Are you called to ministry? Christian Leaders Institute delivers you generosity-driven formal ministry education.  Your ordination credentials are documented and maintained here at the Christian Leaders Alliance.

Here is a current list of ordained ministers. These ministers have been ordained as ministers and function as Christian Leaders in various roles.  These leaders received training are were in good standing at the time of their ordination.

If you know of someone in the Christian Leaders Alliance Ordination Directory who is no longer living a life in accord with an ordained minister, please contact rsullivan@christianleaders.net.

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Christian Leaders Alliance Ordination Stories

Officiant Ordination Story

Hello, my name is Joshua Morris. I am 36 years old and I live in Atlanta, GA. I have been married to my amazing wife for fourteen years and together we are raising our four wonderful children. I work for a company called Chick-fil-A in the Restaurant…
Church Planting Ordination
Minister Ordination Story

Minister Ordination Story

Minister Ordination Story My name is Le'Var Franklin and this is my minister ordination story. I was born and raised in Chicago, IL. After attending high school at Whitney M. Young, I decided to pursue a career in engineering at Iowa State…
Officiant Ordination Journey

Officiant Ordination Journey

Officiant Ordination Journey Hello, my testimony is very long, it is a novel really! I have to remember that I am only writing about my officiant ordination journey here, so if I happen to get off topic, please forgive me. I have gone through…
Retirement Ordained Deacon Minister

Retirement Ordained Deacon Minister

Retirement Ordained Deacon Minister My name is Melvin Hildreth Jr and I am a retirement ordained deacon minister. I was born in the state of Wisconsin in the United States of America. My family moved around quite often, so in my younger days,…
Ordination Call

Ordination Call

Ordination Call My name is Stephanie Lemmons and I have an ordination call to ministry. I live in Fulton, Mississippi. I married my true love, James Lemmons Sr. I believe God placed us together as family partners and ministry partners. We have…
Prison Minister

Prison Minister

Prison Minister I have a passion for being a prison minister. I was born in Flint Michigan in 1965 to Henry and Laura Lewis. I was a very happy and adventurous child, with a big imagination! I am the youngest of three siblings, with two older…
Serving God

Serving God

Serving God In All Circumstances I’m Martha Berge and I am serving God with my whole heart and life. I’m from a small town in central Connecticut. I grew up in a predominantly Christian home. My mother was a Sunday School teacher and superintendent.…
Youth Ordination

Youth Ordination - Children Minister

Youth Ordination My name is Crystal and I am receiving my youth ordination for Children's ministry. I am 29 years of age, I reside in a small town in Pennsylvania. I am a childcare professional. I have been in the childcare field for nearly…

The Christian Leaders Alliance

Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) is connected to the Christian Leaders Institute (CLI)! The Institute does the training, the Christian Leaders Alliance guides the ordaining in a local process with local church leaders. Internet scams make your ordination a transaction. Christian Leaders Alliance connects you with an ecuministry ordination.

Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) is blurring the line between clergy and laity. CLA is passionate that local revival leaders are identified, trained with high-quality classes, and mobilized in their local communities. You do not move away from their centers of influence but stay where you are to champion more gospel impact!

CLA wants to go back to how the early church mobilized local leaders.

Sign up now for to begin your generosity-driven ministry training. You will receive a scholarship after you finish the introductory class. Then you only need to take one more class and you can apply for legitimate ordination that is connected to local Christian leaders.

Click Here to read more about the ordination study process at Christian Leaders Institute.

History of the Ordained Minister in the Early Church

The line between clergy and laity was blurry in the first two centuries of the church. In the 300s, around the time of Roman Emperor Constantine, churches stopped identifying local leaders out of their congregations. Instead, they began “calling” them from other places. Eventually, the church hierarchy placed the clergy.

The grassroots way was lost.

At the time of the early church, local churches planted leaders everywhere by generously ordaining deacon ministers. The deacons were the ministers. In fact, the word “minister” is the Latin translation of the Greek word “deacon.” These “deacon ministers,” men and women, were heroes of faith. Few were ever paid. Many died as martyrs.

Christian Leaders Institute is exponentially training and mobilizing Christian Leaders through online training. The Christian Leaders Alliance is recognizing these local “deacon ministers!  A locally ordained minister is ordained as a partnership between CLI-CLA and local mentors, pastors, and leaders.

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