The Word for The World’s training program provides training for all the different participants involved in the translation process, including prospective Bible translators, testers, stylists, and church leaders. The training is aimed at cultivating the desire for lifelong learning and providing solid academic grounding that is sufficient for further studies.

The training is practice-orientated while maintaining high academic standards. It is contextual vs. institutional, third world vs. western, mobile vs. residential, flexible vs. rigid. Trainees who successfully complete the training program are awarded a Diploma in Bible Translation (DBT).

For more information on our Diploma in Bible Translation, click here.

Post-Graduate Opportunities

An opportunity for post-graduate studies is offered in partnership with the South African Theological Seminary. The BTh (honors), MTh and PhD programs are specifically aimed at enabling suitable candidates to develop their skills to become Bible translation consultants.