Translation Specialist

Translation Specialists work alongside nationals to translate God’s Word into the local language in an accurate, clear, and natural way.


  •   A deep love of the Word of God
  •   A commitment to the accurate portrayal of God’s message through the Bible
  •   A vision to see the least-reached people of the world transformed by God’s Word


  •   Knowledge of Biblical languages and translation principles
  •   A sharp, quick analytical mind to make wise translation decisions and deal with huge amounts of data
  •   Strong language learning skills and communication ability

Translation specialists train and empower local people to translate the Bible into their own language. During training, they study Biblical languages, linguistics, and translation principles. On the field, they are language and culture learners as they build relationships and gain insight into the community in which they work. They help coordinate the translation process, training and facilitating the efforts of local translators from rough drafts through checking to publication and distribution.

Most of our teammates raise support on behalf of Pioneer Bible Translators for their ministry roles. Support raising is not about money — it’s about prayerfully inviting people everywhere to participate in what God is doing to fulfill His mission.

We provide training to help you:

  • Gain confidence in communicating the Biblical foundation for living on support, asking others to invest, and understanding “The God Ask.”
  • Learn best practices and gain confidence in sharing your presentation.
  • Rehearse with your peers and make real calls for appointments.
  • Experience the value of meeting face to face with people and asking for support.
  • Discover how to cultivate lasting relationships with your supporters.

We will work with you to develop a budget based on your ministry role, where you’re going, and your family’s personal needs. Our goal is for you to be adequately funded to maximize the fruitfulness of your ministry and your family.

Are you interested in this role?

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