Collegeville, Pennsylvania ASLI has been canceled.


Due to COVID-19 concerns and things changing quickly, we felt it was best to cancel ASLI-PA conference to respect and protect all people involved. Deposits already made will be applied to the ASLI online conference or ASLI 2021. Watch for coming updates on this page about the ASLI online conference. 

We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

A Meeting for
Church Interpreters
and Deaf Ministries

Meeting together to learn

So what is the ASL Institute?

ASL Institute (ASLI) is an annual sign language workshop specifically for church interpreters and deaf ministries. Classes are provided all levels of signers from beginner to advanced.

The Deaf Bible Conference (DBC) meets at the same time, in a different room, and provides clear Bible preaching and teaching by Deaf and hearing presenters using ASL.

Where we meet

Three locations to choose From

Trenton, GA (July 9-11, 2020)
Holt, Michigan (July 23-25, 2020) – See you in 2021!
Collegeville, Pennsylvania (August 6-8, 2020) – See you in 2021!

Register Now

A Program For Everyone! Bring Your Whole Deaf Ministry!

Plan now to attend the Silent Word Ministries Annual ASLI! Signers of all skill levels will benefit from the helpful classes and encouraging services. Learn how to have a better deaf ministry!

Topics for 2020 (Begin on Thursday Night)

Beginner ASL Class:

  • ABCs & 300-500 Signs
  • Introduction to Deaf Culture

Intermediate and Advanced:
Topics To Be Announced, but will include:

  • Interpreting More than a Bible Story
  • Learn ASL Grammar by Speaking
  • One Word = Many Signs
  • Patriotic & Christmas Songs
  • ASL Basics – Signing Clearly
  • More

Theme: “Living By Faith”

Deaf Bible Conference is a challenging time of preaching and teaching, especially for Deaf people. Interpreters and hearing people go to ASLI — Deaf people go to Deaf Bible Conference.

  • Bible Messages for the Home
  • Learn to Study Your Bible
  • Make Good Decisions with Bible Principles

Come enjoy the great fun and fellowship.

Conference Schedule

5:30 – 6:30 PM Thursday Registration
6:30 – 9:00 PM Thursday
8:15 AM – 7:00 PM Friday
(Lunch & supper provided. Friday lunch is a “Silent Lunch”…no voices allowed!)
8:15 AM-Noon Saturday


$50 (Any location) – ASLI or DBC
Late Registration: $70 After
July 2 (South) Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
July 16 (Midwest)
July 30 (North) Valley Forge Baptist Temple

Please note: Registration is transferable, not refundable.

Nearby Lodging

Click “View Larger Map” for a list of motels/hotels in the area.


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Jon & Diane Barr

All locations

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Ted & Carlene Camp

South Only

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Jim & Terry Bracelin

North Only

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Allen Snare

North & Midwest (Deaf Bible Conference)

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Reed Condra

South only (Deaf Bible Conference)

Enjoy fellowship in a fun and safe learning environment