About Us

The Free Methodist Experience

Compass is a family of ordinary people with an extraordinary vision – “Showing all of Janesville, the way back to God.” We intend to demonstrate the love of God and proclaim the story of Jesus to all 63,575 residents of Janesville.

We strive to practice a rhythm of GATHER (weekly to celebrate God’s goodness in our midst), GROW (together in extended family-sized groups who meet for community, instruction and mission), and GO (as “sent ones” to announce and demonstrate the good news of Jesus in our world).

Our Story

In 1988, sixteen adults & nineteen children, members of the Janesville Free Methodist Church were granted permission by the North Central Conference of the FMCUSA to plant a contemporary church to reach young families of their generation. The church grew quickly. When space became limited at our Mt. Zion location, a beautiful new building was built near Highway 14. In 2015, we changed our name to Compass Church to facilitate our mission to providing a contemporary witness to our generation. Following Jesus as The Way, we Navigate Life Together and we invite everyone to join us in this amazing journey!

Compass Church is a Free Methodist Church

Compass Church is affiliated with The Free Methodist Churches from around the world. You can read about what the Free Methodist Church believes here.