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Compass Kids

Compass kids


Compass Kids

Compass kids


Compass Kids is a ministry created with your child in mind.

Our amazing volunteers are gifted and passionate about providing dynamic worship, creative teaching, and intentional small group times to capture your child’s attention and their heart.

Compass Kids
Sundays at 9:00 am & 11:00 AM (Orangeville)
Sundays at 10:00 am (shelburne)

We have a deep desire that children would not only experience what it means to know and follow Jesus Christ but even more that they would become His disciples. Each week the environment and age-appropriate teaching methods are designed to help your kids understand the Bible and learn to apply its teaching to their lives. A monthly take-home sheet is also available for each age group.

Children in nursery through senior kindergarten use curriculum from Orange
Children in grades 1-5 are taught from Gospel Light.

First time at Compass Kids?

For children up to age 2, our Nursery is on the main floor just to the left of the Auditorium. You can register your little one here and leave instructions for our volunteers.

For older kids age 2 up to grade 5, head up the stairs to your left as you come in the main doors at Compass. Upstairs you will be greeted by one of our volunteers who will guide you to our guest kiosk located down our main hallway. Once you are registered you will receive a set of stickers with a family identification number for you and your child. Our registration volunteers will help you get you registered and your children to the right room.

If for some reason your child were to need you during the service, your family identification code from your registration sticker will appear on the display in the auditorium. Head to the nursery or upstairs and one of our leaders bring you to your child.

When you arrive, head to the Compass Kids Check-In Centre (if you don’t see the sign, ask a greeter to lead you there). Your kids will be checked in, and you’ll receive instructions from there.


We know your child’s safety is important to you and we share that concern. From matching parent and child security tags to ensuring every volunteer is screened with an interview, reference checks, and criminal background check, we have aimed to make Compass Kids a safe and fun place for your child to learn about God. We also have security volunteers in place in the halls of both locations.

If you have any questions about Compass Kids, please contact Mary Jane Gerber (Director of Children's Ministry) by email or by phone at 519.941.4790.


Compass Camps

Compass Camps

Camper Registration opens Jan 28!

Compass Camps

Compass Camps

Camper Registration opens Jan 28!


Compass Camps 2019

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At Compass Camps, we believe each child is a unique gift from God. We aim to build community by sharing a rich and varied program while caring deeply for each other. Together we’ll explore: archery; orienteering; games; science; art; crafts; music; puppetry; gardening; animal care and the wonder of God’s creation! Special events have included exotic animals, trampoline park fun, sports workshops, miniature horse carriage rides and so much more! Join us to make life-long friends and discover the depth of God’s love for you.


Summer 2019 is just around the corner and we’re working hard to make Compass Camps better than ever!

New this year!

Compass Camps are a fun, safe place for staff and campers to discover how deeply loved they are by God. Each week we’ll explore biblical truth through the lens of exciting themes in an environment of a welcoming community. For 2019, we are taking themes to the next level!

  • July 2-5: “Experience the Force!”

  • July 8-12: “Super Hero Mashup”

  • July 15-19: “The Greatest Show on Earth”

  • July 22-26: “X Marks the Spot”

  • July 29-31: “Let’s Celebrate!”

More information is coming soon, but for now, mark Monday, January 28 on the calendar because that’s when Camper Registration opens! We have a new registration system that we’re confident you’ll love.

If at any time you have any questions about Compass Camps, you can email Mary Jane Gerber or Rodney Vis.

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Compass Camps Staff 2019

Staff Applications are now open! We have a new online application system, you can click here to start! We have a fun packed summer ahead for Compass Camps.

Being a Compass Camps Staff member means you love Jesus, love kids, enjoy having fun while working hard to make sure every kid has an amazing week at camp. If this sounds like you, apply today to join the team and make 2019 the best summer yet!

Check out a few of our favourite staff pictures from 2018!

If you have any questions about the online application, just email Rod.

Compass Camps 2018

Are you new to Compass Camps or just want to take a stroll down memory lane? Check out last year’s video and some of our favourite pictures from 2018.

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Compass Students

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Compass Students

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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!

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Junior High – Winter Retreat at Muskoka Woods

Always a highlight on the calendar and this year will be even better because we’re going in January, which means we get to play in the snow! The weekend include games, worship, speakers, food and more, all with over 400 other Junior High Students from across Ontario! More details coming soon.

Date: January 18-20, 2019

Cost: $150/person (subsidies available)

Register by clicking here.

Senior High – Winter Retreat at Muskoka Woods

This is another can’t miss weekend in the North! A whole weekend of fun and games, worship and learning, with over 400 of our closest friends, what more can you ask for! More details coming soon.

Date: Feb 1-3, 2019

Cost: $150/person (subsidies available)

Register by clicking here.

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. To apply and get more information, complete this online form

Estimated cost: $700

Approx. dates: March 8-15, 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

Estimated cost: $2,000

Approx. dates: May 3-10, 2019


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:

  1. Monthly meals/meetings to learn and be challenged.

  2. Mentorship that is one on one and intentional.

  3. 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!

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Compass Women

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Compass Women

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winter 2019 Studies

Monday Evening (Orangeville)
Thursday Morning (Orangeville/Shelburne)
Tuesday Evening (Shelburne)

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Thursday Morning (Orangeville)
Time: 9:20 – 11:30 am *Cooperative Childcare Available

Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break by Kelly Minter
(January 17 - February 28, 2019)

Nehemiah's heart was so broken for those in need that he left the comfort of his Persian palace to help them. This study includes real life ways to put feet to your faith. Are you ready to let God break your heart for a hurting, lost world and move you in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus?


Monday Evening (Orangeville)
Time: 7:15 – 8:45 pm *No Childcare Available

No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit of Christ by Kelly Minter
(January 14 - March 18, 2019)

Often, idols are obvious—money, power, fame. But subtler idols can sometimes take the form of sweet loved ones, Instagramable interiors, and busy seasons of ministry. 
But if your heart is prioritizing any of those pursuits before God, they are taking up space meant for Him alone. 
In this study, learn to identify the functional gods you are serving daily and the lies they tell. Only when you learn to dethrone modern-day idols can you pursue a deeper, more meaningful relationship with Jesus. 

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Thursday Morning (Shelburne)
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am *No Childcare Available

The Gospel of Mark: The Jesus We’re Aching For by Lisa Harper
(January 17 - February 28, 2019)

Join us as we follow Jesus through his days of early ministry all the way to the cross. It's there we discover what it means to be the recipients of his excessive compassion and the very reason for his all-consuming passion. 

·      Discover more about Jesus' earthly ministry and how it impacts us today.

·      Understand the compassion and passion of Jesus and how his heart is moved by humanity.

·      Stop seeing Jesus through the perspective of man and see the transformation and world-changing results as you discover the true Jesus of Scripture.

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Tuesday Evening (Shelburne)
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm *No Childcare Available

Psalm 23: The Shepherd with Me by Jennifer Rothschild
(January 15 - February 26, 2019)

This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It’s more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life.

Through this study, you will gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life.

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Compass Men

Compass Men

Compass Men

Compass Men

The Free Indeed Men’s Conference has been used annually to call men to their highest purpose: Freedom in Christ! Every year hundreds of men gather together to encounter God and to see their lives transformed! Free Indeed has become an incredible event to thousands because they are challenged with bold truth, they unite in powerful worship and they are sent out with renewed priority and urgency. Because of this, our prayer is that Free Indeed 2019 would be your best spent weekend of the year. May it be so!


Join us February 1-2, 2019 for the Free Indeed Men’s Conference Simulcast!

This year's schedule:


    • 5:30-7pm Registration

    • 7-8:30pm Session 1

    • 9-10pm Session 2


    • 7:00-8:45am Grab and go breakfast

    • 7:30-8:15am Worship & Prayer Session (optional)

    • 8:15-8:45am Break

    • 8:45-9:45am Workshop

    • 9:45-10:15am Break

    • 10:15-11:45am Session 3

    • 11:45-12:45pm Lunch

    • 12:45 -2:15pm Session 4

Join the Compass Men Email List

Are you moving forward in your faith? In your relationships? In your calling? Do you want to accelerate growth in all areas of your life?

We want to help you gain and sustain momentum in your faith and move you towards Jesus, so that you become more Christ-like in your thoughts, desires and actions.

Compass Men creates opportunities for men to connect with other men to learn how to develop the character of Jesus that will transform the heart, renew the mind and engage the hands.

Join us this coming year as we launch some new initiatives, continue some great traditions and move forward in faith together. Compass Men are on the move!

Want to stay up to date with what’s happening? Get on the “What’s Up?” emailing list by signing up today!

Connect: Every man needs godly men.

God has not created us to live life alone. It’s essential for men to be connected in biblical community! We are intentional to provide multiple ways to connect with other men.

Thrive: Every man needs to grow in faith.

With God’s power, we lead men in Christian maturity through bible study, classes, or mentoring, which are deeply rooted in Scripture.

Commit: Every man has a mission.

God has woven a desire for mission into the fabric of the masculine heart. We will help men live out the mission God is calling them to.

Feel free to contact us via email.


Compass Senior Adults

Compass senior adults

Compass Senior Adults

Compass senior adults


Igniting seniors to press on to know the Lord more intimately and share their faith journey with others, while “fighting the good fight, finishing the race, keeping the faith, and looking forward to the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to us on that day.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Compass Senior Adults
Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
Orangeville Site

Join us for a Bible Study with Pastor Fitchett on Wednesdays at 11:00 am.This is a mid-week time of learning where senior adults meet together to discover and discuss the life-changing truths of the Bible. The study takes place at our Orangeville Site in the North Venue. No registration is required, come and join us!


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Compass Home Groups

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Compass Home Groups

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No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, we want to help you grow in your relationship with jesus christ.

home groups are a place where you can build relationships, explore biblical truth, and put your faith into action.


Joining a Home Group is easy. We simply want you to get together, get talking and get involved. 


  • Connect with others in a home group.

Be intentional about building relationships with one another. Spend time together, sharing life; the highs, the lows, and everything in between. You’ll experience authentic, caring community when you invest in group life. 


  • Thrive in your faith.

By engaging in real conversations about God and the Bible, you’ll grow in your faith as you explore biblical truth, pray and encourage one another. 


  • Commit to invest in the lives of others.

Group life encourages you to put your faith into action, by using your gifts and passions to serve and give in our church and in our communities. 

We believe life transformation happens best in community!


Our groups consist of eight to twelve adults who meet regularly for a year or more. Groups meet weekly or bi-weekly on Sunday evenings and midweek evenings. 


Groups are encouraged to use the weekly sermon based discussion questions. 

The Sunday message serves as a conversation starter that groups continue throughout the week as they engage in meaningful discussion and study. 

Our weekly discussion questions are easy to follow and provide practical application for everyone! Sermon based discussion questions create unity, synergy and inclusivity across our church and our sites. Occasionally, groups use various study materials that relate to a particular topic or interest.

What about kids?

Each home group strives to work out a suitable childcare plan. This may involve individual or shared babysitting, or rotating supervision by the group members. We don't want childcare concerns to hinder participation. 


Experience Alpha in a home group setting

Do you have questions about the Christian faith? Do you wonder if there’s more to this life? Are you asking the “BIG” questions of life? Find answers to your questions in an Alpha small group.

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. Through series of interactive video sessions, you’ll explore the basics of the Christian faith.

Each session looks at a different life question and each week you will enjoy:

·      Great food

·      An interactive video

·      Engaging discussions

Alpha is for everyone and it’s FREE.

Registration is closed for this session.

If you’d like more information about future Alpha groups, contact Jen Vis.

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Home Group Resources

Discussion Questions

Home Group Resources

Discussion Questions

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Sunday, January 7, 2018
From Fear to Faith: Part 1

Sunday, January 14, 2018
From Fear to Faith: Part 2

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Sunday, November 26, 2017
Transformation (Week 5) – Andrew Gordon

Sunday, November 26, 2017
Transformation (Week 5) – Jay Wagstaff



Sunday, November 19, 2017
Multiplication (Week 4) – Andrew Gordon

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Multiplication (Week 4) – Jay Wagstaff

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Incarnation (Week 3) – Jay Wagstaff

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Navigation (Week 3) – Andrew Gordon


Sunday, November 5, 2017
Navigation (Week 2) – Andrew Gordon

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Incarnation (Week 2) – Jay Wagstaff


Sunday, October 29, 2017
Invitation (Week 1) – Andrew Gordon

Sunday, October 29, 2017
Invitation (Week 1) – Jay Wagstaff


Would you like some more information about Home Groups? Please fill out the form below.

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Compass Sports

Adult Soccer – This is a great opportunity to get to know new people while getting some exercise! Join us Mondays at 8:00 pm. during the fall, winter, and spring (we take a break for the summer for June-August).

There’s no need to sign up and there is no cost. Just show up to the Auditorium at the Orangeville Site, and invite your friends!




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DivorceCare runs every Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:30 pm starting January 23rd until April 17th. Cost: $25 (includes workbook)

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable DivorceCare resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life.

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before.

Our DivorceCare group meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each DivorceCare session has two distinct elements:

A Seminar with Experts

During the first 30-40 minutes of the meeting, each DivorceCare group watches a video seminar featuring top experts on divorce and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies and on-location video.

A Support Group with Focus

After viewing the video, DivorceCare group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members.

“Words cannot express the brokenness and pain I felt. The Divorce Care program healed my pain and gave me hope, peace and freedom from the emotional baggage I was carrying.” – Larry

“I am so grateful for you, and for Compass Community Church. What an amazing experience. I found it so helpful. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you or the Divorce Care Program.” – Joanne

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Freedom Session

Freedom Session

Freedom Session

Freedom Session

This season's Freedom Session is now in progress. For privacy reasons, no new members can be added. Next Freedom Session will be in the fall of 2019


What is Freedom Session?

Freedom Session is a life-changing, healing-discipleship journey that uncovers the roots of pain in our lives and invites Jesus Christ to heal those areas of our hearts. 

Freedom Session encourages us to look honestly at how we deal with the challenges and troubles in life. It asks us to look into our past experiences, our strengths and our weaknesses, and challenges us to replace character defects with the character of God. 

Freedom Session is writing your story with a new and God-inspired ending.

“Freedom session was a journey that took me back to the deepest hurts so that I could remember God's love for me, at the point where the lies took hold and made me forget. It was an inner heart surgery in order for me to let go of the false beliefs that were imprinted and, instead, learn to think and live truly as the creation God had originally intended.“ – Jenna

Who is Freedom Session For?

Freedom Session has proven effective for people from every walk of life, every economic level and virtually every possible area of woundedness.


Young adults planning for marriage who want to deal with some of the mistakes they’ve made in the past or hurtful memories endured while growing up.

Those currently going through a painful relationship breakdown. 

Men and women struggling with purity issues such as pornography, and sexual addiction

People who compulsively use food, alcohol and/or drugs to alter their moods or avoid dealing with life.

People with less obvious issues in their lives (anger, control, isolation, frozen emotions, sarcasm, codependent relationships) who are seeking wholeness & significance.

Those who’ve been wounded through physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse.

Those who are just ready to give up, or already have given up and settled for a life of mediocrity.  


We are all on a journey. We all want to be loved, find meaning and hope in this life and in our relationships. We’ve all been broken to some degree, and we all need a measure of healing. Freedom Session is for Everyone!

"It was time to face the truth of my past and all the garbage I had brought into my relationship with Christ. Freedom Session helped me along with a support team of individuals to find what real freedom was and the very reason Jesus Christ went and died on the cross. Freedom Session helped me to get real with God, myself and others.” - Clark

What is the Format?

Freedom Session is a 29-week video based program. Each week consists of:

  • Large group video teaching

  • Small groups of 6-8 people (same gender) discuss the session and review the workbook questions

Freedom Session meets every Thursday evening 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Orangeville site. Cost is $25/workbook.