Help Support LBT

Help Support LBT's Missionaries and
Mission Work Around the World

Lutheran Bible Translators, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization engaged in a worldwide ministry of Bible translation, literacy and scripture use. The ministry is conducted through a worldwide staff of missionaries who work in partnership with a global network of Lutheran church bodies and indigenous translation and literacy organizatiuons in host countries.

Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) is an independent Lutheran mission organization totally dependant on your prayers and financial support. The vast majority of our financial support comes from individuals like you, and congregations like yours, who learn about our work, and share our passion for making the Word of God available to those who don’t yet have it in the language of their hearts.

How Your Gifts Are Used

We use your donation to:

  • Identify missionary prospects who share our vision and want to serve
  • Train these missionaries where necessary
  • Help equip, supply and support these missionaries as they strive to fulfill God’s Mission around the world
  • Fund Bible Translation projects for un-reached people, that missionaries and local churches in host countries are working on
  • Support Scripture Engagement and Vernacular Media efforts. Missionaries develop and implement these projects to help people understand and value the importance of the Bible’s message and take it to heart

We strive to be good stewards of your donation.

We are a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Go here to review pertinent and commonly asked questions about financial information. LBT has also received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.

78% Missionary Programs / 22% Administration and Fund-Raising

How you can contribute:

  • One time gifts
  • On-going gifts
  • Scheduled Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) or Automatic Contribution Plan (ACP) For more information about ACPs or EFTs, call us and ask for the Gift Records Office
  • Stock and Mutual funds transfers
  • IRAs

There are a number of ways you can donate: to LBT missionaries, to a specific mission project, or to our general mission support efforts.

These include:

  • OnLine Gift
  • Automatic Contribution Plan
  • Mail, Fax or Phone

On-Line Gift:

We use a secure SSL connection to display our "On-Line Gift" page and process the information you enter. SSL encrypts the transfer of information between your web browser and our server, to prevent eavesdropping and information theft.

Automatic Contribution Plan

You may request to have an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) to allow LBT to make automatic periodic withdrawal of a pre-designated amount of money from your checking or savings account. Or you may request to have an automatic Credit Card charge made periodically. Once an automatic contribution plan is set up, the process automatically continues until you advise otherwise. Please see our Automatic Contribution Plan Form for more information.

Mail, Fax or Phone:

To mail or fax a gift to us, please complete and print a copy of our
"On-Line Gift" page after filling out the information requested for making a donation. You may mail a check to us or call and make a gift by Credit Card.


Mail your check or completed information form to:
      Lutheran Bible Translators
      PO Box 2050
      Aurora IL 60507-2050

Don’t forget to enclose your check if you are not charging your donation on a credit card.


Fax your completed information to us at: 1-630-897-3567. Please do not fax a check.


Call us at 1-800-532-4253, ext 25, Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 3:30pm Chicago time to make a Credit Card gift or set up an Automatic Contribution Plan.