Welcome to Compass Students!
We have a lot of information below, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can email Rod, our Director of Student Ministry. We also have a few other options to stay connected online. Follow our Student Ministry on Instagram and Facebook, or you can also sign up for our monthly parent newsletter!
Centre Court Event
Junior and Senior High – Toronto Raptors vs the Charlotte Hornets
Centre Court is an unforgettable experience that gives youth a chance to do something with their friends that they don’t normally get to do. Students can invite their unchurched friends to a neutral environment where they will enjoy a Raptors game and then a post-game rally at courtside featuring games, spiritual insights from a player, lots of prizes and a chance to step onto the court.
This year we will witness the Toronto Raptors take on the Charlotte Hornets March 24, 2019 at 6:00pm.
We also have a new registration system that we’re confident you’ll love! We’ll be using it for all Compass Students events, so you’ll only need to enter your information once (we know, we’re excited too!).
This event is currently sold out, but you can join the waitlist by clicking below. If you have any questions, you can email Rod Vis.
2019 Mission Experiences
We are strong believers in the value and life long impact Short Term Missions Experiences can have on a person. One of our goals is to participate in the transformation of a community for the Kingdom. While on mission, we are able to work towards the goal of transformation by building relationships, working side by side with locals and supporting Kingdom work with our resources. However, something almost more profound also happens to the team that goes. People consistently comment how they wonder, after spending time on mission, who was blessed more.
While serving we;
Live in community together. Eat, play, work, and sometimes even cry together. When living in close community each day we learn to work with conflict and grow in team that leads to growth.
Worship and learn biblical truths daily. Whether we are singing, reading scripture or discussing deep issues like systematic injustice in our broken world, teams marinate in Kingdom thinking each day they are away from home.
Work and play outside our comfort zones. Whether teams are leading a game in a foreign language or working alongside locals to build something, they are often called out of their comfortable places to participate in ministry work. Most times, people are surprised at what they can accomplish too!
A break from technology. More and more this is becoming a valuable bonus on mission’s experiences. We are so programmed to need our tech that we often don’t realize that it owns us instead. Experiencing missions allows us to take a deep breath away from our tech to focus on the people around us, and it is always good!
In 2019, we will have two mission’s experiences taking place during the March Break.
Junior High: Grade 6 to 8 students are invited to sign up as we return to the Windsor community to work with Ambassador Baptist Church and the downtown Collaborative. Details are still being finalized, but we will likely be leading a children’s camp and helping with a variety of work projects. We are no longer taking applications for this team.
Approx. dates: March 9-16, 2019
Senior High: Students in high school are invited to join the team going to Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic to work with the Lighthouse Projects. The details are still being finalized, but one of the potential goals will be to partner with the local church with ongoing work in the community. This will likely include some construction work for a new school and ministry opportunities with children in the area. Applications for this experience are now closed. To get more information, contact Rod (Student Ministry) or Don (Global Ministry)
Dates: March 8-15, 2019
Young Adults: We excited to announce that we will be offering a Young Adult trip to Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic to partner with the Lighthouse Projects. This experience is now full, but if you’r like to be added to a wait list, contact Rod
Approx. dates: May 3-10, 2019
*** While we are no longer adding to these teams, we want to invite you to be praying for the students and leaders and if you’d like to support one of the teams or individuals, you can click here to go to our online giving page to donate. Just select missions from the list of option and email Rod Vis so we can ensure the donation goes to the right place. Thank you!
Compass D.I.A.L. (Student Leadership)
This leadership development ministry of Compass Students is designed with the hope that we can disciple individuals who will stay connected and routed in God’s word and grow as leaders in the church, their school and our community.
D.I.A.L. is made up of three equally important parts:
Monthly meals/meetings to learn and be challenged.
Mentorship that is one on one and intentional.
Serving is one of the best ways to put into practice what we learn.
Students wishing to apply for D.I.A.L. must be in grade 10, 11 or 12, be willing to commit to the monthly meetings, connect with their mentor, read assigned books and serve in one of the approved areas. The cost to cover things like the monthly meals and resources is $150/student (subsidies and payment plans are available).
We are full for the 2018/19 ministry year. If you’d like more information for next year, contact Rod Vis or get more info here.
Our Regular schedule
Sunday Classes for Junior High (Grades 6-8)
Junior High classes are offered at both locations most Sundays. Our teachers engage students with biblical truths designed to invite them into the larger narrative of who God designed us to be in Christ. We are currently using the Orange curriculum to guide our conversations on Sundays.
If you're new to Compass, your daughter/son will join you to start the service and, when there are classes, students will be dismissed with a message on the screen before the message.
Junior High - Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm
Beginning on Tuesday, January 8th, we will be meeting each week. These evenings include; group games and/or free time, large group teaching and we finish the night with small group discussions. Get more information with our monthly parent emails or follow us on social media, the links for each are at the top of this page.
Senior High - Wednesdays from 7-8:45pm
Beginning on Wednesday, January 16th, we will be meeting each week. Similar to the Junior High, each week we enjoy games and/or free time, large group teaching and we finish the night with small group discussions. Get more information with our monthly parent emails or follow us on social media, the links for each are at the top of this page.
Game Night in Shelburne - Last Thursday of Each Month
Open to everyone in grade 6 to 12, we meet at The Door in Shelburne for a fun night of games. This is a great (and free) evening to bring a friend. We try to theme each month and in the past we’ve done scavenger hunts, Orange night (all games involved something orange) and a Christmas themed Minute to Win it style game night. Always fun. Always snacks and always a great place to bring a friend!