5th Grade Discipleship

This is your child's last year in CompassKids and we want to make it their best! The transition from Children's Ministry to Junior High Ministry is critically important because those are the years when youth either own their faith, or sadly choose to leave it behind. This is why we must focus on building into our 5th Graders. By working together, this year can be filled with opportunities for your child to grow spiritually, develop strong friendships, and ultimately transition smoothly into our Junior High Ministry this Spring. We are planning Bible Studies, Serving Events, Fun Outings, a Winter Overnight Retreat, a Spring 2-Day Retreat, and even an Epic Nerf War in May. You will want to prioritize these opportunities and look for ways to get involved. As your child grows there are less opportunities for you to do things together. Since we are always looking for parent chaperones and leaders, this is a great chance to make memories together.




Fall Fun and Friends Event at Pickled!

Sep 17 | Tue | 6-8p | Pickled! | 7250 Woodward Ave, Woodridge, IL

It’s time to make friends and have a blast together playing Pickleball! Our 5th Grade fun and friend event will be held at the new Pickled Indoor Pickleball location in Woodridge. Kids will enjoy unlimited pickleball with their peers along with snacks and drinks. This is not a class, but is a safe place to try out this popular sport. Registration is required as there is limited space. Admission includes us of equipment. Athletic/court shoes with non-marking soles are mandatory for participants. This is a perfect opportunity to meet other 5th Grade students while inviting your 5th Grade friends. Register by September 13. COST: $15

Registration Opens in August






Book Study: God’s Crime Scene for Kids

Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 | Tue | 6-7:30p | the HUB

This 4-week study will teach kids how to think, not just what to think. Just because somebody says something doesn’t make it true. So how do you know what to believe? Your kids will develop the skills needed to investigate the evidence of God’s existence. We will discover logical thinking skills as we examine the vast universe and the contents of a mysterious box. Ultimately, kids will learn how to make their own case for God’s existence. We will be studying the book, God’s Crime Scene for Kids by J. Warner and Susie Wallace. J. Warner is a cold-case homicide detective who has been featured on Dateline, FOX News, Court TV and other crime related television shows. COST: $10

Registration opens in August






Blankets for Teens in Hospital Serving Event with Ice Cream Social

Nov 14 | Tue | 6-7:30p | the HUB

Join us as we work together to make fleece-tie blankets for teens being cared for in our local hospital. These blankets will be gifted to patients when they arrive, helping them feel welcomed and loved. We will provide all the materials. After we finish, the 5th graders can work together to make epic ice cream sundaes.  Parents are invited to stay and enjoy getting to know each other.

Please consider donating a new item to give with the blankets for the teens: Paint or Color by Number craft kits; Puzzle Books; Teen Lego Sets; Teen Fidgets; Crazy Aaron’s Putty.

Event completed for 2023






Book Study: Cold-Case Christianity for Kids

Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4 | Tue | 6-7:30p | the HUB

Start off the new year by helping your 5th Graders learn how to think, not just what to think. Just because somebody on YouTube says something doesn’t make it true. So how do you know what to believe? We will be learning to test witnesses, take case notes, examine the evidence, and dive into the most important case of all: the case for Jesus! We will be studying the book, Cold-Case Christianity for Kids by J. Warner and Susie Wallace. J. Warner is a cold-case homicide detective who has been featured on Dateline, FOX News, Court TV and other crime related television shows. COST: $10






5th Grade Overnight Winter Retreat

Feb 16-17 | Sun-Mon | Camp Timber-lee

Head North on President’s Day weekend for our Annual 5th Grade Overnight Winter Retreat at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, WI. Our bus will leave right after church on Sunday and return Monday around 6:30p. Join pre-teens from various churches as we strengthen our faith while having a ton of winter fun. Activities include tubing, tobogganing, snow shoeing, nature center, leather shop, horse trail rides (weather dependent), cross country skiing, carpetball, and gaga ball. This is a great short entry into getting your child ready to go to overnight camps in Junior High. COST: $100







SuperStart 4th/5th Grade Spring Local Retreat

Mar 15 6:45-9:15p & Mar 16 8:15a-12p | Fri-Sat | Community Christian Church

Join us at the nation's largest pre-teen Christian event where we will experience high energy worship, engaging teaching, and lots of friendship building time.  This is NOT an overnight retreat and drop-off/pick-up are at Community Christian Church (AKA Yellow Box) in Naperville. This year's theme is 3E: Everyone, Everything, Everywhere! This event is open to any 4th or 5th grade student. COST: $50

Event Completed for 2024






Appreciating Our First Responders Serving Event with S'mores

Apr 8 | Tues | 6-7:30p | the HUB

Join us as we make firetruck themed boxes to pack for our local firefighters. We will also collect snack items that will be delivered to them. Please bring shelf-stable snack items (nuts, trail mix, cookies, cereal, granola bars, pretzels, chips, jerky, raisins, dates, pop-tarts, can of soup, applesauce, pudding cups, ground coffee, coffee creamer) but please make sure everything is store bought. No homemade items are allowed. When we are finished creating our gift boxes we will make s'mores around a safe camp fire. If we’re lucky, we may even get a visit from a fire engine. Parents are invited to stay and enjoy the fun.






5th Grade Graduation Nerf War

May 18 | Sun | 2-4p | the HUB

After spending an amazing year with your 5th Grader, we will have to say goodbye CompassKids-style with a super-charged graduation party with pizza and an all out Nerf War! This is another opportunity to deepen friendships with the kids that will be moving on with them to Student Ministries. For that reason, this is primarily for 5th Graders who have joined us throughout the year on the weekend and during our many events and retreats.