Who We Are
Wycliffe Global Alliance comprises more than 45 Member Organizations and more than 60 Partner Organizations. It is in transition as an organization, working to become an environment where many more partners have voice and share in decision making. The goal is that like-minded organizations worldwide can fully participate in Bible translation movements and related ministries with the benefit of shared resources, strategic relationships and opportunities to serve together in God’s mission. Wycliffe Global Alliance serves as a part of the worldwide Church and the global missions community. The affiliate organizations of the Alliance partner with churches, missions organizations and other institutions in their countries and spheres of influence.
Form follows function in this wide-reaching network of organizations. Multicultural, multinational, creative and facilitative probably best describe Wycliffe Global Alliance. Our desire is to be flexible enough to serve under God’s direction, with an increasing number of partners in diverse and ever-changing contexts worldwide.
The Global Alliance is led by a 12-person Global Leadership Team. The Global Leadership Team gives overall guidance and direction to the Alliance , advises and consults with the Member and Partner Organizations, and participates in a wide range of international ministry networks and partnerships. A 10-member Board of Directors provides governance to the Alliance.
Wycliffe Global Alliance’s headquarters is in Singapore. The Global Leadership Team is a virtual team and is spread across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and Central America.
Wycliffe Global Alliance and all of its related organizations have a common commitment to God’s mission of reconciliation and the transformation of individuals, communities and nations. We believe it is essential that all peoples have the opportunity to hear, understand and respond to God’s message in the language that speaks to their minds and hearts. But approximately one-third of the world’s language communities do not have even one passage of the Bible in their language. And many of these same people are among the world’s most neglected and overlooked in areas of education, economics, health, cultural preservation and justice. Our desire is to see these communities recognized, respected and flourishing.
Wycliffe Global Alliance collectively serves in advocacy with minority language communities to see God’s Word translated, accessible and in use in every language community that still needs it. The Alliance also facilitates compassionate service among the world’s minority peoples, encouraging sustainable, locally-owned initiatives and programs that will help communities thrive.