COMPASS Ministry model is a progressive model that seeks to begin with connecting to God and others. Once a person is connected we highly encourage our attenders to grow spiritually. As they are growing spiritually we involve our church to serve on a Sunday morning. We also believe that those who attend our church are to be financially responsibly in supporting the ministry of Compass by giving. The last phase of the model is the exciting phase of going out into our communities and eventually the world to love others as God loves us. Our heart’s desire is that a person will fall deeply in love with their Creator and become more like Jesus every day.
Connect uplifts the importance of worship, prayer, and fellowship in our everyday lives. Connect means to be in vital relationship with God, other believers, the church, and our family. It reminds us of the priority of building positive, long-lasting relationships with people at work, in the school, community, and at home.
As we connect first with God, He makes it possible for us to build meaningful relationships with other believers; they, in turn, help us connect to a church family. These interconnected relationships enable us to welcome people who are not yet part of our church or who are pre-believers.
Grow means knowing and obeying God’s Word and understanding how it makes a daily difference in our lives. Gaining knowledge is vital, but we need more than information. True discipleship means discovering something fresh and inspiring in a passage we have read hundreds of times—and acting to apply it.
Serve reminds us of our responsibility to work alongside fellow believers. Our church is full of ministry and service opportunities. Every believer working together is required for a local church to function as God intended. God gifts and empowers us to serve and multiplies our efforts in exponential ways.
God desires that we as a church be biblically responsible with the financial blessings that He has given us. This responsibilities include tithing, gifts of generosity, and management of financial resources for the future generations to come. Finances are but a tool that should be used for ministry to those in crisis and those who are reaching out to the world as described in the great commission.
Go moves us outside the walls of the church and into our community and world. It may mean we drive a nail into a Habitat home, offer a cup of cold water, or tutor a child at an after-school program. It means we develop relationships and discern when it is time to talk about spiritual matters. Going is fed by a desire to experience firsthand God’s work in the lives of others, recognizing we are one instrument He is using. Go is different from Serve; Go is outside the church while Serve is inside.