Deaf Ministry

Deaf Ministry and Leadership Cohort

Deaf Leadership MinistriesAssociate of Arts in Biblical Studies:
Deaf Ministry & Leadership Cohort

This program is designed to maximize learning opportunities and the building of Christ-centered relationships by having a cohort of deaf and hard of hearing students proceed through the program together. The traditional two-year program is spread over three years to allow for an appropriate pacing. Any student who prefers to follow the traditional two-year schedule is welcomed to do so and take the Deaf Ministry and Leadership classes as they are available.

Program Information

First Year Second Year Third Year
Fall Semester
(14 hours)
Fall Semester
(12 hours)
Fall Semester
(13 hours)
Intro to Deaf Ministries Deaf Culture and History Algebra or Geometry
Foundations of Biblical Doctrine Theology I * Theology III *
English Review English Comp II Narrative Arts of the Gospels
Bible Overview Pentateuch General Psych
Hermeneutics I   Practicum I

 Spring Semester
(13 hours)

 Spring Semester
(13 hours)

 Spring Semester
(12 hours)

Deaf Evangelism DML – Presentation Skills Romans
Hermeneutics II Intro to Church Ed Human Growth and Development
Intro to Computers Bible Intro * Theology II
* Theology IV Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Practicum II
English Comp I Elective or College Math  

* (Theology I, II, III, IV are not sequential)


One Year Certificate Enrichment
Those not concerned about completing a two-year degree (would not qualify for many financial aid options)  could substitute Ministry Practicum 1 for the English Review (if they test out of this course) and Ministry Practicum 2 for Intro to Computers plus add one more Bible class and an elective (32 hours total).


Student Support Services

Deaf Youth Ministries is collaborating with Hawkins Chapel of Alabama School for the Deaf (Talladega) and other Deaf ministry resources in the area to develop an array of supportive community-based services for students in the Deaf Ministry and Leadership Cohort at Southeastern Bible College.

Rick McClain, Deaf Ministries
Rev. Rick McClain
Deaf Ministries Bible Class teacher


Deaf Youth Ministries National Convention

Southeastern Bible College in conjunction with Deaf Youth Ministies (DYM), DTY, and National Network of Youth Ministries (NNYM) is sponsoring the upcoming Deaf Youth Ministries National Conventionin November. 

This annual gathering of those involved in ministry with deaf and hard of hearing teenagers is sponsored by Deaf Youth Ministries and is the “cutting-edge” of Deaf teen ministry. It is an awesome time of celebration of all God is doing across the country and denominational spectrum. For those who love Jesus and love Deaf teens, it is an incredible experience of fellowship, worship, learning, sharing, and networking.

For admission info for the Deaf Youth Ministries at Southeastern Bible College, contact the Admissions Office at 205-970-9211 or email

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:4-6