The calling, core values and vision of The Navigators are collectively referred to as The Core. The Core was largely developed in a three year process that started in 2001. This process involved leaders from all over the world meeting in focused worship, prayer and extensive interaction as they examined the work of the Navigators internationally in the light of God’s word.
The Calling of The Navigators is the mission to which God has called us.
The Core values of The Navigators are those central motivations that are written on our hearts. These nine central motivations define who we are and permeate everything we do. They guide our journey. These Values need to be taught and applied in context, in ways that keep them fresh and alive.
The Vision of the Navigators is the impression of the outcomes as we faithfully pursue our calling. This is our prayer. It paints a picture that is descriptive rather than definitive.
To advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost
1.The passion to know, love and become like Jesus Christ.
2.The truth and sufficiency of the Scriptures for the whole of life.
3.The transforming power of the Gospel.
4.The leading and empowering of the Holy Spirit.
5.Expectant faith and persevering prayer rooted in the promises of God.
6.The dignity and value of every person.
7.Love and grace expressed among us in community.
8.Families and relational networks in discipling the nations.
9.Interdependent relationships in the Body of Christ in advancing the Gospel.
We see a vital movement of the Gospel, fueled by prevailing prayer, flowing freely through relational networks and out into the nations. Workers for the Kingdom are next door to everywhere!
They are marked by a deep engagement with and obedience to the Scriptures as the Word of God. They believe the promises of God. Both personally and in committed communities, they seek to know and pursue the purposes of God.
Laborers and leaders are emerging, with an increasing passion for Jesus Christ. They demonstrate faith and courage as they live and move among their friends and families. As spiritual parents, they model authenticity and relevance.
Ordinary people, in many walks of life, are joyfully leading integrated lives. They live as fruitful insiders among the lost. There is perseverance in the face of hardship and suffering. Around the world, many are coming to faith. As they become established in discipleship, some grow to be foundational for further generations. The Gospel spreads naturally and powerfully, as believers share Christ … life upon life … family to family.
Crossing cultures into new cities and nations, teams of mobile pioneers intentionally proclaim and embody the good news of Jesus Christ, in such a way that transformed communities multiply. These communities are bringing joy and hope to their surrounding environments as relationships are healed and justice increases. Indeed, the lost and unreached burn in their hearts, as they move the Gospel into the nations.
The leaders of this movement, developed and empowered for God’s service, live out a growing commitment to Christlikeness. They are dependent upon the Holy Spirit. New generations of leaders are emerging, rooted incarnationally in their local and national contexts. An international leadership community brings focus, alignment and energy to their movement. These leaders are clearly committed to long-term impact in generational ministry.
What characterizes this movement? A heart for the whole person … climates of grace … compassion for the vulnerable and broken … sacrificial unity embracing diversity … cultural relevance and sensitivity … interdependence with others in the wider family of God … transformed men and women, fragrant with humility and the aroma of Christ.