About Pioneer Bible Translators

Strategies and Methods

Pioneer Bible Translators aspires to be the best problem-solving team for helping a people without God’s Word impact their context with Scripture, equipping them to translate it into their language and use it to transform their community.

Helping a people group go from Bibleless to Bible impact constitutes our sharp focus. Our flexible, holistic approach is a core strength.

We will consider our ministry among a people group complete when a network of churches is using Scripture to grow, mature and multiply.

The four primary strategies of Pioneer Bible Translators are to:

Mobilize God’s People

  • Praying to the Lord of the Harvest
  • Calling and equipping God’s people everywhere to pray, give, and volunteer with us
  • Recruiting, training, and sending missionaries, including any children in the family, for excellent service
  • Involving each missionary in mobilizing God’s people through partnership development efforts
  • Equipping Bibleless people for partnership

Provide Enduring Access to God’s Word

  • Determining the need through survey
  • Translating Scripture
  • Developing sustainable literacy programs
  • Joining with others to provide oral, visual, and written Scripture-based materials for church planting and discipleship

Disciple the Bibleless by Maximizing the Impact of Scripture

  • Living in a way that glorifies God to exemplify the impact of the Bible on us, including personal evangelism and works of compassion
  • Working with existing churches to transition them into greater use of Scripture in their own language
  • Establishing and strengthening churches to maximize the use of the translated Scriptures, working together with partners where they are present
  • Promoting the use of local art and music to increase Scripture impact
  • Ministering through community development and community health evangelism in ways that promote the use of Scripture either by building the church’s economic capacity to partner in mission or by softening the hearts of people groups resistant to Scripture

Accelerate the Mission Through Teamwork

  • Cooperating and partnering with others
  • Building effective teams
  • Caring for missionaries and their families by promoting mutual love and concern
  • Providing administration and leadership at the international and national levels
  • Providing support services in the field

The Bible Doesn’t Exist in Every Language — Yet.

Right now, more than 1,600 language groups are still waiting for God’s Word. But working together, our generation can translate Scripture into every viable language on Earth.

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Scripture will be translated, churches will be planted, and lives will be transformed.

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