DOOR's mission is to bring God’s Word and reproducing Christian fellowships to the Deaf of the world.
We do this through translation and training.


All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.

2 Timothy 3:16 

DOOR began work in sign language Bible translation in 2006. We have worked with teams from 16 language groups, with more translation projects beginning each year.  These translations are authorized Scripture, just as the New International Version or English Standard Version are.  The goal is that, one day soon, every Deaf person will have access to God’s life-changing word in his or her heart sign language.

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Chronological Bible Translation

Translation Methodology


And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.

Ephesians 4:11

DOOR believes that the best people to reach Deaf for Christ are Deaf believers.  We help recruit and train pairs of Deaf leaders from the local community to form what we call “2-by-2 teams.” These teams, comprised of an evangelist and a teacher, are equipped with a translation of God’s Word in sign language and biblical training.  The goal is a model of church planting that is Deaf-led, reproducible, and sustainable.

2 by 2 Teams

Deaf Believers' Fellowships