Vision, Mission & Values
To see people from every language group living as disciples of Jesus Christ through the power of God’s word in a language that speaks to their heart.
Recognising the urgency of the need and the key role of Bible translation, our immediate focus is to see a Bible translation project in progress by 2025 in every language that needs it.
To assist the church in making disciples of all nations through Bible translation into vernacular languages.
We participate as a partner in the Bible translation movement through:
Promotion – presenting the work of Wycliffe and our partners, particularly in Australia
Advocacy – speaking out on behalf of the language groups without adequate Scriptures
Recruitment – inviting and encouraging Australian Christians to join the movement
Training – providing appropriate and timely training to prepare people for roles in the Bible translation task
Networking – building relationships and partnerships that serve the task of Bible translation
Empowering – sending people and supporting them in ways that allow them to work effectively
Resourcing – cultivating resources, such as prayer and funding, to assist the Bible translation movement.
The transforming Word of God
◆ We facilitate access to, love for, and engagement with the Bible, the Word of God
◆ We are committed to the clear, accurate communication of the biblical message
◆ We want to see people and communities transformed by the impact of the Scriptures
Dependence on God
◆ We are committed to prayer
◆ We exercise faith in our individual and corporate lives
◆ We trust God for all that is needed to continue and complete the Bible translation task
◆ We believe in the central role of the church in God’s mission
◆ We value the role of the faith community in confirming what God is saying to us
◆ We are committed to the worldwide church and the Commission to disciple all peoples
Partnership and service
◆ We partner with others in accomplishing mutual goals
◆ We are serious about collaboration, teamwork and mutual respect
◆ We seek to embody a spirit of service in all we do
Quality and development
◆ We want to be like Christ, believing that the quality of our lives and work is a reflection of him
◆ We are committed to lifelong learning, professional development and reflective assessment
◆ We embrace change and seek opportunities to creatively live in obedience to God’s mission, utilise and adapt technologies and improve our ways of working