Published: Feb. 17, 2016

Navigators group on a hiking trip

Navigators is a Christian group at CU-Boulder that offers friendship, mentorship, knowledge, understanding and guidance in Christianity, as well as a fun and safe place to call home on this large college campus. The group meets twice a week, once on Thursdays at 7:30pm in Humanities 150 for “Nav Night”—large group meetings in a classroom to worship with live music, play fun games and learn more about God’s love through sermons, taught by talented, down-to-earth speakers, who will make it their mission to get to know you if you come to Nav Nights. The second time Navigators meet in a typical week is for small groups, which are grouped by gender and year in college, so it’s a great way to really get to know people your age at CU-Boulder, and make friends of all ages and religious views! After Nav Night on Thursdays there is almost always “Nafters,” which is like the after-party after the group session. A “Nafters” event could be ice-skating at the rec, playing glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag on Norlin Quad at night, or just hanging out and socializing!

The main purpose of Navigators is “To Know Christ and Make Him Known.” Not only do we study the bible, we are encouraged to live out the messages we learn, and share the gospel. As a non-denominational Christian organization, I think Navigators does a great job of appealing to everyone. They offer an understandable, positive, loving view of God, Christianity, religion, people and the world.

Christian? Protestant? Athiest? Unsure? Come to Navs. Getting involved with Navs has been one of the most rewarding experiences for me this year at CU-Boulder. The people I have met, both the students and the leaders, are so welcoming and loving! The leaders this year are young and easy to relate to. They love new people, regardless of your religious beliefs. The first time I went to Nav Night, I immediately felt welcomed into their community, and like I had made a bunch of new friends in one night.

Find your thing(s) at CU-Boulder. If learning about God and Jesus isn’t your thing, there are many other interest clubs, groups, teams and activities to be explored (that’s one of the best things about being at a large university like CU-Boulder—so many different opportunities!). But if you think Navigators could be interesting, come try it out! There are no fees or requirements. See you on Thursdays at 7:30—you won’t regret it!




Harper Brown