About UsThe Navigators Statement of Belief
- We believe 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.
- We believe in one God, the Creator, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and was and remains true God and true man.
- We believe 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.
- We believe 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.
- We believe 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.
- We believe in the blessed hope of the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
- We believe that all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
- We believe 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.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
- A Brief History of the Navigators
The ministry of The Navigators began in the 1930's through the call of God to a young Californian, Dawson Trotman. He began to teach high school students and local Sunday school classes. Then in 1933, he and his friends began to extend their work among sailors in the U.S. Navy.
Many hours were spent with individual sailors in Bible study, Scripture memorization and prayer with an emphasis on each teaching another what he had learned. By the end of World War II, thousands of men on ships and bases around the world were learning the principles of spiritual multiplication.
At the same time, the high school students whose lives Dawson had touched went on to reach out to others around them in Southern California. Today, more than sixty years later, Navigators minister not only in the military and with students on college campuses, but in the marketplace with businessmen and women, among homemakers, ethnic groups, international students, in countries around the world ... wherever there are people who need Christ.
The Navigators was incorporated in California in 1943. The Navigator headquarters was transferred to Colorado in 1953 when we obtained the Glen Eyrie property in Colorado Springs. In Colorado Springs, we maintain the Glen Eyrie Conference Center and NavPress as well as our administrative offices. A few miles away is Eagle Lake Camp.
Internationally, Mike Treneer is general director of The Navigators, of which the U.S. Navigators are a part. Mr. Alan Andrews is the U.S. director, working with a National Leadership Team that oversees the U.S. Navigator ministries.
The Navigators is a is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Navigator staff and ministries are supported through gifts from individuals, churches, corporations, and foundations.
The collegiate ministry is one of the oldest parts of The Navigators, tracing its roots to the University of Nebraska, where a ministry was begun in the 1950's. Today, Navigator staff work on approximately 75 campuses across the United States. The Navigators have been active on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire since 1985 as an officially sanctioned student organization.