The COMPASS Journey is designed to empower transparent and safe conversations between the pastor & spouse and lay leaders concerning the financial needs and challenges of the pastor and the local church.
After acceptance into the COMPASS Journey, the pastor forms a “COMPASS Team” consisting of the pastor & spouse and two lay leaders to engage in these conversations. Then they develop a COMPASS Journey Plan to address these issues.
Financial matching grants are available to each pastor or full time associate who qualifies for the COMPASS Journey and implements their COMPASS Journey Plan. The local church will raise half of the pastor's grant request and the COMPASS Initiative will match the church's contribution up to $5,000 USD.