Basic Discipleship

We believe that everyday Christians can be disciples who make disciples. Our motto is

To know Christ, make Him known, and help others do the same.

Our ministry is personal and a lifetime investment in individuals. We strongly recommend you work through this material with a small group and mentor. If you do not know anyone who can disciple you, please fill out this contact form and we will have someone help you.

What is Discipleship?

Why is discipleship important? Begin here with The Navigators Basics of Discipleship. Don’t worry about downloading all the resources yet. Just read through the article and absorb the content.

How do I know I am ready?

Everything starts with your personal relationship with Jesus. Watch this video and read the article on Abiding and Walking With Jesus.

Spend some time praying and evaluating your relationship with Jesus. Do you fully realize what Christ has done for you? Do you feel loved?

Has God shown you someone you can help take the next step closer to Jesus? If so, you are ready! Download this next resource and work and pray through it - The Navigators Discipleship 101 ebook.

They said Yes! Now what?

This is something every follower of Christ can do. In fact, we are commanded to do it. Trust that God does not make mistakes. 

Pray - always

Assess - what do they need? Not everyone starts at the same point in their seeking Jesus. Here is a simple model some of us use to describe the “4 Es” disciplemaking process.

Evangelize, establish, equip, entrust

Begin - take risks, don’t be afraid to make mistakes. You don’t have to know all the answers. Be willing to seek the answers out together. Be a true friend!

Continue to Grow

Our effectiveness as disciplemakers is anchored in our relationship with Jesus. Watch the videos, read the articles and check out the resources for each of the Five Traits of a Disciplemaker.

Basic Discipleship Bible Studies

Webpage for JBLM NavsThe Navigators at Joint Base Lewis-McChord have a set of Bible studies they call their “basic discipleship course.” All are free to download. The studies are meant to be shared with people you are discipling.

Are you feeling the call to join the staff of The Navigators?

We have both volunteer staff (no salary) and “faith missionaries” raising their own salaries through donations. For more information about the Military and First Responders Mission and The Navigators, check out our staff recruiting page. If you are feeling the call to officially join the Christian ministry of The Navigators, please fill out this contact formOur calling is to:

Advance the gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost.