Our Director of CompassKids, Sue Myroup
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.
When you arrive, please come downstairs to the Welcome Center. You'll be greeted by one of our 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 you want to stay together as a family while you check out our church, bring your child in to worship with you! We provide children's bulletins for elementary aged children as you enter the worship center. If your younger child is wiggly, you may choose to sit in the Atrium where you can comfortably participate in the worship service. If your infant/toddler is fussy please visit The Comfort Corner located in CompassKids. This calming room is designed for mothers to nurse their little ones in privacy while watching the service streamed on a large screen.
If you have any questions or concerns about your first visit, please don't hesitate to contact Sue Myroup 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! Awana at the Wheaton Campus will run Saturday evenings September 7 through April 25 from 6-7:30p. 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.
Awana helps ignite a child’s curiosity about God, Jesus Christ and the Bible. We offer Sparks and T&T clubs for kids in elementary school. Cubbies (preschool) and Childcare (0-2 years old) is open to all attendees of our Saturday night service and kids of our Awana leaders.
Kids will be encouraged to memorize God’s Word while having great fun! An exciting component of Awana are the energetic games in our gym. Leaders and kids develop relationships as mentoring takes place each week.
Cubbies – designed for preschoolers (3 and 4 years old) before attending Kindergarten. Classes focus on learning respect for the awesomeness and authority of God.
Sparks – Kindergarten through 2nd grade students. Children learn a biblical foundation of wisdom for knowing God.
T&T (Truth & Training) – engages 3rd - 5th grade students. The youth learn about living in God’s grace in relationship with others.
To meet everyone’s place in life we offer two tracks – the essentials track is for those getting started or desire flexibility. There's less pressure to memorize sections and your kids still have tons of fun playing games and learning from the Bible. For kids who love a challenge and enjoy earning awards please choose the Awards track for a fee of $40 (includes handbook, book bag and awards). In this track kids will dig deeper into Bible study and memorize scripture on their own time at home. Parents' help is a real plus for those choosing the Awards track!
After this form has been printed and filled out, please turn it into CompassKids Check-In.
Want to help children grow in their walks with Jesus? Awana Clubs for The Compass Church, Wheaton Campus is looking for great volunteers to listen to children recite Bible verses, play games, help with administrative needs and more. If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
In this kids’ (K-5th grade) weekly ministry, exciting new experiences await children who attend Pioneer Clubs. Our biblical lessons for kids help them learn about God, the Bible and themselves as they explore fun activities, learn skills for life and make new friends! Girls and boys will earn award badges in outdoor skills, games, wood working, sewing, communications, arts and much more.
For Pioneer Girls, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Delta Boys, contact: 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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.