Live and disciple among the nations

We launch and develop new generations of people like you to sacrificially advance Jesus’ Kingdom to the ends of the earth.

The Navigators

We are an international, interdenominational Christian ministry established in 1933. Our mission is to advance the gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations. We equip people through Life-to-LifeTM mentoring—or discipling—relationships and equip them to do the same for others.

Stories from the Blog

How to talk to parents about short-term missions

How to talk to your parents about going on a mission trip

“I want to go on a short-term missions trip to Zambia.” What would rush through your parents’ minds if you said that? Where’s Zambia? Africa, right? Was that a country with Ebola? Or with terrorist activity? Who’s supposed to be…

Are short-term missions worthwhile?

During a recent group discussion on missions, a university student asked, “Are short-term missions really worth it? Why not just send money to the locals?” What a great question! Benefits of short-term missions While short-term mission trips can seem expensive…
Short-Term Missions

Short-term missions

A missions trip fit for you Like Mary Poppins’ bag, the deeper you reach into short-term missions, the more you find. Search “short-term missions opportunities” and you’ll quickly find dozens of websites offering hundreds of trips. Complete an agency’s requirements…
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Events with Navigators World Missions

Introduction to Missional Education

The Introduction to Missional Education seminar is for those who are interested in using their teaching skills and experience to reach the nations.

  • Late Sept/Early Oct in Schiller Park, IL

Entrepreneurial Readiness Workshop


An opportunity to learn and be equipped to impact the nations as a missional entrepreneur.

  • June 12 - 14 Detroit, MI; TBD Cedarville, Ohio


A weekend for those who are passionate about taking the gospel to the nations but need God’s guidance (and a sending organization) to get there.

  • March 20-22, 2020 in Colorado Springs, CO

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