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Deaf Christian Leaders Conference

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Embassy Suites Omaha - Downtown/Old Market

555 South 10th Street

Omaha, NE 68102

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Re-focus - Created Deaf in God's Image.

How do you view yourself, your role as a Deaf person? How do you perceive the Deaf church? How do you embrace Deaf culture? How do you re-envision Deaf worship? We all face these questions, even more so in today's society. This requires our ability to refocus, to identify certain elements necessary for change. Refocus our perspectives, our thoughts, our worship on how God created us - Deaf in His Image.

Join us May 16th -19th in Omaha for the Deaf Christian Leaders Conference! This energetic conference will challenge you, equip you, and insipre you to better refocus your entire life on God.

And exciting news! By coming to the conference, you will receive a free ticket to attend the premiere of the Book of Job! This is the first-ever full length movie produced about the story of the Biblical character Job, featuring an entire Deaf cast! This film is presented in American Sign Language (ASL), featuring the talents of Joseph Pfaff, David O. Reynolds, Kevin Kreutzer, Art Dignan, Renca Dunn and many more! After the film, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with some of the cast and crew. Please note, tickets will NOT be sold at the door. This premiere is only for those who register for the entire conference. One or two day ticket registrations will not receive a ticket to the premiere.

Registration opens Wednesday May 16th at 4:00pm at the Embassy Suites and the Book of Job premeire will be shown that evening.

Registration fee includes training sessions and workshops, conference materials, ministry resources, refreshments, Book of Job ticket, dinner on Wednesday, lunch on Thursday and Friday. Registration does not include additional meals, housing or transportation to and from Omaha.

Update as of January 11, 2018:

Here are our confirmed ministry sponsors (more to come!):

  • Deaf Bible Society
  • Deaf Missions
  • DOOR International
  • Deaf Teen Quest
  • GUM Vision

We are also excited to share with you the list of confirmed presenters! You will have the opportunity to learn from:

Colin Analco, Matthew Belwood (Deaf Teen Quest), Rachel Biser, Michael Davis (GUM Vision), Renca Dunn, Joseph Josselyn, Jessica Kuehne, Rev. Todd Miller, Matthew Poe, Tanya Polstra (Deaf Bible Society), Stacey Morgan and Mark Sorenson (DOOR International)

Keep checking this page for more updates on our line up of presenters!

For a look at the conference schedule, please scroll to the bottom of the page.


Once again, the conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in beautiful downtown Omaha!

These special room rates have been set for this conference: $139 single & double, $154 - 3 in a room, $164 - 4 in a room. Room rates include suite style room, full cooked to order breakfast, free parking, pool, sauna, workout facility, complimentary hors d’oeuvres reception every evening, WiFi in rooms, complimentary shuttle to and from Eppley Airfield, a short walk to the Old Market area in downtown Omaha, and easy access to all conference activities.

To reserve your room, CLICK HERE. Or book your room by calling the hotel at 402-346-9000. Be sure to mention the Deaf Christian Leaders Conference to get the discounted room rate. **Hotel reservation cutoff date is Saturday April 14, 2018.


Please plan to use Eppley Airfield in Omaha, NE.

Car Rental?

You many not need to rent a car. The Embassy Suites provides a complimentary shuttle to and from Eppley Airfield. All conference activities will be held at the Embassy Suites. Shuttles run every half hour from 5:00am - midnight. Call the Embassy at 402-346-9000 ext 1054 when you land and the shuttle will come pick you up!

Check the Deaf Missions website (www.deafmissions.com) and Like the Deaf Missions Facebook page for announcements about the conference and up to date information! Visit them often to see what new information has been posted.

Any questions? Contact us below:

Video Phone: 712-587-8887, 712-220-0490
Voice: 712-322-5493
E-mail: shannan@deafmissions.com or rickmcclain@deafmissions.com

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    Cancellation Policy:

    A full refund of a paid registration fee will be granted if the participant requests cancellation in writing up until April 16, 2018. Registrations are transferable! In the unlikely event of dire or unforesceen circumstances (such as a natural disaster or national emergency) Deaf Missions reserves the right to cancel the conference. Deaf Missions will communicate any decision to cancel with those who have registered and will refund all registration fees in full.

    Conference Schedule: As of January 11, 2018

    *Please note, this is a preliminary schedule and is subject to change

    Wednesday May 16, 2018

    4:00 pm - Check-in and Registration at Embassy Suites

    7:00 pm - Dinner and “Book of Job” movie premiere!!!!!!

    9:00 pm - Q&A with cast and crew

    Thursday May 17, 2018

    6:00-8:00am - Breakfast at hotel (for Embassy Suites guests)

    8:00am - Focus (Devotional)

    Created Deaf in God's Image!

    8:15 am - "Deaf Who?"

    9:30 am - "Deaf Culture"

    10:45 am - "Language Attitude"

    12:00 noon - Lunch and Fellowship

    Deaf Church

    1:30 pm - "Deaf Church How?"

    2:45 pm - "ASLV in the Church"

    4:00 pm - "Deaf/Hearing Church"

    5:15 pm - Enjoy the Old Market Area (Supper on your own)

    7:30 pm - Bible Bowl Competition

    Friday May 18, 2018

    6:00-8:00 am - Breakfast at Hotel (for Embassy Suites guests)

    8:00 am - Focus (Devotional)


    8:15 am - "ASL Literature"

    9:30 am - "Chronological Bible Stories"

    10:45 am - "Bible Study"

    12:00 noon - Lunch and Fellowship


    1:30 pm - "Technology"

    2:45 pm - "QuickTime"

    4:00 pm - "Using Apps"

    5:15 pm - Enjoy the Old Market Area (Supper on your own)

    7:30 pm - Prayer Journey

    Saturday May 19 2018


    7:00-8:00am - Breakfast at Hotel (for Embassy Suites guests)


    8:00 am - "Relationships"

    9:15 am - "Listening"

    10:30 am - "Asking Right Questions"

    11:45 am - Closing Prayer

    12:00 noon - Depart/Lunch on your own

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    555 South 10th Street

    Omaha, NE 68102

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