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Compass February 2017 Parent Newsletter



Friday, February 24th, 8:30am – Public School Parent Coffee

Saturday, February 25th, 9-12pm – Good News Club Training – last of the school year!

Saturday, March 11th, 9am-3pm – Mission Field 101: Educator Retreat

Sunday, March 19th, 1pm – Religious Liberties Seminar for Christians in the Public Schools


Welcome to all our new Compass parents! It was so nice to meet all of you at our first ever Public School Parenting Workshop on January 21st. We are so glad to see the Compass family grow! We now have a network of over 850 Christian educators and families across over 50 districts in the metro area and beyond. God is so good! We are excited to see the body of Christ coming together and getting serious about how they can impact their schools for Christ.

Public School Parenting Workshop

January 21st over 100 parents gathered to get serious about their role as a public school parent. Josh Mulvihill, pastor of children and families from Grace Church, shared how to develop a lifelong faith in your child. Stephen Williams, author of "Navigating Public Schools" shared practical advice on how parents can protect their children but also empower them to live their faith at school and Mindy Heine, co-leader of Compass, shared her story about bringing up her children in the public schools, how God is working in our schools today, as well as how God led her and Norene Shephard to start Compass in 2013. A panel of current Christian parents and teachers shared from their hearts about their experiences in the public schools and the whole group was challenged to #doonething to impact their schools for Christ. After a moment of silence parents wrote down and posted on a board how they felt God was leading them to transform their public schools through God's love and truth. Parents committed to:

· Being more proactive discipling their children from home

                                                                       Praying more intentionally

· Starting/connecting with a Moms In Prayer group

· Getting more involved in their school

· Starting/getting involved in a Good News Club at their school

· Connecting in Christian Community at school (FCA/YL)

· Sharing this workshop information with others

· Growing their personal faith

· Encouraging/Praying for Teachers



Exhibitors from Moms In Prayer, Good News Clubs, Young Life, FCA and Sex By Design, a resource outlining God's design for sexuality, provided resources to parents. There were a total of 104 attendees who represented 16 different church families and 20 school districts. It was a wonderful day!! Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen! The event was recorded and will be available to others. Stay tuned!





Friday, February 24th, 8:30-10am

Compass Parent Coffee

Rustica, Eden Prairie

8107 Eden Prairie Road

Eden Prairie, MN


Join other parents of public school students and share concerns, current issues you are facing as well as celebrate how God is at work within your school! We will also have a time for prayer for our schools, students, educators and families.



Saturday, February 25th, 9am-12pm

Good News Club Training

Association Free Lutheran Bible School

3134 East Medicine lake Blvd

Plymouth, MN


Are you interested in learning how you can start a bible study in your child's elementary school next fall? Through Good News Clubs, a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, bible studies are meeting after school in classrooms across the nation. Parents and teachers can come together to make this happen right in your school. This is the last training of the school year!! Is God calling you to consider getting involved in this powerful ministry? For more information and to register go to


Saturday, March 11th, 9am-3pm

Mission Field 101: Educator Retreat

Grace Church, Eden Prairie

9301 Eden Prairie Road

Eden Prairie, MN


Christian educators within the public schools will gather for a day of connecting and equipping at this Compass Educator's Retreat. They will be reminded of the significance of their role as missionaries in a public school system, learn ways to navigate changes in our culture, leave with a vision for work/life balance and receive tools to help them take control of their time and, finally, gain a vision for how to not only get through the end of the school year, but see how God may use them right where they are!


Do you know a Christian educator in the public schools who could benefit from a day like this? Stay tuned for details during the next week! Then, pass it along!!



Sunday, March 19th, 1pm

Religious Liberties Workshop for Christians in the Public Schools

Grace Church, Eden Prairie

9301 Eden Prairie Road

Eden Prairie, MN


Join other parents and educators as we dig in to better understand our legal rights as Christians within the public schools.

RSVP and questions to



Important Links:

Compass Ministry

Moms in Prayer

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Campus Faith Clubs

Young Life

Sex By Design

Good News Clubs


God Bless!

The Compass Team