Frequently Asked Questions

What does a typical week look like for a Compass student?

Students will be involved in Compass activities 6 days per week and receive Sunday as a sabbath day.  They will receive a mixture of classroom instruction and independent study time for completion of reading and writing assignments covering topics such as how to study the Bible, theology, and leadership.  Weekly assignments will be made for budgeting meals, cooking, cleaning, and caring for the grounds of Lighthouse Point.  Students will spend 2 days working at Camp Cho-Yeh each week.  Group recreation and community building activities will be provided.

What kind of workload should I expect?

The learning and activity level is fast-paced.  Compass students should expect to read two books each month and write at least one college-level paper each month. 

What expenses will I responsible for during The Compass?

The Compass is an immersion discipleship program.  Your tuition covers the cost of lodging, 21 meals per week, books, and community building activities.  Students will be responsible for personal items such as cell phones, car payments, health insurance, student loans, and discretionary spending on off days.

Do I need to bring my own bedding?

Lighthouse Point is furnished with twin beds and dressers in all the living areas.  Students are responsible for bringing bedding, towels, and toiletries similar to moving into a dorm room at college.

Where will I do laundry?

Laundry facilities are available in the laundry room at Lighthouse Point.  There is no charge for using the machines or laundry detergent.

Should I bring my own vehicle to The Compass?

All transportation from Lighthouse Point to Camp Cho-Yeh will be provided.  Students will not have access to their cars 6 days per week, however they are allowed to keep a car at Camp for use on their off day.

Am I required to have health insurance?

Yes.  Every student must provide proof of health insurance before beginning the Compass program.

What if I get sick?

Students are responsible for their own medical care, and staff can help by providing a list of local providers.  Livingston has several medical options for you to choose from ranging from a hospital, free-standing emergency clinic, and urgent care clinic.

Can my friends and family visit?

Students will be involved in Compass class, activities, and work 6 days per week.  You are welcome to spend time with your family and friends on Sundays during your off time.  No guests are allowed to spend the night with you at Lighthouse Point, although accommodations may be available for a small fee at Camp Cho-Yeh’s Retreat Lodge.

Do you offer scholarships for Compass?

Limited need-based scholarships are available for this discipleship program.  Please fill out the scholarship request section on the Compass application.

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