Pioneer Bible Translators
Pioneer Bible Translators bridges the gap between the church and the Bible-less peoples around the world. Our team is composed of Bible translators, literacy evangelists, church planters, community development specialists, and a variety of support personnel transforming lives through God’s Word in every language.
In the future, Pioneer Bible Translators will follow the Spirit’s lead to fill the gaps in the Bible Translation movement, so that we and our partners will see churches with Scripture transforming every language group on earth by 2050.
We have set the audacious goal of finishing 300 projects by 2050. We estimate that if we can complete 300 translation projects total, our Forum of Bible Agencies partners will have enough momentum to handle the remaining needs.
As we are a Bible translation agency that also does church planting, we are uniquely suited to send teams of translators, church planters, literacy workers, and community development workers to cross hundreds of the existing language barriers and serve those who lack churches and Scriptures. We are focusing most of our energy on this strategic gap, in order to help eliminate the tragedy of extreme spiritual poverty that these least-reached, Scripture-less language groups suffer.
We plan to help fill a second critical gap in areas of extreme linguistic diversity where the sheer number of languages currently exceeds the resources of the Bible Translation movement.
Some language communities scattered over the earth have received a finished New Testament, but have not yet started to use it to transform their context. To fill this third gap, we intend to send Scripture Impact workers who will find innovative ways to ensure that every language community that has Scripture begins to use it.
By intentionally filling these three strategic gaps, we believe we will lighten the burden on our partners, making it possible for the Church to cross every remaining language barrier with church, Scripture, and life transformation. Never before has it been imaginable, but we believe we are now training and sending out the generation of gospel messengers that can reach the greatest milestone in mission history: churches using Scripture to transform every language community on earth.