Ministry in ASL

Ministry in ASL

As a church of both hearing and deaf people, Countryside is a beautiful expression of the rich diversity that exists within the body of Christ. Because of our shared identity in Christ, we believe the church is a united body of believers, whether deaf or hearing, who grow and mature together to be more like Jesus. Therefore, we are not a church with a “deaf ministry,” but rather, a church that ministers alongside the deaf. Hearing and deaf people worship, serve, and fellowship together. ASL classes taught by deaf members are offered each year, and many of our hearing members have learned to sign. While our main 10:00 AM service is in English, our team of interpreters, led by a deaf coordinator, work hard to facilitate clear, accurate, and consistent communication each week. At 9:00 AM, a Sunday School class is led by one of our deaf men and provides excellent direct instruction in ASL. Weekly Bible Studies allow for a deeper understanding of the Word with either Deaf teacher or ASL-interpretation provided. Deaf children are also involved in the ministry at Countryside. Their classes have an ASL-interpreter or, upon the parents’ request, a deaf teacher. You will discover that ​Countryside is a church where friends become family and where you have full-access to learning the Bible or involvement in church ministries.