MDHH is here for YOU

WELS Mission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MDHH) has a variety of resources available to encourage and assist pastors, teachers, congregations, interpreters, families, and members in their outreach to people with a hearing loss.

An online sign language class is available through Martin Luther College starting in January 2018. Learn more.

Check out this video, explaining the meaning behind the Luther seal.

Available for Download

Find more resources for congregations, interpreters, parents, and teachers.

Available upon request

  • By Grace Alone, adapted, is the adult instruction manual for use with deaf adults. Read the introduction.
  • “Bible Reasons Why Deaf People are Excused from Church” is a humorous blank booklet to encourage including deaf people in worship.
  • Jesus Loves the Little Children Coloring Book shows how to sign the popular story.
  • Lord’s Prayer Poster illustrates the Lord’s Prayer in sign language.
  • I Can’t Hear You booklet offers communication tips for anyone who has contact with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
  • Manual alphabet bookmarks.
  • MDHH brochure describes our mission/goals.
  • “Understanding Hearing Loops” brochure shows how hearing loops work and answers questions.
  • Offering envelopes encourage members in congregations to support MDHH’s work.

Request from SpecialMinistries@wels.net.

Available for purchase

  • Easy Bible Lessons CD with 36 lessons/Bible stories written at two levels of reading and understanding, has stories, color pictures, teacher’s guide, and crafts. $10
  • Signed Bible Stories DVDs (4) feature the same 36 Bible stories in Pidgin Signed English. $10
  • Christian Worship: Signing the Lutheran Liturgy DVDs (2) show the liturgies of Christian Worship in sign language. $10.

Request from SpecialMinistries@wels.net.

Other resources

  • Sign to the Lord a New Song, the largest religious sign language dictionary, has almost 800 entries. Available at NPH.net.
  • Speakers/bulletin board display available. Contact MDHH@wels.net.

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Find more resources for use in ministering to the deaf and hard of hearing.