the Navigators

A Brief History of The Navigators
The Navigators ministry began in 1933, when lumberyard worker Dawson Trotman taught Les Spencer, a sailor, many Christian principles that he found beneficial in his own life, as well as how to pass that training on to others. Today, The Navigators minister to people in over 100 countries, including many college campus ministries around the United States. We have over 600 staff at different colleges and universities. The Navigators Collegiate Ministry is a dynamic place where college students from all walks of life can grow deeper in Christ, study and learn from the Bible, and communicate their faith to others. Through Bible study and personal mentoring and discipleship, we not only help students study and apply God’s Word, but we also build lasting relationships. The Navigators Collegiate Ministry also develops strong community through fun, life-changing events like weekly meetings, conferences, and summer training programs. Through all of these we hope to help students become more like Christ and advance His Gospel through the world.

Who are The Navigators?
The Navigators Collegiate Ministry has staff on over 100 campuses across the United States. We also have a college volunteer ministry, NavFusion, serving on 62 campuses. The Navigators is a non-profit, interdenominational, missions organization, operating from donations to our individual staff and to our ministry as a whole. All our programs, conferences, and mission trips are supported through the generosity of others.

More information can be found online:
Navigators Homepage:
Collegiate Navigators:
IN-IL Navigators:

Here is a short video about the Navigators.

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