Navigate is adapting to a regional format for 2021. Navigate is designed for anyone who is longing to re-orientate their life around their Kingdom identity and calling.
Deep community and transformation
Navigate is an invitation into a transformational community where you can explore your God-given identity, passions and purpose. It is an opportunity to be refreshed in your faith and invest in yourself for whole-of-life transformation and integration. Navigate is a part-time course, suitable for those who work, study or have family commitments. In 2021, we will be piloting Navigate in 3 regional locations – Sydney, Blue Mountains and the Mid-Coast/Hunter region. Each regional cohort will meet locally for 3 retreats and come together in Sydney for Winter School in July.
Download the Regional 2021 Brochure here.
What You Need To Know
Gather 4 times during the year with your Navigate Regional community. Join the wider Navigate community at Winter School, as well as three other weekend retreats just with your regional cohort. Specific retreat dates will be confirmed once you are accepted into the course, however these are the suggested time commitments:’
March – 3 days
May – 3 days
July – 6 days
October – 3 days
Navigate partners with the Australian College of Ministries (ACOM)* to offer accredited pathways in theological education. You can choose to enjoy the Navigate experience while also earning credit towards a Diploma, Bachelor or Master’s Degree. This option integrates the practical, theoretical and formational learning. Navigate students can choose to study up to four subjects. Get in touch to find out more about subjects on offer!
*ACOM is a Member Institute of the Sydney College of Divinity who offer internationally recognised higher education awards.
Each Navigate Regional cohort is designed as an intergenerational cohort, meaning anyone over 18 can be involved. While there are no specific entry requirements into Navigate, if you choose to study with ACOM alongside Navigate, you will need to meet their admission requirements. See acom.edu.au for more details.
Applications for Navigate Adventure are now closed. We will reopen applications for our 2022 offerings in September 2021.
Please give us a call on (02) 8573 6000 or email [email protected] if you have any questions about the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work and participate in Navigate?
Yes! Navigate is designed as a part-time experience so that those with full-time work, family commitments or other study can still participate. If you choose to complete Navigate as an accredited student, you will need to allocate appropriate study time each week (as indicated by ACOM’s study guidelines).
How much time off work will I need?
There will be 4 retreats throughout the year. They are an important part of the program so you will need to attend all of them. We expect your retreat days to be about 18 across the year (12 of which are weekdays so you may require annual leave from work).
Am I required to book accommodation or relocate for Navigate?
No, once you arrive at each retreat, all accommodation, food and transport is arranged for you. Navigate is designed so that you can stay planted where you are, there is no need to relocate. And in 2021, Navigate is coming closer to you! With cohorts forming in Sydney, Blue Mountains and the Mid-Coast, retreats will be held in those regions (apart from Winter School in July which will require travel to Stanwell Tops).
What if I am not located near one of the three regional locations for Navigate?
We would still love you to apply even if you don’t live in one of the three regional areas (Sydney, Blue Mountains or Mid Coast). Simply tick the closest location on your application form and we can chat more in your interview about what will be the best fit for you.
What does it cost to complete Navigate?
Navigate Regional costs $2750 (including all accommodation, meals and transport during retreats). This fee is the base fee for all non-accredited students. Please note: additional fees will apply for students who wish to participate as an accredited ACOM student. Please enquire for a complete fee structure for your chosen study pathway.
Can I receive HECS or FEE HELP?
Students who choose to study for credit will pay a portion of their fees directly to ACOM. Study with ACOM is Austudy and Fee-Help approved through the Sydney College of Divinity for students who meet the Australian Government criteria. (Visit www.studyassist.gov.au for details).
Please note: Even if you choose to study for credit, there will still be fees payable directly to Fresh Hope, including a deposit to secure your place in the course. Please enquire for a full fee breakdown.
Do I need to be physically fit to participate in Navigate?
From time to time, there will be physical activities involved. However, they are not the primary focus of the retreats. Please ensure you make us aware of any existing injuries or physical limitations that may impede your participation and we will do our best to accommodate the ability of the whole group.
Gaining confidence in living out my true identity
Something as simple as sharing and listening to our own life stories has such significance to my journey of healing and transformation in God. I realise I was closer to my true self when I was young and had wandered off into the world trying to search for meaning and who I am, but I find all that through Jesus within and the Holy Spirit guides me. Now I’m gaining confidence in being and living out my true identity.
Experiencing more freedom in my walk with God
When I began this journey at the beginning of the year I just wanted to make my relationship with God a priority in my life, but what I have experienced has been so much more. I have learnt the limitations I have put on myself that God wanted to release me from. Now I am experiencing more freedom in my walk with God and how I am to love others as Jesus did so the Glory of God will shine through.