Community Impact

Naperville (Hobson) Campus

Reaching Our Neighbors Here

Community Impact provides the people of the Naperville 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 starting in September and running through mid-December 2020. 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, life, and relationships.

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
Currently, The Gathering is scheduled to meet for 12 weeks either in person or via Zoom conferencing (depending on the governor’s guidelines) September-December 2020. Click HERE to register.


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 servantresponseteamnaperville@thecompass.net.


GARDEN TEAM
This is a great first-time serve opportunity for those new to Community Impact! The Naperville 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 Naperville Campus. An ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT is required for this serve.

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


KIDS HOPE

COVID-19 Update: Per CDC guidelines, people from outside of school staff, children, and families, will not be permitted to enter the school building until further notice. Therefore, Kids Hope mentoring is currently on standby.

The Naperville Campus partners with Kids Hope USA to recruit, interview, train, and send loving individuals into local schools to mentor at-risk students. Naperville 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: communityimpactnaperville@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.



How To Get Started With Community Impact

There are thousands of people living within a 10-mile radius of the Naperville 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.

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Upcoming Naperville Campus Community Impact Events

Sep

23

Naperville (Hobson) Campus

The Gathering

Recurring Dates

Sep

23

Naperville (Hobson) Campus

Church-Wide CAP Money Course

Multiple Dates

Oct

21

Naperville (Hobson) Campus

Hesed House 3rd Wednesday Dinner Team

Recurring Dates

Oct

27

Naperville (Hobson) Campus

Hesed House 4th Tuesday Dinner Team

Recurring Dates

Serve with Community Impact

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