Find Your Place In the Church-Centric Bible Translation Story

Graphic courtesy of unfoldingWord

Yesterday, we spoke with David Reeves of unfoldingWord about understanding the “church” in “church-centric Bible translation.”


God is moving through church networks worldwide, and that works differently than how He moves in the West. “All those things that we use to divide us are irrelevant. It doesn’t matter which denomination background you come from in these foreign contexts,” Reeves says.

“Those of us who grew up in the West and our very fractured Protestantism have to set that aside and say, ‘what would it look like if we were walking in the first century?’”

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The church networks partnering with unfoldingWord look and act like the house churches described in New Testament letters.

Some of these church networks might “identify themselves as the body of Christ to a city, like the church of Ephesus or Antioch,” Reeves says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Ask the Lord to help believers in these global church networks endure persecution.
  • Pray the Church will flourish and grow like it did in the first century.

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