Community Impact

Hobson Campus

Reaching Our Neighbors Here

Community Impact provides the people of the Hobson Campus with opportunities to love our neighbors. We are focused on these areas:

Have you ever felt stuck, trapped, or alone? Are you eager for change, or desiring to have supportive people in your life who understand what you’re going through? If the answer is "yes," please join us at The Gathering.

The Gathering is a supportive and courageous community designed to help people grow in their ability to lead positive change for themselves and their families.

The Gathering meets most Thursday nights throughout the 2019-2020 school year, starting October 17. This loving, judgement-free community is made up of diverse individuals open to exploring what keeps them “stuck.” We’ll have dinner together and experience interactive learning tools designed to equip members to lead positive change in work, finances, and relationships. Dinner and childcare are provided.

We are looking for community members who are:

  • Living in the surrounding community
  • Able to dedicate time to leading positive change for themselves and their families
  • Representing diversity of income, work backgrounds, family mix, ethnicity, stage of life, etc., with priority given to parents earning below a living wage
  • Open to exploring the presence and guidance of a loving God

For more information, contact thegathering@thecompass.net.

SCHEDULE FOR THE GATHERING
The Gathering: Session 1 (6 weeks) (This session has ended)
Thursday, October 17 & 24 from 6-8:30p
Thursday, November 7, 14 & 21 from 6-8:30p
Thursday, December 5 from 6-8:30p
(dinner and childcare are provided for these 6 Thursdays)

The Gathering: Session 2 (7 weeks) (Register HERE)
Thursday, December 12 & 19
Thursday, January 9, 16, 23 & 30
Thursday, February 6

The Gathering: Session 3 (13 weeks) -- Financial Focus (Register HERE)
Thursday, February 13, 20 & 27
Thursday, March 5, 12, 19 & 26
Thursday, April 9, 16, 23 & 30
Thursday, May 7 & 14

Positions Available
Community Members: Fully participates as a member of the community and prepares to be both a giver and receiver, inviting God to lead in the change process; helps create a culture of courage, grace, and support; attends every Thursday evening per the schedule. Email thegathering@thecompass.net.
Dinner Team Leader: Develops and facilitates a plan to engage small groups in providing weekly dinners, including the serving of dinner, as well as coordinating donations from local restaurants or organizations. Email thegathering@thecompass.net.
Dinner Provider: Plans, prepares, and sets up dinner for all community members and their children (approx 40-50 people) for just ONE of the 26 weeks. This is a great opportunity to enlist the help of your small group or neighbors. Email thegathering@thecompass.net.
Hospitality/Greeter Team Leader: Develops and trains a team of volunteers to welcome, greet and register Community Members as they arrive; carries the culture of The Gathering and implements decor and ambiance. Email thegathering@thecompass.net.


SERVANT RESPONSE TEAM (SRT)
There are hundreds of organizations providing support to the over 47,000 people living in poverty in our surrounding communities. Through the Servant Response Team (SRT), The Compass Church desires to come alongside organizations to help provide for the needs of the people they serve. The SRT is made up of individuals from our church who desire to demonstrate compassion through tangible acts of service to neighbors in need. A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION including background check, an ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT, and COMMUNITY IMPACT TRAINING are required.

If you'd like more information or would like to get involved, please email servantresponseteamhobson@thecompass.net.


GARDEN TEAM
This is a great first-time serve opportunity for those new to Community Impact! The Hobson Campus has a 750 sq ft community garden located at Mondelez just west of Ogden Ave on Jefferson Ave in Naperville. We’re looking for families, teens and small groups to cultivate, water, weed, harvest and deliver our fresh-grown produce to the West Suburban Community Pantry, located just a 1.25 miles east of the Hobson Campus. An ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT is required for this serve.

To sign up for a shift, go to thecompass.net/garden. For questions, to verify if you have a hold harmless waiver on file, or to submit a completed and signed waiver, email communityimpacthobson@thecompass.net.

Weekly Mon | 9-11a
Weekly Tue | 5-7p
Weekly Thu | 9-11a
Weekly Sat | 9-11a


KIDS HOPE
The Hobson Campus partners with Kids Hope USA to recruit, interview, train, and send loving individuals into local schools to mentor at-risk students. Hobson Campus has Kids Hope programs at Puffer Elementary School in Downers Grove and Scott Elementary School in Naperville. Mentors meet with a child one-on-one for one hour each week during the student’s lunch hour. Mentors build positive and encouraging relationships with a child by working on school-related projects, reading, or playing a game together. The following is required in order to serve with Kids Hope USA:

For more information, email: communityimpacthobson@thecompass.net.

There are 361 families facing homelessness in six neighboring school districts. Homelessness looks less like living on the streets and more like sleeping on a friend’s couch, or nightly moving from PADS shelter to PADS shelter, or renting a hotel room from week-to-week, or even living out of a car. In partnership with local schools and homeless organizations, our church would like to see families move into affordable, long-term housing sooner and receive the services necessary to help them break out of the cycle of poverty.

HESED HOUSE 3RD WEDNESDAY DINNER TEAM
If you would like more information or to sign up to serve, click HERE. A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION including background check, an ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and COMMUNITY IMPACT TRAINING are required.

HESED HOUSE 4TH TUESDAY DINNER TEAM
If you would like more information or to sign up to serve, click HERE. A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION including background check, an ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and COMMUNITY IMPACT TRAINING are required.

Students are the top concern in our community. With an increase in the amount of pressure to perform, students are reporting record levels of stress, which leads to heightened levels of anxiety, depression, and drug usage. When you add the influence of social media to an already fragile state-of-mind, coping and resiliency skills plummet and thoughts of hopelessness and suicidal ideations increase. Our church wants students in our community know that we love and care about them.
For more information, email studentsunderstress@thecompass.net.

NightToShine
NIGHT TO SHINE 2020
The Compass Church is proud to once again be an official host site for Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. The event will be hosted by over 700 churches around the world simultaneously on Friday, February 7, 2020. This year we’ll have over 100 spots open to Honored Guests (registration for Guests will open in December).
Event registration will open on December 16, 2019. In the meantime, mark your calendar and save the date!
Contact: nighttoshine@thecompass.net

Giftmart

The Compass Church’s Hobson Campus is partnering with Giftmart, a reimagined holiday shop that provides an opportunity for under-resourced families in our community to buy toys for their children in a dignified manner. This year, with your love and assistance, we are creating and hosting a Giftmart at Scott Elementary School, located just two miles from our campus, for families from Scott, Naper, and Ellsworth schools. The $2 per gift purchase price will be donated to the school’s education fund.



How To Get Started With Community Impact

There are thousands of people living within a 10-mile radius of the Hobson Campus that are experiencing trauma or hard times. In our affluent communities, trauma, poverty, and homelessness can be difficult to detect. The Compass Church's mission is to take the hope of the gospel here, near, and far. Community Impact focuses on the HERE. So, if you'd like to join a team of people ready to impact our community with the love of Jesus, please take the FIRST STEP, and join us at our next Community Impact Training event. This training will help challenge our assumptions about serving those in need and help us learn new ways to better understand and serve those living in material, social, and emotional poverty contexts.

Join us for our upcoming Community Impact Training date: TBD


For more information, contact communityimpacthobson@thecompass.net.

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Hobson Community Impact Upcoming Events

Dec

12

Hobson Campus

The Gathering: Session 2

Multiple Dates

Feb

7

Hobson Campus

Church-Wide Night to Shine

Feb

13

Hobson Campus

The Gathering: Session 3

Multiple Dates

Serve with Community Impact

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