Compass Journey

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 will form a “COMPASS Team” consisting of the pastor & spouse and two lay leaders to engage in these conversations and develop a COMPASS Journey Plan to address these issues.

Financial matching grants will be 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 their contribution up to $5,000 USD.



  • Verify Qualifications

  • Submit Application

If the application is approved, you will be issued a username and password to log into your "My COMPASS Journey" page to begin developing a personalized COMPASS Journey Plan.

  • Form a COMPASS Team

  • Develop a COMPASS Journey Plan

  • Submit your COMPASS Journey Plan for approval

The COMPASS Initiative may request more details or require changes before approving your plan. Once approved:

  • Implement your one-year COMPASS Journey Plan

  • Submit quarterly progress reports

  • Apply for grant(s) from the Ministerial Excellence Fund


Do I Qualify?


Journey Application