LBT is an independent Lutheran mission organization.

Mission: Lutheran Bible Translators makes God’s Word accessible to those who do not yet have it in the language of their hearts.

Vision: God is transforming the lives of people around the world as they read and use His Word in their heart language.


  • God’s Word… We are committed to the Word of God in its incarnate, proclaimed and Scriptural forms. We apply God’s Word to our lives, decisions, communication and relationships.
  • Innovation… We accomplish our mission most effectively through creative and discovery-oriented strategies. We encourage innovation and creativity.
  • Professionalism… We strive for excellence and rigorous approaches in all aspects of ministry. We value professional affirmation of our competencies and open evaluation of our work.
  • Dialogue… We are committed to authentic internal and external relationships. We strive to exhibit mutual accountability, transparency, collaboration, and interdependency in a spirit that is both respectful and compassionate.
  • Cultural Sensitivity… We recognize cultural differences in values, learning styles and relationship dynamics. We account for cultural differences in our interaction with people of differing backgrounds and generations.
  • Fiscal Responsibility… We are committed to the principles of Biblical Stewardship, accountability, and transparency. We handle financial resources according to best practices and high ethical standards.

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