Helping you know Christ and make Him known

The Navigators® is a ministry that shares the gospel of Jesus Christ and helps others grow in Him through Life-to-Lifediscipleship.

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Advancing the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the Nations

Navigators spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through one-on-one relationships, by investing in disciples who make disciples, and equipping others to make a worldwide impact for God's glory.

Our aim is to not only reach people for Christ, but to equip them so that they, in turn, can help fulfill Christ’s commission to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19).

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Over 80 Years of Spiritual Multiplication

The Navigators ministry began in the 1930s, when Dawson Trotman caught a vision. After seeing the benefits of discipleship principles in his own life, the young lumberyard worker wanted to teach them to others, echoing the call of 2 Timothy:

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 (NIV)

Dawson began teaching these principles to high school students and in local Sunday school classes, and later to sailors in the U.S. Navy.

By the end of World War II, thousands of men on ships and bases around the world were learning the principles of spiritual multiplication by the person-to-person teaching of God’s Word.

Today, Navigators minister not only in workplaces, churches, diverse urban neighborhoods, and more than 100 countries around the world — wherever there are people who need Christ.

“I think [Dawson Trotman] has personally touched more lives than anybody I have ever known.”
— Billy Graham

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Years in Ministry

You Can Help Fulfill the Great Commission

Today, millions of people around the world do not yet know Christ, or desire to deepen their relationship with Him. We must mobilize and equip more Navigators to share the transforming power of the Gospel.

And we need your help to raise up more lifelong laborers. Men and women who devote their time and energy to fulfilling the Great Commission.

When you support The Navigators,  goes to work immediately to:

Will you help us answer Christ’s call to "go and make disciples" 
(Matthew 28:19)?

Please prayerfully consider a tax-deductible gift today. Any amount you can give will help Navigators impact others for God’s Glory.

A Ministry You Can Trust

The Navigators is a Charter Member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

The Navigators is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Program Services: 81.8%

General & Administrative: 11.2%

Fundraising - 7.0%

Learn more about how your gift is used or view financial reports.