COMPEL Community


Writers Need Each Other

At COMPEL Training, we believe community is important. That’s why we are creating a membership site where writers can interact and be inspired and encouraged by each other. We are dismantling the idea of competition and building a community of writers who are for each other … who cheer each other on and reach out a hand of support.

Our primary place of community is our members-only Facebook group called the Connection Courtyard.

What you’ll experience here:


  • Live Wednesday Workshops where you’ll have direct access to the larger team of Proverbs 31 Ministries staff and can learn from their expertise without having to pay expensive consulting fees.
  • Behind-the-scenes conversations with authors and publishers who will share their insider secrets with you.
  • Every Wednesday Workshop includes an opportunity to connect with the presenter and ask questions in real time.
  • We end the week with Confetti Fridays where we celebrate successes together, and then move into the weekend for a time to meet other writers in our Weekend Welcome.

  • One of the important takeaways I have gained from COMPEL is that I am not in this alone. To know I am involved with a community of women who have a similar calling on their life is deeper encouragement than I ever imagined.

    Alyssa W
    Alyssa W
  • My writing critique group and the COMPEL teachings have kept me focused and fine ­tuning my work. My progress used to be somewhat hit or miss; now I'm on a steadier trajectory. One of my devotions was selected for Proverbs 31's Encouragement for Today, and I've been asked to prepare a guest post for First 5, as well as having a proposal requested by a publisher for my idea on writing Bible studies.

    Shirley A
    Shirley A
    New Jersey
  • I had become discouraged, but I didn’t give up on my writing dream. I discovered Proverbs 31 Ministries on the internet and eventually, I joined COMPEL. I found a community of writers where I am able to share my work and receive encouragement and critique. I am still a member because I believe this is one of the most comprehensive online training programs for aspiring writers.

    Rena G
    South Carolina

COMPEL Registration is Open!

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Focus Groups

What if I want to connect with people who share similar writing interests as me?

Great question! In addition to the Connection Courtyard, COMPEL offers topical Focus Groups on Facebook. These groups allow writers to connect with peers who share the same passions and interests as they do and learn from leaders in their specific area of interest.

Below you’ll find a sample of the Focus Groups available for you to join as a COMPEL member: 

Publishing & Book Writing

Devotional Writing


Platform Building


Bible Study Writing



Critique Groups

Critique groups are a wonderful way for serious writers to get feedback and support for their writing. COMPEL critique groups are being developed and the application to join a group will open soon! If you would like to be put on a wait list for a critique group assignment, please email [email protected] with the subject “critique.”

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