Our Calling, Values and Beliefs
The Calling of the Navigators is:
To advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of labourers living and discipling among the lost.
Our Calling is rooted in the soil of the core values of Navigators:
1. The passion to know, love and become like Jesus Christ
2. The truth and sufficiency of the Scriptures for the whole of life
3. The transforming power of the Gospel
4. The leading and empowering of the Holy Spirit
5. Expectant faith and persevering prayer rooted in the promises of God
6. The dignity and value of every person
7. Love and grace expressed among us in community
8. Families and relational networks in discipling the nations
9. Interdependent relationships in the body of Christ in advancing the gospel
Each Member believes and holds the following to be true of their own beliefs:
1. A wholehearted acceptance of the revelation of God given in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments.
2. A confession of the faith set out and summarised in such historic statements of the Christian Church as the Apostles and Nicene Creeds.
3. In particular, the assertion of doctrines, summarily stated as follows:
a. One God eternally existent in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
b. The Deity and perfect humanity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to heaven, His mediatorial work, intercession and reign, and His personal return in power and glory as judge of all mankind.
c. The universal sinfulness of human nature, in consequence of the Fall, making man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
d. Redemption from the guilt and power of sin through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ as our representative and substitute and the justification of the sinner by grace through faith alone.
e. The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in the regeneration of the sinner and sanctification of the believer.
f. The unity in the Holy Spirit of all true believers in the Church which is the body of Christ.
g. The divine inspiration of all Holy Scripture, its trustworthiness and its supreme authority and sufficiency in all matters of faith and conduct.