Society Meeting 2022

January 8, 2023
Rev Paul Alf

Society Meeting 2022

The Compass Church Annual Society Meeting was held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 after the Saturday Service. You can read the reports and ballot election results below.

State of Work

When we look back on 2022 for Compass Church, we saw a lot of change. I have been here now for 6 months, and in those 6 months we have seen some good things happen and still have some challenges we as a church need to pray through to see how God might be leading us.

Let’s first look at some of the positive things I feel happened in the last 6 months:

We have two main obstacles in our way that we will need to pray through and work through as a church, which are Saturday Night services and the mortgage of our building.

As we move forward together, we still need to stay focused on our vision at hand, to be a church devoted to prayer, fellowship, discipleship, and outreach. As I expressed before, if we truly do those four things well, we will be a healthy church that will grow. I am excited to see all the ways God will move in and through us in 2023.

Pastor Paul

Treasurer's Report

2023 Budget: The proposed 2023 budget of $309,397 was affirmed at the December 10 th Society Meeting. This is less than the budget for 2022. We remain dependent on rental income and memorial giving to make our budget.

Looking Toward the Future: The society was informed that if financials continue on the current trajectory, we expect to meet the 2023 budget with tithing, memorial giving, and the rent. Our scheduled memorial giving will end sometime in late 2023. To meet budget needs in 2024 we will need to continue renting and use up the memorial money in the long term fund. We project that we will no longer be able to sustain our ministry in this building by the end of 2024. Pastor Paul is planning to assemble a task force to look at our options.

However, we were reminded that this building is not THE church, WE are the church! And the building, our finances, and our lives all belong to the Lord! So no matter what building we worship in, we are the same church called to minister here in Janesville! Your tithes and offerings are a gift to God that we prayerfully use for that work, and for which we are thankful and appreciative. So do not be dismayed!

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it” Psalm 24:1 (NIV).

Cheri Coakley, Treasurer

Compass Church Ministry Teams

Lead Pastor – Paul Alf

Administrative Pastor – Pat Coakley


Reserve Delegates

Christian Education Team

Property Team

Missions Team 

Hospitality Team


Nominating Committee

BOA will be made up of the Pastor, Administrative Pastor, Treasurer, Delegates, and Committee Chairs*.

*If chair has a reason to decline seat on the board they would have to turn in a report before the BOA meeting or have a representative on their committee that is approved by the Nominating Committee give the report.