Deaf Ministries


Ephphatha Lutheran Mission Society is a Recognized Service Organization of the Michigan District, LCMS whose purpose is to establish Lutheran Mission Outreach to the Deaf community and to raise funds in support of these goals. Their vision is to see the lives of Deaf people transformed and impacted through God’s Word.

St. Martin Lutheran School for the Deaf delivers a Christ-centered education to meet the spiritual, academic, and social needs of its students. It provides a bilingual ASL and English environment for grades K-8 and resides within its partner hearing school, Emmanuel Lutheran School in Dearborn. 

St. Martin Music Festival

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf is another LCMS Recognized Service Organization that serves deaf people and congregations who care for them. LFD is also a partner with the Michigan District in Deaf Ministry. Click here for Bible stories and videos for deaf children. Here is an example of one of the stories contained in the books that are available for purchase.


More Resources

Click here for Weekly Deaf Worship in ASL at Our Savior Lutheran Church of the Deaf

Click here for Lutheran Friends of the Deaf Weekly Devotions.

Click here for Catechism Videos.

Click here for Directory of Deaf Missions.

Coming Soon!

  • LSB Liturgy/Prayer Translation Playlist
  • Visual Sunday School Resources Playlist
  • Religion Sign Vocabulary Playlist

News and Events


July 7-10 | Fort Wayne, Ind.

Sponsored by Ephphatha Lutheran Mission Society for the Deaf. All skill levels welcome. For more information, click here > 


Are you looking to start a Deaf Ministry in your congregation?

Rev. Thomas Dunseth
Missionary at Large to the Deaf

Deaconess Diana Rice
Ephphatha Lutheran Mission Society for the Deaf
Videophone 313.528.0950

Looking for a school for your deaf student?

Rev. Tyler Walworth
Pastor, Our Savior Lutheran Church of the Deaf
St. Martin Lutheran School (K-8)