serving our friends around the country

The Compass Church seeks to serve the Church around the country through CompassNational
in areas such as:
EFCA Engagement
Networking with Other Churches
Training Senior Pastors
Helping Ethnic Churches
Helping New Churches Start
Supporting Faith-Based Non-Profits
Supporting Collegiate Ministries
Prison Ministry Opportunities

Short-Term Mission Trips

Interested in an upcoming mission trip?
Click the button below for information.
Mission Trips

EFCA Engagement

The Compass Church is part of an association of churches that make up the Evangelical Free Church of America. Nationally, the EFCA serves about 1,400 churches. Regionally (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio), it serves about 200 of those churches. To learn more about the EFCA, click HERE. To learn more about the Great Lakes District, click HERE.

Helping New Churches Start

CompassNational is helping to plant The Garden Church in Chicago, led by Church Planting Pastor Ron Childers.

I believe that God has led me here and called us together as
The Garden Church, Chicago for such a time as this. –Ron Childers
Ron's Testimony Why Chicago? Why You?

Interested in Serving?

Pastor Ron Childers has been prayerfully working to plant The Garden Church in Chicago. Soon, there will be opportunities for us to help. We might need to deep clean spaces that will be used by the church, do general landscaping, painting, light construction, and more. We are also looking for volunteers with expertise in specific areas: legal, marketing, social media, administration.

Other CompassNational Partners may also need help! Sign up below, and we will notify you with volunteer opportunities as they arise.

Intern Program

Each year, CompassNational welcomes a cohort of Interns who serve in multiple areas of The Compass Church across our Campuses. We are investing in future leaders of the Church in the United States, and around the world by offering them ministry experience, mentoring, and leadership skills.

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Interested in being an Intern at The Compass Church? Let us know, and we will send you an email when we post the openings for our next Intern Cohort!

Click here to fill out the Intern Program Form.

Prison Ministry

CompassNational has an ongoing partnership with Sheridan Correctional Center in Sheridan, Illinois. Over 100 inmates meet every Saturday to worship and for video teaching from Jeff Griffin. Volunteers are needed to attend the three Saturday services under the guidance of the Prison Chaplain.

Click here to fill out the Prison Ministry Opportunities Form.

National Partnerships

Prayer for our Missionaries

Prayer is their number one request. Sign up to be added to one or several of our missionaries' prayer newsletters.

Stories From The Field

Click the button below to read the latest from our Partners.

Pray For The World

There are always new things to pray for the world. How can we know what is currently happening spiritually around the world? Find out on Prayercast.

Where is the gospel spreading quickly? Where is there strong resistance? Learn more at Stratus.



Want to Learn More?

Click HERE for a PDF of our annual Here, Near and Far Report about our Global, National, and Community-Based Ministry Partnerships.

Here, Near & Far 2022

Here, Near and Far Report

Click HERE to download the report.
Click HERE to download the report in Spanish.