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What is Compass Academy?
Compass Academy is the spiritual and leadership training program for our widely-spaced and diverse campuses. There are two parts: The Leadership Track and the Spiritual Growth Track. We are starting with the Leadership Track in Fall of 2019 and will work on the spiritual growth track in 2020. The Leadership Track is an intensive program designed to raise up leaders from within Compass who have felt the urgent calling to lead. We want to help you do that. (Eph 4:11-16)
How long is the program?
Each class is 7 weeks long, and there are a total of 8 classes. To graduate through the entire Leadership Pathway takes two years from start to finish.
What are the prerequisites?
You must have already gone through Rooted at Compass, you must be willing to actively volunteer at Compass and you must be willing to do a background check. See the section below for a more detail breakdown of expectations and prerequisites.
Is the program accredited?
Everyone who goes through the program will get Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Dallas Christian College. For anyone interested in full academic credit, they can get up to 3 credit hours per class (the cost is equivalent to any DCC student for the credit hours).
What is the cost of the program? What does the cost include?
Normally, the cost of the program is $300 per class for a one year total of $1,200 per year. This first class is being offered at only $200 to help encourage people to sign up. The cost includes access to DCC’s online platform and for the cost of hosting the class for DCC. It includes some personal contact with a professor at DCC and regular contact with a Compass pastor.
Is financial aid available?
Everyone is expected to contribute to the cost, but there are some extenuating circumstances. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a scholarship for the program.
2-3 hours of learning/writing each week
3-5 hours of volunteering under the direction of a Compass Pastor or Director
Immediate Leadership application
Interaction with your Staff Supervisor and/or the Compass Academy Facilitator
Periodical Assessments (tests of knowledge comprehension and retention)
Accountability (good grades are expected from all Staff and Scholarship Students)