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Pioneer Bible Translators


Classification: Nonprofit
Type of Organization: Missions-Sending
Legal Name: Pioneer Bible Translators
Established: 1976

Organizational Principles

Purpose & Mission Statement:

Vision Statement - Transformed Lives through God's Word in every language. Mission Statement - Pioneer Bible Translators exists to disciple the Bibleless, mobilizing God's people to provide enduring access to God's Word.

Denomination(s): Interdenominational
Member Organization(s): Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
Mission Next
Open to New Locations: Yes
Service Locations: International
Active Cities:
Active Regions:
Active States:
Active Countries: Papua New Guinea


Ministries Offered Administration
Business As Missions (BAM)
Church Planting
Internships (Collegiate)
Outreach to the Deaf
Missionary Durations: 1 to 3 Months
Long Term/One Way
Individuals: Yes
Divorced: Yes
Married Couples: Yes
Families: Yes
Groups: No
Educational Requirements: Yes
Preferred Education Level: Other
Does the organization provide funding? No
Does the organization provide benefits? No
Does the organization require training? Yes
Does the organization provide training? Yes

Training Required for Service:

All long-term overseas workers with Pioneer Bible Translators will complete some level of training in three competencies Missiology, Linguistics, Biblical Exegesis. The amount of training required in each competency is dependent on the role the individual will have on the field.

Training Provided by Organization:

In house training include our residency program, a Bush Mechanics course, a Primary Health Care Course, Roots of Care training, and orientation programs. Much of the required training is obtained through our ministry partners.

Application Process:

The time from a candidate expressing interest through application and training to becoming field ready varies between 1-3 years.


Looking For Volunteers: Yes
Volunteer Services: Editors
Graphic Design
Volunteer Positions: Remote Volunteer (As Available)
Remote Volunteer (Regularly)
Willing to accept volunteers outside of the specified denomination: Yes
Costs associated with volunteering? Yes
Training Provided? Yes

Required Costs:

Pioneer Bible Translators offers a few levels of qualifying volunteers. Some levels may require an application fee associated with personality screenings and ministry readiness interviews.

Training Process:

Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the Discovery program.