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

Ordination Journey

Ordination Journey

Ordination Journey My name is Shawn Villela and I have been on an ordination journey. I am 31 years old. I have lived in the Chicago-land suburbs my entire life. I was raised in a family of four, which includes my only sibling--an older brother.…
Music Minister Ordination

Music Minister Ordination

Music Minister Ordination My name is Anthony Cargill and I am excited to be receiving my music minister ordination. I am from Brenham, Texas. I would say that my call to be ordained actually began 13 years ago when I was asked to lead the…
Ministry Calling

Ministry Calling

Ministry Calling Hi, my name is Greg Miller, and I have a ministry calling on my life. I was born in California and moved to Texas at the age of three. I currently reside in Huntsville, Texas. I married my childhood sweetheart Sharlene at…
Deacon Minister Ordination Course

Deacon Minister Ordination Course

Deacon Minister Ordination Course My name is Joan Kembo, and I am in the deacon minister ordination course at CLI. I am the only daughter of Richard and Stella and I have 2 brothers. I live in Harare, Zimbabwe. I run a Graphic & Website…
House Church Leader Ordination

House Church Leader Ordination

House Church Leader Ordination My name is G. Douglas Goodson. I live in Massachusetts in the USA. My wife, Teri, and I have four children. I recently received my credentials as an Officiating Minister through Christian Leaders Alliance and…
Ministering Deacon Ordination

Ministering Deacon Ordination

Ministering Deacon Ordination I am James Ausfahl and I have received my ministering deacon ordination. I was born in and am living in Peoria, Illinois. More importantly, I was born again just outside of Glasgow, Scotland. For over two decades,…
Small Group Ministry

Small Group Ministry

Small Group Ministry As I complete the Small Group Minister course here at Christian Leaders Institute, I take a moment to reflect how God has been ministering through me and to me specifically in Small Group Ministry. For the past few years,…
Deacon Minister

Ordained Deacon Minister

Ordained Deacon Minister My name is Charles Runyon and I am an ordained deacon minister. I live in the Philadelphia area and I drive a truck for a food distributor. I have been at my job for 20 years. I am married to Aimee Runyon and we have…
Christian Journey

Christian Journey

Christian Journey I am on a Christian journey. Some have been blessed to know the Lord since childhood, according to my neighbor. I, Jeff Burris, on the other hand, while blessed by Him in many ways, gravitated toward science, philosophy, and…

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