Sun 8:30 or 10:15a
Welcome to Wheaton!
The Compass Church consists of one body, with one mission, meeting in different locations and at slightly different times.
Our mission is: To Love Him More So More Love Him
And our vision is to become a community of life transformation taking the hope of the gospel here, near and far.
If you want to learn a little bit more about who we are, you can read about our history and our core beliefs. If you're ready to dive right in, we recommend attending a weekend service or joining a Group.
You can also become a fan of The Compass Church page on Facebook.
Welcome Video from Campus Pastor Rick Pierson
Aug 8 • 9a-8p
A get away for Junior Highers to live life on God's Mission. During our Basic Training, students will learn to love Him more so more love Him. This is an opportunity for our Journey students to gain new skills that can be used to minister to and serve those here, near, and far. Students will spend time both learning and practicing these new skills outside of the church.
Register online by July 28.
Aug 20 • 11:30a
New to The Compass Church or want to learn more about us? Join us for an informal class and snack to "discover" what we are all about; the ministries we offer, and the ways you can connect. This is a great opportunity to meet some of our staff members, key leaders, and make new friends.
New to the Compass Church?
Most people start by attending one of our weekend services. No need to dress up - our services are designed to be casual, but meaningful. Our worship experience is contemporary, designed to focus our hearts toward God, and uses an eclectic mix of music, drama and media.
The teaching is Biblical, practical and relevant. If you are a visiting, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by.
In our classic service at 8:30a, worshippers of all ages enjoy the theological depth of the time-honored hymns as well as songs of worship accompanied by simple, yet diverse, instrumentation. In this service we also worship through the use of corporate readings, prayer and reflective observance of communion.
Our contemporary service at 10:15a provides an opportunity to intimately encounter and passionately celebrate God. We strive to meet Him through energetic music, relevant preaching, and real community.
Discover The Compass
New to The Compass Church or want to learn more about us? Join us for an informal class and meal to learn more about The Compass Church - what we are all about, the ministries we offer, and ways you can connect. We look forward to meeting you! Register HERE
Our staff and leaders would love to meet you. If you're a first-time guest, make sure to stop by Compass Central. We have a gift to thank you for visiting, plus additional information about The Compass Church and how you can get connected here.
Pastor of Global, Justice,
& CompassCare Ministries
At The Compass Church we are committed to helping adults grow spiritually and relationally. We believe that smaller communities are the perfect environment for facilitating spiritual growth, connection, engagement, and learning. Join a group today and start your journey with like-minded individuals.
Adult Bible Fellowships (ABF's), which are one of the two kinds of smaller groups, are a mission-critical component of our strategy to make adult disciples. ABF's are great places for people to be equipped to be like Jesus as they do life together. In an ABF, you can expect there to be coffee, prayer, teaching and discussion about what it means to be like Christ. Our ABFs welcome people of all ages and we welcome people to attend wherever they connect with others. General guideline of ages are listed below.
1st Service ABF Details
College and Young Adults - 18-30 - 8:45a, Room 300 (The Attic)
Young Marrieds - 8:30a, Room 201
Middle Marrieds - 30's-40's - 8:45a, Room 205
Pathfinders - 40's-60's - 8:45a, Room 207
Maranatha - 50's-60's - 8:45, Room 115
2nd Service ABF Details
New Life - 50's-70's - Room 201
Faith Builders - All Ages - Room 207
Groups are communities of believers who meet regularly to study, fellowship and care for each other in small, medium or large settings. Groups are foundational to the community experience at The Compass Church. Therefore we encourage every adult to be a part of a group outside of our Sunday service. Groups are where the application of the message and the accountability to making it happen in our lives becomes real. Groups are where we live out and refine our four priorities as a church to Pursue, Connect, Serve and Reach. For more information about our various groups search for a group under our InFellowship page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecting with God, Connecting with Women
The Compass Church offers a number of opportunities for women to engage and live out our values. Whether it be a small group, community service team or a group who work with outreach programs, there's a place where you can have an impact and participate with the community of women at The Compass Church. Watch the website for regular events for women or contact us at email@example.com.
Men's Saturday Small Group
Join us each Saturday, from 7:30-9a. A new study begins every 8-10 weeks. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men's Tuesday Evening Small Group
What happens when eight people - among them a scholar, a failure, a blind man and an adulteress - met Jesus Christ face-to-face? Lives changed forever. Join us for a new Bible study in the gospels of John, Luke and Mark as we discover how Jesus demonstrates His love and power to change their lives - as well as yours and mine - no matter what the life circumstances are. We will be using the Intervarsity Bible study guide, "Encountering Jesus," cost is $5.
The Compass Church (Wheaton) is home to three ethnic congregations that meet regularly at our location.
SUDANESE COMMUNITY CHURCH - Meets every Sunday at 1:00 pm in Room 203
For more information, contact: James Dengkog 630.935.8862 or Lual Wilson 630.415.9843
IMMANUEL MYANMAR CHURCH - Meets every Sunday at 12:00 pm in room 209
Pastor Manar Chai For more information contact: Manar Chai 331.645.4003
TENESAE CHURCH - Meets every Sunday at 11:00 am in Room 115
Prayer meeting weekly every Friday at 7:00 pm in room 115
Pastor Talargie Tafesse For more information contact: Henok Mussie 815.440.3020
Pastor of Global, Justice,
& CompassCare Ministries
We welcome you to visit our children's ministry and would be thrilled to have you part of our faith community. As a parent, you know first-hand how tough it is to raise kids - especially kids who love and follow Jesus. The good news is you are not alone. We believe that God has called the Church to come alongside parents by equipping and supporting them to raise spiritual champions. For that reason, we are deeply committed to our mission to join parents on the journey of raising kids
To Love Him more
so More Love Him.
For K-6th grade girls. The goal of Pioneer Girls is to help girls follow Christ in every aspect of life. During club time we emphasize relationship building while completing Bible study, scripture memory and life skills activities ranging from cooking to woodworking, art to sewing and much more. Girls also learn to serve others through special projects throughout the year. Contact: email@example.com
We know that parenting today is more challenging than ever. We also know that as parents and guardians, you are the primary influence in your child's life. Who you are and what you do really matters. Through our resources and classes, we want to equip and support you so that you can parent your child intentionally. You are not alone. We want to join you in your journey. We echo the words of The Home Depot, "You can do it. We can help."
To join parents on the journey of raising kids…
To Love Him More
So More Love Him.
To become a transformational children's ministry that God uses to raise up a generation of spiritual champions.
As your partner we are committed to providing environments and people that live out the following values…
- We are Safe & Secure (We protect children from harm)
- We are Biblically Grounded (We love God and his word)
- We are Child Friendly (We love kids and having fun)
- We are Family Focused (We inspire, equip and support parents)
- We are Relationally Connected (We love & support one another)
- We are Livin' It! (We live what we teach as role models for kids)
In order to fulfil our mission and vision, we must focus on what is most important. We are committed to focus on the following areas that are critical to any children's ministry…
Kid's Prayer (We will pray for our kids)
Kid's Place (We will provide a safe & fun place for kids to grow)
Kid's Program (We will engage kids with excellent teaching)
Kid's People (We will build up teams that minister to kids)
Kid's Parents (We will inspire, equip, and kids parents as they lead)
Our Child Dedication Celebration is not just an event; it is the beginning of a partnership. It is our hope that we can continue to build the partnership between the church and your family so you have the support of a faith community as you build into the spiritual life of your child. This Child Dedication Class is offered quarterly, and is required before you can dedicate your child. Once the class has been completed, a dedication date will be set for your family, usually within the same month as the class. Please contact Sue Myroup with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to meet with you to determine if your child is ready to be baptized. Please understand that child baptism is very different from infant baptism. The Compass Church does not practice the tradition of Infant Baptism simply because it is not commanded or demonstrated in Scripture. Instead, we dedicate our babies. See Child Dedication for more information.
As your child grows in their knowledge of God and his plan for their life, their faith in Christ will become personal - apart from yours. For many, this happens during their pre-teen and teenage years. Baptism is the next step for those who have put their trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins and the leader of their lives. If your child is asking you about this important step in their spiritual journey, please contact Sue Myroup at email@example.com.
At The Compass Church, we LOVE kids! We've designed a fun, engaging, and faith-forming environment just for them! Children, infants through 5th grade, will experience God's truth and love at our three identical services every weekend. We want kids to be so excited about the lessons and friendships here that they actually drag you to church!
All of our classrooms teach the Bible in chronological order each year so children can clearly see God's big plan of redemption through every story. Everything we do is intended to help your child's faith grow.
When you arrive, please come downstairs to the Welcome Center. You'll be greeted by one of our Family Hosts who will walk you through the quick and easy registration process. They will be happy to answer any questions you have and escort you and your children to their classrooms.
If you want to stay together as a family while you check out our church, bring your child in to worship with you! We provide children's bulletins for elementary aged children as you enter the worship center. If your younger child is wiggly, you may choose to sit in the Atrium where you can comfortably participate in the worship service.
If you have any questions or concerns about your first visit, please don't hesitate to contact Sue Myroup at firstname.lastname@example.org
CompassKids loves our volunteers! We believe that God will use you to plant seeds of faith in the hearts of our children, but we also believe that God will use your faithful service to grow your own faith! We have opportunities for adults and youth. Contact Sue Myroup to learn more.
Every child matters to God. Children with special needs will have the opportunity to experience God through intentional relationship and creative programming. We will partner with parents to help make the most of the time their child spends with us.
Our Child Dedication Celebration is not just an event; it is the beginning of a partnership. It is our hope that we can continue to build the partnership between the church and your family so you have the support of a faith community as you build into the spiritual life of your child. This Child Dedication Class is offered quarterly, and is required before you can dedicate your child. Once the class has been completed, a dedication date will be set for your family, usually within the same month as the class.
AWANA is a non-denominational ministry that is all about fun with a purpose - for kids to learn and know Christ!
CUBBIES (3YRS - 5YRS)
Games, puppets, crafts, and other activities transform our preschool program into a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.
Must be 3 years old by Sept 1 and potty trained.
SPARKS (KINDERGARTEN - 2ND GRADE)
Sparks club meetings combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. The aim of the curriculum is to take youngsters a step deeper into God's Word.
TRUTH & TRAINING (3RD - 6TH GRADE)
T&T reflects the passion of AWANA to teach boys and girls the truth of God's Word and how to follow Christ in their daily lives.
Click on "Child Registration" on the sidebar
Print out the "Registration/Visitor Form" on the sidebar, complete it and bring it with you on club night.
Want to help children grow in their walks with Jesus? Awana Clubs for The Compass/Wheaton Campus is looking for great volunteers to listen to children recite Bible verses, play games, help with administrative needs and more. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com
Student Ministries at The Compass Church....
- A place to fall in love with Jesus
- A family to find your place
- A group to discover your purpose
- A life that is exciting
Come be a part of Journey (6th-8th grade) or High School Ministry (HSM) (9th-12th)
Journey, the best place in the world? That might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it is the best place for junior highers to have a blast, meet friends, and encounter Jesus! You will have a chance to laugh, go crazy, and learn about what life is really all about….Jesus. Come Journey with us.
In high school life should never smolder! HSM is a place to bring fire into life through fun, friend and experiencing the living God. Life will spark into burning excitement as we learn together how to truly live. Be a part of HSM!
Students unite to take a deeper look into God's truth. Sunday morning is the time and Sunday Connection is the place for students to apply biblical truth to everyday life. God then takes ordinary life, mixes it with His power, and makes extraordinary people. Be extraordinary join Sunday Connection.
Our college and young singles ministry is called Encounter - a place to connect with God and others. It is a unique time in life and we have created a unique ministry to help!
Room 300 (also called "The Attic").
Shuttle Van service is available to and from Wheaton College - Anderson Commons pick up at 8:35am, returns to the campus at 12:00pm.