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Pastoral Counseling

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The role of a pastoral counselor is different than that of the psychologist, psychiatrist or secular counselor. Yes, each is in the helping profession and desires to assist people. However, the pastoral counselor is uniquely qualified to deal with presenting problems such as depression, anxiety or m...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
The insights you share from the heart of the Lord are so very helpful. Greatly appreciate reading your blogs.
Friday, 17 May 2013 13:38
Pastor Dave Smuin
This is great timing for this post. I have recently been working on our marketing materials for our ministry. We have been tryin... Read More
Thursday, 17 January 2013 19:45
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Three reasons why ministers should lead a small group

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Church gatherings have taken many forms since Jesus walked around Jerusalem with the disciples. The church has gathered in homes, outside, in hidden locations and in cathedrals. Some believers are forced to meet in secret and others broadcast their meetings on television and the internet. Around the...
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I love small groups as well. Have had great success with them in our mens ministry. Also have small groups at homes. Would love to... Read More
Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:50
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I started out in a small group and close relationship were form that we understood the needs of the people and could be a blessing... Read More
Thursday, 20 December 2012 04:00
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I whole-heartedly agree! I have always considered small groups the Church. Many needs can be met by the people in small groups. ... Read More
Monday, 10 December 2012 22:35
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Thoughts on Ordination

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Ordination is usually the main designation that comes to mind when we think of clergy credentials. However, most churches and denominations also have the designations of Commissioned and Licensed. These titles give clear identification as a member of the clergy and clearly identify the level of resp...
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Hospital Visitation

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As I sit in the emergency room holding my wife’s hand, waiting for the test results, I was reminded of the cold, sterile environment of the hospital. The constant sounds of medical equipment and the distant sounds coming from other rooms left us both wondering and praying for others as much as for m...
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What a great conference call! Thank you Rev. Tanya. What you shared was very anointed and instructive. I will post the call in ... Read More
Friday, 21 September 2012 13:23
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I think the most beautiful and profound comment that Tanya made was in describing how we always minister to the "spirit man", so t... Read More
Friday, 21 September 2012 11:21
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I enjoyed Rev. Wood so much tonight. I pray for the same strength and boldness for myself that she has to minister to those who ma... Read More
Friday, 21 September 2012 02:06
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5 Biblical Principles to Know Before a Spiritual House Cleansing

5 Biblical Principles to Know Before a Spiritual House Cleansing
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The basic premise of a house cleansing is very simple. When there is an unwanted spiritual presence or curse on a home, office, church, piece of land or other place it needs to be removed. A spiritual house cleansing, when done correctly, breaks curses and removes demonic beings. It also dedicates t...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
Thanks for reading the older blog posts. The third part was done as a webcast that is no longer available. This was also taugh... Read More
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 20:48
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Hi Heidi, There is one other blog post on this topic. If you scan through the blog articles you will see it. The rest of the "h... Read More
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 15:44
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Dr. Dave This lesson and what has been going on at my Mission got me thinking. I have done house cleaning at home but not at wor... Read More
Sunday, 04 August 2013 23:52
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