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Welcome Gretchen Griffin

Welcome Gretchen Griffin

Welcome, Gretchen Griffin as our Preteen Ministry Associate. Gretchen and her family have served Compass for a number of years. She is married to Mitchell and has three wonderful kids Grace (18), Brady (11), and Cooper (9). We are excited to have her serve in Compass Preteen (Colleyville) alongside...

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13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why: Approach with Caution There is a lot of acclaim and controversy about the Netflix show “13 Reasons Why”. We have received emails from school districts, people have contacted us about it, and there are a lot of questions surrounding the show. Let me start by saying that the...

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Surrender

When most kids hear the word SURRENDER, they think of it as a military term which refers to ceasing resistance to an enemy or opponent.  One side waves a white flag showing they are submitting to the winner of the battle.  However, in a spiritual sense, we are always in a battle between our...

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Uncharted Commitment Celebration

Uncharted Commitment Celebration

Compass Families, What an amazing month for Compass Kids, Preteens and Students! We’ve seen them take their Faith Beyond the Horizon as they have studied, prayed and been challenged throughout the Uncharted series! This past weekend our Kids & Preteens submitted commitment cards and sacrificially...

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Tragedy in Orlando: How to Talk to Your Kids

Tragedy in Orlando: How to Talk to Your Kids

How do you and I process the horrific events which took place in Orlando, Florida? Chances are you've had conversations with your spouse, co-workers, or pastors. If you're like me, you are sifting through a whirlwind of emotions. Anger, shock, sadness, and a plethora of others. But what...

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Movin' Up 2016

Movin' Up 2016

Compass Families, This weekend (June 4/5) your kid, preteen and/or student will be MOVIN’ UP to the grade they will be entering in the Fall. It’s a jam-packed, fun-filled weekend so make sure your family doesn’t miss out! For locations and times specific to the Colleyville campus,...

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Malik McKenzie joins the Compass team as Preteen Associate

Compass Family, We are excited to announce that Malik McKenzie has joined our Compass Staff as the Preteen Associate and will lead the Preteen ministry throughout the summer. He has attended Compass for over eight years and is a graduate of Colleyville Heritage High School. He’s served faithfully...

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Compass Buddy Ministry - Serving Families with Special Needs

Compass Buddy Ministry - Serving Families with Special Needs

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Special Programs this Easter for Kids & Students

We are excited to have some special guests this Easter on our Colleyville & The Vine at Compass Center locations. Our special guests will be with us during all Easter service times: COLLEYVILLE • Friday, March 25 | 7pm • Saturday, March 26 | 3:30pm, 5pm, 6:30pm • Sunday, March...

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Daddy Daughter Dance - Early Bird Rate Extended

Daddy Daughter Dance - Early Bird Rate Extended

The Compass Family Team is excited to partner with the City of Grapevine for the Annual Daddy Daughter Dance, January 29 and 30 at Compass Center. You and your daughter have three opportunities to catch the best party in Grapevine (Friday 7-9pm; Saturday 4-6pm and 7-9pm). This year there will be limo...

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Christmas Light Challenge

We are all busy during the holiday season. The last three months of the year always seem to fly by. If we aren’t careful we become consumed with our holiday to-do-lists. We strive to have the perfect Christmas, but deep down we know there is no such thing. If you are like most families, your to-do-list...

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Tragedy in Paris: Talking to Your Children About It

Unfortunately, last Friday's events in Paris, France are becoming the trend for ways to cause terror and fear in our world today.  I hope you personally continue to spend time in prayer for all the people affected by the tragedy. As we continue to cry out to God for...

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Is the Bible True? Tips for Parents

Is the Bible True? Tips for Parents This is such a complex question, it’s hard to know where to start. Christians tend to use the Bible to “prove” that the Bible is true. When it comes to skeptical friends or curious kids with complex questions, we need to be prepared to have an...

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The Risk of Jealousy

We usually do not think of jealousy as an admirable trait.  But God called himself jealous. “I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God” (Exodus 20:5 *). He even said His name was “jealous” (Exodus 34:14).  Surely God meant that He would not allow or tolerate any rivalry...

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Why Does God Allow Pain & Suffering?

A few weeks ago I knew I was going to write this blog. What I had originally written was not at all what you are about to read. Last Wednesday, September 23, my whole world changed. Some of you may know my wife Brenda and me. For those of you who don’t know, last Wednesday, Brenda was hit...

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Is There A God?

Compass Christian Church has some extraordinary high school students. Last Wednesday night at The Pointe, our Wednesday evening youth gathering, I showed our students several famous paintings and asked them to name the artist. I was astonished that, with the exception of a relatively obscure piece by...

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Explore God Devotional - Week 1, Day 5

Week 1:  Does Life Have a Purpose? Day 5:  Resolution. We set resolutely toward the opportunity of making the Father famous. Scripture: John 15:5 (ESV), “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you...

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Explore God Devotional - Week 1, Day 4

Explore God Devotional - Week 1, Day 4

Week 1:  Does Life Have a Purpose? Day 4:  Connections. Our souls find our ultimate satisfaction when we connect to Christ Scripture: John 15:4 (MSG), “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only...

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Explore God Devotional - Week 1, Day 3

Explore God Devotional - Week 1, Day 3

Week 1:  Does Life Have a Purpose? Day 3:  Position. We find purpose from our position to the Father, assured we are clean. Scripture: John 15:3 (AMP), 3 You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with...

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Explore God Devotional - Week 1, Day 2

Explore God Devotional - Week 1, Day 2

Week 1:  Does Life Have a Purpose? Day 2:  Submission. Changing from a position of control to one of submission gives life meaning. Scripture: John 15:2 (ESV), “Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that...

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