Hobson Campus

Service Times
Sat 5p | Sun 9:15 or 11:15a

Welcome to Hobson!

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.


Welcome Video from Campus Pastor Ryan Worsley

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Weekend Services

First let us say welcome, we're glad you're here!
Most people check us out 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 and designed to focus our hearts toward God. Our teaching is Biblical, practical and relevant.

Once you've come a few times and it's starting to feel like home, we encourage all our attendees to get involved in a small or mid-sized group. We believe we were made for community. You can also check us out on social media to see what's going on and what it's like here.


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.


Discover The Compass

New to The Compass Church or want to learn more about us? Join us for an informal class and meal to learn more about The Compass Church - what we are all about, the ministries we offer, and ways you can connect. We look forward to meeting you! For more information or to register, contact discoverhobson@thecompass.net.


New Believer One:One Mentoring Program

Congratulations on making the best decision of your life -- your decision to begin following Jesus!

Now, what do you do? Are you curious to learn more about what the Bible says about authentically following Jesus? The Compass Church is here to help. If you are interested in beginning a friendship with a mature Christian, then please contact sgraber@thecompass.net. This mentor will help guide you toward finding answers to your questions. They can also help you discover the joys and adventures of loving and following Jesus. We are thrilled to see what God begins to do in and through you!


Children

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 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.

Our Toddler class is the first opportunity your child has to learn about the exciting stories and lessons from the Bible. There is lots of fun to be had with bubbles, blocks, books, balls, and a floor full of toys. They may be small, but they still get to hear the same Bible story that their older brother or sister is learning in the older classrooms. If your child needs you or cries for more than 10 minutes you will be notified via the side screens in the main service.

These classrooms are buzzing with activity! There are loads of toys, puzzles, balls, books and blocks for every child to explore. These little ones love the lively praise music and motions. Your child will experience an interactive, fun, and engaging lesson that walks through the Bible in chronological order. They learn the same lesson that is taught throughout CompassKids so we hope you find them talking to their older siblings about the Bible story. To top it all off, a toddler sized craft is completed and proudly taken home for display. Our 2 and 3-year-old teachers and caregivers provide plenty of loving one-on-one interaction. We can't wait to meet you.

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!

If you find that your child is a little wiggly or you just want to stay together as a family, 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.


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 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)

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

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 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 dhuffman@thecompass.net

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 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.

Child Registration   Order Supplies

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


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.



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 Dan Huffman to learn more.

Volunteer Application Family Handbook Team Handbook

We are delighted to welcome you and your family to The Compass Church. If your child requires the assistance of a Special Buddy, please contact Monika Wagner at mwagner@thecompass.net prior to your first visit to The Compass Church

Mission

Showing the love of Christ to people with special needs and their families, So that they may come to know the love of Christ themselves.

The priorities of our special needs ministry are:

  • To provide necessary support to all children and families with special needs in order for them to participate in CompassKids and other church events.
  • Include children with special needs in CompassKids and other church events along with their peers.
  • Provide other children and adults the opportunity to show Christ's love by serving alongside children that need support.
  • Show the love of Christ and present the message of salvation so that all can understand.

For more information about our Special Needs Ministry, contact: Monika Wagner, Special Needs Ministry Coordinator at mwagner@thecompass.net

Download Special Needs Inclusion Form

Saturday and Sunday Services

In order to offer the best experience for children with special needs, each Saturday and Sunday we offer our inclusion-style classrooms at all services. Children with special needs are paired with a special buddy who will assist them throughout the service. The Special Buddies work as a one-on-one aide to help guide students through that day's lesson. Special Buddies help with transitions, communication, and modifying curriculum.

AWANA

Special Buddies are also available for students with special needs who desire to participate in our Awana program

Support for Families

Parent Connection: Our Parent Connection group meets the first Thursday of every month at The Compass Church, Hobson Campus in the Family Room from 9:30-11:30 am

Sensory Room: A room for those who could benefit from a short break during services.

Buddy Break Respite Care: Join us on the second Friday of every month from 6-9p for our monthly Buddy Break- respite care for families of children with Special Needs. Contact Monika Wagner at mwagner@thecompass.net for more information.

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.

Register for the next Child Dedication Here

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 Dan Huffman at dhuffman@thecompass.net.

Dan Huffman
Pastor of CompassKids

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Curriculum

All of our curriculum, along with videos and other resources is available via the link below.
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Family Handbook

Our Family Handbook contains information on who we are, our philosophy of ministry, what we teach, how best to partner with us, along with important safety policies. Check it out.

Family Handbook

6th-8th grade

High School Ministry

Compass Students

Come be a part of Journey (6th-8th grade) or HSM (High School Ministry)...

  • 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

Journey

Life’s a journey and it’s better with friends. Journey is the name of our jr high ministry which takes place each Sunday evening throughout the school year from 6-8p. We start out with hang time in the UNDERGROUND (youth room) where we have all sorts of games and fun. There’s a large group program which is a mixture of teaching, games, singing and sometimes plain old silliness. We finish off the night in age & gender based small groups where we keep the conversation going, pray and care for one another. Each group is led by caring and equipped adults that are committed to the group throughout the year. Our hope is that together, our students learn to love Jesus and His church for a lifetime.

Sundays
6-8p
Hobson Campus Room: the UNDERGROUND (youth room)


HSM

We know being a student isn’t always easy. We want to help students to become a community of life transformation taking the hope of the gospel here, near and far. Sunday nights, HSM meets to help students connect with both God and other students. We listen to Biblical teaching and talk about topics relevant to high school students, we connect in small groups with each other and talk more about the topic of the evening, and we hang out and have fun. HSM exists to help high school students, grades 9-12, To Love Him More, So More Love Him. If you are in high school, join us Sunday nights and come see what we are all about!

Sundays
6-8p
Hobson Campus Room: the HUB

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. Join a group today and start your journey with like-minded individuals.

Find a Group

Being a young adult is a time in life when we're making important life decisions, establishing or figuring out our careers, developing significant relationships, and discovering the many joys and frustrations of being adults. Our Young Adult ministry is a place where singles 20-35 join with one another in their journeys of faith to Pursue Him, Serve one another, Connect in community and Reach our world. We do this through small group gatherings, social events and service opportunities. For info, contact youngadultshobson@thecompass.net.

The Singles 35+ Ministry offers small and large group opportunities for single adults. We seek to build and strengthen healthy Christian relationships and create a strong community through Bible study, group activities, prayer and community service projects. God's love and guidance are awesome and apply to all of us, whether we are divorced, have never been married, have children, or are a widow or widower. We look forward to getting to know you! Small groups meet Monday nights at the Hobson campus. Childcare available. Other groups meet throughout the week. Search for open small groups online or stop by Compass Central on the weekends. For info, email singles35+hobson@thecompass.net.

The Middle Married Ministry at The Compass Church is for couples who are in the middle years of their marriage. Many have active kids and teenagers all the way through empty nesters. We encourage you to get involved in a Middle Marrieds small group. These groups meet on a regular basis to encourage their members' spiritual growth while sharing in different seasons of life together. Spending time with other couples 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 marriage. Search for open small groups online or stop by Compass Central on the weekends. For info, email middlemarriedshobson@thecompass.net.

Looking to connect with other couples? We have several small groups designed around this life stage. Young Married small groups meet throughout the week. Search for open small groups online or stop by Compass Central on the weekends. For info, youngmarriedshobson@thecompass.net.

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 Hobson 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, momshobson@thecompass.net.


MOMent
Join other moms of elementary and junior high kids on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month for study in the Word and fellowship with other moms in the same season of parenting. We will study the book "The TechWise Family" by Andy Crouch while discussing practical tips on how to make mom life easier.

1st & 3rd Tue of the month beginning Sep 17
9:30-11a
Room S102

Register Here

Moms and Mentors
Join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month as we cover "Moms Connect: A Year of Blessings." Our mentor led group will be studying the Bible, sharing faith and fellowship in small groups with other moms.

2nd & 4th Tue of the month beginning Sep 24
9:15-11:15a
the HUB

Register Here

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, womenshobson@thecompass.net.

The college years bring new opportunities and adventures. Our goal is to grow in the depth of our relationships, with Jesus and with others. We provide a place for college students to gather in small groups to have honest conversations about life, faith, and who Jesus is, along with opportunities to connect with others through larger group outings. For info, email collegehobson@thecompass.net

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. 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 menshobson@thecompass.net.

The Compass Church offers a number of international friendly small groups. Native-speaking small group and mixed international groups can make your group feel even more like being part of a family. Search our international groups online. For info, contact internationalshobson@thecompass.net.

The Senior Adults Ministry at The Compass Church is open to all. Small groups meet during the week. Additionally, a group of single and married senior adults gathers together every Sunday for community, live teaching from the Bible and worship. This Sunday morning gathering is called Growing in Grace, and we meet at 10:30a Sundays in Hobson S102. Socials throughout the year provide opportunities to get together and have fun. For more info, email seniorshobson@thecompass.net.

The Cross-Generational Ministry at The Compass Church spans all ages and stages of life. We are excited to be a community that offers a place for everyone - single or married, with or without children, young or older! Small groups meet throughout the week and place importance on both BIble study and fellowship. Check out a group to deepen friendships with fellow believers and deepen your knowledge and faith in God. For info, email crossgenhobson@thecompass.net.

Congratulations on making the best decision of your life -- your decision to begin following Jesus!

Now, what do you do? Are you curious to learn more about what the Bible says about authentically following Jesus? The Compass Church is here to help. If you are interested in beginning a friendship with a mature Christian, then please contact jsteiner@thecompass.net. This mentor will help guide you toward finding answers to your questions. They can also help you discover the joys and adventures of loving and following Jesus. We are thrilled to see what God begins to do in and through you!

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Community Impact

Community Impact provides the people of the Hobson Campus with opportunities to love our neighbors. We are focused on three areas:

Neighbors In Need

Have you ever felt stuck, trapped, or alone? Are you eager for change, or desiring to have supportive people in your life who understand what you’re going through? If the answer is "yes," please join us at The Gathering.

The Gathering is a supportive and courageous community designed to help people grow in their ability to lead positive change for themselves and their families.

The Gathering meets most Thursday nights throughout the 2019-2020 school year, starting October 17. This loving, judgement-free community is made up of diverse individuals open to exploring what keeps them “stuck.” We’ll have dinner together and experience interactive learning tools designed to equip members to lead positive change in work, finances, and relationships. Dinner and childcare are provided.

We are looking for community members who are:

  • Living in the surrounding community
  • Able to dedicate time to leading positive change for themselves and their families
  • Representing diversity of income, work backgrounds, family mix, ethnicity, stage of life, etc., with priority given to parents earning below a living wage
  • Open to exploring the presence and guidance of a loving God

For more information, contact thegathering@thecompass.net.

SCHEDULE FOR THE GATHERING
The Gathering: Session 1 (6 weeks) (Register HERE)
Saturday, October 12 from 8a-4:30p
(breakfast and lunch will be served; however, there is no childcare)
Thursday, October 17 & 24 from 6-8:30p
Thursday, November 7, 14 & 21 from 6-8:30p
Thursday, December 5 from 6-8:30p
(dinner and childcare are provided for these 6 Thursdays)

The Gathering: Session 2 (7 weeks)
Thursday, December 12 & 19
Thursday, January 9, 16, 23 & 30
Thursday, February 6

The Gathering: Session 3 (13 weeks) -- Financial Focus
Thursday, February 13, 20 & 27
Thursday, March 5, 12, 19 & 26
Thursday, April 9, 16, 23 & 30
Thursday, May 7 & 14

Positions Available
Community Members: Fully participates as a member of the community and prepares to be both a giver and receiver, inviting God to lead in the change process; helps create a culture of courage, grace, and support; attends every Thursday evening per the schedule. Email thegathering@thecompass.net.
Dinner Team Leader: Develops and facilitates a plan to engage small groups in providing weekly dinners, including the serving of dinner, as well as coordinating donations from local restaurants or organizations. Email thegathering@thecompass.net.
Dinner Provider: Plans, prepares, and sets up dinner for all community members and their children (approx 40-50 people) for just ONE of the 26 weeks. This is a great opportunity to enlist the help of your small group or neighbors. Email thegathering@thecompass.net.
Hospitality/Greeter Team Leader: Develops and trains a team of volunteers to welcome, greet and register Community Members as they arrive; carries the culture of The Gathering and implements decor and ambiance. Email thegathering@thecompass.net.


SERVANT RESPONSE TEAM (SRT)
There are hundreds of organizations providing support to the over 47,000 people living in poverty in our surrounding communities. Through the Servant Response Team (SRT), The Compass Church desires to come alongside organizations to help provide for the needs of the people they serve. The SRT is made up of individuals from our church who desire to demonstrate compassion through tangible acts of service to neighbors in need. A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION including background check, an ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT, and COMMUNITY IMPACT TRAINING are required.

If you'd like more information or would like to get involved, please email servantresponseteamhobson@thecompass.net.


GARDEN TEAM
This is a great first-time serve opportunity for those new to Community Impact! The Hobson Campus has a 750 sq ft community garden located at Mondelez just west of Ogden Ave on Jefferson Ave in Naperville. We’re looking for families, teens and small groups to cultivate, water, weed, harvest and deliver our fresh-grown produce to the West Suburban Community Pantry, located just a 1.25 miles east of the Hobson Campus. An ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT is required for this serve.

To sign up for a shift, go to thecompass.net/garden. For questions, to verify if you have a hold harmless waiver on file, or to submit a completed and signed waiver, email communityimpacthobson@thecompass.net.

Weekly Mon | 9-11a
Weekly Tue | 5-7p
Weekly Thu | 9-11a
Weekly Sat | 9-11a


KIDS HOPE
The Hobson Campus partners with Kids Hope USA to recruit, interview, train, and send loving individuals into local schools to mentor at-risk students. Hobson Campus has Kids Hope programs at Puffer Elementary School in Downers Grove and Scott Elementary School in Naperville. Mentors meet with a child one-on-one for one hour each week during the student’s lunch hour. Mentors build positive and encouraging relationships with a child by working on school-related projects, reading, or playing a game together. The following is required in order to serve with Kids Hope USA:

For more information, email: communityimpacthobson@thecompass.net.


Families Facing Homelessness

There are 361 families facing homelessness in six neighboring school districts. Homelessness looks less like living on the streets and more like sleeping on a friend’s couch, or nightly moving from PADS shelter to PADS shelter, or renting a hotel room from week-to-week, or even living out of a car. In partnership with local schools and homeless organizations, our church would like to see families move into affordable, long-term housing sooner and receive the services necessary to help them break out of the cycle of poverty.

HESED HOUSE 3RD WEDNESDAY DINNER TEAM
If you would like more information or to sign up to serve, click HERE. A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION including background check, an ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and COMMUNITY IMPACT TRAINING are required.

HESED HOUSE 4TH TUESDAY DINNER TEAM
If you would like more information or to sign up to serve, click HERE. A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION including background check, an ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and COMMUNITY IMPACT TRAINING are required.


Students Under Stress

Students are the top concern in our community. With an increase in the amount of pressure to perform, students are reporting record levels of stress, which leads to heightened levels of anxiety, depression, and drug usage. When you add the influence of social media to an already fragile state-of-mind, coping and resiliency skills plummet and thoughts of hopelessness and suicidal ideations increase. Our church wants students in our community know that we love and care about them.
For more information, email studentsunderstress@thecompass.net.

No events scheduled at this time. Please check back soon.


NIGHT TO SHINE 2020
The Compass Church is proud to once again be an official host site for Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. The event will be hosted by over 650 churches around the world simultaneously on Friday, February 7, 2020. This year we’ll have over 100 spots open to Honored Guests (registration for Guests will open in December).

There are approximately 320 volunteer positions available for this special night. To volunteer, please click HERE.

Contact: nighttoshine@thecompass.net


GIFTMART 2019
Christmas is coming early this year as we prepare for Giftmart in July & August, and we'd love your help getting ready!

The Compass Church’s Hobson Campus is partnering with Giftmart, a reimagined holiday shop that provides an opportunity for under-resourced families in our community to buy toys for their children in a dignified manner. This year, with your love and assistance, we are creating and hosting a Giftmart at Scott Elementary School, located just two miles from our campus, for families from Scott, Naper, and Ellsworth schools. The $2 per gift purchase price will be donated to the school’s education fund.

There are two ways to get involved with Giftmart:
1. Sign up to volunteer. There are opportunities for approximately 100 people to serve at this year’s Giftmart. You can serve in advance by crocheting beanie hats, assembling a special gift for each family, or putting together the snacks and crafts for the childcare area. Or, you can serve the night before or day of Giftmart. Sign up to volunteer HERE.
If you are currently screened and background checked to serve with children/youth and are interested in serving on the Kids Team at Giftmart, please email giftmarthobson@thecompass.net.

2. Purchase toys. Our goal is to collect 1,200 toys this year. We’ve created an Amazon Wish List for your convenience HERE. Or, please print out our toy list HERE.


HOW TO GET STARTED WITH COMMUNITY IMPACT
There are thousands of people living within a 10-mile radius of the Hobson Campus that are experiencing trauma or hard times. In our affluent communities, trauma, poverty, and homelessness can be difficult to detect. The Compass Church's mission is to take the hope of the gospel here, near, and far. Community Impact focuses on the HERE. So, if you'd like to join a team of people ready to impact our community with the love of Jesus, please take the FIRST STEP, and join us at our next Community Impact Training event. This training will help challenge our assumptions about serving those in need and help us learn new ways to better understand and serve those living in material, social, and emotional poverty contexts.

Join us for our upcoming Community Impact Training date:

Next training date to come.

For more information, contact communityimpacthobson@thecompass.net

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CARE

Let's face it. Sometimes life is just plain hard. The Compass Church is here to help and support you through challenging times in your life. Our campus staff is available to provide prayer, emotional support, spiritual counseling and financial assistance.

If you need assistance, please call the Hobson Campus Care Line at 331.204.6583 or email carehobson@thecompass.net.


Support Groups

Celebrate Recovery

A support group addressing hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Enter through Door #18. No registration required.

Agenda
7p Music & Teaching
8:45p Dessert/Social Time

Weekly Tue
7-9p
Hobson Campus Room: the HUB
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Divorce Care

A friendly, caring group for individuals going through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Register online.

Weekly Tue | Sep 10-Dec 17, 2019
7-9p
Hobson Campus Room: M102
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Family to Family Class (NAMI)

An education support group for adult family members (18+) who have loved ones (18+) with a mental illness. For more information or to register, contact supportgroupshobson@thecompass.net.

Weekly Tue | Sep 10-Nov 26, 2019
7-9p
Hobson Campus Room: S101
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Foster Family Support Group

This group is designed to support and educate the entire family. Childcare and dinner provided.

1st Tue of month
5:30-7:30p
Hobson Campus Family Room
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PATH (Job Loss & Career Transition)

A support group for unemployed and those in career transition. No registration required.

2nd/4th Tue Monthly
7-8:30p
Hobson Campus Room: the HUB
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For information on additional Support groups and classes, click HERE.


Congregational Care

Assistance Fund

The Compass Church Assistance Fund exists to assist members and regular attenders facing an emergency financial crisis. It also supports local organizations providing assistance in our community. The fund is managed by the Assistance Team who is appointed by and serves under the guidance of the Elder Board. Applications for Assistance are available at Compass Central or the main office at each campus.

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Stephen Ministries - Hobson Campus

A Stephen Minister is trained to provide quality, one-to-one care to individuals experiencing a variety of life crisis issues. Meetings generally are one hour per week for up to a year.

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Weddings

Download both our Wedding Guidelines and Wedding Application to learn about the next steps to getting married at The Compass Church.


Funerals

Contact your campus pastor for more information.