Connecting the Dots of Deaf Ministry

Dates: January 22 - February 18, 2018

Cost: $150 (Early Bird - $130)

(Register by January 14 to receive a $20 discount)

CEUs: 1.5

Limited to 20 participants

What you will learn

This course is designed from a Christian perspective to help ministry interpreters share their thoughts, concerns, experience, and encouragement with one another.  Wendi will bring to the table lessons she has learned as well as blessings, she has received in her 15 years of Baptist Deaf ministry.  This course will be offered in a non-threatening environment, where interpreters can experience encouragement in knowing that they are not alone.  Together we can make a difference.

Topics discussed will be

  • Deaf ministry vs interpreting 

  • The important of empowering the Deaf within the ministry

  • How to minister with Deaf.  (The Roman road)

  • Boundaries within the ministry:  Self care, caring for other leaders, and burnt out prevention

Here is how it works. Beginning Monday, January 22, the instructor, Wendi Coker will post a weekly video lecture for you to watch. At the end of the lecture you will be given an activity to complete. You will post your activity to the discussion board so your fellow students and the instructor can provide you feedback. You will also be given a topic to discuss on the virtual classroom message board. You are expected to make one original post and at least two reply posts to your peers on the message board for each topic. At the end of the four weeks you will have completed five lectures, four activities, and at least four topic discussions – one each week.

Class will be presented in ASL.

The last day to register is January 19 at midnight (EST). This class will be limited to the first 20 people that register.

Continuing Education Credits: The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.

Target audience: Working sign language interpreters

Computer requirements
High speed internet

Most recent version of Adobe Flash Player

Presented by:

Wendi Coker has worked in the interpreting field for over 20 years and holds National Interpreter Certification (NIC) from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.  Her interpreting experience encompasses a variety of settings including, medical, legal, mental health, post-secondary education, vocational and religion.  She is currently the Interpreter Coordinator at the Deaf Action Center in Shreveport, LA.  Wendi is an accomplished workshop and webcast presenter on a variety of subjects.  She has also worked for the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s office for 8 years in a variety of setting including, civil, patrol and detectives and is Post Certified in law enforcement.  Wendi has worked in deaf ministry for over 12 years.  Through that ministry, an evangelistic deaf choir was established called “Hands of Praise”.  Wendi traveled with this team for several years ministering to deaf all over.



REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be given. If for some reason, the class is cancelled, you will be given credit equal to the amount that you paid at registration to use toward another class or webcast.

Non-discrimination policy:The Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning, living, and working environment for its students, faculty, and staff members. To this end, through this policy, the Center provides means to address bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual and related misconduct.

Reasonable accommodations: The Deaf Action Center is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to its consumers, students, employees, and applicants for employment and services to ensure that individuals with special needs enjoy equal access to all employment, training, and service provision opportunities.


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