ABT’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee are represented in the center of the chart. They operate with input from Christian Aid Ministries as well as a number of advisors and consultants.
ABT does not provide all the training necessary for Bible translators or community development coordinators. Much of team members’ training is provided by other organizations who specialize in various aspects of training needed. These organizations include the following:
This training is sandwiched between two periods of interactive ABT-specific training at our base in State College, PA.
ABT works with members-in-training to help them acquire the necessary training and contributes a percentage of financial support for training expenses.
ABT works with a sending church that becomes the primary support team for a missionary.
Each team member’s home church or sending church should be committed to providing prayer support, financial support, and logistical support.
One sending church will give primary oversight to the church plant.
Bible Translation and Church Planting Teams
ABT translators and other team members, whether working in medical or other community development roles, have one goal: to establish a local church with local leaders under the authority of Jesus Christ by His Spirit and His Word.
Discipling and church planting is the responsibility of all team members.
The Bible translation, as well as any community development, serves this goal of church planting. This is why, in the illustration above, Bible translation and church planting are shown as a joint project. However, ABT will have primary oversight of the translation process, and the sending church will have primary jurisdiction in church-planting responsibilities.
Interested in serving on an ABT church-planting team?
How to Join ABT