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

Proper Training and Ordination

Proper Training and Ordination

My name is Joshua Barrett, and I am getting the proper training and ordination I need with CLI and CLA. I am a Pastor from Indianapolis, Indiana, working as a workplace Chaplain for corporations and organizing AA and other 12 step programs in…
Clergy Credibility

Clergy Credibility with CLA

My name is Melodie Freshour, and the clergy credibility with the Christian Leaders Alliance is a blessing for me. Although I was born and raised in Alaska, I'm very blessed to be living in a beautiful country home in Arkansas. New Direction…
Ordained Servant of God

Ordained Servant of God in Colombia

My name is Andres Morantes, proudly Colombian, ordained servant of God, born in the city of Cali. I live in the city of Bogotá. I am 43 years old and have been happily married a little over 16 years ago. We have two children, one 14 years old…
Christian Wedding Officiant

Christian Wedding Officiant

Hi. My name is Courtney Furr, and I am excited to be a licensed Christian wedding officiant with CLA. I am happily married to Edward Jay Furr, IV. We have two children, a 16-year-old named TJ and an 8-year-old named Maddie. God has blessed me…
Online education and ordination

Online Education and Ordination Journey

Hello, my name is Daniel Anderson, and the following is my online education and ordination journey. I am from Washington, Pennsylvania. Born in Virginia, my family and I moved to Pennsylvania in 1999 when my father retired from the Navy after…
Ministry Ordination Opportunity

Ministry Ordination Opportunity

My name is Brittany Nidds, and I am thankful for the ministry ordination opportunity with the Christian Leaders Alliance. I live in South Carolina and have two sisters and a dog. I have a disability called Cerebral Palsy since birth and experienced…
Wedding officiant

Wedding Officiant with CLA

My name is Clayton Lissow, and I am studying at CLI in the licensed wedding officiant program. Currently, I serve as a middle school teacher for a Christian school in California. I have been a Christian since 1992. I always had a belief in God.…
Online Training and Ordination
Online Training and Ordination

Online Training and Ordination

My name is James W. Lewis, and I am receiving online training at CLI and ordination with CLA. I live in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. One of the hardest things to do is to write about yourself because you don’t want to come off as being arrogant…

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