Communications

Significant Service     

Professional Considerations     

Issues to Consider

Nuances

Videos and Resources

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Significant Service

The Great Commission, Jesus’ command to the Church to spread his good news, is at its core a communications challenge. Translation of God’s Word into heart languages is the primary goal, but the task involves hundreds of thousands of people. From the Sunday school student giving her allowance toward a translation project, to the college student considering a future career, to the businessman wanting looking for a worthwhile non-profit to back, to the prayer team wanting to pray for specific needs, to a family thinking about going out as missionaries— all need to hear. The flow of information through various media is crucial to sustaining and advancing Wycliffe’s work in every domain. Mobilization, donor updates, vision casting, advancement, member communications, prayer ministries—all involve some kind of communication challenge.

The need for communication-related skills also spills over into the Scripture use and distribution activities. Production of video and literacy tools is essential in most of the world’s languages, which represent oral cultures. In addition, in many countries hostile or indifferent to the gospel, public relations workers can make a huge difference, by getting the message out to key audiences.

Do you have a passion and a tested skill in writing, photography or videography? Do you have a gift for editing or graphic design? Do you have a background in traditional or online marketing? Bible translation needs a voice in today’s world and those working in Bible translation have compelling stories that need to be told. The Gospel story itself needs to be told in as many ways as we can think to tell it.

Consider investment of your time, skills, and abilities. Your efforts can have impact and influence. Help us get the message of the Bible to those who need to hear, see or read it.

Professional Considerations

More and more, media is becoming a part of our heart language. So, Wycliffe communications/marketing professionals like graphic designers, audio and video technicians, writers and editors, photographers, marketing strategists, and social media and web coordinators, use mass communications tools to spread the word to the about what God is doing through Bible translation. These are the storytellers who invite the public to look, learn and listen as God's Story of all time changes lives. Through their creativity and imagination, they inspire and invite others to come play a part in the global Bible translation movement.

Explore some of the media produced by Wycliffe communications staff worldwide on the Wycliffe Global Alliance web site. More staff are needed worldwide to fulfill critical positions in this domain.

All open positions in this domain require submission of a portfolio which should include several relevant samples of your work.

Those desiring to use their media skills to develop media that will help individuals in minority language communities access God's Word in their language should explore Vernacular Media Services.

Issues to consider

Issues that could keep you from serving or could stall your journey are things that we really want you to prepare well for. Are you ready? Are you living a disciplined life in preparation for a marathon in the spiritually dark and physically challenging places to work on earth, but where God can be glorified and people transformed?

The issues we see most frequently contributing to failure to launch or failure to succeed while on assignment are at the link below. Please count the cost now and prepare well! We are praying for you and would love to walk with you on this journey.

Nuances of the job in different areas of the world

Videos and Resources



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