The Navigators collegiate ministry officially started in 1958 at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and is currently active on 160 campuses across the nation in nearly every state. About twelve thousand students consider Navs their primary source of fellowship on campus, and we share Jesus with about forty or fifty thousand others each year.
A Navs campus ministry is a close-knit community of people who actively engage in the lives of those around us. We encourage Scripture memory and discipleship. We’ve gone sledding, spelunking, star gazing, skiing, and even cattle branding to build relationships with students and help them strengthen their relationships with Jesus and each other. We love God and love people, and we encourage others to do the same. We take our faith seriously, but we also have some serious fun.
Navs typically has four years to impact the life of a student. We consider it our deepest honor and highest calling to develop that student into a life-long laborer, one who will continue to walk with Jesus long after graduation. So, while they are in college, we work to equip students with the skills and tools that will help them advance the Gospel wherever they go. We also strive to produce men and women with strong characters and humble hearts. It sounds ambitious, and it is, but we can’t think of anything we’d rather do!
Currently we have ministries on two campuses in the Omaha metro area: Creighton University and the University of Nebraska – Omaha.