Ordained Associate Chaplain Minister

The Ordained Associate Chaplain Minister role is perfect for those called to help a chaplain at a prison, hospital or other institution. Here are some positions you are qualified for:

Church Care Minister
Shepherding Elder
Pastoral Care Minister
Associate Chaplain Minister
Nursing Home Chaplain Minister
Officiant Minister
Peace Minister

To receive this Associate Chaplain Minister Ordination, one must complete the following classes: (three more than the Officiant Ordination)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics: Introduction to Christian Doctrine (3 Credits)
  • Chaplaincy 101 (3 Credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 Credits)
  • Peace Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Ministry Care (3 Credits)
  • Thriving Marriages (3 Credits)
  • Elective Course (3 Credits)
  • Deacon Minister Ordination (1 Credit)
  • Associate Chaplain Minister Ordination (1 Credit)

Total 36 credits

Steps for ordination as an Associate Chaplain Minister

(36 Credits Program)

  1. Enroll at Christian Leaders Institute and complete the Getting Started Class: Scholar Orientation.
  2. Complete the Deacon Ministry Award.
    1. Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
    2. Christian Basics (3 Credits)
    3. Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
  3. Complete the Deacon Minister Ordination Class (1 Credit)
    1. Get three recommendations from your local community, possibly including a Christian Leaders Alliance ordained mentor.
    2. Receive your official ordination documents from Christian Leaders Alliance, sent through the Christian Leaders Institute offices.
    3. Be ordained by the laying on of hands.
    4. Be included in the Christian Leaders Alliance ordination directory.
  4. Study the remaining Christian Leaders Institute training classes.
    1. Chaplaincy 101 (3 Credits)
    2. Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 credits)
    3. Peace Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
    4. People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
    5. Church and Ministry (3 credits)
    6. Ministry Care (3 Credits)
    7. Thriving Marriages (3 Credits)
    8. Elective Course (3 credits)
  5. Take the Ordained Associate Chaplaincy Class (1 Credit)
  6. Order you updated ordination credentials.