Sat 6p | 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
Sep 22 • 8:30a
Join fellow men for a delicious breakfast, have time to connect with other men, and hear about the exciting year planned in Men’s Ministry. Free!
Oct 6 • 9:30-11:30a
A Pre-marital class for engaged or newly married couples. Completion of an online "enrich-prepare" survey is required. Cost: survey fee only.
Online registration is required.
Oct 7 • 9-10a
Membership in The Compass Church is open to anyone who professes faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, who is in agreement with the doctrinal statement of the Evangelical Free Church of America, and whose character and conduct are consistent with this profession.
Membership enables you to be a voting participant in decisions at congregational meetings. The first step is to pick up a Membership packet at Compass Central. All campuses invited to attend.
Oct 12 • 7p
Join us for an evening focused on seeking the Lord through whole hearted worship. This church-wide event will be a great opportunity to invite your friends and family!
Childcare is available for ages 6 months-4 years, email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
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 and media.
Our three services are designed to meet your needs and welcome an eclectic mix of worshipers.
Our contemporary Saturday Service at 6p is a casual service designed to intimately encounter and passionately celebrate God. We strive to meet Him through energetic music, live relevant preaching and real community.
In our classic service at 8:30a, worshipers 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 Sunday Service at 10:15a is similar in style to our Saturday Service. Whichever service you choose to attend, it will be a time of worship, reflection, prayer, and pursuing God.
Discover The Compass
New to The Compass Church or want to learn more about us? Join us for a short meeting 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!
See our upcoming events page for the next "Discover The Compass"
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.
At The Compass Church we are committed to helping adults grow spiritually and relationally. There are two ways to do this at our Wheaton Campus, join a group or serve. 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.
A place to connect with God and other peers. Shuttle van service is available to and from Wheaton College – Saga-O pick up at 8:15 & 10a, returns to the campus by 12p.
College-Age Worship Nights
A free meal, worship, and connection time with other college-age students on select Sundays. See list of dates below.
- Oct 14
- Nov 11
- Dec 9
- Feb 10
- Mar 3 & 24
- Apr 14
Our Sunday morning groups are one component of our strategy to make adult disciples. They are great places for people to be equipped to be like Jesus as they do life together. In a Sunday group, you can expect there to be coffee, prayer, teaching and discussion about what it means to be like Christ. Groups run during one of our two Sunday morning services. People of all ages are welcome to attend wherever they connect with others. To locate a description of each Sunday group, click HERE or contact email@example.com for more information.
Groups are communities of believers who meet regularly to study, fellowship and care for each other in various settings. Groups are foundational to the community experience at The Compass Church. We encourage every adult to be a part of a group outside of our weekend services. Groups are where we simply live and share life together while we apply God's word and give accountability to making it happen in our lives. We have groups for Men, Women, Families, and Young Adults. Whatever stage of life you are in, there's a group for you. Click HERE to find a group and select Wheaton Campus in the search.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Men's Wednesday Small Group
Join us each Wednesday for a study just for men. New study begins every 8-10 weeks. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Compass Church (Wheaton) is home to two 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
TENESAE CHURCH - Meets every Sunday at 11:00 am in Room 115
Prayer meeting weekly every Friday at 7:00 pm in room 115
For more information contact: Henok Mussie 815.440.3020
Director of Groups &
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.
In this kids’ weekly ministry, exciting new experiences await children who attend Pioneer Clubs. Our biblical lessons for kids help them learn about God, the Bible and themselves as they explore fun activities, learn skills for life and make new friends! Girls and boys will earn award badges in outdoor skills, games, wood working, sewing, communications, arts and much more.
For Pioneer Girls, contact: email@example.com.
For Delta Boys, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 your infant/toddler is fussy please visit The Comfort Corner located in CompassKids. This calming room is designed for mothers to nurse their little ones in privacy while watching the service streamed on a large screen.
If you have any questions or concerns about your first visit, please don't hesitate to contact Sue Myroup at email@example.com
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!Register Now!
Every Saturday beginning Sep 22 through May 25
6 - 7:10p
We believe that kids represent the greatest opportunity to make a long-term impact on our world for Christ. Our ministry creates a high-energy, fun, supportive environment where kids are reached with the gospel and learn to develop into long-term disciples. Awana is fun with a purpose - to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. It’s a wonderful way for a child to grow deeper in their faith and knowledge of God. Our Awana ministry offers different clubs depending upon the age of the children.
Puggles – designed for birth through 2 years old. The focus is on learning respect for God and His creation.
Cubbies – designed for preschoolers (3 and 4 years old) before attending Kindergarten. Classes focus on learning respect for the awesomeness and authority of God.
Sparks – Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. Children learn a biblical foundation of wisdom for knowing God.
T&T (Truth & Training) – engages 3rd - 5th grade students. The youth learn about living in God’s grace in relationship with others.
To meet everyone’s place in life we offer two tracks- the essentials or Track 1 is if you're getting started or desire flexibility. There's less pressure to memorize sections and your kids still have tons of fun playing games and learning from the Bible. Children can move to Track 2, where you can memorize more scripture, dig in to deeper Bible learning on your own at home and win awards.
Everyone starts with club bag and a book, uniforms are optional, but some kids like to wear them, and you can purchase them and also register HERE.
General Schedule and Room Assignments
|5:50 - 6p: Drop-off|
|Sparks and T&T||Gym|
|6p: Start Time|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Ministry
Come be a part of Journey (6th-8th grade), HSM (High School Ministry) or our College-Age Ministry...
- 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
Jr high students will be able to connect relationally with friends and leaders, exploring the Bible, pursuing Jesus, and taking next steps in faith.
A high-energy worship service for jr high students to experience the love and joy of Jesus through games, music, and a Bible message.
Journey Sunday Connection
A community that practices faith in action through exploring next steps and serving in the church.
HSM Small Groups
Small groups are time for high school students to connect relationally with friends and leaders outside of typical church services. Together, students and leaders will explore the Bible, pursue Jesus, and take next steps in their faith.
Associate Campus Pastor
Let's face it. Sometimes life is just plain hard. The Compass Church is here to help and support you through challenging times in your life. Our campus staff is available to provide prayer, emotional support, spiritual counseling and financial assistance.
If you need assistance, please call the Wheaton Campus Care Line at 331.204.6584.
Support & Recovery
"Always our Children" Support Group
A support group for parents of a child living or considering an "alternative lifestyle." This group is an opportunity for parents to listen to each other’s stories, cry with each other, laugh with each other and pray for one another. The common bond is a desire to love their children and stay true to their Christian faith. No registration.
Anxiety & Depression Support Group
An open support group for individuals who live with anxiety and/or depression. Sessions will include practical "helps" and a time of prayer. No registration required.
Aug 18 - Jun 15 | 1st/3rd/5th Weeks Monthly
A friendly, caring group for individuals going through one of life's most difficult experiences. The 13-week class will cover topics related to divorce recovery, loneliness, finances and forgiveness. Cost include an extra session focused on "Surviving the Holidays." Online registration is required and will be coming soon. $15 for workbook. Childcare available for $5 per child/session.
Sep 12 - Dec 12
A grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the pain of losing a loved one. This 12-week session will cover topics such as the challenges and journey of grief the "why" questions and dealing with guilt and anger.
Cost: $15. Online registration required.
Aug 13 - Nov 19
Marriage 101 (Premarital Class)
A Pre-marital class for engaged or newly married couples. Completion of an online "enrich-prepare" survey is required. Cost: $30
Oct 6-Nov 10
A service for all who have experienced loss–of a loved one, a job, a relationship or health. Join us for a time to remember, through God’s word, prayer and reflection, that no matter what happens, God is there to comfort and support us. No registration required. email@example.com
Surviving The Holidays (Grief)
The holiday season is beginning. Whether it is the first holiday after a loved one's death, or the second, third or beyond-you may be encountering some tough emotions. You can reduce the emotional impact by knowing what to expect. "Surviving the Holidays" seminar is an opportunity to hear and listen to real-life stories and video clips to help you reduce stress, minimize lonliness, and discover a healthy approach to the holiday season after the death of a loved one. firstname.lastname@example.org
Surviving The Holidays (Separated/Divorced)
Surviving the Holidays for those separated and divorced will focus on how to deal with the emotions experienced during the holidays: helpful tips for surviving social events; ways to give your children a healthy experience; and how to discover hope for your future. email@example.com
For information on additional Support & Recovery groups and classes, click HERE.
The Compass Church Benevolence Fund exists to assist members and regular attenders facing an emergency financial crisis. It also supports local organizations providing assistance in our community. The fund is managed by the Benevolence Committee who is appointed by and serves under the guidance of the Elder Board. Applications for Benevolence are available at CompassCentral or the main office at each campus.
Contact your campus pastor for more information.