God is calling you to do something...

So, how do you know if you are ready? Ask yourself these questions:

    Am I ready to accept God's calling to serve others?

    Being actively engaged in a church or with a body of believers for the purpose of fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, and service to others is vital in helping you hear God's calling clearly, and begin to follow faithfully.

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    Am I flexible in working with others in the body of Christ?

    Being able to build and maintain a network of meaningful relationships, including with those from different doctrinal, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, is important when working closely with others to further God's work.

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    Can others see Christ at work in my life?

    Applying biblical principles to your life, so that your actions and attitudes reflect the teachings of the Bible, is crtical to effective ministry.

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    Do I have healthy, growing family relationships?

    Missionary life often stretches your relationships with parents, spouse, children, and other family members. Having sound family relationships is a good indicator that you'll be successful in building other relationships.

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    Am I ready to trust God to provide for me financially?

    Wycliffe missionaries depend on the Lord to provide for their needs through the partnership of individuals and churches who pray and give financially to Wycliffe in support of their ministry.

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    Am I living within my means?

    To begin the application process, you'll need to have a plan for paying down any student loans and eliminating any unsecured debt.

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    Is my lifestyle free of addictions?

    Wycliffe applicants must be free of addictions, such as drugs, alcohol, tobacco and pornography.

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    Am I ready to explore my specific interests, experiences, or job skills might be used as part of the Bible translation team?

    If you have questions about how your IT skills might match the needed roles in Wycliffe, please talk to us. Bible translation is the task of the whole Church, and we would love to explore with you how you might have a part in this world-changing work!

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    If you've been through a divorce, let's talk about it. Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for membership.


    We invite you to talk to us...

    about your interest in missions and Wycliffe Bible Translators, even if you answered "not yet" to these questions. Fill out this contact form to discuss your next steps.