Deaf Ministry

Christ Lutheran Church of the Deaf in Central Illinois

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Rev. Tom Phillips, Missionary-Pastor
(217) 245-0180

Some surveys estimate the US deaf population is 95-98% unchurched. Your Central Illinois District is committed to reaching deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals. In Jacksonville in addition to typical congregational events, we reach out to the students at Illinois School for the Deaf through a weekly "Good News Club." Current preaching stations include Jacksonville (multiple events weekly), Normal (1st & 3rd Sundays), monthly parish-wide workshops, and regional deaf retreats at Camp CILCA.  On request, Pastor Phillips also provides support to congregations ministering to deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals. Contact Pastor Phillips to schedule a mission presentation or school chapel service.

In the Jacksonville area:

Christ Lutheran Church of the Deaf - Jacksonville
104 Finley St.
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Every Sunday:
9:00am Bible Class
10:30am Divine Service

In the Bloomington/Normal area:

Christ Lutheran Deaf Fellowship – Normal
Meets at the Wittenberg Lutheran Center
201 S. Main
Normal, IL 61761

1st & 3rd Sunday of the month:
3:00pm Bible Class
4:30pm Divine Service

For more information on missions, contact:

Dr. Ken Schurb, Missions Executive
LCMS Central Illinois District
1850 N. Grand Avenue West
Springfield, IL 62702-1626
(217) 793-1802