Explore Bible Translation - Pennsylvania

Lancaster, PA

Explore Bible Translation (formerly known as "Total It Up!") is a five-day course designed to help you determine if Bible translation, linguistics, and cross-cultural ministry are right for you.

The venue is on the beautiful campus of Lancaster Bible College just north of the city. Please arrive by 6 p.m. on Sunday night. We will end the course at 1 p.m. on Friday right after lunch is served. If you plan to fly or use other public transportation, please do not make any reservations until you contact the event coordinator to discuss possible options.

We hope you can join us for this challenging, exciting, and rewarding experience!

The course includes introductory sessions on phonetics, grammar, cultural learning, translation and language learning, with video and field reports from actual translation projects. We also offer special sessions on Ethnomusicology, Scripture Impact, Language Survey, Literacy and Computers in Translation! Community living offers you the opportunity to have prayer time and other chances to get to know staff and fellow students. We will also try to serve at least two ethnic meals.

  • This event is recommended for those who are 18 or above. Minors may attend with a parent or legal guardian.
  • General class sizes are 15–30 people.
  • Housing and meals are provided. 
  • Cost is $425. Early registration of $375 by May 17th.
  • Discounts available (contact the coordinator for more details):
    • former TIU alumni are free, as long as they bring a friend (who pays full price).
    • Special pricing for married couples and parents accompanying a minor.
    • Perspectives Alums-- if you have completed the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement course, Wycliffe offers a $100 discount.
    • YWAM-DTS Alums– if you have completed the YWAM DTS course, Wycliffe offers a $100 discount.
    • Other discounts may be available (contact the event coordinator for details)

Please contact Janet Morris, the Event Coordinator at recruitment_ne@wycliffe.org or reach her by phone at 717-806-8131.

***If someone will be attending with you, please be sure they register separately.