Let’s Get Started!

Follow these steps:

  1. I am willing to commit to 6 months overseas. (A future career is possible).
  2. I have read the Financial Considerations.
  3. I’ve read/prayed over Romans 1:1-32, Romans 13:1-14, I Timothy 5:22, Titus 3:8-11.
  4. I can abide by these verses. [ Do you struggle with these? See NOTE below!]
  5. I have purchased and started reading the books on the Required Reading List.
  6. I considered finishing the Suggested Reading/Listening List.
  7. I do agree to and signed the TBT Statement of Faith?
  8. I talked with my pastor about overseas missions and got guidance for my next steps. Since most TBT missionaries are busy serving overseas, please do contact us when you have your pastor’s support to pursue missions.
  9. Call us with your questions and then please complete the Tyndale Bible Translators Ministry Application (download and save to your computer).
    Print this or fill it out on your computer and email it to us.

NOTE: Addictions can be more than substance abuse or sexual addiction. Satan will do ANYTHING to distract you from God and serving others. But the standards that overseas missionaries need to live by are higher than other believers.

Since TBT works with church leaders in local and national churches, we need mature Christians to work with local people as Bible translation facilitators. Serving alongside national Christians means that we may need to give up some of our rights.

For example, in Papua New Guinea (PNG), drinking alcohol is viewed as a sin by most Christians. This means that if you serve with Tyndale in PNG, you will agree not to drink alcohol while you are anywhere within the country’s border.

After you read and pray about the Bible passages above, if you have struggles in any of these areas, then please do not yet apply to Tyndale Bible Translators, until you and your pastor are convinced you are ready.

Required Videos to Watch:

  1. 13-minute video on Bible Translation called Gospel Patron Tool on Tyndale Bible Translators YouTube Channel.
  2. PNG Sorcery Movie, English v2 – YouTube

Required Reading List:

  1. From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions, by Ruth A. Tucker
  2. The Great Omission: A Biblical Basis for World Evangelism, by Robertson McQuilkin
  3. When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Suggested Reading List:

In the past five years, have you read the Bible through at least twice? If not, read or listen through the New American Standard Version (NASB) or English Standard Version (ESV). Then read or listen to the Bible a second time with the latest New Living Translation (NLT) or Contemporary English Version (CEV).