Minister Preparation and Credential Program

Are you an active Christian who is discerning a call into ministry and is looking for a minister preparation and credentialing program? Are you already serving in ministry but want a formal ministry study program that includes ministry credentials?

The Christian Leaders Alliance is a network of credentialed volunteer, part-time and full-time-ministers who serve as:

Church Minister Roles – Minister, Church Planter, Youth Minister, Women’s Minister,  Men’s Minister, Elder Minister, Marriage Minister, Deacon Minister, and more.

Kingdom Minister Roles – Chaplain, Life Coach Minister, Evangelist, Wedding Officiant, Kingdom Minister, Matchmaker Minister, and more.

Consider Christian Leaders Alliance

Christian Leaders Alliance gives you access to:

  • Free Biblical ministry training with the Christian Leaders Institute.
  • A local endorsement process that increases your credibility as a minister of walk and character.
  • Recognition on a global minister directory.
  • Connections to other ministers.
  • Global leadership involvement.

Christian Leaders Alliance Support Network

How does Christian Leaders Alliance support its members?

Commended, Licensed, and Ordained Minister Posting and Recognition Packages

Connection to a global ministry movement

  • Opportunities to plug into a global ministry movement
  • Opportunities to expand your leadership in an apostolic movement
  • Commended Minister Process – These called ministers are often called lay ministers. We called them commended ministers. This minister credential program is ideal for volunteer ministers who minister in specialized areas.
  • Licensed Minister Process This is the first clergy minister program that often fits part-time ministers.
  • Ordained Minister Process This is a clergy ministry program that is tailor-made for those part-time or full-time ministers who are doing the advanced study.

Connection to other ministry leaders

Steps to Sign Up At Christian Leaders Institute the gateway for programs with Christian Leaders Alliance

Step 1 – Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls you in the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2. 

After you register, you will automatically be enrolled in the “getting started” course.  You will locate the course at your “home” button when you are logged in. Scroll down to find the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2 Link. Click the link and open the course.

Step 2 – Complete Part 1 of this course, and then you are allowed to enroll in mini-courses or regular courses. 

The Christian Leaders Getting Started Class Part 1 shows you how to enroll in courses and mini-courses. Part 2 of the course connects your calling into ministry with programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute. Part 2 will offer some ministry training and introduce you to the other programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute.

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Christian Leaders Alliance Church and Kingdom Ministers

Life Coach Ministry call
Hope in Christ in Ministry Hello, my name is Jaymie, and I am a sinner saved by grace, through Christ alone. After my life coach ministry call, I became a student at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about free ministry and Bible…
Online ordination study and recognition
Pursuing God's Purpose for My Life Greetings! My name is Gabe Brown. I am pursuing God's purpose for my life. It includes online ordination study and recognition at CLI and with CLA. I am thankful to complete the Deacon Minister Ordination…
Answering God's Calling
Answering God's Calling Is Sometimes Delayed, Yet Worth the Wait My name is Dan Fisher, Sr. My wife is Ana Daresa Fisher. With two grown children, I now enjoy helping raise my two wonderful stepsons. I am also answering God's calling to ministry.…
Wedding officiant training and credentialing
The Bible tells us that marriage is not defined or ordained by humankind. Further, it is a union joined by God (Matt 19:6). Therefore, the officiant performing the wedding must do two things. First, they make the day unique for the bride and…
Ordained to Minister
Hello! My name is Lorelei McNeil. I am excited to be ordained to minister in my home church. Recognition with the Christian Leaders Alliance is a blessing. Currently, I am a first-year intern at my church. I look forward to growing and learning…

The Christian Leaders Alliance

Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) is connected to the Christian Leaders Institute (CLI). CLI does the ministry training, the Christian Leaders Alliance guides the commending, 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.

Minister Credential Program Vision and Mission

Vision Statement
CLA exists to encourage Alliance members to fulfill their ministry calling in reliance on the Holy Spirit and for the glory of Jesus Christ.
Mission Statement
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 volunteers ministers are not only laity but are now considered ministers as well. Historically these leaders have been called lay ministers. We now call them Commended Ministers. See the Commended Minister program.

We are also excited about a quality license and ordination program for bi-vocational and full-time ministers.

You have access to this Minister Credential Program on the internet.  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.

History of the Ordained Minister in the Early Church

The line between clergy and laity was more organic 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 of them eventually were placed in their location by the Bishop. Most were career clergy members. The volunteer ministers were considered lay ministers, and many did not receive training or recognition.

Over the centuries, the grassroots way was lost. Christan Leaders Alliance is returning to the early church way of things. We believe that volunteers, bi-vocational, or vocational ministry leaders are ministers. Whether ordained or licensed or commended, each minister has an important function in the church and kingdom.