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.

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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Pastor Dave Smuin
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
Pastor Dave Smuin
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
Pastor Dave Smuin
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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What is a Church Dispersed?

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A church dispersed is a group of believers who have been called, anointed, equipped and scattered across a city, state, country or the world. Some are ministers who have been commissioned, licensed and ordained while others are seeking ordination and training in a non-denominational church. These mi...
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Great topic! Interestingly enough since the N.T. is basically about 'missions' and 'sending out' we find that when the believers ... Read More
Friday, 24 August 2012 03:56
Pastor Dave Smuin
Thanks Danny, I have thought a lot about how this applies in our modern churches. There is still great persecution, more in 2012 ... Read More
Thursday, 23 August 2012 18:43
Pastor Dave Smuin
Dr. Dave it is neat to see this happening. It goes to show how God's ways are higher than ours. Had it not been for the persecutio... Read More
Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:52
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The Lost Sacrament

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Within the Christian community there are common sacraments such as baptism and communion, but have you ever considered the lost sacrament? How could something as critical as a sacrament be lost? Unfortunately it is fairly easy to lose important teachings simply by taking the emphasis off or neglecti...
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The sacrament of Foot Washing is an incredible spiritual experience. This sacrament for all those who are receiving or being serve... Read More
Thursday, 16 August 2012 20:34
Pastor Dave Smuin
To be honest, I have no experience at all with foot washing. I can not even remember ever hearing a sermon or message that discus... Read More
Thursday, 16 August 2012 20:02
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I have never experienced foot washing, aside from the occasional pedicure. I can see how spiritual foot washing would be benefici... Read More
Thursday, 16 August 2012 11:12
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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
Pastor Dave Smuin
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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