We will implement Compass primarily through the local church—God’s chosen instrument. Compass is designed to serve all Christian churches, and we will not allow minor theological issues to impede our serving the broad spectrum of the body of Christ.
God requires those serving in positions of church leadership to shepherd and protect the church. “To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder . . . Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers – not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be” (1 Peter 5:1-3). Therefore, when serving a local church Compass will be implemented under the authority of its leadership. We will always seek to honor, encourage and pray for those who serve as pastors and church leaders.
We will also cooperate and partner with God-honoring organizations, such as Christian schools and universities, ministries that serve the business community, and those that meet the needs of the poor.
We will encourage ongoing caring and accountable relationships to help ensure people remain faithful to apply God’s financial principles.
Small Group Experience
During his life on earth, Jesus preached to the multitudes, but His primary focus was on the small group of twelve disciples. Similarly, a primary focus of Compass is teaching God’s way of handling money in small groups. In small groups, people can be loved and cared for and held accountable to be faithful to apply what they are learning. The small group is also an effective environment for fostering close relationships among the participants and developing future leadership.
City Wide Impact
In the New Testament, there is an emphasis on the city. “To all in Rome who are love by God and called to be saints” (Romans 1:7) and “To the church of God in Corinth” (1 Corinthians 1:2). Therefore, we will work strategically to reach cities and surrounding communities throughout the world.
Jesus instructed us , “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). Therefore, Compass will seek to teach God’s way of handling money in every nation.
As the Holy Spirit leads, Compass will pursue the effective use of a variety of broadcast media, including radio, television and the Internet.