Christian Leaders Alliance offers recognized Licensed and Ordained Clergy Certifications

Are you a Christian called into ministry? Are you seeking licensed or ordained status? Do you want to gain confidence in your calling by being connected to free college-level ministry training courses?

Do you want to be part of a new generation of clergy leaders who are volunteers, part-time, or career ministry leaders?

Do you want to be connected to a growing alliance of recognized licensed or ordained Christian leaders? Do you want to be part of a life coach minister program that includes certification?

Does the Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) fit your situation? Christian Leaders Alliance is the “recognition of ministry (clergy) roles” ministry started by  Christian Leaders Ministries.  CLA is called to encourage and mobilize licensed or ordained Christian leaders to:

  1. Walk with God in a Biblical manner. Enroll now. The first course, the Christian Leaders Connection will help you understand and practice a Biblical servant-walk with God.
  2. Study free of charge at Christian Leaders Institute and receive licensed and Ordained clergy recognition status. 
  3. Minister to your community and the world in licensed roles or ordained roles.
  4. Band together with other recognized clergy members and ministers to expand the Kingdom of God.

Licensed and Ordained Clergy Certifications

Christian Leaders Alliance Support Network

How does Christian Leaders Alliance support its members?

Licensed and Ordained Clergy Posting and Recognition Packages

CLA provides a credible way to receive licensed and ordained clergy certifications in order to serve your community more effectively.

Connection to a global ministry movement

Connection to other ministry leaders

Access to Christian Leaders Alliance Resources

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Our goal is to keep the Licensed and Ordained Clergy Certifications up to date.

Licensed and Ordained Clergy Certifications

Christian Leaders Alliance Licenced and Ordained Clergy Certifications Stories

Chaplain Study and Ordination

Chaplain Study and Ordination

A Dream Come True Hello! My name is Joanna Jarrell. The Chaplain study and ordination at Christian Leaders Institute is a blessing for me (Learn more about online Bible classes, Click Here). I come from Richmond, Virginia, in the beautiful…
Licensed Officiant Training

Licensed Officiant Training

Faithful in the Small, Thankful for All My name is Kevin Hall. God has taught me to be faithful in the small and thankful to Him for it all. I am thankful to have found Christian Leaders Institute for licensed wedding officiant training online…
Called to Serve in Ministry

Called to Serve in Ministry

Introduction Greetings, brothers and sisters in Christ! My name is Barbara Kelly Ernst, and I am called to serve in ministry. I have used my middle name since birth, so please call me Kelly. I am a 50-year-old mother of two adult daughters…
Knowledge and credentials

Knowledge and Credentials with CLI and CLA

My name is Jeremy Sanford, and I am studying at Christian Leaders Institute to gain Bible and ministry knowledge and credentials (Learn more about online Bible courses, Click Here). I was born in Lufkin, Texas, in 1980. I was in bondage and…
Deacon Minister Ordination Program

Deacon Minister Ordination Program

Hello, my name is Sharnah-kay Nelson. Born in Jamaica, I’m 34 years old. At this time, I’m residing in North Carolina, USA. I’m currently enrolled in the Deacon Minister Ordination program at Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) (Learn more…
Christian Wedding Officiant License

Christian Wedding Officiant License

Purpose Found My name is Brian Gilson. I am thankful for the Christian Leaders Institute Christian wedding officiant license program. Also, recognition with the Christian Leaders Alliance with the Christian wedding officiant license to perform…
Ordination Ministry Credentials

Ordination Ministry Credentials as a Deacon

My name is Nancy Zion. After ministry ordination classes at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online Bible courses, Click Here), I am receiving my ordination ministry credentials as a deacon through CLA. I am a member of Grace…
Licensed as Christian Wedding Officiant

Licensed as Christian Wedding Officiant

Dreams of Ministry First Step: Licensed Christian Wedding Officiant I have always wanted to help the world in any way I could. I found myself doing all kinds of self-sacrificing things in an attempt to serve the greater good. All of this was…
Certified Life Coach

Certified Life Coach Growing in God

The following is Pastor Liz's story of growing in God and becoming a certified Life Coach with Christian Leaders Alliance: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in...” Revelations…

The Christian Leaders Alliance

Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) is connected to the Christian Leaders Institute (CLI). CLI does the training, the Christian Leaders Alliance guides the licensing and ordaining of clergy through a process of study and local connections. Internet scams make your licensing or ordination more of a financial transaction. Christian Leaders Alliance connects you with an ecuministry certification.

CLA’s vision statement is to encourage Alliance members to fulfill their ministry calling in reliance on the Holy Spirit and for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Our mission is to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by encouraging and supporting CLA members to fulfill their ministry calling by providing ministry credential recognition, continuing ministry education programs, communication networks, mentoring, and related services.  It is our mission to pray for one another, that in relentless reliance on Jesus Christ and the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit, every CLA member may “lay hold of that for which Jesus Christ has laid hold” of them.

Leaders Alliance (CLA) is blurring the historical lines between clergy and laity. CLA is passionate that local volunteers or bi-vocational Christian leaders are also given access to clergy standing both globally and locally.  You do not move away from your center of influence, but stay where you are to champion more gospel impact!

Sign up now to begin your generosity-driven ministry training at Christian Leaders Institute. You can study all the classes free after you finish the introductory class. Then, you only need to take one more class and you can apply for CLA recognized licensed wedding officiant certification.

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 managed and placed the clergy. Clergy members were usually trained, licensed, or ordained. Most were career clergy members. The volunteer ministers were considered lay leaders but not clergy.

The grassroots way was lost. We believe that volunteers, bi-vocational, or vocational ministry leaders comprise the official clergy.

Christian Leaders Institute is exponentially training and mobilizing Christian leaders through online training. The Christian Leaders Alliance is recognizing these leaders with licensed and ordained clergy certifications.

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licensed and ordained clergy certifications