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NPU Tries Out New Exchange Program in China

The purpose of Navigate is to help established churches find their way to becoming healthy and missional in a post modern, post Christian world.  This is accomplished by the Holy Spirit empowering congregations as they walk the Congregational Vitality PathwayNavigate accelerates the process by catalyzing resources on the denominational, conference and local levels. Navigate is a “one-two-three” strategy consisting of one national gathering, two conference cluster gatherings and three local church follow up visits. Navigate is by invitation of the Conference and ECC.

  • Navigate is a process, not an event.  It is a process by which established churches navigate their way to becoming a healthy missional church in a world that is rapidly changing.
  • Navigate is an organic and dynamic partnership, not a program. It is a life-giving relationship between the ECC, the regional conference and the local church.  It is a life-giving relationship between the local churches from each conference that form a regional triad group. Moreover, it encourages life-giving and on-going relationships between the pastors of the participant churches.
  • Navigate is a journey, not a destination.  It is a journey led by the Holy Spirit.  It is a journey on the Congregational Vitality Pathway.  It is a journey that we travel together.

About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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