Our Logo Says It All
We Are "Fighters, Finishers, Faithful"
We are thrilled to introduce you to the official logo for the Nav Encore Mission. We believe the logo succinctly summarizes the heartbeat of those of us who have been led by God to minister within this Mission.
When the Nav Encore Mission was being formed, it was providential how God led Director Bob Reusser to choose the word “encore” to explain who we are. To many, and through numerous jokes, Nav Encore was first talked about as a group of old-timers who were on their last leg, giving their final performance before being led out to pasture. But this could not be further from the truth.
By definition, the word “encore” has to do with the audience demanding a repeat of a superb performance. The origin of the word has to do with “yet again,” or “from then to now.” Synonyms often used for “encore” are praise, repeat, continue, acclamation, press on until the end. It is the chant of an audience who is so fond of the performance that they do not want it to end.
Is this not how God views us? Is He not cheering us on to repeat again and again, for His glory, the ministry of which we have been called? Is He not, as are we, looking forward to telling us, “Well done, good and faithful servant! . . . Come and share your master's happiness!” (Matthew 25:23)? God is calling us to keep doing what He is so proud of. He is behind the curtains on the stage of life, cheering us on to be all we can be for Him.
It should be noted that an encore presentation often contains something new that the audience has not yet heard or seen. And it is often a performance that ends up being better than what was presented originally. Yes, God is calling us on to the biggest and best performance of our lives. In fact, is He not demanding us to bring on a command performance like no other?
Okay, Lord, here goes! We will not let You down. We will press on to finish the race. We will fight for the cause of Christ until our last breath, and through it all, we will be faithful to You, Lord, who first introduced us to His “stage” in the first place.
Isn’t that what Paul expressed to his young protégé Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:7, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith”? What passage could be more appropriate in summarizing who we are as a Mission? The 3 Fs that are part of our official logo define our resolve as we press on to serve Him wherever our God-directed relationships lead us.
This tells you more about our logo—and the Nav Encore Mission of The Navigators. The stage has been set for the rest of our lives. What is the next scene? Let's follow Him together and find out!