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Worldwide Wycliffe– Wycliffe Member Orientation

Who was John Wycliffe and why was his name used to reignite the Bible translation movement? What is the difference between Wycliffe and SIL? What are the latest translation, literacy and Scripture engagement trends? What are my strengths and how would I work best in a multi-cultural team? Where do I best fit into the Bible translation ministry?

Worldwide Wycliffe answers all the questions above and introduces the world of Wycliffe to new Australian members and volunteers. Whilst we run the workshop for those starting assignments, we welcome anyone wanting to better understand the history and ethos of our organisation and partners.

Course topics
1. History of Bible translation
2. Organisational structure and ethos
3. Introduction to Wycliffe Australia National staff and departments
4. Introduction to SILA
5. Insight into the latest translation, literacy and Scripture engagement trends
6. Multi-cultural teamwork and personal resiliency
7. Regional office resources

The workshops will be presented as an online webinar.

Accommodation is available at www.wycliffe.org.au/retreats.

Cost: Single $80 Couple $110

For more course details see our brochure or contact:

Josh Bartlett, National Training Coordinator

Launch

Do you want to communicate and build relationships across cultures? Are you interested in cross-cultural work in Australia or overseas?

Invest 20 days with SIL Australia at Launch and boost your language learning and intercultural capacity.

Discover the sounds and structures of other languages, practise proven techniques for learning them and prepare yourself to cross cultures.

Benefit from our expert linguists in a hands-on, four-week residential course on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Full-time, part-time, distance, accredited and non-accredited options available.

Check us out at sila.org.au/launch

SILA Launch 2024

 

70

Wycliffe Australia is turning 70!

Join us at the Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia National Centre for our 70th anniversary celebrations with a multicultural festival!

Take a trip down memory lane with images and stories of God’s faithfulness over the past 70 years. Enjoy a variety of food stalls, music, dancing and activities to celebrate the diversity of cultures, languages and communities we work alongside. 

Saturday 26 October 2024
11am to 4pm
60-80 Graham Rd, Kangaroo Ground VIC 3097

Mission Possible! (online)

Online event

Wed 28 Aug 2024 7:30-8:30pm AEST

“What’s it like to start a Translation programme? – And when is it finished? Vanuatu Focus”

Zoom link: https://wbta.au/mission
Enquiries to VICRO.

Mission Possible! (In-person)

In-person event

When: 6.30-9pm  Monday, 4 Nov 2024.
Where: Wycliffe Bible Translators National Centre
60-80 Graham Road Kangaroo Ground
Livestream:

Enquiries to VICRO.

Celebrate Bible Translation – Mildura, Victoria

Join us in Mildura for a celebration of the progress of Bible translation around the world

There are still over 1.5 billion people in the world, speaking 6658 languages, who do not have a full Bible in the language they know best. The need for Scripture translation is too great for western missionaries to complete the task in this lifetime, but God has been working to equip Christian speakers of these languages to translate the Scriptures into their own mother tongues, and even to prepare some of them to be translation consultants. The focus of this evening will be on the progress in recent years in the training and equipping of local translators and consultants.

Venue:  TBA

Date:    Saturday 20 July 2024

Time:    5:30 pm

Guest Speakers:
Michael and Melanie Viljoen

Bible Translators in Africa

Michael Viljoen

Melanie Viljoen

Topics:
#1: Bible translation: art or science?
#2: The path from no alphabet to New Testament
#3: The growth of Bible translation across Africa
#4: Language acquisition: so easy for a child!

Barry and Margaret Borneman

Barry & Margaret Borneman

Topics:

#1: The origins of Wycliffe
#2: Wycliffe’s vision and mission
#3 The Wycliffe Global Alliance and Australia’s place in it
#4: Some of the work being done by Australian members

Cost:     $25

Further information:  Colin Morrow,
colinmorrow@bigpond.com, 0407 220 005

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Celebrate Bible Translation – Bendigo, Victoria

Join us in Bendigo for a celebration of the progress of Bible translation around the world

There are still over 1.5 billion people in the world, speaking 6658 languages, who do not have a full Bible in the language they know best. The need for Scripture translation is too great for western missionaries to complete the task in this lifetime, but God has been working to equip Christian speakers of these languages to translate the Scriptures into their own mother tongues, and even to prepare some of them to be translation consultants. The focus of this evening will be on the progress in recent years in the training and equipping of local translators and consultants.

Venue:  TBA

Date:    Saturday 6 July 2024

Time:    5:30 pm

Guest Speakers:

Michael and Melanie Viljoen
Bible Translators in Africa

Michael Viljoen

Melanie Viljoen
Topics:

#1: Bible translation: art or science?
#2: The path from no alphabet to New Testament
#3: The growth of Bible translation across Africa
#4: Language acquisition: so easy for a child!


Peter Mazumder, 
General Secretary,
Bible Students Fellowship of Bangladesh

Topic:
Celebrate the completion of four New Testaments in Bangladesh.

Cost:     $25

Further information:  Keith Bell, keith.jenny.bell@gmail.com

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Celebrate Bible Translation – Ballarat, Victoria

Join us in Ballarat for a celebration of the progress of Bible translation around the world

There are still over 1.5 billion people in the world, speaking 6658 languages, who do not have a full Bible in the language they know best. The need for Scripture translation is too great for western missionaries to complete the task in this lifetime, but God has been working to equip Christian speakers of these languages to translate the Scriptures into their own mother tongues, and even to prepare some of them to be translation consultants. The focus of this evening will be on the progress in recent years in the training and equipping of local translators and consultants.

Venue:
Grace Ballarat Presbyterian Church, 390 Vickers Street, Sebastopol.

Date:    Friday 5 July 2024

Time:    5:30 pm

Guest Speakers:

Michael and Melanie Viljoen
Bible Translators in Africa

Michael Viljoen

Melanie Viljoen
Topics:

#1: Bible translation: art or science?
#2: The path from no alphabet to New Testament
#3: The growth of Bible translation across Africa
#4: Language acquisition: so easy for a child!


Peter Mazumder, 
General Secretary,

Bible Students Fellowship of Bangladesh

Topic:
Celebrate the completion of four New Testaments in Bangladesh.

 

Cost:     $25

Further information:  Rob Duncanson, rob@graceballarat.org.au

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Explore Language Lite – Melbourne


Come and explore Bible translation, language and culture!

Wycliffe personnel will share their experience and expertise in a one day interactive course (with good food to keep you going!) that will give you:

  • a practical taste of how language learning need not be as bad as you think
  • a quick peek into cultures & its importance to Bible translation
  • a taste of linguistics in the service of Bible translation
  • a fun introduction to the practice of Bible translation
  • an idea of how the Bible translation movement could use you

DATES: Saturday 1 June 2024
9:00am – 5:00pm

VENUE: Wycliffe National Centre
Gate 2, 70 Graham Road
Kangaroo Ground VIC 3097

COST: $20 per person

MEALS: lunch

Explore Language Lite

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