s a lot of written information available on the web. You could go to Google, type in, ‘How do I share the Gospel with someone?’ and you’re going to find so many different resources that can take you through that process,” Myers says.

However, he continues, “Very, very, very few resources are sign language-based and communicate that information in a way a Deaf person truly would understand.”

Pray for wisdom and creativity as the DOOR team produces necessary resources for Deaf church leaders.

“These are signed resources captured on video, and right now, we have four different sign languages they are going to be produced in,” Myers says.

“We’re hoping that some of those videos will be made available by the end of the year.”

The training resources contain two focuses. “One of them is practical – to explain some of the processes in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting,” Myers says.

“The other side is some theological education content [to answer questions like,] why do we baptize people? What Scripture is that based on? What concepts are involved in marriage?”



Header image courtesy of DOOR International.

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