We are a multicultural community that connects with all people regardless of culture, ethnicity, or any other divider.
Our community is inclusive of the hearing and the deaf.
The purpose of our deaf ministry here at Bethany is to help Deaf people begin and grow in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our Deaf Ministry Team, led by a dedicated group of Deaf leaders, is the catalyst for a range of ministry opportunities for Deaf people – and, Deaf people also serve in a broad range of ministries across the spectrum of our church such as:
- Visual Worship and drama
- Communications and publicity
- Web team
- Facilities and grounds maintenance
- Special events
- Children’s ministry
- Bible teaching
Our worship services are all inclusive in our expressions of worship.
In order to ensure that the gospel is presented to all members of our congregation we provide both a high quality, professional interpreter in American Sign Language as well as real time captioning (CART). All of our music is presented in a visual format as well.
CART, or Communication Access Realtime Translation, is the translation of spoken words into English text. At Bethany, we project these real-time captions onto a large screen set up on the stage so that they are visible to anyone in the room who may find it useful for following the service.