Bolingbrook Campus

Service Time
Sun 10:30a

Welcome to Bolingbrook!

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.

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Weekend Services

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 a visiting, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by.


Compass Central

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.


Children

We welcome you to visit our children's ministry and would be thrilled to have you be a 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 and helping them discover a God who is bigger and stronger than they can imagine and that He is active in their lives.


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."

Our Mission

To join parents on the journey of raising kids…
To Love Him More
So More Love Him.

Our Vision

To become a transformational children's ministry that God uses to raise up a generation of spiritual champions.

Our Values

As your partner we are committed to providing environments and people that live out the following values…

  1. We are Safe & Secure (We protect children from harm)
  2. We are Biblically Grounded (We love God and his word)
  3. We are Child Friendly (We love kids and having fun)
  4. We are Family Focused (We inspire, equip and support parents)
  5. We are Relationally Connected (We love & support one another)
  6. We are Livin' It! (We live what we teach as role models for kids)

Our Priorities

In order to fulfill 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)

Resources

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.
http://www.thecompass.net/ckparents

Child Dedication

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 Meredith Aldrin with questions at maldrin@thecompass.net.

Family Baptism

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 Meredith Aldrin at maldrin@thecompass.net.

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 service 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 to our CompassKids Check-in Desk. You'll be greeted by one of our Check-in Volunteers who will walk you through the quick and easy Check-in process. They will be happy to answer any questions you have and escort you and your children to their classrooms.

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 worship baggies for elementary aged children. These baggies can be picked up at the CompassKids Check-in Desk.

If you have any questions or concerns about your first visit, please don't hesitate to contact Meredith Aldrin

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 Meredith Aldrin at maldrin@thecompass.net 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. If your child has special needs, please let us know so that we can find the best way to include them and help them connect with one of our special needs buddies!

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 Meredith Aldrin with questions at maldrin@thecompass.net.

Meredith Aldrin
CompassKids Director

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Curriculum

All of our curriculum, along with videos and other resources is available via the link below.
Check it Out



Awana Clubs

AWANA is a non-denominational ministry that is all about fun with a purpose - for kids to learn and know Christ!

Registration

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.

REGISTER HERE

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.

REGISTER HERE



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.


Get Involved

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 awanahobson@thecompass.net

Students

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.

Adam Singleton
Pastor of Student Ministries

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Every Wednesday!

Join us every Wednesday for HSM and Journey from 6:45-8:45p. Come to eat and play, talk and pray!



Adults

At The Compass Church we are committed to helping adults grow spiritually and relationally. We believe that smaller communities are the perfect environment for facilitating spiritual growth, connection, engagement, and learning.

If you would like more information about how to connect with a group contact adultsbolingbrook@thecompass.net

Gerald Aloran
Pastor of Adults & Guest Services

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