More Ordained Christian Men
Are you a man called into ministry? The fact is we need more ordained Christian men to answer the calling! The apostle Paul encourages Christian leaders to answer the calling. He begins 1 Timothy 3 with a call for more leaders. He wants Christians to aspire to hear the call of God. He wants men to be elders and deacons (ministers) in the local church and community.
Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. (1 Timothy 3:1)
At Christian Leaders Alliance, we provide deacon minister ordination. You receive ordination as a Deacon Minister after you complete three classes. Ordination was a word used in the early church to indicate that local ordained Christian leaders were called, trained, recognized and commissioned.
We need more ordained Christian men for ministry! Do you hear this calling?
The Calling of More Ordained Men as Ministers
Why are ordained Christian men needed?
- More ordained Christian men are needed to lead at local churches.
- More ordained Christian men are needed to plant house churches or new churches.
- More ordained Christian men are needed to protect their wives and children.
- More ordained Christian men are needed to serve as loving role models.
Why do we emphasize ordained Christian men?
The ordination process at Christian Leaders Institute helps Christians grow in their relationship with God and their skills of leadership. The ordination process includes training that mobilizes Christian men in their gifted areas to make them more effective for their wives, families, churches, and communities. Minister ordination often launches men to serve recognized by their community.
The early church leadership structure was set up to launch Christians to share the gospel. Some of those Christians would be set aside for specific leadership roles.
11 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11-13
Do you sense the urgency to serve as a minister of the gospel? Timothy was a man called to be a minister of the gospel. The apostle Paul charged him to:
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy. 4:2
Preaching the gospel will not be easy! It takes patience as you plant gospel seeds that the Holy Spirit waters to grow. Christian leaders carefully instruct people searching for God.
We not only need more ordained Christian men to be leaders. We need trained Christian leaders who know how to lead others — leaders who are trained before they are ordained.
Ordained Christian Leaders Training
Christian Leaders Institute partners with Christian Leaders Alliance to bring ministry training to called men so they can “carefully” instruct those seeking God.
The training and ordination process can be started today. The ministry training is free. The ordination process is free too. After you are ordained, you will be included on the Christian Leaders Alliance global ordination directory. If you want official papers, there is an administration fee.
If you sense the calling to ministry as a Christian Leader, get free basic ministry training at Christian Leaders Institute. This training is your first step toward ordination.
First, you will take a free Getting Started Scholar Orientation class. After you complete this class, you will automatically be enrolled in the Christian Leaders Connection Class (3 Credits). Then, you will need to take the Christian Basics (3 Credits) and Ministry 101 (3 Credits) classes.
Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
This ministry training class connects you to a deeper walk with God, your ministry dream, and a mentor.
Christian Basics (3 Credits)
This ministry training class goes over the timeless Christian doctrines that are found in the Bible. This class taught by Dr. David Feddes utilizes the materials of Dr. Ed Roels. If you are highly knowledgeable in Christian teachings, there is a comprehensive test you can take to get the three credits immediately.
Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
This ministry training class focuses on your calling to ministry, and the role ministry training has in that calling. You learn fundamental leadership insights with Dr. Bruce Ballast and self-assessment tools with Dr. Ron Carter.
Total for the three classes is nine credits.
The Deacon Ministry Award and Ordained Minister Credentialling
After you complete those classes, you receive the Deacon Ministry Award at Christian Leaders Institute. This award indicates that you have the essential training to be ordained as a Deacon Minister.
You now have the opportunity to enroll in the Deacon Minister Ordination class. This ordination class is a Christian Leaders Alliance function at Christian Leaders Institute. This Deacon Minister Ordination class will do the following:
- Give you more specific instructions about the Biblical office of an ordained deacon minister.
- Discuss the inclusion of women as deacon ministers in the early church. See CLA position on Women in Office
- Give you the opportunity to gather three recommendations from your community of faith. These recommendations give evidence that people acknowledge the calling on your life, your sincere walk with God, and your readiness to serve as an ordained leader. Christian Leaders Alliance has Mentor Ministers to help you if you need them.
- Help you become recognized as an ordained Christian man!
You have just completed an essential process on the road to local ordination with the Christian Leaders Alliance.
Deacon Minister Ordination Commissioning
After you complete this calling assessment, ministry training, Christian leaders recognition journey, now it is time for commissioning as an ordained deacon minister.
You may say this was a lot of effort. You are right. The Bible says that we should not be hasty in the laying on of hands.
Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure. 1 Timothy 5:22
Many men are ordering their ordination certificates online. This hasty manner of being publicly recognized as ordained could be dangerous. Read Online Ordination Scams.
After you have completed all the steps as mentioned above, it is now the time for the laying on of hands.
What does that mean? The laying on of hands means:
- Prayed over and empowered by God for greater ministry service.
- Other Christians see your calling and life journey as a Christian leader.
- Other Christian leaders commend and endorse you. They see that you are set aside for greater ministry responsibility.
- The world recognizes you as one who is called a “minister.” You will be recognized on the Christian Leaders Alliance global directory.
In many ways, the laying on of hands empowers you to begin your deepening journey as an ordained Christian leader. Why stop at the basics?
Christian Leaders Alliance offers official credentials if you want to order them for a small administration fee.
Soar Into Many Ordained Minister Roles
After your ordination as a Deacon Minister, do you want to go further in your training? Maybe there is a specific area of ministry to which you are called. Many churches believe that men are not only called to be ministers (deacons) but also the elders of the local church. We train men and women to be deacon ministers.
Christian Leaders Alliance provides specific ordained roles in ministry specialty areas. Christian Leaders Institute offers many programs of study; including apprentice, basic, intermediate, and advanced mission credentials. Also, collegiate credentials are provided through the Christian Leaders College.
After you complete more programs of study at Christian Leaders Institute, you assume even greater recognition of your readiness to serve God and minister to your community.
You are welcome to take specialized Minister Role Classes. However, there is no need for you to be ordained again. You already are ordained. Now you will be considered an ordained minister in a specific area. You will be able to order updated official credentials if you want them.
Christian Leaders Alliance has ministry roles that are available to you after you become ordained as a Deacon Minister.
Christian Leaders Alliance Ordained Minister roles:
- Officiant Minister
- Small Group Minister
- Restored Life Minister
- House Church Minister
- Church Planter Minister
- Associate Chaplain Minister
- Associate Minister
- Commissioned Minister
- Chaplain Minister
- Minister of the Word
Each of these roles has a program of study. As you complete the programs of study and complete the ministry role class, your new role will be recognized at the Christian Leaders Alliance directory.
Are you called? Christianity truly needs more ordained Christian men for ministry!