Sun 9:30 or 11:00a
Welcome to 95th!
The Compass Church consists of one body, with one mission, meeting in different locations and at slightly different times.
Our mission is: To Love Him More So More Love Him
And our vision is to become a community of life transformation taking the hope of the gospel here, near and far.
If you want to learn a little bit more about who we are, you can read about our history and our core beliefs. If you're ready to dive right in, we recommend attending a weekend service or joining a Group.
You can also become a fan of The Compass Church page on Facebook.
Oct 22 • 10:15a
Membership in The Compass Church is open to anyone who professes faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, who is in agreement with the doctrinal statement of the Evangelical Free Church of America, and whose character and conduct are consistent with this profession.
Membership enables you to be a voting participant in decisions at congregational meetings. The first step is to pick up a Membership packet at Compass Central. All campuses invited to attend.
Oct 28 • 9-11a
Ladies, come connect with other women over a good cup of coffee and a delicious pastry from Panera. Leave with a full belly and a full heart! No registration required.
Nov 4 •
During the month of November we will be collecting Food Paks for Children's Hunger Fund. Pick up a box in the atrium starting November 4/5 and return it by November 19.
The mission of Children's Hunger Fund is to deliver hope to suffering children by equipping local churches for gospel-centered mercy ministry. These boxes will be distributed in the Chicagoland area through local churches.
Nov 17 • 6:30p
Join us for an evening focused on seeking the Lord through whole hearted worship. This church-wide event will be a great opportunity to invite your friends and family!
Childcare is available, email email@example.com to make a reservation.
New to the Compass Church?
Most people start by attending one of our weekend services. No need to dress up - our services are designed to be casual, but meaningful. Our worship experience is contemporary, designed to focus our hearts toward God, and uses an eclectic mix of music, drama and media.
The teaching is Biblical, practical and relevant. If you are visiting, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by.
Our staff and leaders would love to meet you. If you're a first-time guest, make sure to stop by Compass Central. We have a gift to thank you for visiting, plus additional information about The Compass Church and how you can get connected here.
Our Adults ministry is built around our mid week groups. Groups are communities of believers who meet regularly to study, fellowship and care for each other in small, medium or large settings. Groups are foundational to the community experience at The Compass Church. Therefore we encourage every adult to be a part of a group outside of our Sunday service. Groups are where the application of the message and the accountability to making it happen in our lives becomes real. Groups are where we live out and refine our four priorities as a church to Pursue, Connect, Serve and Reach.
It is during the responsibilities of mommyhood that many moms realize the need for deeper faith as well as a connection with other moms. Let's face it - parenting is really hard, and we need Christ to do it and fellowship with others. Moms Ministries at 95th helps connect moms with mentors who've been there and biblical insight in an atmosphere of needed fellowship and mommy time. Our meetings are scheduled on a regular basis, some twice a month and some weekly. Search for open small groups online or stop by Compass Central on the weekends. For info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We encourage women at The Compass Church to become part of a small or medium-sized group. We even offer women-only groups, which meet on a regular basis to encourage their members' spiritual growth while sharing in different seasons of life together. Spending time with others in this way will nourish your heart, soul and mind and allow you to strengthen your personal relationship with Jesus as well as strengthening your relationships with others. Search for open small groups online or stop by Compass Central on the weekends. For info, email@example.com.
Men's Ministry at The Compass Church is open to men of all ages. We have groups that meet throughout the week. Groups are geared toward developing men who are biblical leaders in their homes and families as well as in their communities. Small groups of men meet during the week at various times. We even offer an online group for men who travel or have other time constraints. Regardless of your stage in life, we want to help you find a place to be an authentic Christian man following God in today's world. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Your infant and toddler's first experience with church will be safe and secure. You will find dedicated, loving, and trained caregivers who are ready to welcome your child into our Infant Nursery and Toddler Rooms so you are able to relax and connect with God in our Adult service. If your child cries for ten minutes, you will be notified via a pager you receive at check-in. Let our caregivers know about your requests and special instructions and they will be glad to accommodate you. We also take the opportunity in our toddler room to begin building a foundation of truth by using a simple curriculum from the Gospel Project.
Your Preschooler 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 the Big Picture Interactive Bible Storybook 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!
We know that parenting today is more challenging than ever. We also know that as parents and guardians, you are the primary influence in your child's life. Who you are and what you do really matters. Through our resources and classes, we want to equip and support you so that you can parent your child intentionally. You are not alone. We want to join you in your journey. We echo the words of The Home Depot, "You can do it. We can help."
To join parents on the journey of raising kids…
To Love Him More
So More Love Him.
To become a transformational children's ministry that God uses to raise up a generation of spiritual champions.
As your partner we are committed to providing environments and people that live out the following values…
- We are Safe & Secure (We protect children from harm)
- We are Biblically Grounded (We love God and his word)
- We are Child Friendly (We love kids and having fun)
- We are Family Focused (We inspire, equip and support parents)
- We are Relationally Connected (We love & support one another)
- We are Livin' It! (We live what we teach as role models for kids)
In order to fulfil our mission and vision, we must focus on what is most important. We are committed to focus on the following areas that are critical to any children's ministry...
- Kid's Prayer (We will pray for our kids)
- Kid's Place (We will provide a safe & fun place for kids to grow)
- Kid's Program (We will engage kids with excellent teaching)
- Kid's People (We will build up teams that minister to kids)
- Kid's Parents (We will inspire, equip, and support parents as they lead)
Below is a link where you will find all our Go Home Guides that summarize the lesson we taught at church and preview the lesson that will be taught next week. This allows you to take the lead and read that Bible story together at home. We also have lots of other resources to equip you to be the spiritual leader in your home.
Go Home Guides
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. Please contact Sandi Fiorello with questions at email@example.com.
We would love to meet with you to determine if your child is ready to be baptized. Please understand that child baptism is very different from infant baptism. The Compass Church does not practice the tradition of Infant Baptism simply because it is not commanded or demonstrated in Scripture. Instead, we dedicate our babies. See Child Dedication for more information.
As your child grows in their knowledge of God and his plan for their life, their faith in Christ will become personal – apart from yours. For many, this happens during their pre-teen and teenage years. Baptism is the next step for those who have put their trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins and the leader of their lives. If your child is asking you about this important step in their spiritual journey, please contact Sandi Fiorello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 Sandi Fiorello at email@example.com
CompassKids loves our volunteers! We believe that God will use you to plant seeds of faith in the hearts of our children, but we also believe that God will use your faithful service to grow your own faith! We have opportunities for adults and youth. Contact Sandi Fiorello to learn more.
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.
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.
AWANA is a non-denominational ministry that is all about fun with a purpose - for kids to learn and know Christ!
Registration is now open for our 2017-18 season! Awana at the Hobson campus will run Wednesday evenings September 27 through April 18 from 6:30-8:15p. Our preschool Cubbies program ends at 8p. We will continue with our Grand Prix Pinewood derby and have lots of other fun surprises in store. We are expecting to reach capacity again in our Cubbies and Sparks programs, so register now using the link below.
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). Register to serve using this link.
CUBBIES (3YRS - 5YRS)
Games, puppets, crafts, and other activities transform our preschool program into a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.
SPARKS (KINDERGARTEN - 2ND GRADE)
Sparks club meetings combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement. The aim of the curriculum is to take youngsters a step deeper into God's Word.
TRUTH & TRAINING (3RD - 6TH GRADE)
T&T reflects the passion of AWANA to teach boys and girls the truth of God's Word and how to follow Christ in their daily lives.
Want to help children grow in their walks with Jesus? Awana Clubs for The Compass/Hobson Campus is looking for great volunteers to listen to children recite Bible verses, play games, help with administrative needs and more. Childcare will be provided to children of Awana volunteers (ages 2 & under). If you're interested in volunteering, click here. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Ministries at The Compass Church...
- A place to fall in love with Jesus
- A family to find your place
- A group to discover your purpose
- A life that is exciting
Come be a part of Journey (6th-8th grade) or High School Ministry (HSM) (9th-12th)
What to expect
Expect to come to a place of people who love Jesus, who care and encourage each other to seek after Jesus. We play games, go on retreats, open the Word of God together, pray together, worship together, serve along side one another and have fun. Life with Jesus is exciting and we want students to be excited about life with Jesus.
Journey Sunday (6th-8th grade)
Meets Sundays at 9:30a on the second floor of the 95th Campus.
Journey Midweek (6th-8th grade)
Meets Thursday nights, 6-7:30p in the Worship Center.
HSM Sunday (9th - 12th grade)
Meets Sunday mornings at 9:30a on the second floor of the 95th Campus for post sermon discussion.
HSM Midweek (9th - 12th grade)
Meets Thursday nights, 7:30-9p in the Worship Center.