Wycliffe Beliefs | Statement of Faith | Doctrine | Wycliffe Bible Translators

Our Beliefs and Vision

A look at the beliefs and principles that guide and direct our vision and mission.

Our Beliefs

We believe in one God.

The one God exists eternally in three persons — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and is completely trustworthy, speaking with supreme authority in all matters of belief and practice.

We believe all people are created in the image of God and have intrinsic value, but as a result of sin are alienated from God and each other, and therefore in need of reconciliation.

We believe the Church is the body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers and is commissioned to make disciples of all nations.

We believe Jesus is the Son of God.

He was born of the virgin Mary, and he is fully God and fully human. He demonstrated God’s love for sinners by suffering the penalty of death in their place, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where he intercedes for his people.

We believe all who repent and trust in Jesus Christ alone as Lord and Savior are, by the grace of God, declared to be right with him, receiving forgiveness and eternal life.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ will return personally in glory, raise the dead and judge the world.

We believe in eternal life.

We believe all people will rise from the dead — those who are in Christ to enjoy eternal life with God and those who are lost to suffer eternal separation from him.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who imparts new life to those who believe in Christ. Through his indwelling presence and transforming power he gives assurance and equips believers for holy living and effective service.

Our Mission

To see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by 2025.

Our Vision

That God’s Word is accessible to all people in a language that speaks to their heart.

Core Values

The Glory of God among the Nations

Our motive for Bible translation is that some from all the peoples of the earth might pursue God and His glory.

Christlikeness in Life and Work

Our quest is to be like Christ. We express this in the way we live and in the quality of the work we do.

The Church is Central in God’s Mission

The Church is sent by God to evangelize the world and disciple the nations.

The Word Translated

The Word of God transforms lives when it is translated into a language that speaks to people's hearts.

Dependence on God

We depend on God for everything needed to complete the otherwise impossible task of worldwide Bible translation.

Partnership and Service

We partner with others to complete the pressing task of translating the Word of God for the peoples of the earth.


We commit to follow the commands of Scripture to love all neighbors and act as the one body of Christ, such that we intentionally engage and reflect the diversity of His Church in order to fulfill the Bible translation task at hand.