Navigators are people who love Jesus Christ and desire to help others know him and grow closer to him.

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Who We Are

Navigators advance the Good News of Jesus and His Kingdom in the mosaic of Chicago and the world though spiritual generations of laborers, ordinary people embracing authenticity, justice, reconciliation and grace.

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What We Do

  • We have a passion to know, love and become like Jesus.
  • We believe in the truth and transforming power of the Scriptures.
  • We strive for authentic lives that seek justice and reconciliation.
  • We spread grace and the Gospel through where we live, work and worship.
  • We want to transform our neighborhoods through investing in people and through creating economic opportunities.

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Who We Serve

We engage with university students, churches, business people, and immigrant populations. We also provide after school programs for at-risk youth, run businesses with former gang members and ex-offenders, and lead bible studies with the homeless, all the time seeking to show Jesus’ love.

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Why We Serve

The issues of life in Chicago are exciting, complex and sometimes difficult. We know that Jesus can impact & revitalize individuals and communities in Chicago, reaching across all ethnic, cultural, economic and social classes.

Therefore we work together to present Jesus, His love and His Kingdom to our friends and neighbors across the city.



You can pray! Email us at  to receive prayer requests and stories.


You can invest your time, passions and experience! Contact us to see what opportunities are available.

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You can ask a question! Click this link to ask the Chicago Navigators a question.