More about the Alliance 

Articles that provide more in-depth information about the Alliance

Articles that provide more in-depth information about the Alliance

  • FAQ - General Points of Interest
    Frequently asked questions covering general points of interest for those seeking to know more about Bible translation, how to find Bibles in specific languages, resources for prayer, potential involvement and much more.
  • FAQ - Alliance Organizations
    Frequently asked questions covering various aspects of Alliance association, funding, benefits, structure and other points of interest.
  • Participation Streams and Criteria in the Wycliffe Global Alliance
    The Alliance’s Participation Streams are recognition of the many ways in which God has provided for and gifted Alliance Organizations in their contexts and cultures, and in their abilities to serve both regionally and globally.
  • Covenant/Statement of Commitment
    Wycliffe organizations sign a Covenant/Statement of Commitment with each other in recognition of their participation in the Alliance community and in the mission of God.
  • The Journey
    A publication of the Wycliffe Global Alliance
  • Important Facts about Wycliffe and Bible Translation
    Statements from the Wycliffe Global Alliance
  • The Wycliffe Global Alliance and Bible Translation Movements
    A series of 18 articles looking at the implications for the Wycliffe Global Alliance with respect to the church’s demographic shift from the West to the global South and East. These deal with major topics such as the missio Dei, missiological and historical foundations of Bible translation, mission strategy, and mission agency leadership.

Philosophy and Principle Papers 

Documents on topics that are foundational to the Alliance

Documents on topics that are foundational to the Alliance

  • The Wycliffe Global Alliance in Community
    Community is the basis for the existence of the Alliance. We are not a community only because of our common goals. We are community because we joyfully share a common life in Christ.
  • Principles for Funding (with Scripture references)
    During 2013 and 2014, the Wycliffe Global Alliance initiated a global conversation on funding for Bible translation movements in the context of the missio Dei (mission of God). Among the purposes of the consultations was that of articulating a vision to guide funding practices in the context of God’s mission based on principles that are missiologically sound, contextually relevant, sustainable and globally respectful.
  • Principles for Funding
    During 2013 and 2014, the Wycliffe Global Alliance initiated a global conversation on funding for Bible translation movements in the context of the missio Dei (mission of God). Among the purposes of the consultations was that of articulating a vision to guide funding practices in the context of God’s mission based on principles that are missiologically sound, contextually relevant, sustainable and globally respectful.
  • Wycliffe Global Alliance Philosophy of Bible Translation Programs
    This Philosophy Statement of Bible Translation Programs, including its associated articles, is an expression of shared values and fundamental beliefs designed to inspire and guide Participating Organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance.
  • Stewardship of the Earth
    As followers of Christ, the people of the Wycliffe Global Alliance support stewardship of the Earth.

History 

Introductory article on the history of Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Wycliffe Global Alliance

The history of the Wycliffe Global Alliance began long before there was a Wycliffe Global Alliance, long before there were any Wycliffe Organizations. Our history is rooted in the long and remarkable history of Bible translation. To learn more about where we’ve come from, see the Bible Translation Timeline and also The History of Bible Translation, a Seed Company video.

So how did the Wycliffe Global Alliance, which now includes more than 100 Organizations worldwide, come into being?

The shortest and most basic answer is: God – God’s sovereignty; God’s grace; God’s provision.

We can easily fall into the trap of thinking that history (the history of anything—whether of organizations, countries, or empires) is merely a record of man’s achievements and follies. But we know better, really. We know that, where the expansion of the knowledge of God in human hearts is concerned, regardless of language, culture, or remoteness, God is at the center of it and has been at work in those places and hearts from time immemorial.

So history, really, is the record of God’s work amidst humanity—especially where humanity is dedicated to the mission of making Him known. It is the story of God’s mission. And the Wycliffe Global Alliance is privileged to be able to participate in that mission with Him and with the rest of His Church worldwide.