Wheaton Campus

Service Times
Sat 6p | Sun 8:30 or 10:15a

Welcome to Wheaton!

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 Rick Pierson

Upcoming Events

WHTN - Hot Chocolate Night

Nov 16 • 7:30p

Join us for hot chocolate with your choice of toppings. Spend some time getting connected to others at our church.

WHTN - Playgroup

Nov 22 • 9:30-11a

Moms of infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children are warmly invited to attend the Wheaton Playgroup. We exist to create community for families of young children. A place for moms to engage and children to make friends! Bible-themed activities, playtime and snacks!

Morning gatherings the 2nd/4th Friday of the month from 9:30-11a

Church-wide - Kenya Trip Info Meeting

Nov 24 • 12:30-1p

We will be sending a team to work alongside Oasis for Orphans in July 2020. The team will be ministering to children at two of the homes Oasis runs, and also doing projects to support the work of Oasis. Come learn more about this opportunity!

Church-wide - Membership Class

Nov 24 • 10:45a

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. The first step is to pick up a Membership Packet at Compass Central. All campuses are invited to attend.

RSVP to membership@thecompass.net.

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Get Connected

New to the Compass Church?

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 classical on Sundays at 8:30a and contemporary on Saturdays at 6p and Sundays at 10:15a - all 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.


Discover The Compass

New to The Compass Church or want to learn more about us? Join us for a short meeting 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!

See our upcoming events page for the next "Discover The Compass"


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.

Rick Pierson
Campus Pastor &
Executive Director of CompassGlobal

Email

Join a Group

Find a Group

Adults

At The Compass Church we are committed to helping adults grow spiritually and relationally. There are two ways to do this at our Wheaton Campus, join a group or serve. 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

A place to connect with God and other peers. Shuttle van service is available to and from Wheaton College – Saga-O pick up at 8:15 & 10a, returns to the campus by 12p.
Contact: dgriffin@thecompass.net

Our Sunday morning groups are one component of our strategy to make adult disciples. They are great places for people to be equipped to be like Jesus as they do life together. In a Sunday group, you can expect there to be coffee, prayer, teaching and discussion about what it means to be like Christ. Groups run during one of our two Sunday morning services. People of all ages are welcome to attend wherever they connect with others. To locate a description of each Sunday group, click HERE or contact adultswheaton@thecompass.net for more information.

"Always Our Children" Support Group
A support group for parents of children living or considering an “alternative lifestyle.” No registration required. Childcare available $5 per child/session with advanced notice to carewheaton@thecompass.net.

Second Sunday
4-5p
Wheaton Campus Room: 205
Email Us

Anxiety & Depression Support Group
A support group for adults who deal with anxiety & depression led by Christian therapists. Each session will include time of sharing, prayer and learning practical skills. Childcare available $5 per child/session with advanced notice to carewheaton@thecompass.net.

1st Wed of month
7-8p
Wheaton Campus Room: 205
Email Us

Co-Dependency Support Group
A support group for individuals who feel they are co-dependent or in an unhealthy relationship. Each session, led by Christian therapists, will include a time to learn practical coping and proactive skills, sharing and prayer. No registration required. Childcare available $5 per child/session with advanced notice to carewheaton@thecompass.net.

2nd Wed of month
7-8p
Wheaton Campus Room: 205
Email Us

Family Circle
A support group for parents of children who have been or are living with mental health issues. Led by a Christian therapist, the group provides resources and tools for coming along side your child, and is a place to find support and encouragement. Childcare available $5 per child/session with advanced notice to carewheaton@thecompass.net.

4th Wed of month
7-8p
Wheaton Campus Room: 205
Email Us

A Shelter Support Group
A wellness group for individuals who have been or are in an unhealthy relationship, and are seeking support and tools to form healthy relationships. Group is led by domestic violence professionals from the Family Shelter Service and church lay members. Childcare available $5 per child/session with advanced notice to carewheaton@thecompass.net.

3rd Wed of month
7-8p
Wheaton Campus Room: 205
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Groups are communities of believers who meet regularly to study, fellowship and care for each other in various settings. Groups are foundational to the community experience at The Compass Church. We encourage every adult to be a part of a group outside of our weekend services. Groups are where we simply live and share life together while we apply God's word and give accountability to making it happen in our lives. We have groups for Men, Women, Families, and Young Adults. Whatever stage of life you are in, there's a group for you. Click HERE to find a group and select Wheaton Campus in the search.

Connecting with God, Connecting with Women
The Compass Church offers a number of opportunities for women to engage and live out our values. Whether it be a small group, community service team or a group who work with outreach programs, there's a place where you can have an impact and participate with the community of women at The Compass Church. Watch the website for regular events for women or contact us at womenswheaton@thecompass.net.

Men's Saturday Small Group
Join us each Saturday, from 7:30-9a. A new study begins every 8-10 weeks. For more information contact adultswheaton@thecompass.net.

Sat 7:30a
Room 205


Men's Wednesday Small Group
Join us each Wednesday for a study just for men. New study begins every 8-10 weeks. For more information, contact adultswheaton@thecompass.net.

Wed 6:30p
Room 205

Alice Fong
Director of Groups &
Care Ministries

Email


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
To Love Him More
So More Love Him.

In this kids’ 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: pioneergirlswheaton@thecompass.net.
For Delta Boys, contact: deltaboyswheaton@thecompass.net.

Registration
Pioneer Girls
Delta Boys

Download Paper Registration Form
After this form has been printed and filled out, please turn it into CompassKids Check-In.

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 kids parents as they lead)

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 Sue Myroup with questions at smyroup@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 Sue Myroup at smyroup@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 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.

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 smyroup@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!

Register Now!

Every Saturday beginning September 7 through April 25
6-7:30p
Wheaton Campus


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!


Registration

Online:
Register Here!

In Person:
Registration/Visitor Form
After this form has been printed and filled out, please turn it into CompassKids Check-In.


Get Involved

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 awanawheaton@thecompass.net


Subscribe Here to get the AWANA eNews


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 Sue Myroup to learn more.

Team Handbook Volunteer Application

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.

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.

Contact smyroup@thecompass.net

Sue Myroup
Director of CompassKids

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Sue Matson
Pioneer Clubs Director

Email


Curriculum

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

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

Register Now!

Every Saturday beginning Sep 22 through May 25
6 - 7:10p
Wheaton Campus


We believe that kids represent the greatest opportunity to make a long-term impact on our world for Christ. Our ministry creates a high-energy, fun, supportive environment where kids are reached with the gospel and learn to develop into long-term disciples. Awana is fun with a purpose - to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. It’s a wonderful way for a child to grow deeper in their faith and knowledge of God. Our Awana ministry offers different clubs depending upon the age of the children.

Puggles – designed for birth through 2 years old. The focus is on learning respect for God and His creation.

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 or Track 1 is if you're 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. Children can move to Track 2, where you can memorize more scripture, dig in to deeper Bible learning on your own at home and win awards.

Everyone starts with club bag and a book, uniforms are optional, but some kids like to wear them, and you can purchase them and also register HERE.


General Schedule and Room Assignments

5:50 - 6p: Drop-off
Sparks and T&T Gym
Puggles Rm 103
Cubbies Rm 105
6p: Start Time
7:10p: Pickup
Sparks Rm 111
T&T Rm 114
Puggles Rm 103
Cubbies Rm 105

Registration

Online:
Click on "Child Registration" on the sidebar

In Person:
Print out the "Registration/Visitor Form" on the sidebar, complete it and bring it with you on club night.


Get Involved

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 awanawheaton@thecompass.net

6th-8th grade

High School Ministry

Compass Students

Come be a part of Journey (6th-8th grade), 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

Sunday Connection - Journey (6th-8th Grade) & HSM (High School Ministry)

A community that practices faith in action through exploring next steps and serving in the church.

Sundays
8:30a
Room 206

Journey Service

A high-energy worship service for jr high students to experience the love and joy of Jesus through games, music, and a Bible message.

Saturdays
6p
Room 206

Questions? studentswheaton@thecompass.net

HSM Groups

High school students, join us for a night of fun and worship every Wednesday night. Grab your friends and start the school year off in HSM!

Weekly Wednesday
7p
Room 206

Questions? studentswheaton@thecompass.net


Dave Griffin
Associate Campus Pastor

Email

If you are interested in serving with CompassStudents, please fill out this SERVING INTEREST FORM.


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 Wheaton Campus Care Line at 331.204.6584 or email carewheaton@thecompass.net.


Support Groups

"Always our Children" Support Group

A support group for parents of children living or considering an “alternative lifestyle.” No registration required. Childcare available $5 per child/session with advanced notice to carewheaton@thecompass.net.

Second Sunday
4-5p
Wheaton Campus Room: 205
Email Us

Anxiety & Depression Support Group

A support group for adults who deal with anxiety & depression led by Christian therapists. Each session will include time of sharing, prayer and learning practical skills. Childcare available $5 per child/session with advanced notice to carewheaton@thecompass.net.

1st Wed of month
7-8p
Wheaton Campus Room: 205
Email Us

Co-Dependency Support Group

A support group for individuals who feel they are co-dependent or in an unhealthy relationship. Each session, led by Christian therapists, will include a time to learn practical coping and proactive skills, sharing and prayer. No registration required. Childcare available $5 per child/session with advanced notice to carewheaton@thecompass.net.

1st Wed of month
7-8p
Wheaton Campus Room: 205
Email Us

Family Circle

A support group for parents of children who have been or are living with mental health issues. Led by a Christian therapist, the group provides resources and tools for coming along side your child, and is a place to find support and encouragement. Childcare available $5 per child/session with advanced notice to carewheaton@thecompass.net.

4th Wed of month
7-8p
Wheaton Campus Room: 205
Email Us

A Shelter Support Group

A wellness group for individuals who have been or are in an unhealthy relationship, and are seeking support and tools to form healthy relationships. Group is led by domestic violence professionals from the Family Shelter Service and church lay members. Childcare available $5 per child/session with advanced notice to carewheaton@thecompass.net.

3rd Wed of month
7-8p
Wheaton Campus Room: 205
Email Us


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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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.