NavHistory aims to preserve the story of our Worldwide Partnership and to foster an informed understanding of our God-given heritage. Our vision is to serve Navigator leaders and staff, as well as researchers and the public.
The Worldwide Partnership of The Navigators started in the 1930s with a few people studying the Bible together and learning how to imitate Christ in daily life. During World War II, the movement expanded to help American servicemen. Today, a multinational family of Navigators helps people in 115 countries "to know Christ and to make Him known."
WORLDWIDE PARTNERSHIP EDITORIAL TEAM
Glenn McMahan, Managing Editor
Sarah Miles, Assistant Editor
Cindy Kuhn, Assistant to Donald McGilchrist
Dick Fischer, History Consultant
US NAVIGATORS EDITORIAL TEAM
Susan Fletcher, Editor
Patrick Kochanasz, Assistant Editor
The “Short Reads” collection contains excerpts from articles in the Worldwide Partnership collection.
Articles and images in the “US Navigators” section explore the history of The Navigators in the United States.
“Worldwide Partnership” articles focus on the evolution of The Navigators from its US origins to become a cross-cultural movement in 115 countries.
The Topical Memory System is one of The Navigators’ most well-loved study methods. How did the TMS come to be? In 1926 Dawson Trotman came to faith in Christ through Scripture memory. One day on his way to work, a passage that he had memorized for a church contest flashed in his head: John 14:12 “Verily, […]
One of the earliest forms of Navigator correspondence is V-mail. V-mail (short for “Victory Mail”) was a mail process used by the Unites States during WWII for secure and cost-effective communication with soldiers stationed around the world. In 1943 Dawson Trotman began utilizing this method of communication to pass along updates from the early […]
Summary: This article explores our use of materials from the 1950s until the birth of US NavPress in 1975. It reviews our efforts to help people gain a solid grasp of the Scriptures and to support our ministries and objectives. The article addresses our overseas policy conference in 1961 because it was seminal in discerning […]
Women in The Navigators
Dawson Trotman’s First World Trip