Jaars Center

Experience JAARS

See firsthand what it takes to support Bible translation.

Almost 600 people work at our headquarters in Waxhaw, North Carolina. They’re trainers, pilots, software developers, managers, boat captains, and more—people who’ve served all over the world. Most work directly at JAARS, but both SIL International and Wycliffe US have key staff here as well. Come for a visit and learn how we are working daily to support Bible translation teams across the globe.


Our events offer a unique blend of fun and learning about Bible translation and how JAARS helps make it possible. See what’s happening here in Waxhaw, North Carolina, and around the country!

Church Opportunities

Explore ways to awaken the hearts and minds of your church members to the Great Commission.
These practical, actionable experiences at JAARS will help you engage your small group, Sunday school class, youth group, or the whole congregation in the foundational mission work of language development and Bible translation—work that makes church planting, evangelization, and discipleship possible.


Explore the JAARS Base and learn about our history. Discover how we’re working to reduce barriers, ease burdens, and deliver God’s Word to the nations, and see how you can be a part of this important work.
Choose from two tour options:  Book a guided tour or enjoy a self-guided tour when it’s convenient for you.


Our museums take a close look at the heart of our work: language, culture, and Bible translation. Come trace the history of writing. Find out where your alphabet came from—and how people are still making alphabets today.