Compass

So you’re out of High School… What’s next? Maybe the Compass program is for you. Come and explore the world’s possibilities along with other students in your same shoes. Together we will learn how to serve the Lord in any direction you choose. In the Compass program, you will have the opportunity to experience many different lines of work including missions while rooting yourself in God and in His Word. Of course being a part of Expeditions, you can expect great adventures to accompany you on your journey to seek the Lord’s direction for your life. 
 

Mission

Our mission is to provide a program in which students can deepen their relationship with the Lord, learn to do all things to the glory of God, and to broaden students post high school possibilities as they search out the Lord’s will in their lives.

1 Peter 4:10-11
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

 

Program Components

Biblical Grounding

As part of Compass, students take part in multiple Bible studies to ground their faith and prepare for the fire that comes with college or careers.

  • Systematic Theology
  • Science and the Bible
  • Exegesis 1 and 2
  • God's promises in the Old and New Testament
  • Apologetics
  • Worldviews


Students will also take time for daily devotions and learn to lead in a group devotion setting.   

 

Missions

Students take part in an international missions trip, a regional missions trip and community missions to taste missions work from a few perspectives. We will also have guest speakers from all over the world speak about missions and share how God works through many different angles. 

International Missions

We will be partnering with Zoe International this year for our two week international mission trip. We will travel to southern Asia and partake through observation and relationship in their ministry.

Classes to prepare for missions: Language, Culture, Prayer and Fund raising

Regional Missions

Students will be given the opportunity to serve by using their gifts and their time in an area that may need help. This may include relief work or may be a support to the Church Body.

We do not choose this trip far in advance due to the nature of the trip. We want to be open to the Lord's guidance and be flexible to serve those in need.

Community

Students will be given opportunity to reach out within the community during the time that they are here. We will spend time visiting nursing homes, serving in youth groups, after school Bible clubs,  helping the elderly and more. Students will be given opportunity to use their creativity in choosing ministry options as well. 

 

Service

The service component of the program will help students to gain a Christ-like attitude towards others and will give students a perspective on what a service style job entails. Students will take part in camp service including hosting weekend retreats and helping with the preparation or clean up for a group. 

Additionally, students will learn to serve one another as they take turns cooking meals for each other and taking care of housing needs. 

Students will gain an understanding of what camp ministry is all about and will give them the opportunity to be a leader through their service. 

Discipleship

An innate part of the program is the discipleship factor. Students will be spending a lot of time with Expeditions staff members. This is a great way for students to learn from people that have more life experience. Students will have full time access to people that care about them and they can ask life's tough questions.

Additionally, students can learn from each other. Each student will be coming from a different background with different life experiences. As students enter adulthood, they will each have wisdom to contribute to one another and the team will be able to learn together.

For students that are passionate about learning to disciple others, we will have opportunities for students to learn and put this into practice.

Life Skills 

The transition from living under parents guidance to independent living can be a tough one that leaves a student with many questions that begin with the word "How." As part of the course we hope to answer many of these questions. We also hope to give students the opportunity to learn new things and have a variety of experience that can be applied in many different ways. These skills will be taught through classes and labs.




Classes: Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, Understanding Taxes, Communications, and Preparing an application (Scholarships, College, Career),

Labs: Automotive Maintenance, Wilderness First Aid, Planning a trip, Cooking, Belaying, High ropes, Power tool use, Basics of construction, Leading group games and elements, Working as a group, and Household maintenance. These are a few of the things we will be learning but we may explore many more life skills. 

As part of the life skills classes, students will walk away with certifications that they can add to their resumes. 

Career Exploration

Many students who will take part in this program might be unsure of the direction that they wish to take after the completion of the program. Career Exploration will help students to gain a perspective of what their options are and will give them the opportunity to taste their interests.

In order to expand their understanding of different careers, students will take part in a job shadow program in which they will shadow a professional twice per month. Students will have the opportunity to see how Christians can serve the Lord in a variety of lines of work.

Additionally, students will participate in reflective surveys and activities that will help the students to better understand themselves and their interests. This will help students to better understand the types of environments they would work well in. 

Wilderness

Of course it wouldn't  be Expeditions Unlimited unless we had some adventures! Students will take part in a 21 day Expedition trip to start the year off! 

Students will also have the opportunity to work as a team to plan their own 7 day outbound trip. 

Additionally, students will have the opportunity to take part in many short trips such as rock climbing at Devils Lake, canoeing on the Wisconsin River, caving, hiking, challenge course, winter camping and much more. 

Internships






As part of the program we have networked to create a variety of mission internships that are available for application to Compass students after graduation.
 

Cost and Information

Start Date: September 3, 2018

End Date: May 11, 2019

Cost: $6,500
 

Prerequisites:

Must have completed High School.
Between the ages of 18-20.
Preference given to students who have not attended college or have not completed one full year of college. 
Must have a passport before September 1st.

 

FAQ



Currently accepting applications for 2018-2019
How to Apply:



Send Applications to:

Expeditions Unlimited
E11844 County Rd. DL
Baraboo, WI 53913
 

 

Application

Please have 3 individuals (non-family members) fill out references and send them in on your behalf. Please try to have at least one be from a pastor. Please give your reference an addressed and stamped envelope to send the reference form directly to Expeditions Unlimited.

Reference Form

Staff

 

Joshua and Johanna Wilkosz are passionate about discipleship and learning. They will be the primary staff members overseeing the Compass program. They live at camp with their two daughters Sabrina and Ariel. The other staff members at Expeditions Unlimited will participate in the discipleship and teaching process as well. Additionally, the staff will be inviting many guest speakers to come and offer their wisdom on various subjects.


 

Contact

Email: wilkosz@expeditionsunlimited.com

Phone: 608-356-4004


 


Logan Pentecost is a recent graduate of Southeastern University at Chapelhill. He has a BS in Ministerial Leadership, along with a passion for the outdoors and to see God's calling realized in students lives. He will be operating as the male Resident Assistant, and will be assisting in office work, teaching, and discipleship.



 

Contact

Email: Logan@expeditionsunlimited.com

Phone: 256-622-0740


 


Jill Bryant is a graduated Compass student of 2014, and is now operating as the female Resident Assistant and occasionally hosting retreats. Hailing from Illinois, Jill has been a part of Expeditions Unlimited family for the last 3 years performing numerous duties and various responsibilities. She has a deep-rooted passion for those hurting, and discipling young adults.



 

Contact

Email: Jill@expeditionsunlimited.com

Phone: 224-828-2950


 


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