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

Pastor Ministry Journey

Pastor Ministry Journey

Pastor Ministry Journey Here is a story of not only an ordination but of a pastor ministry journey. I am a child of God and my name is John Bennett. I am a resident of Mendon, Michigan. I am married to a wonderful woman, Kim, who is a loving,…
Upcoming Deacon Ordination

Upcoming Deacon Ordination

James Phillips' Upcoming Deacon Ordination My name is James Phillips and I have an upcoming deacon ordination. I live in Sevierville, Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains. I am excited that I have just completed my Deacon Ministry course and will…
Church Planter Ordination

Church Planter Ordination

Church Planter Ordination My name is James Kimball and I am excited about my church planter ordination. I was born in Texas while my dad was in the army. We moved to a small town in Oregon when I was two. I was raised in a Christian home, where…
Ordination

Ordination

Ordination I am Ma. Ana Maravilla, a Filipino who was born in Manila, Philippines. I am a resident of the United Kingdom and living in London since 2007. I have been working as a Healthcare Assistant for several years now in various care homes…
Deacon minister Ordination Journey

Deacon Minister Ordination Journey

Deacon Minister Ordination Journey First Coming to Know Christ My name is John Jenkins and I have recently been on a deacon minister ordination journey. I live in New Orleans, LA, USA. I did not grow up in a "church-going" household, but both…
officiant ordination

Officiant Ordination

Officiant Ordination My name is G. Douglas Goodson. I live in the USA in the state of Massachusetts. My wife, Teri, and I have four children. We attend services at a Christian Assembly in a neighboring town. I recently received my Officiant…
Ordination Study

Ordination Study

Ordination Study I have a call to serve God and I am doing the ordination study. I was born in 1960 in Williamsburg, VA and then my family moved to West Virginia. I graduated high school in 1978 and completed one year of college. I had no scholarship…
Ministry Ordination

Ministry Ordination

Ministry Ordination My name is Don Timmons and I am receiving my deacon ministry ordination. I live in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. I have been a married man for 40 years. I have worked as a pastor for two and a half years and an inner city…
Ordained Pastor

Ordained Pastor

Ordained Pastor Good day! My name is Pastor Steve Banda and I am training at Christian Leaders Institute to become an ordained pastor. I am from the Warm Heart Of Africa, Malawi, I was born in Nkhata Bay district in the northern part of the…

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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