Available courses

This course is designed from a Christian perspective to help ministry interpreters share their thoughts, concerns, experience and encouragement with one another.  Wendi will bring to the table lessons she has learned as well as blessings, she has received in her 15 years of Baptist Deaf ministry.  This course will be offered in a non-threatening environment, where interpreters can experience encouragement in knowing that they are not alone.  Together we can make a difference.

  • Topics discussed will be 
    • Deaf ministry vs. interpreting
    • The importance of empowering the Deaf within the ministry
    • How to minister with Deaf.  (The Roman road)
    • Boundaries within the ministry:  Self-care, caring for other leaders, and burnt out prevention

Sign Language interpreters make crucial decisions all the time. We are in the business of facilitating the most personal and private communications. Using the RID/NAD Code of Professional Conduct, as a guide, we navigate through some of the most difficult judgment calls. “The Code: an analytical approach” is a five-week course (2.0 CEUs) involving video lectures and activities you do in your own home or work space. This course will assist you in defining your own ethics and how you would respond to specific scenarios.  If you are looking for the magic formula of what you should or should not do, this is not the course for you.  This course is about teaching us how to fish rather than just throwing us a fish.