Dr. David M. Smuin is the senior pastor of Experience & NCCChurch.  He is also President of Faith Counseling and Training. Rev. Smuin holds a Ph.D. In Clinical Pastoral Counseling, M.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling and a BA in Theology. Rev. Smuin has a heart to see others mentored and released into the ministry. He is a gifted teacher, speaker, and counselor. Dr. Dave has served as a pastor, counselor, short-term missionary and instructor. Pastor Smuin was first licensed to preach in 1991 and then Ordained as a Pastor in 1994. He is an N.C.C.A. Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, Ordained Minister of Counseling, Ordained Pastor and Board Certified Clinical Supervisor. He holds board certifications in Group Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified Temperament Therapist, Death and Grief therapy. Pastor Dave's wife, Angie, also shares his passion for the Lord, counseling and helping others find their place in ministry. 

How Smart are You?

I’ve recently heard the intellectual argument for looking into the Word of God with our minds and not our emotions and feelings because our emotions and feelings are unpredictable. I believe Luke 24:45 was quoted, “and He opened their minds to the scriptures so they could understand them.” It was an...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
That is it exactly. God doesn't want empty motions, no matter how good the motions. He wants our hearts. That's why the prayer ... Read More
Friday, 14 March 2014 18:44
Pastor Dave Smuin
I know exactly what you mean by FEELING the Word in the heart. The Word is alive, and makes our heart and spirit alive as we absor... Read More
Sunday, 05 May 2013 03:59
Pastor Dave Smuin
Exactly. Thank you, Michael. Hearts and minds.
Friday, 03 May 2013 20:29
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A reassuring voice in a time of distress

As a minister, you will often be called upon to provide a reassuring word to those who are experiencing moments of despair and uncertainty in their lives. Its really not about IF this call will come, its really about WHEN this call will come. So my brothers and sisters what can YOU share at that ver...
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sometimes you don't realize that the afflictions and distress you experience personally are meant to equip you to help others. w... Read More
Friday, 10 May 2013 13:31
Pastor Dave Smuin
Very timely message! I know too that if God has allowed you to go through storms in your life with His P.T.P.A.U. (peace that pass... Read More
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 17:05
Pastor Dave Smuin
Thank you for this message Dr. Love! It brings to light the simple truths that people need to have that reassuring voice. God's ... Read More
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 11:37
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Baptism

Baptism
When someone says baptism what comes to your mind? One of the most memorable baptisms that I was part of was in Alaska. Yes, it was cold, very cold. The baptism was in a small lake in the woods a mile or two from the church. Just the thought of getting into that water was enough to make the goose bu...
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The memory of my Baptism is one of my favorite and I am very excited to learn more during our conference call!!... Read More
Thursday, 11 April 2013 21:45
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Deeper Still; washing away our wounds

There is a struggle to be real and open from which none of us are exempt. There is also a struggle for many to hear what is honest and vulnerable. This battle is an internal wrestling match. Humility wars against fear, denial, pride and self preservation. Don’t get me wrong, in some places and space...
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Is This Demonic?

Demons
The young man came in defeated and looking for someone to understand and help. After he explained what was happening his first question was “is this demonic?” The more we chatted the easier it was to see that he was looking for serious answers. He wanted to understand as much as he wanted to be free...
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For some, this is a very touchy subject. There seems to be a lot of doubt among some believers about whether demons are real and ... Read More
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 15:36
Pastor Dave Smuin
Thank you for discussing this topic. I have seen both extremes--those who try to explain everything in any way other than demonic... Read More
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 20:21
Pastor Dave Smuin
This topic is very interesting. We can't spiritualize everything. We need to follow the Holy Spirit direction. Iam looking forward... Read More
Friday, 22 February 2013 00:19
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