What’s happening? We’re dedicating a whole Sunday to learning about the process of Bible translation. We’re having a special speaker (Dr. Troy Manning, from Bibles International) come to speak to us on the topic of Bible translation. He’ll be teaching in Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and the morning and evening worship services.

When? Sunday June 28th. 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., and 6:30 p.m.

Where? Sunday school will be downstairs at 9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room. The worship services will be in the worship room upstairs.


  • To better understand the amount of work needed to produce an actual Bible translation for a group of people on the mission field.
  • To hear from an important group of Bible translators and the good work they’re doing.                          (Bibles International)
  • To gain a deeper appreciation for what we have in our English Bible translations.
  • Sometimes we take our English Bibles for granted and unnecessarily argue over which conservative translation is best. After coming on this Sunday I hope you will be encouraged to be humble about this complex topic. 🙂

Dr. Troy Manning is the Text Production Manager and Chief Language Consultant for Bibles International. He manages the personnel and the processes connected with BI’s translation, literacy, and linguistics projects around the world. He is ultimately responsible in signing off on the text of a completed translation project.

Dr. Manning holds a Ph.D. in New Testament Interpretation from Bob Jones University (2005), with post-doctoral work in linguistics at Michigan State University and the University of North Dakota. He also earned an M.A. in Bible and a B.S. in Engineering Science/Physics from Bob Jones University.

Before coming to Bibles International, Dr. Manning held several positions, including teaching at Cameroon Biblical Seminary, Cameroon, Africa, and in the Bible department of Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC.

Manning, who came to his responsibilities at BI in 2007, makes his home in Jenison, Michigan.