Wheaton Campus

Service Times
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

Upcoming Events

Church-wide - Night of Noel

Dec 1 • 7p

Join us for an amazing evening of purpose with Christmas worship and learn from Emily Gray, Sr. Vice President of Ministries for World Relief, on how you can empower fellow women around the world this Christmas. Shopping with a purpose will support our Justice Market partners around the globe.

Our international buffet and fellowship will conclude this not-to-be-missed evening.

Invite a friend, neighbor or someone in need of encouragement this season to enjoy a Christmas celebration from around the world!

Cost: $10

WHTN - Keepsake Christmas

Dec 2 • 7:30p

Everyone is welcome to join us after our Saturday Service for drinks, snacks, and fellowship while families join us in CompassKids for an engaging, one hour, interactive dramatic retelling of the Christmas story from Mary, Joseph, and an angel's perspective.

Hear how the amazing events unfolded on that first Christmas. Each child will work with his/her family and create their own keepsake Nativity. Event is free but register for nativity set.

Church-wide - Christmas Hymn Sing

Dec 3 • 6-7:30p

Begin the Christmas season with the Christmas Hymn Sing. Special guests include Lyric Opera Soprano Stephani Springer, Pianist Extraordinaire Scott Griffin, with an orchestra and vocal ensemble. Enjoy Organist Jack Schrader, Emcee and Song Leader Burt Kettinger and Host Bruce Love. It will be a great worship experience!

WHTN - High School Lock-In

Dec 8 • 8p-8a

High School students join us for a night to remember as we take over Wheaton Campus for a Lock-In. Bring your friends and for an overnight of fun with your leaders!

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Get Connected

New to the Compass Church?

Weekend Services

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 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!

See our upcoming events page for the next "Discover The Compass"

Compass Central

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.

Rick Pierson
Campus Pastor
Pastor of Global, Justice,
& CompassCare Ministries


Join a Group

Find a Group


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.

Find a Group

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 adultswheaton@thecompass.net 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 womenswheaton@thecompass.net.

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 adultswheaton@thecompass.net.

Sat 7:30a
Room 205

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 adultswheaton@thecompass.net.

Wed 6:30p
Room 205

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
For more information contact: Henok Mussie 815.440.3020

Rick Pierson
Campus Pastor
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: pioneergirlswheaton@thecompass.net

Scooters (Kindergarten)
Voyagers (1st-2nd)
Pathfinders (3rd-4th)
Trailblazers (5th)

Download Paper Registration Form

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."

Our Mission

To join parents on the journey of raising kids…
To Love Him More
So More Love Him.

Our Vision

To become a transformational children's ministry that God uses to raise up a generation of spiritual champions.

Our Values

As your partner we are committed to providing environments and people that live out the following values…

  1. We are Safe & Secure (We protect children from harm)
  2. We are Biblically Grounded (We love God and his word)
  3. We are Child Friendly (We love kids and having fun)
  4. We are Family Focused (We inspire, equip and support parents)
  5. We are Relationally Connected (We love & support one another)
  6. We are Livin' It! (We live what we teach as role models for kids)

Our Priorities

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)

Child Dedication

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 smyroup@thecompass.net.

Family Baptism

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 smyroup@thecompass.net.

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 smyroup@thecompass.net

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.

Team Handbook Volunteer Application Youth Application

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.

Contact smyroup@thecompass.net

Sue Myroup
CompassKids Director


Sue Matson
Pioneer Clubs Director



All of our curriculum, along with videos and other resources is available via the link below.
Check it Out

Awana Clubs

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 Sept 23 through May 26
6 - 7:10p
Wheaton Campus

PUGGLES (0 - 3YRS not yet potty-trained)

Little ones will be cared for in our nursery during Awana and Worship. Through play, story, songs and simple crafts our toddlers will be introduced to God, the Bible and Jesus Christ our Savior.


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 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.


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.

NEW FOR 2017-18

Customize your child's Awana program! We are offering two Awana Tracks. Choose the one that best fits your lifestyle!

Track 1 - Exciting games, Bible lessons and small group fun that will help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. In this essentials track kids, will be encouraged, but not required, to memorize Bible verses. There is no fee for Track 1.

Track 2 - Have a child that rises to a challenge? Then this is the track for them! The full Awana program as stated in Track 1 with the added benefit of a deeper dive into scripture and more learning opportunities all with the motivation of traditional Awana awards. This track requires parental participation during the week to help kids meet their handbook goals. There is a $40 fee that will include the child's handbook and book bags. Vests and T-shirts are optional as we will display badge and pin awards on the bags.


Click on "Child Registration" on the sidebar

In Person:
Print out the "Registration/Visitor Form" on the sidebar, complete it and bring it with you on club night.

Get Involved

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 awanawheaton@thecompass.net


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), HSM (High School Ministry), or our College Aged Ministry.

Journey Groups

Jr high students will be able to connect relationally with friends and leaders, exploring the Bible, pursuing Jesus, and taking next steps in faith.

Thu 7-8:30p
Room 206

Journey Service

A high-energy worship service for jr high students to experience the love and joy of Jesus through games, music, and a Bible message.

Sat 6p
Room 206

Journey Sunday

A community that practices faith in action through exploring next steps and serving in the church.

Sun 8:30a
Room 206

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.

Sign Up coming soon!

Offsite Location

HSM Service

A high-energy worship service for all high school students, whether they attend church or not, to experience the love and joy of Jesus through games, music, and a Bible message.

Wed 7-8:45p
Room 206

HSM on Sunday

High school students will take Sundays as an opportunity to pursue Jesus further through serving in a church ministry and attending the main worship service. For more information on how to be involved, click here.

College-Age Ministries

A place to connect with God and other peers. Shuttle Van service is available to and from Wheaton College - Saga-O pick up at 8:30a, and 10a, returns to the campus by 12p.

Sun 8:45-10a
Room 300 (also called "The Attic")


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!

Sun 8:45-10a
Room 300 (also called "The Attic").

Shuttle Van service is available to and from Wheaton College - Anderson Commons pick up at 8:35a, returns to the campus at 12p.

College-Age Worship Nights

A free meal, worship and connection time with other college-age students.

2nd Sunday of the month Oct-April, 6p
Room 206

Shuttle Van service is available to and from Wheaton College - Saga-O at 5:45p

Dave Griffin
Associate Campus Pastor