The Navigators® is an international, interdenominational Christian ministry established in 1933.

Our motto is, "To know Christ, make Him known, and help others do the same™." We do this through building Life-to-Life™ mentoring—or discipling—relationships among Christ followers, equipping them to make an impact on the people around them for God's glory.


The Navigators meets people where they are, and walk alongside them to help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. We are doing this on college campuses, military bases, neighborhoods, workplaces, and in the nations. The Navigators is a ministry that shares the gospel of Jesus and advances His Kingdom through Life-to-Life™ discipleship, creating spiritual generations of believers.

Our Calling

To advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost.

Our Core Values

  • The passion to know, love and become like Jesus Christ.
  • The truth and sufficiency of the Scriptures for the whole of life.
  • The transforming power of the Gospel.
  • The leading and empowering of the Holy Spirit.
  • Expectant faith and persevering prayer rooted in the promises of God.
  • The dignity and value of every person.
  • Love and grace expressed among us in community.
  • Families and relational networks in discipling the nations.
  • Interdependent relationships in the body of Christ in advancing the Gospel.

Our Vision

We see a vital movement of the gospel, fueled by prevailing prayer, flowing freely through relational networks and out into the nations. Workers for the Kingdom are next door to everywhere!

What characterizes this movement?

A heart for the whole person, climates of grace, compassion for the vulnerable and broken, sacrificial unity embracing diversity, cultural relevance and sensitivity, interdependence with others in the wider family of God, transformed men and women, fragrant with humility and the aroma of Christ.

They are marked by a deep engagement with and obedience to the Scriptures as the Word of God. They believe the promises of God. Both personally and in committed communities, they seek to know and pursue the purposes of God.

Laborers and leaders are emerging, with an increasing passion for Jesus Christ. They demonstrate faith and courage as they live and move among their friends and families. As spiritual parents, they model authenticity and relevance.

Ordinary people, in many walks of life, are joyfully leading integrated lives. They live as fruitful insiders among the lost. There is perseverance in the face of hardship and suffering. Around the world, many are coming to faith. As they become established in discipleship, some grow to be foundational for further generations. The gospel spreads naturally and powerfully, as believers share Christ, life upon life, family to family.

Crossing cultures into new cities and nations, teams of mobile pioneers intentionally proclaim and embody the Good News of Jesus Christ, in such a way that transformed communities multiply. These communities are bringing joy and hope to their surrounding environments as relationships are healed and justice increases. Indeed, the lost and unreached burn in their hearts, as they move the gospel into the nations.

The leaders of this movement, developed and empowered for God’s service, live out a growing commitment to Christlikeness. They are dependent upon the Holy Spirit. New generations of leaders are emerging, rooted incarnationally in their local and national contexts. An international leadership community brings focus, alignment, and energy to their movement. These leaders are clearly committed to long-term impact in generational ministry.