Ordination Training

Ordination Training at CLI

My name is Michael Eckert. I am thankful to receive ordination training at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online Bible courses, Click Here) and credentialing with the Christian Leaders Alliance.

I have been in my walk with God fully now, I would say, for the last six years. My wife and I have been married for going on five years now, and we have been together for going on six years. Before we married, my wife was in a battle for her life in 2016. That was when she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of uterine cancer. After we got her through that journey is when I felt God’s call to ministry for my life.

My Ministry Journey

I began my ministry journey volunteering at my old church in the children’s ministry. I did that for almost four years. Then in September of 2018, I became a volunteer pastor in charge of our Wednesday night children’s ministry. That is where we teach anywhere from 30-50 kids a night. In December of 2018, I was prophesied over that God would do something different in my life, and this was my final year of their training. This led me to begin taking classes at the Christian Leaders Institute. I wanted to be equipped for whatever God has in store for me.

Since then, in May of 2019, I came on staff with The River – A Community Church. I am their Children’s Ministry Director, and I love every minute of it. I have a group of 16 volunteers, including my wife. We get anywhere from 20-30 kids a weekend. We also have two Sunday morning services and various kid-friendly events throughout the year.

Ordination Training and Credentials

The Deacon Minister ordination training at CLI and credentialing with the Christian Leaders Alliance are a blessing for me. God continues to bless us as we walk in this new season, and I can’t wait to see where He leads next!