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!
Compass Students Christmas Banquets
Our Junior High Christmas banquet will be on December 11th during our regular Tuesday evening schedule. We will have some great finger foods, Christmas themed games, prizes for Ugliest Christmas Sweater, Photo booth and more! There is no cost and this is an excellent “Bring a friend” event!
Our Senior High Students will be going back to Teen Ranch for a semi-formal meal and evening. Tickets are $25/person (subsidies available upon request), and can be purchased on Wednesdays. Students can go directly to Teen Ranch for 6pm on Friday, December 14th. We’ll also have a fun scavenger hunt game that will take place in the week leading up to the banquet. It’ll be guys vs girls with a prize for the winning team and a bonus for the person with the most points. Come out on Wednesday evenings to get the details how to join!
If you need more information about either banquet, contact Rod Vis.
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:
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).
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, September 11th, 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 below.
Senior High - Wednesdays from 7-8:45pm
Beginning on Wednesday, September 12th, 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 below.