FAQ

Here is a list of commonly asked questions about the international work of The Navigators. If you don't find your questions and answers here, please feel free to contact us!

What is the relationship between The Navigators in the U.S. and the Worldwide Partnership of The Navigators?

The Worldwide Partnership of The Navigators shares the history and DNA of the U.S. Navigators. The Worldwide Partnership is made up of roughly 5000 non-American men and women who are pioneering and sustaining generational Gospel movements around the world. The U.S. Navigators focuses on North America, and it is the sending agency for American missionaries overseas.

How do you provide leadership for this international work?

First, our work is a true international partnership. Our leaders represent many different parts of the world. Second, we believe that Biblical leadership is about service and humility, which was the model of Jesus. In this spirit and attitude, we provide leadership at the international, regional, and local levels of the Navigator work.

The International Executive Team, based in Colorado Springs, is made up of four leaders from different countries. (To read about each person on the team, please see our IET Leadership page on this site.) They travel extensively to support, teach, encourage, and guide our international work.

Second, we have seven regional leaders who oversee the work in each part of the world. They provide help with teaching from the Scriptures, evangelism, coordinating missionary efforts, organizing leadership development, raising finances, etc.

Third, we have country leaders and local leaders. These men and women often provide pastoral care to individuals, oversee evangelism initiatives,develop new leaders and laborers, and support the discipleship of new believers.

We make every effort to enable leaders at every level to serve and support one another.

How is the international work funded?

There is no single way by which our Gospel movement is funded. We evaluate the needs of each person, their calling and mission, and the context in which they work. Many full-time Navigator staff raise their personal support from generous partners. Others work in their professions while giving part of their time to outreach, discipleship, and pastoral care.

If you are interested in joing the financial support team for the Navigators international work, please visit the "Donate" page on this site for more information.