When your son or daughter first mentioned to you that they were involved in the IU Navs you probably had a lot of questions. You may have wondered: who are the Navigators? What do they believe? Is this one of those wild & fanatical college crowds that you had heard rumors about when you were growing up? My own parents were once asking these same questions when I was a Freshman in college. Heading off to college is tough on you and your kids. As they step into life away from home we are here to help them learn to follow Jesus for life. The bottom line is that we care about your kids. Our aim is to help them grow, as Christ followers, as people, as students, and as leaders. We are always avaliable to talk to you about specific concerns.
– Brian Buffington
What do others say about the Navigators?
Evangelist Billy Graham
“On a scale of one to ten, I place The Navigators as a ‘ten’ among parachurch ministries today. In my college days, The Navigators taught me the value of a disciplined life. In our Crusades, they developed the unsurpassed follow-up methods we use today. Thank God for the Navigators.”
Dr. Charles Swindol
“Close enough to comfort or confront, to replace self with Christ. That’s the stuff of which The Navigators are made. And that’s the stuff that changed my life.”
Bob and Susie Bastian, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
“Our son, Tim, became involved his freshman year with an organization called ‘Navigators.’ Who were the ‘Navigators’? An obvious concern was ‘cults.’ Was this one? In due time, all of our concerns were alleviated. We have spent time with many of Tim’s Navigator friends, and we have yet to find one we didn’t like and/or admire.”
Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Senior Senator – United States Senate
“Without exception, I have found the individuals involved with the Navigators to be of outstanding character and to have a caring quality not found everywhere in the world today. I have found the Navigators to consistently and faithfully instill Biblical values and Christian morals in a very effective way. As a parent, I would be very proud to have my child involved with this fine ministry.”