27 episodes

How ordinary women can be involved in spreading the Gospel story.

Listen to mission-related topics that will connect you to ordinary women from all walks of life who have experienced God’s grace in spreading the Good News to the ends of the earth.

Compel podcast is hosted by Lauren Ducommun & Michelle Beeksma and is a ministry of Ethnos Canada.

Follow us on Instagram at @CompelPodcast or visit us at compelpodcast.ca

Compel Lauren Ducommun & Michelle Beeksma

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

How ordinary women can be involved in spreading the Gospel story.

Listen to mission-related topics that will connect you to ordinary women from all walks of life who have experienced God’s grace in spreading the Good News to the ends of the earth.

Compel podcast is hosted by Lauren Ducommun & Michelle Beeksma and is a ministry of Ethnos Canada.

Follow us on Instagram at @CompelPodcast or visit us at compelpodcast.ca

    Episode 27 | Keeping an Eternal Perspective with Khevna Dave

    Episode 27 | Keeping an Eternal Perspective with Khevna Dave

    We are enjoying hearing from different women and the biblical truths that motivate them both in their Christian faith and spreading the gospel. Today we are joined by Khevna Dave, who is the Director of The Missions Hub in downtown Toronto. She shares what it means to keep an eternal perspective and how that compels us to think and act.

    Scripture:

    John 17:13

    Philippians 3:20

    2 Corinthians 4:16-18

    Ecclesiastes 5:19

    Hebrews 13:14

    1 Corinthians 3:11

    Resources:

    Missions Hub website

    Listen to Episode 16 on God's Heart for the Nations

    MoveIn ministry

    Quotes:

    "Knowing Christ is kind of the end goal." -- Michelle

    "We are currently living as finite beings trying to understand a concept that we don't always tangible experience here fully on earth." -- Khevna

    "It's so important to remind ourselves regularly that our lives here are temporary." -- Khevna


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    • 44 min
    Episode 26 | Sustained by Grace with Dr. Linda Reed

    Episode 26 | Sustained by Grace with Dr. Linda Reed

    In today’s episode, we are talking with Dr. Linda Reed from Heritage College & Seminary about some of the challenges she has faced in her life and ministry and how God has sustained her through it all. 

    Scripture:

    Galatians 6:9

    Colossians 4:17

    Philippians 1:6

    2 Timothy 4:5

    2 Corinthians 10:5

    Philippians 3:8

    John 6:68

    Psalm 46:10

    Ephesians 3:20

    Psalm 1:1-2

    Psalm 34:8-9

    Galatians 6:10

    Hebrews 12:1

    Resources:

    Linda Reed's website

    The Bible Memory App

    Heritage Centre for Women in Ministry


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    • 38 min
    Episode 25 | Our Identity in Christ with Karen Earls

    Episode 25 | Our Identity in Christ with Karen Earls

    Today we are excited to have Karen Earls with us to talk about our identity in Christ. Karen is a local who has worked at Word of Life Bible Institute and has experience as a Biblical counsellor to women. We had such an encouraging truth-filled conversation with her about who we are in Christ and how that motivates us in gospel-spreading work! 

    Scripture:

    Psalm 51:5

    Romans 3:23

    1 John 1:8

    Romans 5:8

    Ephesians 1 & 2

    Ezekiel 37

    Ephesians 2:1-5


    Resources:

    Word of Life Bible Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

    The Complete Green Letters  by Miles Stanford

    We created a free "Who I Am in Christ" printable that you can download here.

    Quotes:

    "God really wants us to have that certainty and security only in Him." -- Karen

    "Position is who we are in God's sight." -- Michelle

    "We don't always feel righteous and holy, but the truth is that God sees us that way." -- Karen

    "Being His child is enough." -- Karen

    "Remembering that who Christ says I am is where I find my value." -- Karen

    "He not only gives us salvation, but He gives us the tools we need to believe what's true and live free as His children." -- Karen

    "When we turn our eyes to him and we just behold who He is, we slowly become practically more actually like him." -- Michelle

    "Recognizing who I am in Christ propels me with gratitude to want to live for Him and not for myself." -- Karen


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    • 31 min
    Episode 24 | Relying on God's Word with Andrea Thom

    Episode 24 | Relying on God's Word with Andrea Thom

    This season at Compel, we have been remembering why we share the Gospel story. What motivates us to share Christ with the world? We have looked at how His love compels us and how knowing God’s purpose motivates us. Today we are going to be answering the question, “Is God’s Word really the source of truth? Can we trust it?” 

    Andrea Thom, a Canadian author and Bible teacher, shares how we know the Bible is reliable and trustworthy, and briefly on how we got the Bible. We hope you find this conversation as encouraging as we did!

    Scripture:

    2 Peter 1:21

    Psalms 119:3

    Psalm 119:89

    Resources:

    Andrea Thom's website

    Michelle's blog series on "Is the Bible Really True?"

    Amos: Come Awake! by Andrea Thom

    Ruth: Redeeming the Darkness by Andrea Thom

    Precept Ministries Canada

    Charles Simeon Trust

    Quotes:

    "Any time we invest in the Word is never ever wasted time." -- Michelle


    Connect with Andrea:
    Website

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    • 45 min
    Episode 23 | Driven by Our Purpose with Lindsay Campbell

    Episode 23 | Driven by Our Purpose with Lindsay Campbell

    This fall we are taking some time to zoom out and talk about the “why” behind missions. What motivates us to spread the Gospel story? Last week we talked about how the love of Christ compels us to action. If you missed that episode, I encourage you to go back and listen. It’s a foundational episode for this series. This week we are talking with Lindsay Campbell from Word of Life Bible Institute about purpose. What did God save us for? What is God’s purpose? And, subsequently, what is our purpose?

    Scripture:

    John 17:3

    2 Corinthians 5:14-17

    Jeremiah 2

    1 Timothy 6:7

    Luke 19:10

    Resources:

    Word of Life Bible Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

    A Gospel Primer for Christians: Learning to See the Glories of God's Love by Milton Vincent

    GoodSeed website

    By This Name by John Cross, also available at Amazon | Ethnos Canada

    The Lamb by John Cross, also available at Amazon | Ethnos Canada

    Fieldnotes: Stories of the Gospel Transforming Lives

    Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin

    Quotes:

    "The only safe obsession is God. He is the only one we are allowed to fully pursue, fully worship, and get crazy about and it's not going to harm us. " -- Michelle

    "We need to be praying about the Lord bringing unbelievers into our lives." -- Lindsay 

    "Where ever you are at, remember that knowing Christ is one of your main purposes."

    "We're not just on mission when we are overseas, but we can be on mission in our communities and God is at work." -- Lindsay 


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    • 47 min
    Episode 22 | Compelled by Christ's Love with Michelle Beeksma

    Episode 22 | Compelled by Christ's Love with Michelle Beeksma

    Welcome back to season three of the Compel podcast. This episode Michelle Beeksma and I are gathering round to chat briefly about why it is so important to know the gospel message and share it with others—and also what is going to keep us motivated to do these things. We walk through 2 Corinthians 5:15-21 and apply these biblical principles to our lives today.

    Scripture:
    2 Corinthians 5:15-21


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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Gemlillyanna ,

Biblical & Honest

I love this podcast. Biblically-sound and educational. Honest, sincere, genuine. Relatable. Inspiring. Simple yet deep.

michelle.j.beeksma ,

Gods heart for all to know Him

Being reminded of Gods heart for all nations to know Him brings such perspective to my days. We can all be a part of this mission in various different ways! Thankful that God can use anyone to bring Him glory. This podcast challenges my priorities to align with Jesus’.

anthia May ,

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A friend recently recommended this podcast & it has been such a blessing & encouragement. The women on here are so relatable & Simply desire to glorify God. The Lord has definitely used this as a tool to help me remember His faithfulness & power.

** also LOVE how they are Canadian 🇨🇦

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