The Ordained House Church Minister has received the training to plant a house church or a series of house churches. The House Church Minister has already been ordained as a deacon minister. This ordained House Church Minister is considered a fully ordained minister in his/her community.

If you are seeking ordination as a House Church Minister in a denomination other than the Christian Leaders Alliance, this class will launch you as a House Church Minister. You must take the following courses before you are allowed to take the House Church Minister Class.

The Christian Leaders Institue Ordained House Church Minister Role includes 32 credits of ministry training study. This training is a well-rounded program that provides you the essentials for ministry ordination. The classes include:

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 Credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 Credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Developing House Churches (3 Credits)
  • Peace Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Deacon Minister Ordination Class (1 Credit)
  • House Church Minister (1 Credit)

Total Credits: 32

Steps for ordination as an Ordained House Church Minister
(32 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. Church and Ministry (3 Credits)
    2. Old Testament Survey (3 Credits)
    3. New Testament Survey (3 Credits)
    4. Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 Credits)
    5. People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
    6. Developing House Churches (3 Credits)
    7. Peace Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  5. Take the Ordained House Church Minister Class (1 Credit)
  6. Order you updated ordination credentials.

You will be recognized as an ordained House Church Minister in the Christian Leaders Alliance.

1. Publication in the Christian Leaders Alliance Ordination Directory.

2. You will have the ministry skills to lead in the following roles:

  • House Church Minister
  • House Church Planter
  • Small Group Leader
  • Bible Study Leader
  • Cell Group Leader

We will publish those ordained in this network so that governing agencies and the public are aware of your ordination credentials.

What does ordination for the Christian Leaders Alliance Ordination Directory look like?

1. This ministry ordination is a primary or secondary ordination. If you already are ordained in a denomination, an association, or a non-denominational church, this ordination is a “secondary ordination.” We do not want to usurp any local authority in relation to you. Our goal is to be a blessing.

If you have no local ordination option, this Christian Leaders Alliance Ordination will be recognition that you completed an advanced ministry training course of study. We also consider it a proclamation to the world that you are an agent of the organization of the Church at a local level.  After you are done with this class, we will ask that you have a local leader or mentor or ordaining authority; whether a pastor, elder or deacon sign on the certificate to testify that you are a person of God who is called, who walks with God, who has the qualifications and the temperament of a spiritual leader.

We also consider this Christian Leaders Alliance ordination in the order of “Stephen in Acts 6:5 and Phoebe in Romans 16:1” in the Bible. This way we are not engaged in the headship debates at a local level on the meaning of ordination concerning women in ministry. You will be ordained into ministries like Stephen or Phoebe were in the early church.

2. You will be published on our website as ordained for ministry in the Christian Leaders Alliance Directory. Your bio and contact info will be located there. Your updated ministry profile will also be there. If you are in a persecuting country, you are exempted from participating in this activity.

3. Your local calling, gifts, and responsibility will determine the ministry title by which you will be called.