Wheaton Campus

Service Times
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 - Marriage Boot Camp

Mar 4 • 6:30-8p

“Who is Who?” How do we define roles and responsibilities at home?

Part of a series of seminars led by Grant and Jen Stenzel (therapists and founders of Stenzel Clinical Services), focused on enriching marriages for engaged and married couples of all ages. Cost: $10 per person. Registration Required.

Childcare available through registration:
$5 per child/session.

WHTN - Women's Brunch

Mar 11 • 10-11:30a

Bring your friends and join us for an enjoyable morning of food and fellowship. Our featured speaker for the morning will be Simone Halpin, Associate Director of Naomi’s House. Our theme will be “Women Helping Women,” and you will have an opportunity to give or get involved in helping local women who are getting a fresh start in their lives.

To RSVP and for questions, contact Jenny Kindelin at jkindelin@thecompass.net.

Church-Wide - Meat the Challenge Men's Night

Mar 17 • 6:30-8:30p

Join us for an all you can eat buffet of meats; participate in manly food challenges; listen to a message from Jeff Griffin and get to know men from all our campuses and the community. Invite family, friends, neighbors, and more!

COST: $10 for adult, $5 for college and high school students

Church-wide - Hymn Sing

Mar 19 • 6-7:15p

Join us for an exhilarating time as we sing historic hymns accompanied by the Trinity Symphonic Band. Come with suggestions of hymns you would to sing. Led by Burt Kettinger and accompanied by organist Jack Schrader. Bring your friends and family and enjoy a great time of worship.

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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, 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. Wee look forward to meeting you! Register HERE

Next Discover the Compass dates are:

  • Mar 5 - 11:30a
  • Apr 30 - 11:30a

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

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Adults

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 tcumbey@thecompass.net

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.


Women’s Entrusted Bible Study
God has entrusted you to further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, just as Paul once mentored Timothy. In this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness. Join us for the newest small group Bible study from Beth Moore-Entrusted, a study of 2cnd Timothy. Begins Tuesday Sept. 20th and will meet through the end of October.
Cost: $15 for book and materials

Tue 6:30-8p
Room 203


Women's Precept Study of Colossians
Join us for an inductive study to dig deep into God's Word. Our goal is to both learn what the Bible says and understand what it means. If you want to discover God's truth in Colossians, this is the place for you! Newcomers welcome and the 1st meeting will be a brief introduction to Precept studies and a brunch. Please bring a brunch dish to share for the September 14th, 1st meeting.

Wed 10a
Room 203

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 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.

Tue 6:30-8p
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
Pastor Talargie Tafesse For more information contact: Henok Mussie 815.440.3020

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

Email


Children

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

Registration
Voyagers (K-2nd)
Pathfinders 3rd Grade
Pathfinders 4th Grade
Trailblazers (5th-6th)
Financial Assistance Application

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

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Sue Matson
Pioneer Clubs Director

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Curriculum

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!


Every Tuesday beginning Sept 20 through April 25
Cubbies: 6:30 - 8p
Sparks and T&T: 6:30 - 8:15p
Wheaton Campus


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.


Registration

Online:
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

Students

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

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.

Wed 7-8:30p
Room 206


HSM

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!

Wed 7-8:30p
Room 206


Sunday Connection

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.

Sun 8:30a
Room 206


Encounter

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 8:35am, returns to the campus at 12:00pm.

Dave Griffin
Associate Campus Pastor

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