Northeast Jurisdiction


July 17, 2021

Deaf Ministry Summit

Church Interpreting Academy, July 17, 2021. Sponsored by United Methodist Committee on Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Ministries, Bethel AME church, and Emmanuel UMC.

This free virtual event offers three tracks

  • introduction to church interpreting—learning about the interpreter's role
  • interpreting Scripture, for experienced interpreters
  • introduction to sign language
The academy's goal is to prepare churches to be better inclusive of Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience, and to introduce the field to anyone interested in becoming a church interpreter. For seasoned interpreters, a track is being offered that offers techniques for message equivalency when engaging with Scripture.

In a time where many are striving for equality and social justice, this Church Interpreting Academy supports churches in taking concrete steps in doing so. The collaboration between The AME and UMC Deaf ministries shares a unique opportunity for working together in unity.

Contact Rev. Leo with any questions.