AUG REOPENING UPDATE




May 18, 2020

Update From Jeff



May 1, 2020

Hello Compass Church Family,

Here is our latest update for The Compass Church. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any campus for any specific information.

  • Events at all four of our campuses have been canceled through May 30.
  • Weekend services will be streamed at live.thecompass.net. We will have live chat and prayer available on Saturdays at 5p and Sundays at 9:15 & 11:15a, the service will be played on-demand after 1p and available throughout the week.
  • The messages are translated into Spanish and are available HERE.
  • Have you heard that our Rise Up project continues, including weekly prayer meetings? Find out more information HERE.
  • Have you picked your Praying For Our Community posters to hang in your window? They are outside each main building entrance door for self-pickup.
  • We are posting CompassKids materials on our website each week HERE.
  • We have also started a CompassStudents YouTube channel so our students will have access to devotions and more from our Student Pastors HERE.
  • Join us for Midweek at The Compass on Facebook Live. It is a 20-minute service on Wednesdays at 6:15p. Check it out HERE!
  • Submit your prayer requests to us HERE. 
  • If you need assistance or want to help those in need, visit our website HERE.

We are here for you and our community, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to come along side of you.

The Compass Church Leadership



Hello Compass Church Family,

We wanted to give you a bit of encouragement since we have been social distancing for a while now. Please enjoy listening to our cell phone choir.

We are praying for you! We know this is a season of new routines for all of us, and yet we know God is our Rock and we can rely on Him during these uncertain times.

  • Events at all four of our campuses have been canceled through April 30.
  • Weekend services will be streamed at live.thecompass.net. We will have live chat and prayer available on Saturdays at 5p and Sundays at 9:15 & 11:15a, the service will be played on-demand after 1p and available throughout the week.
  • Have you picked your Praying For Our Community posters to hang in your window? They are outside each main building entrance door for self-pickup.
  • We are posting CompassKids materials on our website each week HERE.
  • We have also started a CompassStudents YouTube channel so our students will have access to devotions and more from our Student Pastors HERE.
  • Our "When You Fear" Bible reading plan can be found on our website (HERE) and The Compass Church app to help us all continue to Pursue Him Daily.
  • Join us for Midweek at The Compass on Facebook Live. It is a 20-minute service on Wednesdays at 6:15p. Check it out HERE!
  • Submit your prayer requests to us HERE. 
  • If you need assistance or want to help those in need, visit our website HERE.

Thank you for being "the Church" outside of the church walls during this time! We look forward to many shared faith experiences in the days ahead!

The Compass Church Leadership




Hello Compass Church Family,

We are praying for you! We know this has turned into a season of new routines for all of us, and yet we know God is our Rock and we can rely on Him during these uncertain times.

  • Events at all four of our campuses have been canceled through April 30.
  • Check out what's happening for Good Friday and our Easter services HERE.
  • We will LiveStream our weekend service beginning this Saturday at 5p, and available any time after that at live.thecompass.net.
  • We will have live chat available on Saturday from 5p and Sunday 9:15a, can't wait to talk to you!
  • We are posting Jeff's weekly messages translated into Spanish on our Bolingbrook Campus Spanish page of the website HERE.
  • Have you picked your Praying For Our Community posters to hang in your window? They are outside each main building entrance door for self-pickup.
  • We are posting CompassKids materials on our website each week HERE.
  • We have also started a CompassStudents YouTube channel so our students will have access to devotions and more from our Student Pastors HERE.
  • Our Easter daily Bible devotional can be found on our website (HERE) and The Compass Church app to help us all continue to Pursue Him Daily.
  • We have launched Midweek at The Compass on Facebook Live. It is a 20-minute service on Wednesdays at 6:15p. Check it out HERE!
  • Submit your prayer requests to us HERE. 
  • Need assistance or want to help those in need visit our website HERE.

Thank you for being "the Church" outside of the church walls during this time! We look forward to many shared faith experiences in the days ahead!

The Compass Church Leadership



Hello Compass Church Family,

We are praying for you! We know this has turned into a season of new routines for all of us, and yet we know God is our Rock and we can rely on Him during these uncertain times.

  • Events at all four of our campuses have been canceled through April 7 (date changed from original letter due to Governor Pritzker's most recent announcement).
  • Each Campus Pastor will be sharing soon about alternative ways for us to remain connected as a church family.
  • We will LiveStream our weekend service beginning this Saturday at 5p, and available any time after that at live.thecompass.net.
  • We will have live chat available on Saturday from 5p-6:30p and can't wait to talk to you!
  • We are posting Jeff's weekly messages translated into Spanish on our Bolingbrook Campus Spanish website HERE.
  • We are posting CompassKids materials on our website each week HERE.
  • We have also started a CompassStudents YouTube channel so our students will have access to devotions and more from our Student Pastors HERE.
  • Next week we are launching a daily Bible devotional that you will find on our Website (HERE) and App to help us all continue to Pursue Him Daily.
  • We will also be launching a Facebook Live midweek 20-minute Service next Wednesday. Watch our Facebook page for more info soon!
  • Submit your prayer requests to us (HERE) or contact us through a Care Line (HERE).

Thank you for being "the Church" outside of the church walls during this time! We look forward to many shared faith experiences in the days ahead!

The Compass Church Leadership



Dear Compass Church Family,

In these crazy times we are so glad that Jesus brings a peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). We are praying that everyone in The Compass Church would sense the Lord’s presence, love and peace in the coming days.

Yesterday’s email was written prior to our Governor’s announcement. As we have processed his recommendations, we have decided upon a significantly altered plan. We will not be holding our worship services at our four campuses this weekend and going forward until we determine gathering is safe and appropriate. Instead, we would like to invite everyone to worship with us in your homes via live.thecompass.net.

You will be able to watch this complete worship service online starting at 5p on Saturday night. It will be available, live and thereafter for a week, for you to watch with your family, friends or small group. We will have sermon-based Bible study questions available through our website for processing or discussion.

Starting this weekend, we will also be switching to a new teaching series called Weathering The Storm. We are changing to this new sermon content because we really want to minister to you and yours during this unprecedented season of uncertainty! Please consider forwarding the link to our service to friends and family that may need to hear these timely messages.

Additionally, CompassKids materials for families will be made available on our website HERE. We want to come alongside families as you process all this together.

We will also be canceling various gatherings this week at our campuses including CompassKids, CompassStudents and weekend Adult Ministries. We will keep our website updated with the latest on the status of ministry events.

The Lord promises that He is committed to bringing good out of our most difficult trials (Romans 8:28). Join us in praying that the present hardship facing our world will be used by God to reach many people with the transforming message of Jesus Christ here, near and far.

Standing with Him,
The Compass Church Leadership

Dear Compass Church Family,

Blessings to you all during these strange days with the Coronavirus (Covid-19). May the Lord grant us wisdom as a church family during these trying times. We're reminded of this faith-growth advice from the Apostle James: "You know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you." (James 1:3-5) May the Lord lead us all as a church family together!

With the increasing awareness and public concerns regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that we are carefully monitoring this situation and taking a proactive approach to ensure our campuses are clean, safe and that your well-being matters to us.

At all four of our Compass Church locations, we are intentional about providing clean and safe experiences. We have already enhanced our cleaning procedures. This includes comprehensive cleanings of all restrooms and high touch surfaces throughout the buildings including seats, doorknobs, faucets, handrails, toys, etc.

We will be performing ongoing cleaning during and between weekend worship services. Our CompassKids classrooms and toys are disinfected after each service time by our staff and volunteers at every campus. We also provide hand sanitizers and facial tissues in visible locations throughout our various buildings.

We are taking additional steps this coming weekend by not passing our offering containers (we will have baskets for offering at the back of the room or you can participate in online giving HERE). We are also minimizing additional points of physical contact and we will be modifying the use of touchscreens for check-in, in order to also reduce these touch points.

Additionally, we have an online Live Steam option from our Hobson Campus worship service location. Accessible through our website homepage, you can join our worship services live (Saturday 5p, Sunday 9:15 and 11:15a) or can watch them in-full for an entire week following from this same site. If you or a family member are ill, please use this meaningful Live Stream HERE.

We are cancelling this Sunday night's Hymn Sing event at our Wheaton Campus. We have found that this particular event draws an audience from a broader area and is often attended by senior adults, whom the government has given special warnings to.

We are monitoring government health guidelines as they relate to all of our gatherings and will continue to discern next steps for our church family as the weeks progress. Jeff Griffin, our Senior Pastor, will be preaching this weekend as usual, and we will be there to serve you!

Prayerfully,
The Compass Church Leadership