What The Navigators Believe
The Navigators holds several core beliefs that form the foundation of our ministry.
To advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost.
Our Vision Statement:
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!
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 Statement of Faith:
That the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
In one God, the Creator; eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and that He was and remains true God and true man.
That God created Adam and Eve in the divine image; that they sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that, as a result of Adam's sin, all human beings are now born with a sinful nature and stand guilty before God.
That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
In the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
In the blessed hope of the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
That all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
That the Holy Spirit indwells and gives spiritual life to all believers, enables them to understand biblical truth, empowers them for godly living, and equips them for service and witness.
In the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
No group has been more consistent or faithful in promoting discipleship than The Navigators®. For many years I was a member of their board of directors and can assure you discipleship is their passion and product. Nothing motivates me more than urging all of God's people to allow discipleship to challenge and control their commitment. If they do not know where to begin, contact The Navigators.
—Howard Hendricks, distinguished professor, Dallas Theological Seminary; Chairman, Center for Christian Leadership
To Know Christ and to Make Him Known®. This statement has been the centerpiece of The Navigators. My father said, "Dawson took the lead in developing the methods that would later be refined and become such an important part of the Graham ministry." I commend their faithfulness to the Word of God and their outreach around the world.
—Franklin Graham, President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan's Purse