Christian Leaders Alliance offers recognized Licensed and Ordained Clergy Certifications

Are you a Christian called into ministry? Are you seeking licensed or ordained status? Do you want to gain confidence in your calling by being connected to free college-level ministry training courses?

Do you want to be part of a new generation of clergy leaders who are volunteers, part-time, or career ministry leaders?

Do you want to be connected to a growing alliance of recognized licensed or ordained Christian leaders? Do you want to be part of a life coach minister program that includes certification?

Does the Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) fit your situation? Christian Leaders Alliance is the “recognition of ministry (clergy) roles” ministry started by  Christian Leaders Ministries.  CLA is called to encourage and mobilize licensed or ordained Christian leaders to:

  1. Walk with God in a Biblical manner. Enroll now. The first course, the Christian Leaders Connection will help you understand and practice a Biblical servant-walk with God.
  2. Study free of charge at Christian Leaders Institute and receive licensed and Ordained clergy recognition status. 
  3. Minister to your community and the world in licensed roles or ordained roles.
  4. Band together with other recognized clergy members and ministers to expand the Kingdom of God.

Licensed and Ordained Clergy Certifications

Christian Leaders Alliance Support Network

How does Christian Leaders Alliance support its members?

Licensed and Ordained Clergy Posting and Recognition Packages

CLA provides a credible way to receive licensed and ordained clergy certifications in order to serve your community more effectively.

Connection to a global ministry movement

Connection to other ministry leaders

Access to Christian Leaders Alliance Resources

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Our goal is to keep the Licensed and Ordained Clergy Certifications up to date.

Licensed and Ordained Clergy Certifications

Christian Leaders Alliance Licenced and Ordained Clergy Certifications Stories

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Serving God

Serving God In All Circumstances I’m Martha Berge and I am serving God with my whole heart and life. I’m from a small town in central Connecticut. I grew up in a predominantly Christian home. My mother was a Sunday School teacher and superintendent.…
Youth Ordination

Youth Ordination - Children Minister

Youth Ordination My name is Crystal and I am receiving my youth ordination for Children's ministry. I am 29 years of age, I reside in a small town in Pennsylvania. I am a childcare professional. I have been in the childcare field for nearly…
Pastor Ministry Journey

Pastor Ministry Journey

Pastor Ministry Journey Here is a story of not only an ordination but of a pastor ministry journey. I am a child of God and my name is John Bennett. I am a resident of Mendon, Michigan. I am married to a wonderful woman, Kim, who is a loving,…
Upcoming Deacon Ordination

Upcoming Deacon Ordination

James Phillips' Upcoming Deacon Ordination My name is James Phillips and I have an upcoming deacon ordination. I live in Sevierville, Tennessee in the Smoky Mountains. I am excited that I have just completed my Deacon Ministry course and will…
Church Planter Ordination

Church Planter Ordination

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Deacon minister Ordination Journey

Deacon Minister Ordination Journey

Deacon Minister Ordination Journey First Coming to Know Christ My name is John Jenkins and I have recently been on a deacon minister ordination journey. I live in New Orleans, LA, USA. I did not grow up in a "church-going" household, but both…
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Officiant Ordination

Officiant Ordination My name is G. Douglas Goodson. I live in the USA in the state of Massachusetts. My wife, Teri, and I have four children. We attend services at a Christian Assembly in a neighboring town. I recently received my Officiant…
Ordination Study

Ordination Study

Ordination Study I have a call to serve God and I am doing the ordination study. I was born in 1960 in Williamsburg, VA and then my family moved to West Virginia. I graduated high school in 1978 and completed one year of college. I had no scholarship…

The Christian Leaders Alliance

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

Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) is blurring the historical lines between clergy and laity. CLA is passionate that local volunteers or bi-vocational Christian leaders are also given access to clergy standing both globally and locally.  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. Then, you only need to take one more class and you can apply for CLA recognized licensed wedding officiant certification.

Click Here to read more about the ordination study process at Christian Leaders Institute.

History of the Ordained Minister in the Early Church

The line between clergy and laity was blurry 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 were career clergy members. The volunteer ministers were considered lay leaders but not clergy.

The grassroots way was lost. We believe that volunteers, bi-vocational, or vocational ministry leaders comprise the official clergy.

Christian Leaders Institute is exponentially training and mobilizing Christian leaders through online training. The Christian Leaders Alliance is recognizing these leaders with licensed and ordained clergy certifications.

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licensed and ordained clergy certifications