God communicates to us through His Word. The Word heard and believed through the language of a person’s heart is transformational.

Lutheran Bible Translators partners with people groups who still do not have the Bible in their own language. Our vision: God’s Word for every language. Learn how you can be a part of it in long-term, international service!


Watch Scripture come alive!

  • Study God’s Word in the original languages
  • Learn local language and culture
  • Collaborate with local church on Scripture goals
  • Assist national colleagues to discover how to express truths through their God-given language and culture in a quality focused project
Vernacular Media

Bring Scripture into everyday life!

  • Study specialized audio and video production methods
  • Assess the needs of the community’s culture
  • Develop strategies with language programs
  • Mentor national colleagues in production skills
Missionary Kid Teacher

Share knowledge and inspire missionary kids!

  • Plan teaching strategy in collaboration with missionary family
  • Acquire cross cultural skills
  • Encourage a love for learning
  • Provide a link between your home culture and the third culture family you serve

Empower communities in accessing Scripture!

  • Study linguistics and literacy
  • Assist and train language program staff in assessing literacy needs
  • Demonstrate the value of literacy
  • Encourage and facilitate awareness and appreciation for the heart language
Information Technology

Meet technology needs of our missionaries and national colleagues!


  • Develop IT strategy with language program offices
  • Study cross cultural communication and teaching skills
  • Mentor national colleagues in IT skills development

Provide training in specialized software

The application process

Application is both simple and hard. It is designed to help you understand yourself better so you can be successful in your future service with LBT.

Ask for an application form. This provides us with basic information we will need to begin the process. You’ll have a series of interviews with our staff and with professionals in mental health. You’ll be moving toward a position of high trust, so we’ll do our due diligence. Together we will help you make a wise decision.

Learn more

To learn more about Lutheran Bible Translators’ long-term, overseas mission opportunities, please complete the following form. Our Mission Mobilization Coordinator Emily Wilson will be in contact with you!


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