More Than Words Gathering

Friday, January 12, 2024

Concordia University Irvine
1530 Concordia, Irvine, CA 92612

RSVP by December 30, 2023

What is the More Than Words Gathering?

As Lutheran Bible Translators enters its 60th year of ministry, we invite you to the More Than Words Gathering – an evening of celebrating Bible translation ministry and praising to God for His faithfulness.

Three events (CA, IL, MO) will be hosted in early 2024 to mark this milestone and share the remarkable ways in which God has led Lutheran Bible Translators in its mission.

This free event is open to all who support Bible translation, whether through prayer, giving, or advocacy.

*This is not a fundraising event.

Event Venue

On January 12, we gather at Concordia University in Irvine, California.

Durbin Conference Center & Terrace | Grimm Hall 301 & 302 (View Virtual Tour of Campus)

Directions will be given at the security gate.


Lutheran Bible Translators hosted an extended More Than Words Gathering in Washington, D.C. in October 2023. The two-day event shared the impact of the More Than Words campaign, providing a time for attendees to be refreshed and inspired. 

Lutheran Bible Translators partners with local leaders around the world to launch Bible translation movements. We know God’s Word is for everyone, so we are committed to support these passionate leaders. When they are equipped with the resources, time, and capacity, more language communities will be reached. More people will experience the hope, life, and transformation that Scripture brings. 


1. Who is invited to the More Than Words Gathering?

All supporters of Lutheran Bible Translators are invited. Attendees are also able to invite others they want to introduce to the Bible translation movement by using the Eventbrite link.

2. I will be driving to the event. Where do I park?

At the security gatehouse, please inform the guard you are attending the More Than Words Gathering with Lutheran Bible Translators. They will provide directions of which lot is best. Lutheran Bible Translators’ staff will greet you at the registration table outside in the Lobby of Grimm Hall. (Building 24 on the campus map)

3. Is there required attire for the event?

Business casual is requested

4. Can I bring my spouse, guests or my children?

You are welcome to share an invitation to the More Than Words Gathering through the Eventbrite page. Please call Alyssa Petty at 660-252-0821 or email with the ages of your children so we can discuss their needs.

5. Who do I contact if I need to cancel my reservation?

Please email or call Alyssa Petty at 660-252-0821.