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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

How's your CONFIDENCE? 2013 Speaker Announcement!

Officially announcing 2013 COMPEL Speaker Renee Swope

A Confident Heart
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A Confident Heart

It’s time to live with lasting God-fidence!
Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough, smart enough, or valuable enough? Do words you say to yourself, or hear from others, make you question your worth and purpose? Renee Swope understands. Even with a great family, a successful career, and a thriving ministry, she still struggled with paralyzing self-doubt. Offering the voice of a friend, Renee candidly, and sometimes humorously, shares her story of overcoming self-doubt with powerful Biblical Truths that transformed her life — and thousands of others!

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We'd LOVE it if your church or bible study group would study Renee's book before the conference on January 18 & 19, 2013.  Leave a comment if you are planning on doing it.  She is doing an online study right now, and we are considering doing an online study for the COMPEL group.  Let us know if you are interested! 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Continue to Pray - Intimacy

Thanks to all the faithful prayer warriors for our 10 year anniversary conference. 

Our heart and mission of COMPEL is that women would grow in their intimacy with the Lord.  That is our prayer request for this day - Sunday...

Lord, as we worshipped with you today, we cried out to draw near to you.  God even as we think about the women who you are prompting to COMPEL, we pray that you will move them to come, and then more importantly, move in their Spirits.  Lord let them leave understanding your restoration.  Unlock the burdens of their past and free them to a deeper relationship with you. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


The joy of the Lord is my strength....

Oh how I love that reassurance.  He will be our strength. 

Honestly ladies... every day I see God moving and working.  Yesterday on my blog ( I wrote about the significance of "He Knows My Name" to me personally.  For those of you that were at the conference last year, you may or may not remember my Mary Banks story (it's on the blog above...)  Anyway... I blogged about her and some other significant things and how God uses things to come FULL CIRCLE. 
Without knowing what I had written, Mary posts this on her wall like ten minutes after I posted my blog...

"Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see." ~ Corrie ten Boom

"Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him." ~ Jeremiah 17:7

So, I shouted out to her and let her know how her timing was so incredible and that God was still using her, and got this as a response. 
‎"Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? Yes, they may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands..." ~ (Isaiah 49:15-16 ) Yes indeed, HE KNOWS YOUR NAME! (Loved your blog. Thank you for sharing it with me.
Again, I am blessed by the Lord by his ability to weave his plan out perfectly.  Perhaps that is what he will reveal to you at COMPEL 2012!  Now onto our prayers for today...
Strength, Stamina, Ability and wisdom for staff and leadership.  Pray for the staff at the Marina Inn.  God has given us favor for several years with the Marina as they work so well with us and make it so easy for us to be there.  We always pray for each of their staff.  From the Janitor to the kitchen worker to the maids.  Our prayer is that they see an authentic love in the Lord from us.  Give them ears to hear Lord, even as they serve us, bless them!  The leadership team is thick in registration and in decision making.  Please pray that God would make this what he wants it, and not what we expect it to be by human standards.  Pray that we can make decisions quickly and precisely.  Please pray for Shawn as she works on the prayer room and Saturday morning prayer time.  Pray for Sherry as she works through ambiance.  AND especially for Barb as she handles the registrations coming in (btw - have you registered yet?)  And for Michelle, who is our money gal...  Jen (that's me) asks for prayers for vision for the remainder of this year, and also for choosing next years speaker.  God always chooses and we try to listen carefully.  WISDOM in that process would be great!  ALSO, please pray that we would get individuals interested in signing up for our first ever Praise Choir...  (An email is coming shortly!) 
It is so fun to know that each of you is able to see and pray with us.  THANKS for your faithful hearts! 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A season of preparation....

Listen.... that is what I hear God calling me to.  A season of listening.  I find the best way to listen is to spend time with the Lord... and then be quiet.  (Which isn't always easy for me...) 

I also know that God uses his people to speak to one another. 

As we begin final preparations for COMPEL 2012, I'm going to ask each of you to join our leadership team in prayer.  We have a daily prayer guide that we follow, and I'd like to share with each of you...

Today we are paying for Mailings and Fiscal provision and web site registration...

So join us in lifting up those things.  Typcially everyone waits to register until the last week or two, which is VERY nerve racking for us to not know if we are planningn on 200 or 500...  But, God always provides.  So pray that God would lead ladies to sign up this week.  That when they get online that they can easily follow the process.  Also pray that area churches will put out the material and promote it...

Pray for the finances.  Each year we barely "break even" and what ever bit in the black we are we try to donate to another non-profit.  With costs of speakers and food increasing we found it necessary to increase the price this year.  Pray that it wouldn't be restrictive for any who would desire to attend. Pray for supernatural provision in the finances. 

Last week I mailed letters to the tv and radio stations hoping for some "free" coverage leading up to the event.  Pray that at least some of them are moved to include it.  This week I'll be sending out a mailing to area newspapers...  Pray they would feel moved ot include in their next addition.

 And everyday... we pray for those who are going to attend.  That they would be moved by Him.  And that each lady would listen to the promptings of the Lord for them to join us. 

As you join us in prayer... please listen for the Lord.  Sit in expectation of him being with you.  And share what you feel moved to share with us! 

This isn't "our" conference.  It is HIS...  We want to be in his will.  Prepare our hearts now Lord...

Monday, December 5, 2011

It's TIME to register!!

Hip Hip HOORAY!!!!  We have worked through our technical issues and are excited to let you know you can now register online!  THANKS for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you in January!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Patience please....

Ugh.... I so DON'T love technical difficulties. 

We APOLOGIZE for some technical issues we are having with our website sign up.  If you have been on and are trying to register, please e-mail us and we will get you registered.

We're hoping to be up and running by later on Monday!  THANK YOU for being patient.