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What is a Summer Training Program?

Each summer, The Navigators® Collegiate Ministries provide multiple intensive summer growth initiatives called Summer Training Programs (STPs) in different regions of the country. Students live, work, have fun, and learn with other college students for the summer.


​Each student works a full time job and participates in Bible studies, evangelistic outreaches, discipleship groups, ministry training, fellowship, and other activities during the week. These opportunities for fellowship, mentoring, guided experiences, and time in the Word create an ideal environment for students to grow in their relationship with Christ as well as develop ministry skills and leadership qualities. Summer Training Programs are operated and overseen by experienced full-time Navigator Staff.


May 24 - July 21, 2024


Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida



Fundraising encouraged

Why go?

Summer Training Programs with The Navigators® are designed to help you focus on learning to live out God's call to make disciples both in the workplace and in the community you live in.


Join 60+ students and collegiate Navigators staff from the Central Plains and Mid America regions for a great summer! The Navigators® Summer Training Programs are proven to be "greenhouses" for spiritual and relational growth. At STP, we will dig deeply into the mysteries of who God is, who God says we are, how we can relate well with one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, how we can serve others, God’s heart for the lost and His heart for all nations. Students will engage in the community relationally, by going to a local church weekly, and professionally, by working a full-time job for the summer. We will trust God to teach and develop us all as we learn to better love, and authentically share our faith, in the work world.


Our goal is developing and equipping participants to be laborers for Jesus Christ next door to everywhere. Laborers who seek to respond to God's call to love others deeply and point them towards Jesus, using the gifts He has given them no matter what community or life circumstances they may find themselves in. Our hope is that students will return back to their campuses and workplaces pursuing to know Christ deeper and make Him known in the very places they live.

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider STP

01. Growth

Learn how to meet with Jesus through His Word and grow through: Bible studies, evangelistic outreaches, discipleship groups, ministry training, fellowship, and other activities designed to challenge and encourage students in all areas of their faith.  

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02. Community

Imagine spending a whole summer with 60+ other college students who want to grow in their relationships with God. You'll live, work, and have fun together all summer long and develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

03. Experience

Students work full-time jobs over the summer making a real paycheck. Not only do students gain very unique job experiences, but they also gain invaluable relational skills. Working alongside people different from you, asking good questions, and sparking meaningful conversations are skills that are necessary to succeed in any workplace and STP offers the opportunity to grow in all three!

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04. Fun

Between large group functions and your days off, you will have a blast! You won't believe not only how much you're learning and growing, but how much fun you're having at the same time.

05. Good use of time

A two-month window of time dedicated to time with the Lord and relationships with like-minded people may never happen again after you graduate. Take advantage of this opportunity while you can.

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