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Bible Translation Program

Missiologists estimate that some 1,600 languages are still in need of Scripture translation—and they believe it can be accomplished in this generation. The Bible Translation Program at Gordon College offers students the opportunity to join the Missio Dei in achieving this goal and reaching people groups throughout the world.

Learn to Serve

This interdisciplinary vocational training program equips Gordon students to partner with mission organizations to support the work of Bible translation—as linguists, teachers, engineers, computer experts, medical personnel, counselors, accountants, project managers or in virtually any other field. The common coursework is designed to develop basic linguistic competence, cultural awareness and interpersonal skills as well as language proficiency in preparation for service. 

Experiential Learning

The Bible Translation Program features several experiential components to help students discern their specific area of vocation and affirm their calling. Participants will either study abroad for a semester in a non-English speaking country or complete an international internship with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Domestic internships and other training programs are available for additional hands-on experience.

Service Tracks

Students have the opportunity to pair their liberal arts degree with additional coursework in one of the following areas of interest in order to better prepare them to contribute to the work of Bible translation using their unique gifts and interests.

  • Bible Translation
  • Communications
  • Economic Development
  • Education and Literacy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Health Services
  • Management and Administration
  • Technological Support
  • Engineering

Application Process

Applications are due on the first Friday in April each year.

To apply, complete the application form and submit three references (faculty, youth pastor or similar, and student leader).


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