The Navigators Seminary Partnership

To know Christ and to make Him known is the aim of the Navigators. Western Seminary trains students to bring about gospel-centered transformation. Recognizing this hand-in-glove mission fit and our shared theological foundations, our two organizations have partnered to offer special benefits to Navigators staff who seek seminary training to enhance their discipleship ministry. And with accessible class scheduling at campuses online as well as in Portland, San Jose, Sacramento, and Seattle you don't have to leave ministry to embark on your training.



Tuition Scholarship


Seminary Credit
for your previous Navigators studies


Free Course Audit
once per year


Cut costs with the Navigators Ministry Partner Grant

Get first-rate ministry training from a seminary you trust while trimming your tuition costs. Full-time Navigators staff receive the Navigators Ministry Partner Grant, which pays 40% of tuition. Your immediate family can also receive 30% off tuition costs through the scholarship. Navigators staff enrolled in doctoral programs receive a 20% scholarship.

This scholarship may not be applied to Western Seminary coaching courses (except for the Certificate in Transformational Coaching program), or to the M.A. in Counseling or M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy programs. The scholarship does not cover course or program fees. Explore qualification requirements and learn how to apply


Count previous training toward a seminary degree

If you've completed previous studies in ministry with the Navigators, you may waive credits from your degree program through an Advanced Standing interview. Learn about the possibilities for reducing the length of your program.


Audit one seminary course each year, for free 

If you don't need a degree or credit for your training, you may take up to one seminary course per year for personal enrichment -- at no cost. And you'll get to choose which subjects to focus on from a wide range of course options. Simply complete the Non-Credit Application and Registration form to enroll in your first course.


Complete practicum requirements in your Navigators context

Many Western Seminary degree programs require multiple semesters of mentored ministry internship, called "Mentored Field Ministry" or "Field Leadership Mentoring". Your involvement with the Navigators as a staff member is pre-qualified to serve as your placement during those formational semesters of practicum. 


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