What We Do

The Wycliffe Global Alliance helps the Alliance community of organisations to work together. Typically this happens through facilitated gatherings that enable leaders to work through specific issues related to the Bible translation movement, or by addressing specific organisational needs. 

Specific areas of focus include:

Deepening missiological reflection

Structured consultations and ongoing dialogue across the Alliance create opportunities for a wide range of people to study issues important to the Alliance organisations and to Bible translation movements. 

See Philosophy and Principle Papers for outcomes of some of these gatherings. 

Nurturing leaders for the Bible translation movement

Current and future leaders receive opportunities to learn and grow through intergenerational forums, formal and informal mentoring, coaching and encouragement in leading as servants and shepherds.

Facilitating effective and timely communication

Easily accessible media resources and communication training help organisations and individuals share the stories of God at work through His Word and people. These collaboratively gathered resources encourage prayer and other means of participation in Bible translation movements.

Training and communication materials can be found in our Resources section.  

Strengthening Alliance organisations

Organisational development initiatives and board governance training help organisations reach their full potential.

Equipping for Bible translation

With the Bible Translation Programmes Philosophy statement as a motivational guide, Alliance organisations are equipped to address the foundations (biblical, theological and missiological) for Bible translation, identify God’s transformational impact through Bible translation programmes and define the scope of their Bible translation programmes.

Strengthening community / serving in unity

The Alliance believes in community, partnership and friendship, not merely as means of accomplishing work, but as expressions of the unity of believers. Being a community is not optional; as God’s people, community is our reality. As the Alliance, we encourage and model a community of trust and friendship, exemplified in our Covenant/Statement of Commitment which binds the Alliance together. 

Supporting collaboration

Closer partnerships among organisations in the Alliance are intentionally encouraged through sharing expertise and experience among organisations so that barriers and tensions are overcome. The Alliance also partners formally and informally with a wide range of other organisations and networks.

Encouraging stewardship

Stewardship in God’s mission recognises inclusive participation in which all are both givers and receivers. Alliance organisations are encouraged to discover God’s provision for their ministries and generously share their resources with others in Bible translation movements.

Ensuring a trustworthy organisation

Desiring to glorify God in all things, and to be an example of sound ethics and accountability, the Alliance follows best practices in fiscal management and governance. Read more about this in our annual report and financial statements.

Our common purposes bring us together in an ongoing journey of growth and change. In dependency on God and through reflective practice, we seek God’s continual transformation in us and in local communities wherever we live and serve.


07/2024 Global

The State of the Great Commission

Two Alliance experts reflect on a landmark report from the Lausanne Movement

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A conversation about sign language Bible translation consulting

Stuart Thiessen is a sign language translation consultant with DOOR International. He also is Deaf himself. We interviewed him in a written dialogue about sign language consulting in global Bible translation movements.

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03/2024 Pacific: Papua New Guinea

Informing, teaching, inspiring: PNG workshop teaches video storytelling for language communities

PNG workshop teaches video storytelling for language communities

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