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.

The Journey

The other day me and a brother in Christ was talking about taking vacation from work. About all that we were going to do and see, then he said the best part of vacation is coming home. I told him that we were on  a road trip right in this world that we live in, but one day we will come to ...
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Compassion Over Compromise

While I was sitting here at my desk. I was reflecting over the past year and with a heavy heart for the lost world I ask God why? This was lead on my heart to write. In this every growing world why do more Christians compromise with the sin driven world? Instead of have compassion on them and the lo...
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Lazarus and His Grave Clothes

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Recently I was reading the Book of John and I came across the all familiar story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. I have read this passage many times in the past, but this time the Holy Spirit prompted me to take a deeper look at the meaning behind the story.   John 11:41-44  So the...
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Thank you, Bonnie, for sharing this insightful look at how we can, and should be, the hands and feet the Lord has called and purpo... Read More
Thursday, 31 January 2013 03:01
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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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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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