We believe in surrender - to the only one you can count on.

A relationship with God provides joy, direction and purpose for our finances and our lives.

“Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, O Lord … riches and honor come from you alone, and you are the rule of all mankind.”

At Compass, we believe in alignment to His will with 100% of our finances. We are given a new heart to love and serve Jesus as His disciples. And if He is our heart, He is our treasure. In relationship with Him, we find joy, direction, and purpose, represented by the linking of the two elements.

The first step is ownership.


Recognizing who is the sole owner of everything.


Surrendering “our” money and possessions through our actions.


Choosing to serve God over money, time and time again.


Focusing our energy on others, not later, but right now.


Keeping the eternal central, without bending to earthly treasures.

Compass helps people worldwide to know Christ more intimately in one of the most personal arenas of life, finances.

We teach what the Bible says about money, nothing less, and encourage people to discover God’s truth and experience life change, together.

Building on a strong foundation.


Howard Dayton founded Crown Ministries in 1985, which merged with Larry Burkett’s ministry in 2000 to form Crown Financial Ministries. Howard transitioned from Crown in 2009 and founded Compass.

The powerful scriptures in the Compass curricula have transformed millions of peoples’ lives in countries all over the world, as they have applied God’s Word to their personal finances.


To see everyone, everywhere faithfully living by God’s financial principles in every area of their lives.


Equipping people worldwide to faithfully apply God’s financial principles so they may know Christ more intimately, be free to serve Him, and help fund the Great Commission.

See how Compass is moving to reach everyone, everywhere.

Learn about all of the exciting changes and accomplishments the Lord provided in 2023 and our plans for 2024.

The values that guide us.


Holy Spirit-Led




What we believe.

  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired, authoritative Word of God. It is without error in all its teaching.
  • We believe that there is one God Lord of the universe, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His perfect, sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to heaven to the right hand of God the Father, and in His personal and visible return in power and glory.
  • We believe that all people are lost sinners and that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe that all people will be resurrected — those who are saved to eternal life and those who are lost to eternal damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that God, as Creator, is the ultimate Owner of all possessions on earth. God has given people the authority to be stewards of those possessions and the responsibility to faithfully manage them according to the principles in His Word.

Together, we can bring Christ into the other 90%.