LBT is an independent Lutheran mission organization.

Mission: Lutheran Bible Translators makes God’s Word accessible to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts.

Vision: God is transforming the lives of people around the world as they read and use His Word in their heart language.


  • God’s Word… We are committed to the Word of God in its incarnate, proclaimed and Scriptural forms. We apply God’s Word to our lives, decisions, communication and relationships.
  • Innovation… We accomplish our mission most effectively through creative and discovery-oriented strategies. We encourage innovation and creativity.
  • Professionalism… We strive for excellence and rigorous approaches in all aspects of ministry. We value professional affirmation of our competencies and open evaluation of our work.
  • Dialogue… We are committed to authentic internal and external relationships. We strive to exhibit mutual accountability, transparency, collaboration, and interdependency in a spirit that is both respectful and compassionate.
  • Cultural Sensitivity… We recognize cultural differences in values, learning styles and relationship dynamics. We account for cultural differences in our interaction with people of differing backgrounds and generations.
  • Fiscal Responsibility… We are committed to the principles of Biblical Stewardship, accountability, and transparency. We handle financial resources according to best practices and high ethical standards.

Doctrinal Position 


If you feel that God may be leading you towards missions as a career, we may have a place for you.
If you wish to make a financial contribution to Bible translation, you may do that here.