Who We Are

Bringing hope to communities
around the world

Who We Are

Lutheran Bible Translators partners with local leaders to create translation programs for the many communities who do not have access to God’s Word in their native language. Your prayers and financial gifts enable us to provide the resources, tools, and the support local leaders need to make the Word of God more accessible than ever.

Mission & Vision

  • Our Mission
    Lutheran Bible Translators makes God’s Word accessible to those who do not yet have it in the language they understand best.
  • Our Vision
    Vibrant Christian communities, deeply rooted in God’s Word, engaging fully in God’s mission, in this generation.

Impact Areas

Effective and accurate Bible translation takes more than a deep understanding of language—it requires the right resources, community involvement, and awareness of cultural context. We focus on three key areas to provide local leaders with what they need to support a successful translation program.

Building Capacity

Translation efforts require the right environment, training, materials, and technology. We direct your financial gifts to vital infrastructure.

Deepening Scripture Engagement

Through literacy classes, audio and video recordings, Scripture reprints, and language development, your involvement leads to meaningful Gospel engagement.

Bible Translation

Your prayers and financial support lead to Bible translations that will bring hope, life, and transformation to people all over the world, for generations to come.

Current Programs

We empower local leaders in Africa, the Middle East, Papua New Guinea, Southeast Asia, and the United States to translate the Bible into their local languages. View our active programs to see the communities that benefit from your financial gifts and prayers.

Meet the Team

Though we serve all over the world, our missionaries, board members, and staff are united by a common goal: making the Bible accessible in all languages.

Join the Movement

You can expand the reach and impact of Lutheran Bible Translators.

hope, life, and transformation

Scripture is more than words. Join the mission and equip leaders for translation. Over 3,500 communities are waiting for the Word of God in the language they understand best.

Our Doctrinal Position

Lutheran Bible Translators accepts without reservation: 
The Scriptures of the Old and the New Testament as the verbally inspired and inerrant Word of God and the only rule and norm of faith and of practice. 

All the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a true and unadulterated statement and exposition of the Word of God, to wit: The Ecumenical Creeds (the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, the Athanasian Creed), the Unaltered Augsburg Confession, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Large Catechism of Luther, the Small Catechism of Luther, and the Formula of Concord. Note that the “Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church… to wit:…” is the Book of Concord.

Become a Prayer Partner

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