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.
NEW EVENT for JUNIOR HIGH
On Tuesday, October 22, we will be meeting at Sweet Peas Pumpkinfest (we will not meet at the church first).
Cost is $8/student and includes a pumpkin. This is just a fun night and great opportunity to bring a friend. Compass Students has rented out all of Sweet Peas and students can spend their time in the corn maze, drift trikes, giant slide, scare trail, goats & pigs and more. See you Tuesday!
The address to Sweet Peas is here. There is no early sign up, just come out and pay the $8 when you arrive.
** Because this is a last minute change to the student calendar, please help us get the word out and share this change with any families who normally attend on Tuesday. Thank you!
Senior High Fall Retreat
Who doesn’t love the Muskoka’s in the fall?! We’re going back to Kwasind in October to enjoy the amazing fall colors and just relax. This weekend is filled with some chill times with good friends while we enjoy all that Kwasind has to offer. Whether its time in a canoe, playing a bit of ball or conversations around the campfire (or sauna!), this is simply a great weekend away with friends.
When: October 18-20
Where: Camp Kwasind (Utterson)
Who: High School Students
Cost: $140/person (subsidies available upon request)
Trick or Treat for Hope 2019
Last year, Compass Students raised over 515 lbs of food on Halloween night in the Rolling Hills area. This year, we’re going to 2 subdivisions in the Orangeville area with a goal to raise over 1,000 lbs of food for the food bank! It’s going to be amazing!
Trick or Treat for Hope is for students in Junior High, Senior High and Young Adults. What we do is go door to door on Halloween Night to collect non-perishable food for the food bank… it’s that simple! You’re allowed to dress up if you like (but not a requirement), we only ask that you avoid costumes that depict something evil.
We’ll have 2 homes to act as meeting places in the subdivisions that we’ll be going door to door at. When you register, you will receive the needed information.
See you on Thursday, Oct 31st!
2020 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 as 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 personal 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 2020, we have two student mission’s experiences taking place during the March Break.
Junior High Missions
Grade 6 to 8 students will travel to Windsor, Ontario to lead a March Break camp at Ambassador Baptist Church in the mornings and spent their afternoons volunteering or learning from various ministries in the area.
This year, the team will be leaving on March 14 and returning on March 21, 2020. Application will be opening soon.
You can read about the experiences from the 2019 team on the Mission Blog page.
** Applications coming soon
Senior High Missions
Students in high school travel to Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic to work with the Lighthouse Projects. While there, they help with a variety of construction projects and lead several camp style ministry opportunities in the community and local church.
This year, the team will fly out on March 13 and return on March 21, 2020. Applications closed, but you can still apply and be on the waitlist. Applications can be found here.
You can read some of the 2019 Team’s daily experiences on the Mission Blog page.
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).
Registration for DIAL is now closed for 2019-2020.
For more information, contact Rod Vis 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 sermon/message.
Junior High - Tuesdays from 7-8:30pm
Beginning on Tuesday, September 10th, 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 (links for each are at the top of this page).
Senior High - Wednesdays from 7-8:45pm
Beginning on Wednesday, September 11th, we will be meeting each week. Similar to the Junior High, 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 (links for each are at the top of this page).
Game Night in Shelburne - Thursdays from 7-8:30pm
New for 2019/2020, we will be meeting weekly in Shelburne. This is open to everyone in grade 6 to 12 and we’ll meet at The Door in Shelburne (Unit 103, 167 Main Street West, look for the Compass Students Flags). Similar to our Orangeville site, our evening will have 3 parts; games/hang out, teaching and small groups. These are great (and free) evenings to bring a friend. Follow us on social media or sign up for the month parent newsletter (links are at the top of this page).