Who is Silent Word Ministries?

SWM helps to fulfill the Great Commission by edifying churches and evangelizing the world. SWM specializes in establishing Deaf ministries in strong, fundamental churches; planting deaf churches; winning deaf to Christ; helping to strengthen established Deaf ministries; and teaching Deaf people and Deaf ministries and helping them spiritually grow into Christian maturity through trusted literature and worldwide evangelism. SWM is also the headquarters of the SWMission Board which specializes in reaching Deaf for Christ worldwide with like-minded missionaries and team-members. We are here to serve!

Newspaper
Silent Word Mission Team Picture
SWM Office
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Why we exist

Our Mission

We go into all the world and preach the Gospel, and to teach those who are saved. We represent Christ to the Deaf world by preaching, teaching, printing, publishing, and evangelizing.

The desire of our ministry is prayer for boldness to share Christ, wisdom for the best way, and open doors of opportunity that deaf people will be saved, families strengthened, and churches served.

What We Believe

  • Mission Statement …
    “But We Will Give Ourselves … To The Ministry Of The Word” — To Deaf People Worldwide — (Acts 6:4)
  • Ministry Verse …
    “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”  –Philippians 1:6
  • Motto …
    The desire of our ministry is prayer for boldness to share Christ, wisdom for the best way, and open doors of opportunity that deaf people will be saved, families strengthened, and churches served.
  • Articles of Faith…read here.

 

How We Function

  • Finances …

    We are an approved non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization, independent from any organization or society.  We are supported by churches and friends who share our burden to reach the deaf world for Christ.  Our policy is to remain debt free and build only as the Lord provides.  Because of your gifts and support, many deaf people will hear in Heaven. We are here to serve!

What we do

Our Ministries

  • Silent Word Newspaper
  • Silent Word Publications
    • Gospel Tracts
    • 10-year Bible Studies
    • Sign Language Materials
    • Deaf Bible Institute
  • SWM Video Productions
    • ASL Videos
    • Bible-Teaching Videos
    • Sign The Bible
  • Area-wide Meetings
    • Fantastic Saturdays
    • D-Days
  • SWMB Mission Board
  • SWM Outreach Ministries
  • SWM Northeast
  • SWM International
  • Ministry of Helps
  • Marketplace Ministries
  • Short-term Mission Trips
  • Meetings
    • Camps – Retreats
    • Missions Conferences
    • Annual ASLI Training
    • Establish & Reorganize Deaf Ministries
  • Internet Ministry
    • SilentWord.org
    • “Link” Ministries
    • Online Store
    • Follow8Steps.org
    • DeafBibleInstitute.org
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Pinterest
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Our Founders

Ted & Carlene Camp founded Silent Word Ministries in 1966. They printed the first issue of “The Silent Word” newspaper the following year. Learn how God eventually expanded Silent Word Ministries to include many missionary families, a mission board, and a world-wide outreach to Deaf people.

Learn How God Expanded SWM

Our Leadership Team

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Ted & Carlene Camp
Founders

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Jon & Diane Barr, President
Director of Operations

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Jim & Terry Bracelin, Vice President
Director of Outreach

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Frank & Ursala Rasmussen
Advisor – Assistant

Learn More

About Silent Word Ministries

We go into all the world and preach the Gospel, and to teach those who are saved. We represent Christ to the Deaf world by preaching, teaching, printing, publishing, and evangelizing.

Will you help us?

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