Our Director of CompassKids Family Ministries, Cheryl Fornelli
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 just inside the entrance of our Early Childhood wing.
If you have any questions or concerns about your first visit, please don't hesitate to contact Cheryl Fornelli at email@example.com.
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! This campus does not currently have mid-week Awana programming, but your child(ren) are welcome to sign up at our Hobson or Wheaton campuses.
If you would like more information about the Awana programming at our Hobson Campus, click HERE.
If you would like more information about the Awana programming at our Wheaton Campus, click HERE.
You can also request more information by emailing the Awana team at our Hobson Campus at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Wheaton Campus at email@example.com.
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.
Once you've met with our CompassKids Director, we will help you find a Special Buddy that will dedicate their time to your child while they are in our program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to prepare for your visit.
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.
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