Who We Are

Who We Are

Compass – finances God’s way is a financial discipleship ministry.

We are here to help you learn and apply God’s word on money and possessions to your life and multiply His truth in the lives of others.

Compass-finances God’s way exists to:
Follow Jesus (Matt 4:19)
Make Disciples (Matt 28:18-20)
Glorify God (John 15:8)

Vision & Mission


To see everyone, everywhere faithfully living by God’s financial principles in every area of their lives.


Equipping people worldwide to faithfully apply God’s financial principles so they may know Christ more intimately, be free to serve Him and help fund the Great Commission. 

Our History

Howard Dayton founded Crown Ministries in 1985, which merged with Larry Burkett’s ministry in 2000 to form Crown Financial Ministries. Howard transitioned from Crown, and in 2009, founded Compass — finances God’s way.

Since 1985, the Lord has used these ministries to transform millions of people’s lives, in countries all around the world, as they’ve learned and applied what God’s word has to say about finances in their lives.

Today, Compass continues to carry on this legacy as a financial discipleship ministry — helping people follow Jesus, make disciples and glorify God in the area of money and possessions. We are a financial discipleship ministry, that makes financial disciples.

Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God. It is without error in all its teaching.

We believe that there is one God, Lord of the universe, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His perfect, sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to heaven to the right hand of God the Father, and in His personal and visible return in power and glory.

We believe that all people are lost sinners and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe that all people will be resurrected – those who are saved to eternal life and those who are lost to eternal damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that God, as Creator, is the ultimate Owner of all possessions on earth. God has given people the authority to be stewards of those possessions and the responsibility to faithfully manage them according to the principles in the Word of God.

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