Navigator and Glen Eyrie History Reading List

For more information on the history of The Navigators and Glen Eyrie, we recommend the following books: The Navigators Amazing Grace, Amazing Hope: The Navigators 75th Anniversary. Colorado Springs: Navigators, 2009. Downing, Jim. Living Legacy: Reflections on Dawson Trotman and Lorne Sanny. Colorado Springs, CO: DawsonMedia, 2007. Downing, Jim. The Other Side of Infamy: My Journey through […]

US Field Ministries 1960s

Summary: In large measure, the 1960s laid down the tracks on which our ministries would run for many years. It was a very fruitful period: Our US work saw many innovations accompanied by a relentless focus on spiritual laborers. We were organizing for expansion. Key Words Dawson Trotman, Lorne Sanny, Expansion, Mike Treneer, Waldron Scott, […]

Youth Ministries

Summary: As this century began, we were privileged to minister among those not yet of college age in some twenty countries. This extensive segment of Navigator service had deep roots going back to Dawson Trotman’s energetic initiatives in the 1930s. Realizing that the childhood years are often when one’s moral compass is set and that, […]

Hay Loft Operas, Hootenannies, and Whing Dings

Hay Loft Operas, Hootenannies, and Whing Dings

We began to put on annual collegiate conferences at Glen Eyrie in 1957, when the target was “college and young business people with a special emphasis on collegiate.” The amount of “fun” with a Gospel purpose seems to have reached a peak during this period of cooperation between LeRoy Eims and Bob V. . . […]

The Nations

Summary: This article discusses how we gradually developed an understanding of the scriptural terms describing the nations, and how this was then used internationally to assess our progress among peoples, languages, countries, and cities. These four facets were seen by us as concrete and accessible ways of approaching the general term “nation” (ethnos). The text […]

Management by Objectives, 1968-1974

Summary: In 1961, our leaders committed to demonstrating that our vision “worked” through the multiplying of disciple-makers, “producing reproducers.” This led naturally to assessing our progress. Lorne Sanny was attracted to the emerging secular tool called Management by Objectives (MBO): It offered a disciplined approach and standards that should keep us on track. After all, […]

History of the Glen Eyrie Carriage House

History of the Glen Eyrie Carriage House

by Susan Fletcher In 1871 General William Jackson Palmer began construction on his new home in a peaceful valley a few miles away from the fledging townsite of Colorado Springs.  His landscape architect John Blair named this new estate Glen Eyrie – Valley of the Eagle’s Nest.  The Stable (now known as the Carriage House) […]

Early Navigator Businesses and Enterprises

Early Navigator Businesses and Enterprises

From the 1930s onward, Navigators have ministered alongside men and women in their daily workplace contexts. Indeed, during World War II, our main emphasis was among naval personnel on their ships. After World War II, almost all our contacts dispersed. Many of them enrolled in colleges and seminaries. The small nucleus that remained around Dawson […]