NavPress is a division of The Navigators, an international Christian organization that began in the 1930s through the call of God on Dawson Trotman. Dawson desired to teach the discipleship principles he had found beneficial in his own life to others.
The calling of The Navigators is to advance the Gospel of Jesus and His Kingdom into the nations through spiritual generations of laborers living and discipling among the lost.
The Navigators' rich heritage and hands-on experience has helped the ministry become a leader in personal spiritual development, discipleship, and reaching those who don't yet know Christ.
NavPress' mission is to advance The Navigators’ calling by publishing life-transforming materials. We are committed to serving people by facilitating and motivating spiritual growth through products that are biblically rooted, culturally relevant, and practical.
Since its founding in 1975, NavPress has become known as a trusted ministry leader in discipleship and leadership development. We offer such unique resources as:
• the "LifeChange" and "Design for Discipleship" Bible study series
• the "2:7" discipleship course
• the "Topical Memory System" for Scripture memorization
• The Message, the Bible in contemporary language by Eugene Peterson
• beloved books by Brennan Manning, Jerry White, and Jerry Bridges
Our goal is positive spiritual movement in people's hearts. We want to motivate and enable them to deepen their walk with the Lord and integrate their faith with every aspect of their lives. We want everyone who uses NavPress materials to feel that their “lives are gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful" (2 Cor. 3:18, The Message). Our ultimate goal is to “present everyone mature in Christ” (Col. 1:28, NASB).