A few notes from parents of Navigator students currently at UCM:
"When our son Nathan was preparing to leave for college, we prayed for a place for him to 'plug in' and to grow in his faith walk. Navigators has been the answer to our prayers. Nathan has grown spiritually because of the Bible study and personal mentoring and has learned Christian leadership skills through the opportunities he has had in the Navigator's program. He has made friends with young people of faith,character, and high moral standards. We are so thankful for the influence that you and the Navigators have had on our son, Thank you!"
Heidi Wiens, Parent
"Through the UCM Navigator Ministry, both our son and daughter have grown spiritually, discovered great friendships, and have had a Christian group to keep them accountable. We feel blessed that they have been mentored in many ways through the Nav program."
Greg and Nancy Gossell, parents
A note from our leader:
"As a father of three sons, I know how much parents love and care about their children. After over 25 years of ministering to high school and college students—and now serving as the U.S. Navigators Collegiate Director—I also know the value of surrounding college students with positive Christian peers and adults. In The Navigators, we are committed to your child's success in life and to helping them mature in their relationship with God. We are honored to have your son or daughter involved with us. If we can serve you or if you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact my office or the Navigator Staff at Northwest."
- Jim Luebe, U.S. Collegiate Director
Quotes about the Navigators from parents and well-known ministry workers:
“Our son, Tim, became involved his freshmen year with an organization called ‘Navigators.’ Who were the ‘Navigators’? An obvious concern was ‘cults.’ Was this one? In due time, all of our concerns were alleviated. We have spent time with many of Tim’s Navigator friends, and we have yet to find one we didn’t like and/or admire.”
- Bob and Susie Bastian
Member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
“Our son was a member of a Navigators group, and he benefited greatly from his relationships with the well-trained Nav staff members, who provided wise counsel in decision-making and often welcomed students into their home.”
- Thomas and Carla Mockabee
Vice President and Publisher, Bible Group, Zondervan Publishing Company
"On a scale of one to ten, I place The Navigators as a ‘ten’ among para-church ministries today. In my college days, The Navigators taught me the value of a disciplined life. In our Crusades, they developed the unsurpassed follow-up methods we use today. Thank God for The Navigators."
Rev. Billy Graham
"Close enough to comfort or confront, to replace self with Christ, to strip away the thin veneer of religious talk and plant roots deep in the Christian walk. That's the stuff of which The Navigators are made and that's the stuff that changed my life."
Dr. Charles Swindoll
"The older I get the more Scripture I want to know by heart. It's one of the best ways I know of to get ready to meet Jesus face to face. Scripture memory is one of the great strengths of the Navigators. The most influential teacher I ever had was deeply stamped by the Navs when he was in the Navy. That makes me a Nav grandchild. I love that Bible-saturated heritage."
John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church