Abide Ministries

Seminar Information


Michael Smith is able to do either weekend or evening seminars, small or large groups. Seminar topics include Christian Stewardship, Biblical Marriage, Biblical Parenting, and Biblical Leadership. Seminar lengths vary from 2-8 hours. We will come on a love offering basis, however, please cover personal expenses of travel and hotel if necessary.

Abide Ministries Christian Stewardship Seminar

1 Cor. 4:1-2
" Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.[2] Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful."

The Christian Stewardship Seminar is designed to motivate volunteers in your church or organization unto greater commitment and deeper service as they apply these principles of Christian Stewardship. They will change your homes, neighborhoods, work places, and communities to glorify Christ. Click here to see the seminar schedule.

Session 1 Biblical Stewardship
Having the right attitude
Session 2 Financial Success (correctly handling finances)
Time Management
Session 3 Spiritual Anointings and Gifts
Our Calling and Vocation
Session 4 Our Word and God's Word
God's Commandment's to His People

Abide Ministries Marriage Seminar

Matthew 19:6
" So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate."

We need to understand that Holy Matrimony is not just a legal contract, but a spiritual contract as well. In a marriage where God is a witness, His words are exchanged in the form of vows in faith, His divine blessing is sought; then know that God has joined that man and that woman in a spiritual way, and man had better not tamper with that union as far as trying to bring separation. That includes the husband and wife also. Click here to see the seminar schedule.

Session 1 What is a Biblical Mariage?
Session 2 Laying the Foundation or Re-laying the foundation (past)
Session 3

Roles and Responsibilities (present)
husband wife
leader helper
lover submitter
provider homemaker
financier budgeter
communicator communicator

Session 4 What to Look Forward To! (future)
priority setting
goal achieving


Abide Ministries Parenting Seminar

Psalm 127:3-5
Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him.
[4] Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one's youth.
[5] Blessed is the man
whose quiver in full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate.

Click here to see the seminar schedule.

Session 1 "The Importance of the Christian Home"
(Biblical principles for the family)
Session 2 "Training and Discipline"
(Proper guidelines - what works and what doesn't)
Session 3

"Understanding Children's Development, Motivations, and Gifts"
(Examine your child's make-up and character)

Session 4 "The Foundation of Prayer and Practial Helps"
(How to continually be on a level of open communication)


Abide Ministries Leadership Seminar

Luke 2:52
And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

The word "grew" in the Greek is prokopto which means "to advance by beating back". It gives the impression of trailblazing, or one beating and chopping ones way through a jungle so as to advance ahead.

Between the age of 12 when Jesus was in the temple, and age 30 when Jesus was baptized by John, there were 18 years of Jesus' life capsulized into one word - prokopto. Click here to see the seminar schdule.

Session 1 Applied Knowledge
How to get Knowledge
Session 2 Growth in Integrity
Christian Characteristics
Session 3 Leading / The Gifting
Leadership Styles
Session 4 Serving / Humility
Team Building

Seminar Schedule:

TIME Teaching Schedule
8:30 AM -
9:00 AM
Registration, Fellowship, Breakfast
9:00 AM-
10:15 AM
Session 1
10:15 AM -
10:30 AM
10:30 AM -
11:45 AM
Session 2
11:45 AM -
1:00 PM
Lunch (not provided)
1:00 PM -
2:15 PM
Session 3
2:15 PM -
2:30 PM
2:30 PM -
4:00 PM
Session 4, Wrap up, Question and Answers, and Ministry Time