"We are becoming a tithing church ... and the spiritual growth of our leadership team is greatly enhanced." - Pastor Nathl Moore, First African Baptist Church of Lexington, KY
“The core study was a building block for our church. We plan to take all of the studies and workshops, including Business God’s Way and Retirement/Estate/Legacy Planning.”
“… implement the study district wide.”
Compass Ambassador Pastor Michael and Elma Zachary, Centerville Missionary Baptist Church, Paris, KY.
"Of all the studies that I've done, books that I've read, lessons we've taught in church and in the community, the best material that I've come across about finances is the Compass, Navigating Your Finances God's Way material." - Pastor Moses Lee Radford, First Baptist Church Nicholasville, Ky
Learn about Ken Battles journey and the God moments that pushed him into his purpose and the River Foundation's role in sustaining this ministry.
"The study impacted my relationship with the Lord through the memory verses, daily scripture readings, and the discussions. I now have a really structured way to look at my finances. I have been extremely impressed with the tools that are included with this course."
“What I have learned through Week 5 of the 6-week Building Your Finances God’s Way Study exceeds the last ten years of my life experiences on finances. I have received so many revelations and am now applying the practical applications with newfound knowledge of God’s Word.”
"For years I struggled with stress, debt, and bondage from a
lack of knowledge of God’s word on finances. Mismanagement
of God’s provision and resources caused many areas of my
life to become desolate and directionless until I started my
financial discipleship journey at Compass1.org. This journey
has been full of hidden treasures, like unlocking a secret door
for me to be empowered with the truth of His word. I now feel
equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to live out this
lifelong financial discipleship journey! Now my heart is fixed on
helping other captives be set free through financial discipleship and to witness
multiple generations walk in TRUTH and FREEDOM! To God be the Glory!!”
My “One More" Compass experience has provided an excellent pathway for gaining additional insights to interpret scripture aided by relevant study materials and “no holds barred” discussion. Having completed the book, Humility, and now moving through Spiritual Leadership, I am enjoying the exposure to new thinking and other Christ focused viewpoints.
As with anything that matters, preparation and leadership is key to a meaningful engagement. With Ken Battles as our coach and spiritual navigator, we have clear evidence of both.
Ken clearly has the gift of invitation and has assembled a unique study team under the Compass banner. This is a powerful fellowship where we learn from and pray for each other as we collectively seek authentic application of the teachings.
I feel truly blessed to be part of the “One More” journey and I look forward gaining more tools to advance God’s will.
The “One More” program can be summed up in one word, “Discipleship!”
The Humility book taught that in order to be a good disciple of God you must be coachable (humble). And that God is the Head Coach, the Bible is the Playbook and I am a player on his team. The question is what kind of player am I? What kind of a player do I want to be? And how am I going to close the gap?
The Spiritual Leadership book is teaching how to be the kind of man (player) that God uses. It is teaching and reminding me how to be a starter on his team. And…how to be a finisher in the clutch on God’s team (family, friends, faith, finances, fun and foibles).
And last, but not least, the brotherhood, a discipleship triad, a team. As a result, it is sharpening my thinking and refining my conduct - small changes that can product BIG RESULTS in my marriage, ministry and legacy.
It is Halftime (June) in our 12 month One More season. These are my thoughts. This is my heart. And I am looking forward to the 2nd half of the season.
“One More” was truly a journey for me. I went into the experience expecting a Bible/book study, and I came away with a better understanding of love and faith. We met faithfully and studied God’s word, but we also had the opportunity to share and be vulnerable as men. Our group consisted of myself, our leader/mentor Ken Battles, and a younger gentleman named Josiah Perkins.
At the time I was training as a deacon at my church, so my schedule between work life, family, and ministry was very busy. Honestly I was hesitant at first because I wasn’t sure my schedule could accommodate. I’m glad I chose to go through the journey on “One More”. I grew as a man, a father, a husband, a ministry leader, and many other aspects of my life.
Six months after we completed our journey together Josiah passed. As sad as that was and still is for me, I praise God for the honor and blessing to have had the opportunity to walk with him. God was preparing us all and Josiah was the youngest of the three of us and for all of the wisdom Ken had poured into me as a friend and mentor, we poured into Josiah. As God had provided us for him, he provided Josiah for us. His maturity was well beyond his years and his spirit and energy were addictive. I looked forward to the meetings and conversations that the three of us had.
Having grown up without my father, I learned more about the love of men, and had a real bonding experience with these men in a way that I hadn’t experienced before. I felt safe and loved. God’s presence filled our company as we met and spoke for that entire year. It was a life changing experience for me.
"One More has a been a major impact in my life. When I joined my goal was just to have more spiritual growth. Through this program I have created more discipline in my spiritual walk and have had so much growth. Although my spiritual walk wasn't "bad" there was definitely room for improvement.
I've learned to trust in God more and that he is in control. No matter the good or the bad, it's all in God's will. Since then my spiritual walk has become better having a better understanding through studying with One More. What I probably like the best about the program is applying what I learned in relating scenarios to everyday life such as leadership. I like the questions asked in the Spiritual Leadership book. They make you think and find out your strengths and weaknesses. Everything was taught in moderation so I never felt overwhelmed.
I have a much better understanding of my role as a student and leader in my Christian walk. I have seen increase in my life and all aspects, Mind, Body and Spirit. My goal now is to be more consistent and of course continue to grow and my spiritual walk. One More was great addition to help me on my journey.
You've been a Major Impact in my life Ken. I've definitely gained a spiritual father and just grateful that you got to be along with me in the journey.
All Glory to God
Watch and listen as Ken Battles (Compass Urban Founder) shares how taking the Navigating Finances God's Way study transformed his life and moved him into his purpose. He also shared why every church should teach biblical financial principles.
This testimony was captured at the Pastors and Church Leadership Luncheon held on May 2, 2018 in Maitland, Florida.