Explore Bible Translation - Florida | Wycliffe Bible Translators

Explore Bible Translation - Florida

Orlando, FL

When God puts serving in missions on your heart, it can sometimes feel like something just out of reach. How do you figure out if missions is right for you? How do you know which job to take or which organization to serve with?

It’s hard to find the time to answer these questions amid the busyness of everyday life. But it’s critical, because becoming a missionary is more than a career: It’s a calling. Missions is challenging, will stretch you and sometimes can even be painful. It requires commitment, sacrifice and resilience.

But it also means you’ll see God work in and through you in ways you never imagined! Your sacrifices have meaning, your colleagues become your family, and as a result of your partnership, people around the world meet Jesus through Scripture in their own language.

We know that figuring out if missions is right for you is a big step. At Wycliffe, we believe you need time and space to unpack complex things like language learning, Bible translation principles and cross-cultural living before you make a commitment. You need immersive, hands-on opportunities to try out your future job. You need face-to-face conversations with seasoned missionaries so you can ask them the hard questions. And you need a place to pray and worship the Lord without distraction.

All of this is possible at our event, Explore Bible Translation! This six-day, in-person event will be held in Orlando, Florida from August 1-6, 2022. Explore Bible Translation is designed to help you navigate your calling as a missionary through hands-on experiences, daily learning sessions and individual conversations all in a community of believers who are exploring the same things as you.

We want you to thrive wherever God has called you. Let’s start figuring that out together.

[Attending] Explore Bible Translation … felt like being welcomed into a family. … It was so special — emotional, even — to be in the same room with so many people God has worked through to advance the gospel. … .I would recommend making life-altering career decisions in this restful, encouraging, inspiring atmosphere.” — Taylor Wilcox, Explore Bible Translation attendee

COURSE DETAILS
Location: Wycliffe Orlando | 11221 John Wycliffe Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32832

Cost:
$375. After July 1, the cost increases to $425. 
Note: Event Registration closes on July 25.

Age requirement:
Participants must be at least 16 years old. Minors staying overnight must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Housing:
Housing and meals are provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please note them on the application form. You’ll have access to full kitchens in the campus’ apartments.

COVID-19 Information:
We will be adhering to all state and local COVID guidelines.

DISCOUNTS

Contact Janet Morris, the event registrar, for the following discount promo codes.

  • Explore Bible Translation/TIU alumni: Free if you bring a friend who pays full price.
  • Married couples: $25 discount for each person.
  • Homeschool students: $25 discount.
  • Perspectives on the World Christian Movement alumni: $100 discount.
  • YWAM-DTS alumni: $100 discount.

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register!

Q&A
What will I learn during the course?
Explore Bible Translation is packed with over 36 sessions to help you grasp the world of Bible translation and the work behind it. You’ll:

  • Practice learning a language and do a simulated translation project.
  • Dig into the wide variety of roles needed in Bible translation and figure out how to apply your unique skills and background.
  • Receive personalized coaching and create a strategic plan for your next steps.
  • Enjoy fun activities, and spend time in personal reflection and rest.
  • Meet with seasoned Wycliffe missionaries, hear their incredible stories and share life with them.

See the complete agenda.

Is this course only for someone really serious about becoming a missionary? I’m still just exploring my options.
Not at all! People come to this course at all different stages of their journey. Our goal is that after you finish the course, you’ll have a clear idea of whether serving in the global Bible translation movement is something God wants you to pursue or if he’s calling you in a different direction.

Is this just for people interested in language work?
Nope! Although Explore Bible Translation focuses on language aspects of translation work, we’ll cover all the different roles needed so communities can have the Word of God in their own languages. Even if you never intend to work directly with languages, understanding the process of Bible translation will help you understand the greater context and purpose of the speciality work that you’re doing.

If I have to cancel, can I get a refund?
If you decide that this course won’t work out for you, you’ll receive a full refund up to 30 days prior to the event. If you have to cancel within 30 days of the event, you’ll receive 50%.

Still have questions?
Learn more about Explore Bible Translation and what attendees have to say about the challenges, the benefits and what to expect at our free live webinar on March 31, 2022. (Register to watch it live or on-demand.)

Contact Janet Morris, the event registrar, at janet_morris@wycliffe.org for questions and information.

We hope to see you there!

Note: If you are planning to fly into Orlando, please select flights to the Orlando International Airport (MCO) as this is the airport from which we can provide transportation to our campus. Arrive no later than 3:00PM on August 1, 2022 and schedule your departure flight after 2:30 PM on August 6, 2022.