• NavMissions Mission Staff

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    Field Ministry
  • Overview

    Since sending its first missionary to China in 1949, The Navigators has launched missionaries to all parts of the globe to live and disciple among the nations.

    As the international arm of The U.S. Navigators, NavMissions sends and sustains missionaries serving in 50 countries, from North and South America to Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. About two-thirds of our overseas workers live among people who historically have been resistant to the Gospel. But we don’t just send people overseas—we help sustain them so they can thrive in their cross-cultural environments by discipling them as they disciple others.

    If you share our calling to serve Christ by making disciples overseas, join us! We’re ready to help empower and equip you to go to the ends of the earth.


    The NavMissions Field Staff shall fulfill the responsibilities listed below in the spirit of The Navigators calling, values and purpose: To advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost. 



    1. Ascertain what God is doing in the local culture: Activities may include but are not limited to: personal and corporate prayer and fasting; interacting with local believers and other workers; researching secondary sources.


    1. Learn the local language: Activities may include but are not limited to: attending formal language school and meeting all requirements for graduation; meeting with language helper, memorizing texts; practicing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with locals; eventually design and publish materials in the local language.


    1. Develop trust relationships and networks of friendship in the context of the local culture: Activities may include but are not limited to: visiting people in their homes, villages, hospitals, places of work; attending weddings, funerals, graduations, holiday parties, religious celebrations, sporting & cultural events; participating in sports, local excursions, outdoor activities such as picnics, hiking, camping, skiing; meeting with community leaders.


    1. Live an integrated life by fulfilling a socially acceptable role in the local culture: Activities may include but are not limited to: studying in a university, teaching in a school, serving through an NGO, working in a business, coaching sports, partnering with a local church, serving alongside a local Christian ministry or agency.


    1. Minister directly to those who show a spiritual interest: Activities may include but are not limited to: discussing spiritual topics, interacting over life issues, exploring personal questions, sharing life experiences, studying the Bible, praying together, reading and discussing books.


    1. Develop a community of grace and truth: Activities may include but are not limited to: planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating small groups, Bible studies, worship services, workshops, seminars, retreats, conferences, training programs and other ministry events such as parties, sports, game nights, service projects; provide in-home hospitality; in emergency situations provide for practical needs such as transportation and medical care.



    1. Equip emerging local leaders: Activities may include but are not limited to: teaching, training, mentoring, coaching, shepherding, pastoral counseling via one-to-one interaction, small group discussions and large group sessions; connecting emerging leaders to the World Wide Partnership; networking and serving with partner agencies.


    1. Serve on local (national, regional) team(s): Activities may include but are not limited to: corporate prayer and Bible Study; dialoging on issues, plans and ministry strategy; serving out of gifting and strengths; attending and contributing to conferences and training events both in country and abroad.


    1. Lead local (national, regional) team(s): Activities may include but are not limited to: shepherding, mentoring, and coaching co-laborers; planning, organizing, leading and evaluating the local (national, regional) ministry activities; connecting with Navigator leaders within the World Wide Partnership; serving other ministries according to gifting.


    1. Recruit new co-laborers: Activities may include but are not limited to: overseeing short-term mission teams and projects; speaking at conferences and churches; visiting with potential recruits; conducting on-field interviews; communicating with NavMissions Home Team regarding new co-laborers.



    1. Fundraise to meet 100% of personal and ministry budgets: Activities may include but are not limited to: writing and distributing newsletters; meeting personally with potential donors; visiting, calling, emailing existing donors and potential donors; giving appropriate donor gifts to say thank-you.


    1. Provide financial accountability: Activities may include but are not limited to: developing budgets; submitting Concur reports; providing receipts and other documentation; preparing requested financial reports.


    1. Provide a local administrative support structure: Activities may include but are not limited to: establishing and maintaining a local office; hiring, training, and supervising all support staff; demonstrating ethical behavior in the marketplace.



    1. Provide specialized services (in addition to the above; usually carried out by Non-Resident International Workers to meet a well defined need): Activities may include but are not limited to: leading short-term mission trips; teaching and training in specific skills such as relational healing and healing prayer; pastoral counseling, consulting, mentoring; developing communication strategies and contextualized materials; purchasing and delivering specialized equipment or supplies; serving according to gifting and strengths to meet a unique need.


    1. Engage actively in Personal & Professional Development: Activities may include but are not limited to: establishing an Individual Development Plan with the NavMissions Home Team; securing the services of one or more mentor/coaches to assist with development; prioritizing growth during time on the field and when on home assignment; encouraging others to maintain a life-long learning posture.


    1. Foundation
      1. Understands and is committed to living out The Navigators Calling and Core Values.
      2. Belief in and adherence to the Statement of Faith and Mission of The Navigators, including knowledge of Navigator missions, ministries, and networks.


    1. Spiritual
      1. Has a passion to know, love and become like Jesus Christ.
      2. Has a maturing, warm fellowship with the Lord through regular times in the Word and prayer.
      3. Is committed to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.


    1. Interpersonal
      1. Has a healthy independence; is self directed and able to manage life and ministry.
      2. Has a healthy inter-dependence; learns from others; gives to others.
      3. Is a team player; supports and serves other team members; works in concert to accomplish the task at hand.
      4. Relates appropriately; resolves conflict in a timely and senstive manner.
      5. If married, has deepening love and respect for spouse and children; manages the household well.


    1. Emotional/Physical
      1. Is adequately sensitive, flexible and emotionally mature to thrive in a cross-cultural environment and to learn a new language.
      2. Is able to adjust to different environments and lower (or higher) standard of living.
      3. Has the capacity to live an integrated life of ministry, work, and personal (and family) health.

    1. Ministry
      1. Is able to evangelize, establish and equip people in a natural, relational style.
      2. Is able to grow in ministry responsibility.
      3. Is committed to the development of financial support for salary and ministry expenses.


    1. Professional 
      1. Is credentialed and experienced in their professional field.
      2. Is committed to professional excellence.
      3. Is committed to serving the host culture via their professional contribution.



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