Nature, as does all of life, has its natural rhythms. As spiritual beings made in the image of God, we also have a natural rhythm. In Navigators Neighbors, our natural rhythm is to be drawn into God’s intimate presence for nurture and growth and then thrust out in mission to do our work in the world. 

What ethos do we need to have to accomplish our Navigators Neighbors Calling, Central Ministry Focus, and Guiding Principles? Preferred Culture provides the answer.

What can we learn from those pioneers who forged westward in our country in the 18th and 19th century? They started something new where little or nothing existed before.


In Navigators Neighbors, our aim is to create safe environments where people feel the freedom to be open, honest, transparent, and vulnerable. In such environments they flourish spiritually, find inner healing, and experience release from bondage. We also want to see relationships that are characterized by trust and respect. Where these are lacking, we must develop new skills.

With all those who claim Christ in the United States, we seem to be making very little difference on the culture. Some would say we’re in moral cultural decline. Would a few million more believers make all that much difference?