About Us

Navigators are people who love Jesus Christ and desire to help others know him and grow closer to him.


Because we focus on Life-to-Life® discipleship, Minneapolis-St. Paul Navigators minister to people wherever they are: at the U of M and other college campuses, in neighborhoods, workplaces, local churches, and in our sending abroad. Whether they engage in our ministry as employees, volunteers, or simply as fellow believers, Navigators are disciples making disciples.


The Navigators® is an international, interdenominational Christian ministry established in 1933 as an outreach for followers of Jesus Christ to help others come to know and grow in Him as they navigate through life – a goal embodied by The Navigators motto, “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known®.”


Since the beginning with our founder Dawson Trotman, we’ve developed disciples by sharing the gospel, studying the Bible, and praying together— face-to-face and person-by-person, in an approach we call “Life-to-Life® discipleship.” By meeting people where they are on their personal faith journey, Life-to-Life® discipleship builds authentic relationships that help people grow into a deeper relationship with Christ, and open the door for the Holy Spirit in all aspects of their lives.


The issues of life in the Twin Cities are exciting, complex and sometimes difficult. We know that Jesus can impact & revitalize individuals and communities throughout our metropolitan area, reaching across all ethnic, cultural, economic and social classes.

Therefore we work together to present Jesus, His love and His Kingdom to our friends and neighbors across the city.