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Login & Password

Access your Compeltraining.com account from multiple devices with your secure login. If you are a legacy COMPEL member, you can find out more information about your new profile and login here.

How do I log in to the new COMPEL training website?

You can log in to the new COMPEL website by using the “Login” button found in the top right corner of your web browser. Your user name (your COMPEL email address) and your password will not have changed.

Updating my COMPEL Training password

You can update your COMPEL password in the Account Settings settings of your My COMPEL dashboard.

Updating my COMPEL Training account contact information

Any contact and billing information can be updated directly in the Account Settings section of your My COMPEL dashboard.

My COMPEL Page

On the new COMPEL website, each member will have their own “My COMPEL” homepage that will contain all of their learning details, community activity and account details.

How do I update my profile image?

You can update your profile image by navigating to your My COMPEL page. Click “Profile” in the sub-navigation and then select “Change My Profile Photo” to upload your desired image.

How do I track my activity?

You can view your conversation and course activity by navigating to your My COMPEL page. Click “Activity” in the sub-navigation to keep track of your past comments and interactions with friends and other COMPEL members.

How do I add a friend?

You can request to become friends with any other COMPEL member by navigating to their member profile and clicking the “Add Friend” button next to their profile photo. To navigate to another member profile, click their profile image.

What's the difference between a Notification and a Message?

Notifications are system messages letting you know when another member interacts with you directly in a community group conversation or course discussion board. Messages are email style notes that you can send directly to other COMPEL members that are not associated with any group conversations or discussion boards. 

How do I make my COMPEL activity private?

If you’d like to set your account activity to private so that other COMPEL members cannot view your profile, please contact support@compeltraining.com. COMPEL visitors who are NOT members will never be able to access your member profile. 

Help! I don't want to receive emails when people reply to my COMPEL training comments.

If you’d like to change the email preferences related to COMPEL community activity you can access the Email tab of your Account Settings. Here, you will be able to turn different types of email notifications on and off. Here you can control emails about comments, replies, friend requests and groups.

Billing & Payments

Secure credit card transactions on compeltraining.com

Your credit card information is encrypted during transmission using secure socket layer (SSL) technology, which is widely used on the internet for this purpose.

Managing Your Subscription

You can update and view your subscription information by visiting the Memberships & Billing link in the Settings section of your My COMPEL page.

COMPEL Membership

What does COMPEL cost?

A membership with COMPEL Training only costs $30 a month. As a COMPEL member, you will receive four new teachings a month on the active teaching theme, plus 24/7 access to our entire library of COMPEL courses which is continually growing. Members also enjoy a thriving community of like-minded writers as well as the opportunity to get involved with a variety of online groups where learning happens and relationships form.

How do I sign up for COMPEL?

Signing up to become a COMPEL Training member is easy. Click here to access our membership page, select the subscription package you’d prefer, and continue on to subscribe. Once you are member of COMPEL, you will be able to access all lesson and community content on the site immediately.

What is the COMPEL cancellation policy?

COMPEL members have the ability to cancel their membership at any time from their user profile. However, please note that we are on a 30-day billing cycle. So if the member cancels five days after their monthly billing date, they still have access for 25 more days. There are no refunds for unused days.

We offer a partial refund for those who purchase our annual membership. If you wish to cancel at any time during your yearly membership, we will extend a 50% refund of the remaining months on your membership, beginning the month after you cancel. Please email us at support@compeltraining.com if you cancel and wish to receive a partial refund.

Do you offer scholarships?

We understand stretched budgets. And while we would love to be able to offer scholarships or discounts, we would need money donated in order to do so. Should that time come, we will post this information on our website.

Communicators Marketplace

What is the Communicator's Marketplace?

When a writer steps into her calling, there are a number of things she needs professional help with. For example, help with editing, marketing, proposal writing and website development, to name a few. Yet she doesn’t always know where to go to get a quality, affordable service provider she can trust.

The Communicators Marketplace provides a listing of quality, approved vendor referrals to our expansive community of writers who often need support services. It facilitates the convenience of shopping for service providers online, with the added benefit of being able to have confidence in Proverbs 31 Ministries’ carefully-reviewed vendors. The Communicator’s Marketplace is included in the basic COMPEL membership and is free to all COMPEL members.

I’m a vendor who would like to be featured in the COMPEL Communicators Marketplace

Please review the Vendor Application Page for more information on how to be featured in our Communicators Marketplace.

How do I sign up for Communicators Marketplace?

When we launch our Communicators Marketplace you’ll be able to subscribe to become a member. If you are a COMPEL Member, Communicators Marketplace access will be included in your membership. Marketplace members who are NOT COMPEL members will not have access to COMPEL course content or community groups.

Learning History & Progress Tracking

How do I track my course progress?

As a COMPEL Training member, you will be able to enroll in any course available in our course library. Enrolling in a course will add that course to your learning dashboard on your user profile and allow you to begin tracking your lesson completion progress. In each course and lesson your progress is visible in right sidebar of the page. COMPEL Training allows you to see a history of all courses you have completed as well as a list of courses you are currently involved in.

Can I retake a course?

You can always return to any course you have completed to access the lesson content for review and application.

Will Lysa or any member of the COMPEL team be able to give me personal feedback on my writing?

No, but we have developed our Community Groups and Course Discussion areas to be a place where you can connect with peers and ask general writing questions. We see the COMPEL training as the proactive side to improving your writing. The reactive side can be accomplished by connecting with a professional editorial service. As a COMPEL Member you can reference our Communicators Marketplace vendor list to connect with these professional service providers.

Can I talk to members of the COMPEL Leadership Team over the phone?

Although we do not offer phone support, we are always available to answer your questions and help you with any issue you are having! Simply submit your question on the Contact Page and someone will respond within a few business days.

Once I enroll in a course, how do I receive the teachings?

Once you enroll in a specific writing course, you will have immediate access to the first teaching in that course. You can watch the teachings at your own pace as well as complete the challenges at the end of each teaching on your own time. Once you have completed all teachings in a particular course, you can mark that course as complete and it will remain in your personal dashboard.

Will I receive a certificate or recognition when I complete selected courses?

Your learning path at COMPEL is self-directed. Although we don’t offer individual certificates or recognition awards for completion of courses, we love to celebrate with you! You are always invited to hop over to the community discussion group to share and celebrate your accomplishments with your fellow members. You’ll also be able to keep track of your progress and success on your personal dashboard so you will always know where you are and how much you’ve progressed in your pursuit to improving your writing and advance your publishing journey.

Can I download teaching content to my computer?

At this time, COMPEL teachings cannot be downloaded and can only be accessed while online and on the site. However, there are some free downloadable resources available to all members on the Free Resources page.

Is there homework?

Every week when a new teaching is posted, we’ll provide a challenge of sorts, or call to action, to help you put into practice what you learned from that particular teaching. Each teaching on the site, whether live or in a library course, will include these calls to action. These application items (aka, homework) are optional and are to be done independently but are intended to help you apply what you are learning, meet writing goals and experience the joy of accomplishment.

How do I complete my Action Items?

To complete action items, make sure each checklist item is complete and then click “Complete Lesson”. Once you complete your action items, the lesson will be recorded as complete and you will be able to move onto the next lesson.

How do I make my COMPEL activity private?

If you’d like to set your account activity to private so that other COMPEL members cannot view your profile, please contact support@compeltraining.com. COMPEL visitors who are NOT members will never be able to access your member profile. 

Discussions and Community

What is the COMPEL Community all about and what’s so great about it?

We realize a writer’s life can feel lonely at times, which is why we consider our COMPEL community one of our greatest benefits to COMPEL members and what sets us apart from any other writing site. At COMPEL, you’ll have direct access to the COMPEL New Member Coordinator, Suzie Eller, for questions and guidance. In addition, you can get involved in discussions with other writers about the weekly teachings and learn from each other while building new relationships and making new friends who understand you and your calling. You can also join one or more online groups which are of particular interest to you and create bonds with writers who share the same interests as well. COMPEL is not just a site to learn about writing; it’s a place to feel loved and at home while you pursue your dream to write.

What types of groups can I get involved with as a COMPEL member?

We have a variety of community groups to fit the needs of all our COMPEL members and foster and encourage discussion, engagement and relationship building among writers. These groups include topical writing groups, discussion groups about current teachings, new member groups, regional groups, writing critique groups and more. Rest assured, there is a group for everyone!

What is the COMPEL Book Club all about?

COMPEL Book Club studies take place several times a year and each one is approximately four to six weeks. Book Clubs take place in the Community Group area of the website. The Book Club books are carefully selected and used as a resource to teach members about different styles of writing. Members receive tips and advice to help improve their own writing while learning from a published author. Within the group setting, book club members have direct access to the author and the editor from the publishing company of the book. This type of book club study and learning method, as well as the unheard of access to talk directly to authors and top editors in the publishing industry, is unique to COMPEL.

How do I join a group in the new COMPEL website?

You can connect with any of our groups on the new Community Groups page. These groups will be moderated by our valuable team of volunteer group leaders and will provide you the opportunity to connect with COMPEL members that share your interests and similar writing goals.

Will my Facebook group still be active?

Our COMPEL Facebook groups will continue in their activity for a to-be-determined amount of time after the new site launches. Eventually, all of our community engagement will happen within the COMPEL website and you’ll no longer be required to maintain a separate Facebook account to connect with COMPEL members. COMPEL Training will continue to maintain a brand presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram even after these smaller groups transition into the new COMPEL environment.

How do I connect with other members taking the same course as me?

Each course on COMPEL Training will have its own course discussion space. This discussion board will be accessible via the course page and on your COMPEL dashboard.

Can I change my display name?

Your display name is static and cannot be changed after sign up. If you have a concern about this display name please contact our compel team at support@compeltraining.com.

How do I make my COMPEL activity private?

If you’d like to set your account activity to private so that other COMPEL members cannot view your profile, please contact support@compeltraining.com. COMPEL visitors who are NOT members will never be able to access your member profile. 

Help! I don't want to receive emails when people reply to my COMPEL training comments.

If you’d like to change the email preferences related to COMPEL community activity you can access the Email tab of your Account Settings. In this control panel, you will be able to turn different types of email notifications on and off including those related to comments, replies, friend requests and groups.

Weekly Teachings

COMPEL Training features four new teachings every month. These teachings will belong to themed courses which we feel all of our members will love! Each course will focus on a specific area of writing, and all the teachings within the course will be about that topic. Have no fear – if a particular live series is focusing on a subject you’re not completely interested in, you’ll always have access to our entire course library! And, you can always return to a course and participate at a time that works with your schedule.

Troubleshooting

Can I download audio and videos to my computer?

Audio and video content is not available for download from the COMPEL Training website. All lesson content should be consumed within our learning environment. Any resource that is available for download will be available in our Resource Library.

Course Features

Will I still receive weekly teachings on Thursdays?

Yes! You will continue to receiving fresh, new teachings four times a month, as usual, with unique community-wide challenges when there is a fifth Thursday. However, we are introducing themed series which we feel all of our members will love! Each new themed course will focus on a specific area of writing, and all the classes within that series will be about that topic. But have no fear – if a particular live series is focusing on a subject you’re not completely interested in, you’ll always have access to our entire course library!

Why do I have to enroll in a course?

The COMPEL system requires that you enroll in courses so that we can help you track your progress and keep track of your learning achievements. As a member, you never have to pay for any course, but you will still need to enroll to add a course your My COMPEL  queue.

Will I still have access to the content that's on the site now? Or is it going away?

Our current library of content isn’t going away. But we’ve spent time curating and packaging it to present it in our new course library!

What happened to my checklist progress from the old website?

During this redesign one of our goals was to curate and repackage our existing content to make it more accessible to members. For those of you that completed Checklists in the legacy COMPEL environment, that checklist completion will not translate to the new site but the lessons will still be available. In fact, our checklists have been reviewed and refreshed so even if you completed our legacy checklists you may find it valuable to retake our checklist courses in the new COMPEL site.

Community Features

How do I join a group in the new COMPEL website?

You can connect with any of our groups on the new Community Groups page. These groups will be moderated by our valuable team of volunteer group leaders and will provide you the opportunity to connect with COMPEL members that share your interests and similar writing goals.

Will my Facebook group still be active?

Our COMPEL Facebook groups will continue in their activity for a to-be-determined amount of time after the new site launches. Eventually, all of our community engagement will happen within the COMPEL website and you’ll no longer be required to maintain a separate Facebook account to connect with COMPEL members. COMPEL Training will continue to maintain a brand presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram even after these smaller groups transition into the new COMPEL environment.

How do I see my community activity?

As a COMPEL member, you can view all of your interactions with other community members directly on your My COMPEL homepage. Based on your notification settings, you may also receive emails when other COMPEL members respond to your comments or replies.

How do I add a friend?

To add another COMPEL member to your friends list, click their profile avatar to access their profile and then use the “Add Friend” button to make the friend request. You can invite your friends to groups and message them directly in the COMPEL Training system.

Help! I don't want to receive emails when people reply to my COMPEL training comments.

If you’d like to change the email preferences related to COMPEL community activity you can access the Email tab of your Account Settings. In this control panel, you will be able to turn different types of email notifications on and off including those related to comments, replies, friend requests and groups.

Subscriptions & Memberships

What are my membership options for COMPEL Training?

Here at COMPEL we know that your schedule and availability for training is subject to change, so we’ve provided three flexible payment options to fit the different seasons of your life. Our subscriptions are available in monthly, quarterly and yearly auto-pay packages. We don’t lock you into any long-term contracts and memberships can be canceled at any point. Cancellation will be reflected during the next billing cycle of your membership.

What does COMPEL cost?

A membership with COMPEL Training only costs $30 a month. As a COMPEL member, you will receive four new teachings a month on the active teaching theme, plus 24/7 access to our entire library of COMPEL courses which is continually growing. Members also enjoy a thriving community of like-minded writers as well as the opportunity to get involved with a variety of online groups where learning happens and relationships form.

Is the price of COMPEL going up?

For new members, the price of a COMPEL monthly membership will be $30/month. Users who were members of COMPEL Training before the website was updated will be grandfathered in at their original subscription rate.

What’s included in my COMPEL Membership?

As a COMPEL Training member you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

  • Our entire Course Library
  • New weekly teachings and active courses
  • Community groups and course discussion boards
  • The COMPEL Training Resource Library
  • The Communicators Marketplace
  • Various content challenges

General FAQ

What does COMPEL cost?

A membership with COMPEL Training only costs $30 a month. As a COMPEL member, you will receive four new teachings a month on the active teaching theme, plus 24/7 access to our entire library of COMPEL courses which is continually growing. Members also enjoy a thriving community of like-minded writers as well as the opportunity to get involved with a variety of online groups where learning happens and relationships form.

Is COMPEL for Beginning Writers?

Yes! In fact, writers at every level will benefit from COMPEL.

Are all courses and lessons live? What if I can’t participate at that time?

COMPEL Training features new teachings every single week. These teachings will belong to themed courses which we feel all of our members will love! Each course will focus on a specific area of writing, and all the teachings within the course will be about that topic. Have no fear – if a particular live series is focusing on a subject you’re not completely interested in, you’ll always have access to our entire course library! And, you can always return to a course and participate at a time that works with your schedule.

I write fiction, is COMPEL for me?

Our primary focus is non-fiction, much of our training will benefit all writers regardless of their focus. We address the artistic and practical aspects of writing as well as teach about the publishing industry as a whole. All writers will benefit from the peer connections in our COMPEL discussions and community groups.

Although we do focus more practical training in the craft of non-fiction, we also offer a course module specifically on fiction writing and will occasionally add fiction-related courses to the COMPEL library or have a themed teaching series about fiction writing.

What types of writing courses do you offer at COMPEL?

We have a full library of teachings which members can access at any time, including videos, webinars and podcasts. These classes cover all aspects of writing, including blogging, publishing, freelancing, writing basics, how to write a book, proposal writing, writing Bible studies, how to generate writing ideas, marketing and even how to deal with rejection and stay motivated to pursue your calling to write. You can enroll in one or more courses at any time in the areas of most interest to you, and will always receive a fresh new teaching each week. Visit the Courses page for a list of everything currently available.

Does COMPEL Training offer scholarships?

We understand stretched budgets. And while we would love to be able to offer scholarships or discounts, we would need money donated in order to do so. Should that time come, we will post this information on our website.

What is the Communicator's Marketplace?

When a writer steps into her calling, there are a number of things she needs professional help with. For example, help with editing, marketing, proposal writing and website development, to name a few. Yet she doesn’t always know where to go to get a quality, affordable service provider she can trust.

The Communicators Marketplace will provide a listing of quality, approved vendor referrals to our expansive community of writers who often need support services. It will facilitate the convenience of shopping for service providers online, with the added benefit of being able to have confidence in Proverbs 31 Ministries’ carefully-reviewed vendors. The Communicator’s Marketplace is included in COMPEL membership and is free to all COMPEL members.

How does COMPEL Training store my personal information?

Please review our Privacy Policy here.

COMPEL Friends

How can I add a friend?

You can now search for friends at COMPEL! Use the Find My Friends feature on your My COMPEL page.

Can I only message people who are my friends?

Yes.  This maintains your privacy and ensures you will not receive unsolicited messages from people you don’t know.

How do I accept a friend request? How do I delete a friend request?

Go to your My COMPEL page and click “Friends” in the grey bar below your profile picture. This will lead you to a list of your COMPEL friends.  Underneath the grey bar, click the tab that says “Requests.” You will then see a list of friend request and two buttons “Accept” or “Reject.”

How do I send a friend request?

Go to your My COMPEL page and look for the box on the right hand side that says “Find Friends” underneath the “Announcements” and “Member Information” boxes.  Use the search bar to type in the name of your friend and the white “Search” button. This will take you to a page with search results. Find your friend and click the pink “Add Friend” button.

You can also add a fellow COMPEL member from your Community Groups (or any other place you interact with them on the site) by clicking their profile picture. This will take you to their profile page where you can then click the pink “Add Friend” button to the right of the profile picture.

How do I delete a friend?

Go to your My COMPEL page and click “Friends” in the grey bar below your profile picture. This will lead you to a list of your COMPEL friends.  Find the profile you wish to un-friend and then click the pink “Cancel Friendship” button to the right of their name and profile picture.

What if I want to stop receiving friend request emails?

You can adjust your email settings at any time by going to the Account Settings page.  Click the “Email” tab in the menu directly beneath the grey navigation bar. On this page, you will be able to turn different types of email notifications on and off including those related to comments, replies, friend requests and groups.

Mobile and Tablet View

How do I get to the COMPEL blog on my phone?

You can view the COMPEL blog by tapping the three pink lines underneath your profile picture.  This will bring a grey menu to the left where you can select “Blog.”

How do I get to the courses or view a lesson on my phone?

You can enroll in a course, view COMPEL courses or complete a lesson by tapping the three pink lines underneath your profile picture.  This will bring a grey menu to the left where you can select “Courses.” You can view courses by category or select the gold “View All Courses” button.

To enroll in a course, tap the teal “Enroll” button underneath the course description.  Once you are enrolled, you can select which lesson you would like to take. You can view the lesson video or listen to the lesson audio, as well as complete task assignments and post and reply to comments in the lesson discussion thread.

How do I find the My COMPEL page on my phone?

Tap your profile picture in the pink navigation bar at the top of the COMPEL homepage and select the “My COMPEL” link from the menu.  This will take you to your COMPEL profile where you can update your status, view your notifications, show your current message, view your friends list, view your current Community Groups and adjust your settings.

How do I read and respond to notifications on my phone?

Tap your profile picture in the pink navigation bar at the top of the COMPEL homepage and select the “Notifications” link from the menu. This will take you a list of your notifications where you can read or delete notifications.

How do I join or participate in a Community Group on my phone?

Tap your profile picture in the pink navigation bar at the top of the COMPEL homepage and select the “Community Groups” link from the menu.  A list of COMPEL Community Groups will appear and you can join a group by tapping the pink “Join Group” button to the left of the Community Group title.  You can also leave a Community Group you have previously joined by by tapping the pink “Leave Group” button.

To participate in a Community Group, simply tap the title of the group.  This will take you to the Community Group page where you can post a comment, link, picture or video or respond to fellow Community Group members.

System Requirements

Can I use my phone or tablet to access COMPEL?

While you can access COMPEL content via your smartphone a desktop, laptop or tablet will provide the best experience and viewing for training due to the interactive nature of the lessons.

What do I need to watch or listen to the lessons on COMPEL?

To watch videos on COMPELTraining.com you must be connected to the Internet.  If accessing COMPELTraining.com on your mobile device we recommend a 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi connection for optimal viewing.

COMPELTraining.com utilizes Vimeo.com for the majority of it’s video content.  Vimeo supports playback in browsers that can decode H.264 videos in an HTML5 player. Due to rising security vulnerabilities, Vimeo no longer supports Flash. If you’re using an older browser, system, or website, you’ll need to upgrade to continue watching Vimeo videos.

What browsers can I use to access COMPEL?

For an optimal site experience, better encryption, and privacy support, COMPELTraining.com recommends using the latest versions (current and previous major releases) of the following browsers. We support the current and previous major releases of the following desktop browsers: Chrome 30+ , Firefox 27+ , Microsoft Edge, Safari 9+. On mobile, we support the current and previous major releases of the following browsers: Safari, Chrome and Android.

Can I use other browsers than the ones you mentioned to access COMPEL?

Using older browser versions can prevent you from accessing COMPELTraining.com, and some site features may not function as expected. Please note that browsers supported on desktop may be different from those supported on mobile.