Course Descriptions

There are many courses to choose from! Please take note of how many sessions a course covers. There are several courses which require attendance to more than one session in order to cover the material appropriately. To return to the Summer Together main page, click here. 

Abiding in Christ

1. 15 Life-changing Ways Jesus Absolutely Sets You Free

Bill Tell

Session 7 9-12pm Friday, June 21

Session 8 1:30-4:30pm, Friday, June 21


"If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed" (John 8:36). Jesus has actually already set you free from the things that continually slow you down, drag you down, and put you down, including toxic things like people-pleasing, not feeling enough, image management, obsessive busyness, and other addictions. We will focus not just on the knowledge of these freedoms, but on how to practically experience them!


2. Listening to God and Others

Deb Entsminger and Cammie Suchsland

Session 4 1:30-4:30pm, Wednesday, June 19

Session 5 9:00-12:00pm, Thursday, June 20


Grow in listening to God as well as other people and get practical tools to facilitate this. The second workshop provides a deeper dive into further developing this critical life skill, highlighting the link between listening well, loving well, and laboring for a lifetime.



1. Cultural Development Wave 3

Demitta Clausell-Reese and Jenny Boryla

Session 3 9-12pm, Wednesday, June 19


In Waves 1 & 2, we developed an awareness of our own personal biases and the impact of biases, prejudices, and discrimination on various ethnic groups. In this session, we will process our Wave 3 pre-work on how to engage in relationships with people from all cultures, with an extra emphasis on reviewing the 3D Gospel, going deeper into our Engagement Plans, and identifying possible personal cultural development goals. Participants must have their golden tickets before the session.

There is no fee for participating in Wave 3 at Summer Together!  This 3-hour version will give more time for discussion, reflection and prayer. 


2. Bringing Jesus to Work

Emily & Dave Culbertson

Course Length: 1 Session

Session 10; Saturday, June 22nd 1:30-4:30pm 


Have you ever felt like your work was consuming you? Or have you ever struggled unwinding and relaxing at the end of a busy week or season? In this course we will unpack what it means to bring Jesus to our work, both theologically and practically. We will discuss what God originally intended for our work and how, despite the curse of sin, we can bring redemption to our work. We will also explore the symbiotic relationship between work and rest and how we can create healthy rhythms of both in our lives. 


3. The 3-D Gospel

Laurence Koo and Kelly Helms

Session 6 1:30-4:30pm, Thursday, June 20


There will be three parts to this course. The first part will help you understand and explain the multiple gospel paradigms from the 3D Gospel. The second will help you understand cultural context and assessing our own cultural American context. The third addresses how the gospel interacts with the Millennial, postmodern generation and the implications of ministry to this generation.



1. Disciplemaking in your Local Church

Dane Allphin, Nate Harrison, and Lisa Harrison

Course Length: 1 Session

Session 9; Saturday, June 22nd 9:00am-12:00pm  


Can disciplemakers be made in the church?? We know discipleship has its challenges one on one. Add a church with lots of people, a history of practices and the challenge is multiplied. In this course you will engage with several tools you can use right away to build a culture of disciplemaking. We will even show you a process that can help you continue strengthening these skills. Disciplemaking really can be done in congregations!


2. When Life Gets Messy!

Osaze and Hadiza Murray

Session 9 9-12pm, Saturday, June 22


Acts 9:10-19 tells of Paul's discipler Ananias putting himself in a vulnerable position. When was the last time discipleship got messy for you? What gets us out of safety zones?

3. Your Neighborhood Matters: Being Used by God Among Your Neighbors

Dave and Tracy Dyrud

Session 10 1:30-4:30pm, Saturday, June 22


We will focus on prayer as the foundation for all disciplemaking and neighborhood ministry. We will learn and practice simple strategies to grow with the help of God’s faithful presence and discuss building healthy relationships and intentional disciplemaking within our neighborhoods.


Personal Design

1. Growing a Healthy Marriage

Loren and Leslie Hancock

Session 7 9-12pm Friday, June 21

Session 8 1:30-4:30pm, Friday, June 21


Using the Prepare Enrich assessment tool, you and your spouse will look at the different components of your marriage and receive great resources to grow and strengthen your marriage. Come and have fun sharing how you, as a couple, can “Grow Your Healthy Marriage”!


2. Understanding your Design through CliftonStrengths

Ellen Susman and Demitta Clausell-Reese

Session 1: 9-12pm, Tuesday June 18

Session 2: 1:30-4:30pm, Tuesday June 18


Want to learn what your CliftonStrengths results mean? Come learn how to better utilize them in your life and ministry.


Staff Skills


1. Understanding Navigator City Strategy and God’s Amazing Work in the Cities

Tom Bourke and Megan Colabrese

Session 9 9-12pm, Saturday, June 22


Why have The Navigators officially gone to cities in the last decade? What is God currently doing through our 17 Navigator City Teams? Come hear some of the victories and challenges we face as God leads us into the cities of America and in the process, catalyzes many of our international works to do the same.

2. What Happens When You Marry Creativity and the Great Commission?

Bill Mowry, Ryan Mowry, and Marisa Mowry

Session 4 1:30-4:30pm, Wednesday, June 19


Join us as we build a theology of creativity, explore best creativity practices, learn from practitioners, and discover the role innovation played in The Navigators formation. We will engage in a real-life ministry challenge to develop some creative solutions.



Family Picnic

Staff Development and Care Staff

5:30-Dark, Wednesday, June 19

Garden of the Gods Hike

Staff Development and Care Staff

Session 2 1:30-4:30pm, Tuesday, June 18

Session 6 1:30-4:30pm, Thursday, June 20

Glen Eyrie Hike

Staff Development and Care Staff

Session 7 9-12pm, Friday, June 21

Nav Night in the Great Hall

Staff Development and Care Staff

6:30-9pm, Friday, June 21