Central Ministry Focus

The Nav Neighbors Guiding & Defining Ideas illustration is our ministry roadmap. Last week we began to unpack the illustration, starting with our calling. Here we examine what we need to do day in and day out to accomplish our calling. Simply put, we must nurture and develop lifelong laborers who flourish in generational fruitfulness. We know a lot about nurturing and developing laborers as well as generational fruitfulness. So let’s look closely at the concept of flourishing.

Our Nav Neighbors Calling

What are we ultimately committed to accomplish? As we begin to unpack the Nav Neighbors Guiding & Defining Ideas "sandbox," our calling provides the answer: To advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the families, neighborhoods, communities, and cities of America through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost.

Our Guiding & Defining Ideas

When was the last time you played in a sandbox? If you’re like me, it’s been quite a long time. Yet it’s likely you recall what it was like to “play well with others” within the safe confines of the sandbox. Let me introduce the Nav Neighbors Guiding & Defining Ideas "sandbox" that helps all of us in this Mission of The Navigators to minister and partner well with others.

An Invaluable Leadership Lesson

As a young leader in a national role many years ago, I learned an invaluable leadership lesson. I had just finished casting a vision for a new ministry. Immediately, experienced staff began pulling me aside to privately ask questions. While I had stressed where we were going, I failed to emphasize what we were taking with us.

Why "Nav Neighbors"?

Of all the names we could have selected for this Mission, why Nav Neighbors? Of course, there’s rich and deep biblical meaning behind the word “neighbor.” Most notably, Jesus said all of the Law and Prophets hang on two commandments—to love God with your whole being and to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).

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