Career 2017-02-02T12:47:26+00:00
  • Phillip and Melanie Shipley

Career Staff

A career staff person is led by God to work full-time, long-term in the Bible translation movement.
This process may include several steps:

  • complete the application process
  • build a team of partners that God assembles to meet ministry needs for prayer, financial income, and tangible support
  • continue to maintain this team
  • receive a field assignment through a process of skill evaluation, prayer, discussion of options, and a formal invitation
  • complete any needed training

Interested? Fill out an IT Skills Questionnaire.

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Counting the Cost as a Career Member

Becoming a career member of a Bible translation organization requires a very serious level of commitment. It may be a major lifestyle change for you. If you are married (not required!), this is a step to take only with the total support of your spouse.

We’re not looking for perfect people; we are all a work in progress. Consult with the leadership of your home church. They can help you assess your spiritual maturity and readiness.

Please don’t disqualify yourself until you have talked with a staff person.

When considering your decision, take counsel from Jesus’ instructions to his disciples:

For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it. —Luke 14:28 NKJV