How to be a Minister

Helping Christian ministers through training, support services, commissioning, licensing and ordination.

This blog is devoted to training on how to be a minister.  There is more to becoming a minister than just being ordained and not all ministers are pastors.  Some ministers are called to chaplaincy, missions or pastoral counseling.  Whatever your calling this blog on how to be a minister will bless and train you.

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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Forgiveness and Freedom for Leaders

Forgiveness and Freedom for Leaders
I recently made an observation that would need a bit of research to confirm. It seems that social media is ablaze with helpful advice to those navigating the injustices of life. How to succeed through suffering abounds. Equally conspicuous is a dearth of advice addressing the causes of injustice; es...
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