So, you've heard your kid talking about this group called Navs, and you're wondering who we are, what we're about, and if we have any hidden agenda. Fair enough! We'll try to answer your questions.
Navs (aka The Navigators) is a non-denominational Christian organization that's been around since 1933. We've been on college campuses since 1958, and campus ministry is just part of the Navigator calling . . . we also have staff serving military families, reaching people in major U.S. cities, and ministering overseas.
"To Know Christ and to Make Him Known" is our motto, and our defining verse is 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. (NIV)
Navigators are characterized by our eagerness to introduce Jesus to those who don't know Him, our passion to see those who do know Jesus deepen their relationship with Him, and our commitment to training Jesus followers to continue this nurturing process among the people they know.
Colleges and universities officially recognize The Navigators as a student organization on their campuses, and our goal is to be a resource to students. We provide a weekly large-group meeting along with events and retreats geared toward spiritual growth and building community. We also encourage students to be involved in small groups where they can study and explore the Bible with other students. The only agenda we have is to meet students wherever they are in their spiritual journey and to help them consider the teachings of Jesus.
Many of our Navigator staff are parents themselves, so they understand your desire to be informed about the organizations your son or daughter may be involved with on campus. They value the privilege of being a part of your kid's college experience. Your trust is something they don't take lightly. So, if you'd like to know more about the Navs ministry on your kid's campus, we encourage you to contact the Nav staff directly. You can find staff emails here.
If you'd like to find our more about The Navigators, click here.