Literacy specialists are essential to Bible translation.

Literacy Specialists focus on developing programs in languages where there is a translation project in progress and emphasizes using the mother tongue as the gateway to basic literacy. Our vision for language programs is to see literacy become a sustainable community value with the ownership of literacy goals and activities in the hands of the people.

For previously unwritten languages, this means developing alphabets, overseeing the production of primers and reading materials, teaching reading and writing while simultaneously training teachers to teach the same.


Requirements for positions may vary depending on specialty, location of service, and anticipated length of service. Contact a recruiter to inquire about requirements that may be specific to your ministry.

The plan

Step One

Contact a recruiter


Step Two

Complete the training requirements


Step Three

Serve the Bibleless

Navigating next steps can be scary. Don't be held back. You were created for a purpose.

Contact a recruiter today

(403) 874-7464