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Minister Ordination (1 Credit)
Minister Ordination Role Recognition Class
Professors: Pastor Henry Reyenga and Pastor Brian DeCook
Are you interested in ordination with Christian Leaders Alliance? Christian Leaders gives you access to a recognized ordained clergy option that allows you to perform weddings and other minister duties. This Ordained Minister clergy recognition is the first step and is a prerequisite for all other ordination recognitions at the Christian Leaders Alliance.
Class Prerequisites: (with a 2.0+ GPA)
- Ministry Calling and Confidence (1 Credit)
- Min 100 – Christian Leaders Connections (3 Credits)
- Theo 101 – Introduction to Christian Doctrine (3 Credits)
- Min 101 – Ministry Foundations (3 Credits)
- BIB 112 – New Testament Survey (3 credits)
- Min 151 – People Smart (3 Credits)
- Christian Wedding Officiant Skills (1 Credit)
- Pre-marriage Counseling Skills (1 Credit)
- Ministry Officiant Skills (2 Credit)
- Parenting Skills (1 Credit)
- Essential Philosophy (0 Cr)
- Critical Grace Theory (0 Cr)
- How to be Interesting (0 Cr)
- Fellowship and Hospitality Ministry (0 Cr)
- Leading Bible Studies (0 Cr)
- Basic Ministry Speaking (0 Cr)
- Overview of Mental Health Integration (0 Cr)
Upon the completion of this course, students will:
- Receive additional training for ordained ministry. These skills include reviewing baptisms and conducting the Lord's Supper. This is review material because you already have completed the Minister Officiant Skills Class.
- Explore whether you are ready to hold the office of Deacon Minister.
- Learn what it means to be ordained with the Christian Leaders Alliance.
- Gather three recommendations indicating that they are fit for clergy recognition.
- Update their profile to recognize their ordination status.
- Be included in the Christian Leaders Alliance Directory.
- Be allowed to order the Clergy Recognition Package that gives the documentation needed as an ordained clergy member.
This deacon minister ordination is the "seed" or foundation step in your ordination. Once you complete this course, you are ordained with the Christian Leaders Alliance. We have many more ordination roles you can pursue. You are not ordained again; you are ordained once. The other ordination roles/concentrations you take bring more training and credibility as an ordained clergy leader. You will find out more about what this means in this class.
Your ordination credentials are established by completing this class and purchasing your clergy package. We will not require you to renew your credentials. If local complaints about your doctrine or life are expressed to us, we will investigate the complaint. If a complaint is substantiated upon review, you may be removed from the ordination directory.
View all online lectures and read all the articles on each topic. CLI's computer tracks whether you do this. After viewing all lectures for the unit, take the quiz based on the lectures (100% of grade).
A 95-100% A- 90-94% B+ 87-89% B 83-86% B- 80-82% C+ 77-79% C 73-76% C- 70-72% D+ 67-69% D 63-66% D- 60-62% F 0-59%
Your average grade for all assignments in the class must be at least 60%. Otherwise, you will fail the class and will receive no course credit.
We highly recommend connecting with other students on our CLI network! Share exciting developments in your ministry. Discuss courses or topics with other CLI students. Connect with other Christian leaders! Click here to request access to the CLI network!
All the videos' slides are available in this course.
We encourage you to browse these CLA Links as you embark on this class:Minister Directory
Note: You must complete all work by the final deadline of the course. If you are not done by that date, you will have to take the class again in order to receive credit. Incompletions are considered drops.
Day 1 - 10: The Vision of a Deacon Minister
Day 11 - 20: Local Ministry Deacons
Day 21 - 30: Elder and Deacon
Day 31 - 40: Ordination of Women in Ministry
Day 41 - 50: A Credible Journey for Your Ordination
Day 61 - 70: Self Assessment Tests
Day 71 - 80: Profile and Story
Post an Ordination story for Possible Publication on the Christian Leaders Alliance
Step One: Copy and Paste Previous Profile Materials. Use your profile story that you did in the past to give background into your calling to ministry and how you found CLI. Make sure you include your name and where you live in your story (this will give our writers enough to work with for a good ordination story on the site).
Step Two: Add Aditional Content Related to Your Ordination for the Story.Here are some questions to guide you: Build on your existing profile and add a few paragraphs featuring the following questions.1. What is your name? Where do you live?
2. How will this Deacon Minister Ordination assist your ministry?
3. What open doors or ministry opportunities are being put into your path right now?
4. Is there anything you want to share your work in ministry?
5. How has this free ministry training and ordination been formative in your ministry's future?
6. How can we pray for you in your ministry?Post your story and upload a high-quality picture of yourself or a picture of your doing ministry or a picture at your ordination service. If you have a security risk, make up a safe screen name and do not upload a photo.
Day 81 - 90: Getting Your Recommendations and Final Feedback
Ministering to God's people as a local minister deacon is a foundational status for ministry. It is a calling and a privilege. While we are able to observe your academic readiness for becoming an ordained ministry deacon, we need to have your calling confirmed by those who know you. We ask for at least three recommendations.
You must obtain three (3) letters of recommendation.
- One must be from a deacon, elder, or pastor.
- One must be from your spouse or a friend if unmarried
- One must be from a non-family member that knows you and respects you.
This is the establishment of your ministry credentials as a ministry deacon. This credential needs to be established on a regular basis to communicate your credibility as a ministry leader.
If you are in conflict with local Christian leaders and it is brought to our attention by those local leaders, we will be unable to ordain you until that conflict has been resolved. We also will not mediate in those situations; it is your responsibility to resolve the conflict.
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness, no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. Hebrews 12:14-15.
Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses. 1 Timothy 5:19.
Day 101 - 110: Your Ordination Service
After you have your Official Documents, schedule your ordination ceremony.