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 Chapel Church in Leiper’s Fork, TN, USA.

Early Life and Conversion

I grew up in a loving Christian home, and I am a believer my entire life. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at age 14. After graduating from high school, I attended David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Instead of finishing my degree, I chose to marry and start a family.

However, a divorce led me back to Lipscomb to complete a bachelor’s degree in business. Through many ups and downs, God led me to a wonderful man and a second marriage. We started attending church together. At that time in my life, I learned the true meaning of grace. I also began seeking a real relationship with Jesus.

Calling to Ministry

Several years ago, I felt called to attend Grace Chapel. During worship service one Sunday, God revealed something to me. I would go through a time of suffering, but it would be for His glory. Several months later, I experienced a major traumatic event involving one of my adult children.

Since then, a series of events and interactions with people God placed in my path confirmed my calling. God called me to minister to others experiencing the same trauma. With the support of my loving husband, I decided to go back to school. I received a second bachelor’s degree in divinity at Christian Leaders College. As a recent graduate, I am now pursuing a Master of Theology degree. It is a direct result of my education through Christian Leaders College.

Ordination Ministry Credentials as a Deacon Minister

The Deacon Minister Ordination from Christian Leaders Alliance and Christian Leaders Institute is a great program. It provides servant leaders with credentials accepted by the public. Ordination ministry credentials are certainly not required when serving the Lord. However, they offer a formal aspect, especially when ministering to non-Christians.

Being called to serve is an extremely high honor and also very humbling to me. I strive each day to do what the Lord desires. The Deacon Minister Ordination recommendations encouraged me. They confirmed my calling. I am thankful for the way God has chosen to use me to help others who have endured similar trials.

Henry Reyenga
Author: Henry Reyenga

Henry Reyenga is president of Christian Leaders Institute and Christian Leaders Alliance.