story begins in 1933 with Dawson Trotman, a
young man whose passion was teaching
the principles of discipleship “to reliable
men who will also be qualiﬁed to teach
others”. 2 Timothy 2:2
“And the things you have heard me say in the
presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable
people who will also be qualiﬁed to teach others.”
When a sailor Daws was discipling asked
him to help a shipmate grow, Daws
responded, “You teach him!” The two new
disciples met with others, who met with
others, and eventually 125 men on their ship
were following Jesus. By 1945, thousands of
sailors around the world were involved.
As those sailors returned to civilian life, the
Navigator vision of Life-to-Life® discipleship
spread to college campuses, churches,
neighborhoods, and beyond. In 1949, The
Navigators ﬁrst overseas missionary left for
China; Navigators now serve in more than
2 100 countries. Dawson’s mission lives on:
To know Christ, make Him known, and
help others do the same®.
NEVER DO ANYTHING SOMEONE ELSE CAN OR
WILL DO WHEN THERE IS SO MUCH OTHERS
CANNOT OR WILL NOT DO.
Navigators come alongside as you grow in your relationship with Jesus.
We teach and encourage you to bring the gospel to others and show you
how to establish new believers in their faith. Then we equip you to teach
them how to repeat this process with others. 2 Timothy 2:2
We call this
building spiritual generations
of Christ followers.
Rooted in the Scriptures, we live and disciple among the lost.
To advance the gospel
of Jesus and His Kingdom
into the nations through
of laborers living and
discipling among the lost.
Navigators live and work
all over the world.
As we disciple people, we
teach them to disciple
others—creating a legacy of
disciplemaking that grows
continuously, engages new
generations, and expands
with people from every
walk of life.
We inspire people to...
Find new life GROW GO
Become more Bear fruit by
2 Corinthians 5:17 like Jesus repeating this
Colossians 2:6,7 others
Join us in raising up Christ followers through Life-to-Life® discipleship.
Explore the diverse opportunities
for Navigator ministry.
Inviting people to participate in God’s redemptive dream for the places they live . . . coming
alongside as they bring Jesus into their families and other relationships. Striving to see the
gospel transform communities, and workers for the Kingdom next door to everywhere.
Engaging college students
from around the world on
campuses throughout the
United States . . . the
“brightest and best” who
represent millions of
WITHpeople in their home
countries, future leaders
who impact their families
INTERNATIONALand relational networks.
Helping people in their 20s to know Christ and make
Him known by making disciples where they live, work,
14 and hang out . . . engaging their co-workers, neighbors,
and friends with the gospel.
IN WORKPLACES 15
Seeing co-workers move from merely working for a paycheck to being used
of God to make a transformative difference right where God has placed them . . .
transforming the worker, the work, and the workplace itself.
Believing in the power of presence,
individuals with an “Isaiah 58” heart
labor alongside local leaders in a
process of whole-life discipleship . . .
16 seeking to renew hope, restore justice,
and rebuild communities.
Reaching college students on campuses nationwide, helping them to abide in Christ,
walk closely with Him, and become lifelong disciplemakers who will continue to follow
Jesus long after graduation.
Engaging people within the WITHIN
United States whose primary
cultural and national identity is
distinct from the majority culture THE U.S.
. . . helping them know Christ
deeply and bring the gospel to
18 their families and friends here
and throughout the world.
IN EVERY CORNER
OF THE WORLD
Bringing the joy of Christ to every corner of the earth through
short-, mid-, and long-term missions. Equipping those we reach to
disciple others, leading to generations of Christ followers.
Working in the trenches with our U.S. military
and ﬁrst responders to help them know Jesus
and to encourage them spiritually through life’s
challenges, as well as helping them work in their
homes and communities and at their bases,
posts, and deployment locations.
U.S. Army photos by Spc. Anthony Zendejas IV
20 The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
Inspiring Christ-centered love and commitment at Eagle Lake
Camps through counselor relationships and outdoor experiences.
At Glen Eyrie, inviting our guests to focus on what really matters by
creating meaningful experiences through God-honoring hospitality.
IN THE CHURCH
Coming alongside pastors, church leaders, and passionate disciplemakers,
encouraging and equipping them through Life-to-Life® coaching, mentoring,
and disciplemaking . . . restoring and raising up the local church family to
22 share the gospel and follow up those who respond.
COULD GOD BE
LEADING YOU TO
Pause to pray: God, how can You use me to advance the gospel
and raise up followers of Jesus who will do the same?
Connect with a ministry focus that ignites your interest
and captures your heart.
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