Our Pastor of CompassKids, Dan Huffman
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.
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. We invite you to take a look around our website for what to expect in our classrooms, and we hope to see you this weekend!
When you arrive, please come to one of our CompassKids Check-In Stations. You'll be greeted by one of our New 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. You can also save time at check in and pre-register your child(ren) HERE.
If your child (birth-5th grade) is a little wiggly or you just want to stay together as a family while you check out our church, we have a Family Room available for you! There are a few toys provided for younger children, and you can watch the service through a live-feed television in the room. The Family Room is located outside the Worship Center next to the main doors in the Atrium Lobby.
If you have any questions or concerns about your first visit, please don't hesitate to contact Dan Huffman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your baby's first experience with church will be safe and secure. You will find dedicated, loving, and trained caregivers who are ready to welcome your baby into our Infant Nursery. For every 2 children there will always be one caregiver. The toys are cleaned weekly and safety is our top priority. If your child cries for ten minutes, you will be notified via the side screens in the main service. Let our caregivers know about your requests and special instructions and they will be glad to accommodate you. Our nursery is overflowing with lots of tender loving care.
Your 4 and 5-year-old will walk into an adventure of fun in our Preschool-K classroom. There are plenty of preservice activities to trigger your child's imagination and engage them in the lesson of the day. The children meet in a large group, just like the "big kids", and hear the same Bible story too! We teach God's word in chronological order so that children can begin to see the big picture of God's great love for people. In small groups, your child will make a fun craft that they will be excited to show you and then take home. We recommend getting your child one of our recommended Bibles so they can continue their faith journey at home and beyond.
This is a critical age for faith development. As children's minds grow, they are able to ask tough questions and ponder deep thoughts about God and his plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. We not only welcome, but embrace, the opportunity to help children understand that a Christian worldview is both rational and personal. We want children to know God's truth as well as feel God's love for them personally. We continue teaching the Bible in chronological order so we can focus on God's big plan of redemption. Every lesson is infused with high-energy fun, memorable activities, clear teaching along with times of small group discussion, application, and even quiet reflection. We are confident that your child will not want to miss out on the fun, friends, and faith-development that happens every weekend!
AWANA is a non-denominational ministry that is all about fun with a purpose - for kids to learn and know Christ!
Registration for the 2019-20 season is now open! Awana at the Hobson Campus will run Wednesday evenings September 25 through April 29 from 6:30-8p. Be a part of another exciting season of fun and faith! Our vibrant club helps children memorize Scripture in a loving, supportive and fun environment.
Join Our Serving Team!
Want to help children grow in their walk with Jesus? We are looking for volunteers to listen to children recite Bible verses, play games, and help with administrative needs. Childcare will be provided to children of Awana volunteers (ages 2 & under).
Cubbies (Potty Trained 3-5 yr olds by 9.1.19)
Games, puppets and crafts help introduce God’s truth to preschoolers in a simple, interactive and fun way. Cubbies is only provided for our volunteers. Early pickup available at 7:30p.
Sparks (Kindergarten-2nd grade)
Sparks ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.
Truth & Training (3rd-6th grade)
Truth & Training (T&T) answers kids' key questions about God and the Bible, while guiding them to grow in His grace.
We are delighted to welcome you and your family to The Compass Church! All people are made in the image of God and therefore have tremendous value and dignity. The mission of our Special Needs ministry is to show the love of Christ to people with special needs and their families, so that they may come to know the love of Christ themselves.
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If your child requires the assistance of a Special Buddy during one of our church events, please fill out our Special Needs Inclusion Form and send to email@example.com prior to your first visit to The Compass Church. We will do everything we can to make your experience successful.
Download Special Needs Inclusion Form
For more information about our Special Needs Ministry, contact our Special Needs Ministry Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekend Inclusion in CompassKids
Our CompassKids classrooms offer engaging environments for children at The Compass Church. The schedule includes time to play and engage with peers, a Bible lesson, and small group interactions.
For children impacted by disabilities who are able to function well in the high energy environment of our CompassKids classroom, we offer the option of a Special Buddy at all of our weekend services. This one-on-one volunteer will help with redirecting, alternate curriculum, and assisting in breaks or interventions that will help your child succeed in our regular CompassKids classroom.
Weekend Special Needs Classrooms for All Ages
Our CompassKids classrooms can be overwhelming for some of our children with disabilities. If inclusion into our regular CompassKids classroom is not the best fit for your child, we do offer a self-contained, sensory friendly, classroom for children, teens and adults with disabilities.
Our classroom for kids ages 4-12 runs at our Sunday 9:15a service, and our Special Needs classroom for 13+ runs at our Sunday 11:15a service. Both classes include schedules for each student, a 2:1 ratio of kids to volunteers, and a modified curriculum. This sensory friendly environment is an option for those whose disability impacts them in a way that makes our regular classrooms feel overwhelming.
Midweek Awana Inclusion
The Hobson Campus offers a Wednesday Night Awana Club for children ages 3 through 6th grade. We also offer one-on-one Special Buddies to children with special needs who desire to participate in all or part of our Awana program. The schedule includes game time, a lesson, and a time to memorize Bible verses. All of these components can be modified to fit your child’s abilities, including modified verses.
We also equip an Awana Support Center that is able to give immediate help to children that are struggling with an activity or just need a quiet place to chill out. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Family Connection Group
For parents of children or adults with disabilities we offer our Family Connection Group. Family Connections meets the first Thursday of every month from 9:30-11:30a. If you’re in search of fellowship and support from other families experiencing life impacted by disabilities, this group is for you! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Buddy Break Respite
Buddy Break is our respite program we run once monthly for children with disabilities and their siblings. One Friday per month, we offer the Buddy Break program at our Hobson Campus. Each child will be paired with a one-on-one Special Buddy for the event, and they will get to spend the evening moving through our different areas which include games, activities, music, movies and crafts. Check out the church calendar for each month’s scheduled Buddy Break. This program runs Friday evenings from 6-9p. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Join our team!
We are constantly looking for kind and compassionate people to show the love of God to our special friends. Our ministry is growing and you can be a part of the positive impact we are experiencing.
Sign up to volunteer HERE.
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.