WE BELIEVE IN ONE GOD.
The one God exists eternally in three persons — the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and is completely trustworthy, speaking with supreme authority in all matters of belief and practice.
We believe all people are created in the image of God and have intrinsic value, but as a result of sin are alienated from God and each other, and therefore in need of reconciliation. We believe the Church is the body of Christ, the fellowship of all believers and is commissioned to make disciples of all nations.
WE BELIEVE JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD.
He was born of the virgin Mary, and he is fully God and fully human. He demonstrated God’s love for sinners by suffering the penalty of death in their place, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven where he intercedes for his people.
We believe all who repent and trust in Jesus Christ alone as Lord and Savior are, by the grace of God, declared to be right with him, receiving forgiveness and eternal life. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ will return physically in glory, raise the dead and judge the world.
WE BELIEVE IN ETERNAL LIFE.
We believe all people will rise from the dead — those who are in Christ to enjoy eternal life with God and those who are lost to suffer eternal separation from him. We believe in the Holy Spirit who imparts new life to those who believe in Christ. Through his indwelling presence and transforming power he gives assurance and equips believers for holy living and effective service.
To see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by 2025.
Wycliffe Ethiopia’s primary purpose and vision is to provide the scriptures to individuals in communities within Ethiopia in languages and cultures they understand best. Wycliffe Ethiopia does not limit its work within Ethiopian borders but looks to expand the word of God to communities across Africa and hopes to have a Bible translation program in progress for every African language needing one by 2025. To see God’s Word made accessible to all people in the language of their hearts.
THE GLORY OF GOD AMONG THE NATIONS
Our motive for Bible translation is that all people of the earth might know of God’s love in their own language so that they might personally pursue God and his glory.
CHRISTLIKENESS IN LIFE AND WORK
Our quest is to be like Christ in all aspects of life. We express this in the way we live and in the quality of work we do.
THE CHURCH IS CENTRAL IN GOD’S MISSION
The Church is sent by God to evangelize the world and disciple the nations, as seen by the Great Commission Jesus gave his disciples before he ascended to heaven in Matthew 28:19-20.
THE WORD TRANSLATED
The Word of God transforms lives when it is translated into a language that speaks to people’s hearts. We want all people to have the opportunity to understand God’s Word for themselves so they can experience that life transformation for themselves.
DEPENDENCE ON GOD
We depend on God for everything needed to complete the otherwise impossible task of worldwide Bible translation, knowing that we cannot do it in our own strength and might but only through his power and grace.
PARTNERSHIP AND SERVICE
We partner with others around the world to complete the pressing task before us of translating the Word of God for the peoples of the earth who still need it.
We commit to follow the commands of Scripture to love all neighbors and act as one body of Christ, by intentionally engaging and reflecting the diversity of his Church in order to fulfill the Bible translation task at hand.