TIME & DAY
FCBC's Deaf Ministry started with less than 10 members and began reaching out to the deaf community in 1989. In 2000, our Deaf Service was launched, and today, there are around 80 children, youth and adults attending our service that is conducted in sign language. Over the years, multimedia tools such as music videos have also been harnessed to enhance the service experience for the congregation consisting of people with different levels of deaf-ness.
We have a range of cell groups to help members and visitors learn and grow in the Lord. Having adopted the G12 Vision together with the church, many of the deaf from the ministry have attended the annual conference and other trainings. Besides cell groups and service, the deaf also actively participates in outreach activities such as overseas mission trips to neighbouring countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, to share the gospel with the local deaf.
Although there are no official figures indicating the number of deaf in Singapore, a conservative estimate using a prevalence rate of 1% to the total population (about 5 million in 2010) would mean there are 5,000 deaf in the country. Around the world, there are approximately 364 million deaf. (Source: Network for Strategic Missions)
Do you have a heart for this group of people? If you wish to reach out to the deaf and want to learn more about our Deaf Ministry, please email Rev Patrick Koh at firstname.lastname@example.org.