Dean and Kim Ridings

Dean and Kim Ridings

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It’s a privilege to serve as a Nav Rep with Navigator Church Ministries (NCM) in the Rocky Mountain Region and Communications Director for five Navigator ministries: in addition to NCM, Nav Neighbors, NavWorkplace, I-58 Navs (ministry in the spirit of Isaiah 58), Nav Encore.

For a description of Kim and my Navigator ministry or to sign up for our newsletter, navigate to the following web addresses:

* An Introduction to Our Ministry —
* An Endorsement from NCM Directors Roy & Margaret Fitzwater —

As a Nav Rep, I help pastors and church leaders determine how they can be intentional about discipleship in their own lives and to help others do the same. I also help develop “lifelong laborers in the harvest” (see Matthew 9:35-10:1) through such activities as leading Bible studies, workshops, and seminars; and ministering life-to-life through discipling, mentoring, and life-coaching.

Why do we serve with The Navigators? Personally, my heart for making disciples goes back to the late 1980s when I co-led a class at Reston Bible Church in Virginia on the topic. Not long after that, I developed a disciple-making approach I call Side-by-Side, an easy, inviting way for believers to pair up for mutual growth, support and encouragement, and accountability.

See “How to Walk Side-by-Side” ( for a ministry tool I developed to help men and women get into such biblically based one-to-one relationships. Through the years I’ve served in a variety of church and parachurch ministry positions – seeking to be faithful to Jesus’ Great Commission by practicing, speaking about, and writing on discipleship – and it’s a privilege to do so with The Navigators today.

Another way I serve with The Navigators is through the ministry of prayer. I launched a Facebook page “to encourage, inspire, and equip people to pray every day.” Tap into Pray Every Day: . . . It’s more than 100,000-strong – and growing!

If you’re looking for a practical tool to help you pray in light of spiritual warfare, see “Pray on the Armor of God” ( You may also be interested in taking a look at the NavPress ministry tool I developed to help modern-day disciples go deep in God’s Word and prayer. Visit to learn more about “The Pray! Prayer Journal.”

NAVIGATOR MINISTRY IS SUPPORTED BY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFTS. Would you be part of our financial support team or make an occasional contribution? Simply go to the DONATE NOW button or call (719) 594-2327 or (866) 568-7827 (toll-free). Please pray for us and our family. We need your support if we’re to press on in this service to which we feel so passionately called. Meanwhile, don’t hesitate to send an e-mail if we could be of some support or encouragement.

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