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Oral Bible Translation School

Oral Bible Translation School


God has called us to partner with Him in ending Bible poverty. You can make a difference! The innovative translation methodologies make room for many to be able to participate in this crucial Great Commission ministry. You could be part of a team that would help a people group receive the Word of God in their heart language for the first time in history. There are over 1800 Bibleless languages which need an oral translation facilitator. This cutting edge school will equip you precisely for that. Come and equip yourself with us and help shape the destiny of a People!


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Successful completion of a Discipleship Training School is a prerequisite for SODF.

This school is bilingual - English and Spanish. 

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Lecture Phase

With the purpose of ending biblical poverty and based on the concepts, principles and practices of orality you will receive training to translate the Bible in new languages.

How will you do it?

  • Learning to use oral translation tools for effective translation.
  • Understand the use of communications to be able to use them in innovative methodologies for oral translation of the Bible.
  •  Learn to use the basic concepts of Bible translation and intercultural protocols for the production of your project
  • You will learn useful discipleship tools to train and guide others to God's intentions for their family and community.
  • You will learn the biblical foundations of Orality and storytelling
  • You will learn how to do the internalization of the scriptures : bible interpretation/Exegesis 
  • You will learn how language works. 


  1.  Biblical Foundation of orality
  2. The mission of God 
  3. Understanding of Ending Bible Poverty and Bible innovations 
  4. Internalization of the scriptures
  5. Translation Methods & principles 
  6. Render
  7. Cross-cultural Communication & coaching
  8. Global Theology
  9. Translation Briefs 
  10. How language works

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Outreach Phase

The 8-10 weeks of outreach will involve art evangelism in a variety of missions and ministry settings, receiving and communicating God's message to others. Some activities may include engaging the community through art, partnership with churches and ministries, giving away art pieces, therapeutic art, prayer and worship, gospel presentations or any other kind of service. You will also have the opportunity to lead creative projects and share responsibilities within the team.

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Art has the potential to cross many barriers and is a tool that enables you to connect with others whether they share the same language, nationality or set of beliefs as you or not. When we draw portraits, paint murals, do art therapy in a rehab center, or make a public proclamation piece (just to name a few), it helps us to share God's heart. An AES outreach seeks to value relationship with people in evangelism, be relevant to the culture, and give sacrificially for the kingdom of God to be established.

Carnaval Mini-Outreach

One thing that we do as a YWAM Mazatlan community is outreach during one of the largest events of the city, and it's during the AES quarter! Carnaval is an occasion that bring hundreds of thousands of people to Mazatlan. The main events happen right in our neighborhood, giving us the opportunity to witness to and serve many a passerby. As we seek to reach the masses around us, art definitely comes into play! We put together creative projects used for ministry which may include painting canvases, putting on plays, musical presentations, one on one art giveaways, interactive art pieces, exhibitions and more. Carnaval ministry is a great chance to get your feet wet in art evangelism and reach out using your artistic gifting!

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*Please note that prices are subject to change and go into effect as of July 1, 2020.


Lecture Phase

$3,500 USD

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To be paid in full by the 3rd week of lectures.

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