Whom We Serve

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

We are currently serving Deaf and hard of hearing throughout Michigan, and China through the efforts of ELMS.

Greater than 94% of children who are deaf are born to parents who are hearing. Ephphatha helps both parents and students gain the fluency to share their faith together without any barriers of language or understanding. We seek to serve the whole family, equipping students to understand and lead, equipping parents to share in their child’s growing academic and faith endeavors, and equipping the Church to serve these families and, in turn, be served by them.

Deaf Congregations

Two Deaf churches are currently meeting every Sunday: Our Savior Lutheran Church of the Deaf meeting in the Chapel of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Birmingham and Christ the King Lutheran Church of th Deaf meeting in Flint.

Interpreted Services

Other churches also have interpreted services throughout our state.