How to be a Minister

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Preparing to Preach, Teach or Counsel

Preparing to Preach, Teach or Counsel
One of the greatest challenges for those seeking to be a minister is Paul’s words in 2 Timothy 4:2 which states, “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.” As much as we try to schedule daily activities the reality is that m...
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Preparation can be just as Spirit-led as is teaching, preaching, or counseling. Sometimes teachers tell me they are not going to ... Read More
Friday, 14 March 2014 18:37
Pastor Dave Smuin
Having an intimate relationship with the Lord should be the foundation of all we do as Christians, but especially in sharing the W... Read More
Saturday, 30 November 2013 20:21
Pastor Dave Smuin
As I read the beginning of Preparing to Preach, Teach or Counsel, Stephen came to my mind. In Acts 6 I begin to see why Stephen w... Read More
Thursday, 21 November 2013 19:43
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Team Building

Team Building
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Team Building One of the first actions that Jesus took when He began His public ministry was to call together a team. He knew that fulfilling the mission that the Father gave Him included bringing others together as a team. This team assisted Him throughout His earthly ministry and was entrusted to ...
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Yes. I once read a book called "What a Difference a Team Makes." It's true. When I was first starting in missionary work, I fel... Read More
Monday, 23 September 2013 21:41
Pastor Dave Smuin
I really enjoyed the conference call on this topic last week. Afterwards I thought about the need for mentors on our team who pour... Read More
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 22:04
Pastor Dave Smuin
Thank you for the info on the conference call last night. I did miss the fifth point on the Vision presentation. could you pleas... Read More
Friday, 28 June 2013 11:33
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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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Three reasons why ministers should lead a small group

Small-Groups
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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Pastor Dave Smuin
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
Pastor Dave Smuin
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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Three Things to Know for Effective Preaching and Teaching

Ordination
“I’ve been set up!” That was my first thought as I listened to the conference speaker right before me present his message. The more I listened to this very skilled and experienced minister speak the more I prayed for the Holy Spirit to intervene. Not only did I need to hold the audience’s attention ...
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Pastor Dave Smuin
I do think it is important to know your audience. But I also think it is important to know ourselves. I have not given a sermon, b... Read More
Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:01
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I have always been taught,"to make a topic reasonate, make it personal". As leaders in churches and organizations how can we achi... Read More
Thursday, 15 November 2012 18:38
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