establish discipleship diagram

“To know Christ” - New believers need to be established in a solid relationship with Jesus and be clear about their identity in Christ. The primary focus should be a life motivated by His love and yielded in obedience to Christ.

The Wheel Illustration

The Navigators Wheel Illustration is an effective way to communicate the components of a vibrant Christian life centered on Jesus.

The Navigators wheel illustration
  • The Wheel Illustration is a simple diagram that can be presented in a single session. It’s topics can also be linked to other basic disciplines and life transforming truths. Some of these include:

Living an abundant life yielded to Christ

For most Christians there is a constant tension between “my way” and “His way.” We struggle to give up control even when we know that His way is best. Here’s a classic illustration from Cru (not Navigators) about living a Christ-centered life.

Character and purity are a major focus during this time. Here is a Hebrews 12 Bible study with practical suggestions on how to “lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us.”

IMPORTANT: Navigator staff have access to The Navigators Sexual Health and Wholeness (SHAW) counseling team and resources. Every Navigator should be familiar with this team and their resources.

More Resources


A good study Bible

A good Concordance matching your study Bible

Audio Video

Our friends at have the largest online repository of audio messages by Navigators and other guest speakers. Many of these messages are not available on YouTube, podcasts or social media.
This video stresses the important of laboring together and discipling in Community.
Story of a Lifelong Laborer — LeRoy Eims served with The Navigators for over 50 years in a variety of ministries, including Director of U.S. Ministries and Director of Evangelism Worldwide. This is his story. It starts when LeRoy was a young Marine during the World War II beach landing on the Pacific island of Peleliu.
Two podcasts - Long time Navigator Staff Ron Koehler shares his wisdom from decades of walking with Christ and teaching midshipmen from the Naval Academy how to know, love and be like Christ. Mike Darnell talks about what motivates him to get daily time with the Lord and also extended time with the Lord

Bible Study

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith

Check out the 20 Bible studies Military Navigators at Joint Base Lewis-McChord created as part of their

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the

For reference, here is the “official”


Recommended reading: - InterVarsity Press “My Heart Christ’s Home” - NavPress “The Discipline of Grace”


The Discipleship Process