Explore Creative Access - California (Canceled) | Wycliffe Bible Translators

Explore Creative Access - California (Canceled)

La Mirada, CA

(This event has been canceled.)

When God puts serving in missions on your heart, it can sometimes feel like something just out of reach — especially if you feel called to a “creative access” country where church activities are greatly restricted and open evangelism is not lawful. How do you figure out if creative access missions is right for you? How do you know which job to take or which organization to serve with?

All of this is possible at our event, Explore Creative Access on June 14-18, 2022! This five-day, immersive in-person event is designed to help you navigate your calling as a missionary in sensitive areas of the world. Find out if this is right for you through over 25 sessions of hands-on experiences, daily learning sessions and individual conversations all in a community of believers who are exploring the same things as you.
  • Practice learning a language and learn cross-cultural living principles
  • Dig into the wide variety of roles needed in Bible translation and figure out how to apply your unique skills and background through hands-on activities.
  • 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, ask the hard questions and share life with them.
  • Enjoy time in worship and prayer without distractions.

We know it’s hard to consider a career in missions amid the busyness of everyday life. But taking the time to really process is 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 want you to thrive wherever God has called you. Let’s start figuring that out together.


Dates: June 14-18, 2022

Biola University
13800 Biola Ave.
La Mirada, CA 90639

: $375. After May 22, the cost increases to $425

Registration Deadline
: June 4, 2022

Age requirement
: Participants must be at least 18 years old. Minors attending the event 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. All meals are served in the campus cafeteria with multiple options.

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


Contact Linda Hughes, the event registrar, for the following discount promo codes.

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

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


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 Creative Access 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 specialty 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 Creative Access 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 event registrar Linda Hughes for questions and information. We hope to see you there!