Are you one to dig into the depths of God’s Word for extended periods of time, paying attention to miniscule details? Do you enjoy languages and working with people? Are you willing to stick to a long-term project that will make an eternal impact?
Translation specialists train and empower local people to translate the Bible into their own language. During preparation, they study Biblical languages, linguistics, and translation principles. Once on the field, they are language and culture learners as they build relationships and gain insight into the community in which they work. They help coordinate the translation process training and facilitating the efforts of local translators through the production of rough drafts through a series of checks to the point of publication and distribution. They often serve as exegetes to ensure accuracy and clarity of meaning through comparisons with the original language biblical texts working a part of one, or sometimes multiple, local translation teams.
Requirements for positions may vary depending on speciality, location of service, and anticipated length of service. Contact a recruiter to inquire about requirements that may be specific to your ministry.