ABOUT THE NORTHWEST NAVIGATORS
Simply put, we love God and we love people. We are a group of friends who are on a journey together to get to know God. Some of us would consider Jesus our best friend, while others feel like they are just starting to look into Christianity. We value relating authentically and vulnerably. We don't feel like we have it all together, but are indeed experiencing the changing power of God at work in our lives.
WHO ARE THE NAVIGATORS?
The Navigators is a ministry that shares the gospel of Jesus and helps people grow in their relationship with Him through Life-to-Life™ discipleship, creating spiritual generations of believers. Since its founding in 1933, The Navigators has upheld the mission “To know Christ, make Him known, and help others do the same™.” Watch the video below and read on to learn more about our ministry efforts around the globe.
The Navigators is focused on developing disciples person-by-person-by-person and encouraging spiritual growth across life stages. A disciple is someone who believes in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, intentionally learns from Him, and strives to live more like Him. Discipleship means intentionally helping people learn from and live more like Christ by praying with them, spending time together in His Word, walking alongside them in everyday life, and equipping them to do the same with others. God is transforming lives through these spiritual generations.
To share the gospel and disciple all people in all places, The Navigators includes a wide variety of ministries and a broad family of missionaries, supporters, and volunteers. The Navigators reaches and disciples people in need of the gospel where they work, live, and play: on college campuses and military bases, in inner cities, workplaces, and local communities, and in hard to reach places.
WHAT DO WE BELIEVE
Our statement of faith is the core foundation for our ministry. 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.
In one God, the Creator; eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and that He was and remains true God and true man.
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.
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.
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.
In the blessed hope of the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
That all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
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.
In the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
MEET THE STAFF
Adam and Cassidy are the Campus Directors for The Navigators at Northwest Missouri State! They graduated from Northwest with education degrees in 2017, where they met The Navigators and developed a love for making disciples. After working for The Navigators for a few years in Columbia, MO at the University of Missouri, they moved back to Maryville in 2020 with their toddler, Judah. They LOVE Northwest Missouri State and believe that God wants to continue to do incredible things there. They also love dance parties, good food, and playing board games!
Madi graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Media: Multimedia Journalism. It wasn't until her freshman year where she was introduced to the concept of having a personal relationship with Jesus. She then learned how to share this with those around her through her classes and working as an RA for three years. She is excited to continue to labor on campus and walk alongside students pursuing Christ daily. She loves photography, plants and making food with friends!
Kailee graduated from Northwest Missouri State University. She grew up thinking and believing that God would be happy with her if she performed well and did what was asked of her. It wasn't until coming to college where she learned from many friends around her that God accepts her in her brokenness. From there she had such a drive for the men and women around her to understand the freedom that they will receive in Christ when they truly accept God and the gospel. She is so excited to help bring new lives into the kingdom of God here at Northwest. She loves all things outdoors from relaxing in the sun to strenuous adventures!
Madison graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2022 with a degree in public accounting. She grew up in a Christian household and knew who Jesus was, but it wasn't until she went to a Navigator conference as a freshmen that she learned what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus. After seeing her own life change and the lives of others change through a relationship with Jesus, it fueled her desire want to continue to help others.