The Navigator’s 75-year-old slogan, “To Know Christ and To Make Him Known,®” aptly describes what Navigators do. As we befriend those who don’t know Jesus or those just starting out in their relationship with Him, we show them how to grow, and how to help others grow, too.
We help people “navigate” life by establishing life-on-life mentoring—or discipling—relationships with them, equipping them to make an impact on those around them for God’s glory.
These life-changing relationships are formed on college campuses. The specific ministry I am located is the University of North Texas, which has the highest percentage of unchurched students in the Bible Belt.
Our mission is based on the Bible, God’s Word. Desiring to fulfill 2 Timothy 2:2, Navigators seek to forward the grace and teachings of Christ from one believer to the next—what we call “generational multiplication.” We want to share the Gospel with EACH student, disciple EACH student, and witness them disciple students. It’s a blessing to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread through personal discipleship relationships with each student at the University of North Texas and BEYOND!
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” (2 Timothy 2:2).
Do you want to get me involved? If so, let me know and we’ll talk about how.
In His Service,
The Navigators® is an international, interdenominational Christian ministry established in 1933. Navigators are people who love Jesus Christ and desire to help others know and grow in Him as they “navigate” through life.
We are a community of hundreds of thousands of everyday people who impact others for God’s glory in our normal pathways of life—where we study, live, work, and play.
Navigators are characterized by an eagerness to introduce Jesus to those who don’t know Him, a passion to see those who do know Jesus deepen their relationship with Him, and a commitment to training Jesus followers to continue this nurturing process among the people they know.
Today, the Navigator staff family—4,600 strong—includes 70 nationalities, 130 languages, and numerous heritages and life experiences. The Navigator family also includes those who work alongside and support our staff, whose hearts beat with the passion of our motto, “to Know Christ and to Make Him Known®.”
It's been a blessing walking with Joe in His journey with Christ! He has grown immensely!
Joe comments on the Navigators ministry:
“Walking with Christ in search of the Lord God is no easy matter for anyone. We all need dedicated and strong brothers in Christ with depth in their hearts, minds, and spirits to guide us, and so that we might guide others in the wisdom of Christ Jesus who is our lord and God most high. I ask that you be moved in knowing that the Navigators sought me out in the Spirit of the Lord to live by my side and love me, rebuking me when necessary, proving their true and honest love for me, and although they sometimes made mistakes, I am reminded that we all err, but what matters is that they truly sought my heart, desiring to be with me in paradise eternally, Christ being the foundation.” – Joe (above)
Here I am with Brian as we live out the vision of 2 Timothy 2:2
Check out the article published in the Navigators’ National Publication, One to One (September 2014) about Todd and His discipleship journey with Brian, HERE
Brian is now serving as an Edger at the Navigators collegiate mission at the University of North Texas.
BECOME A PARTNER.
Many of you will receive a hard copy of mine and Marissa’s quarterly newsletter in the mail this week. If you do not and would like to, e-mail me your address and we’ll send one your way. Either way, click the photo below to open a PDF of it so that you can easily share it digitally like a lot of you have asked to be able to do. We’re so thankful that you love to share what God is doing in our mission work.
In the next few weeks you will also be seeing an appeal to join us monthly and/or yearly as a ministry financial partner. Please prayerfully consider this if you are not one yet, and please share the quarterly mission newsletter below to people you believe would pray about partnering with us. We hope you are encouraged by the good news below! Please e-mail us if we may be praying for you in any way.
With you and for you,
Todd & Marissa