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 options to stay connected online. Follow our Student Ministry on Instagram and Facebook, or you can also sign up for our monthly parent newsletter!
Hot sun, cool swimming pool, hot dogs on the BBQ… all signs of a great summer! We have two more opportunities to kick back and hang out with friends this summer at Compass Students. Catching up with old friends or making new ones, these are great events to bring a friend and have some fun outside of the regular routines of summer time. Oh, and did we say these are free!
Senior High: Wednesday, July 24 at 7pm
Junior and Senior High: Wednesday, August 29 at 7pm
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).
For more information, contact Rod Vis here.
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 travelled 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 more on the blog from the 2019 team here. Below is just a few of our favourite pictures from that week.
Senior High Missions
Students in high school travell 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. Below are a few of our favorite pictures from the 2019 DR Experience.
This year, the team will fly out on March 13 and return on March 21, 2020. Applications will be posted soon.
You can read some of the 2019 Team’s daily experiences on the Mission Blog page.
Young Adults Missions
In 2019, we offered our first Young Adult focused mission experience! It was such a great time of challenge and growth for everyone involved. In 2020 we plan to offer this experience once again. Stay tuned for more information coming this fall.
Possible dates: May 3-10, 2020
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 - 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!