Introducing the Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) and Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) path to ordination in Alaska

Are you ready to embark on a meaningful journey of ordination in Alaska? We believe that serving your faith community and officiating sacred ceremonies can bring profound fulfillment and joy to your life. If you’re interested in becoming ordained and exploring ministerial roles in the beautiful state of Alaska, we are here to guide and support you every step of the way.

Get Ordained in Alaska: The ordination process in Alaska to be recognized to officiate weddings is regulated by state law, and we are here to help you navigate it.

According to the Alaska Statutes, Title 25, Chapter 05, Section 25.05.261, individuals who have been ordained or designated as ministers of a religious denomination are authorized to solemnize marriages. This includes those who have obtained ordination through online programs.

As an ordained minister, you have the responsibility of completing the marriage license in the presence of the couple and any necessary witnesses. You will also ensure that the couple acknowledges their intent to marry, creating a sacred and memorable experience for them. After the ceremony, the completed marriage license should be filed with the local marriage licensing authority within a specified timeframe, typically within three days.

Expand Your Ministry Opportunities in Alaska with CLI and CLA:

The Christian Leaders Institute (CLI):

We are thrilled to introduce the Christian Leaders Institute, a warm and welcoming online educational platform that provides free ministry and ordination training programs. Our mission is to make theological education accessible to individuals from all backgrounds, empowering them to deepen their understanding of Christianity and prepare for various ministry roles. Our comprehensive courses cover a wide range of subjects, including biblical studies, theology, church history, leadership, and pastoral care.

The Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA):

Through our partnership with the Christian Leaders Alliance, we offer an ordination program for individuals who have completed CLI’s training and courses. The Christian Leaders Alliance has been empowering ministers since 2014 and has ordained thousands of individuals. By joining CLA, you will receive formal recognition and authorization as an ordained minister, allowing you to perform weddings and other religious ceremonies in Alaska, in accordance with state law.

Join Our Warm and Supportive Community:

By enrolling in the Christian Leaders Institute and participating in the Christian Leaders Alliance program, you will join a vibrant and compassionate community of fellow ministers. We are here to support, encourage, and walk alongside you on your ministry journey in Alaska. Our warm and inclusive atmosphere will ensure that you feel welcomed and valued as you pursue your calling.

Together, let’s embrace the beauty of serving others in the great state of Alaska. Take the first step towards ordination and expand your ministry opportunities by joining the Christian Leaders Institute and Christian Leaders Alliance today.

To enroll in the program, follow these steps:

  1. Create a free study account with the Christian Leaders Institute and get familiar with the Study.christianleaders.org platform.  
  2. Enroll in the Christian Wedding Officiant Skills course and commence your training.
  3. After completing the Skills course, you will enroll in the Licensed Christian Wedding Officiant Recognition Class. This class recognizes your online training and completes your ordination into a local geographic endorsement-based ordination credential. You will be listed in the Christian Leaders Alliance Directory, and you may order your ordination credentials. You are eligible to register a local ministry at a Soul Center.


Are you looking to broaden your ministry in Alaska? Whether your passion lies in becoming a wedding officiant or exploring other ministerial roles, the Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) and Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) are here to support you on your path to ordination and the development of your ministry skills. Let’s explore the exciting primary “Diakonos” possibilities available to you:

Wedding Officiant: Many ministers choose to become wedding officiants, guiding couples through the significant milestone of marriage. By getting ordained through the Christian Leaders Alliance, you can legally officiate marriages in Alaska and bring joy to couples’ special days. “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Mark 10:9

Field Minister: If you have limited study time but a strong passion for serving in ministry, the Field Minister role is perfect for you. This program offers introductory courses that provide a solid foundation for lay ministers, church elders, and deacons. The Christian Leaders Institute provides free courses and mini-courses to deepen your understanding of ministry and enable you to serve your local community. Become a field minister through online training and local endorsements.

Licensed Minister: For individuals seeking a more comprehensive training experience, the Licensed Minister role is an excellent choice. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum, including thirteen credits of study and six mini-courses. By completing this program, you will enhance your ministry skills and be better equipped to serve in various roles.

Licensed Coaching Minister: If you are interested in incorporating coaching techniques into your ministry, the Coaching Minister role is tailored to your aspirations. This program includes two free coaching courses, enabling you to provide guidance and support using a coaching approach. With 15 credits and six mini-courses, you will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to minister effectively through coaching. Click Here to find out more.

Licensed Ministry Chaplain: Volunteer chaplains serving in local ministry settings, such as hospitals or correctional facilities, can benefit from the Licensed Ministry Chaplain role. This program requires 18 credits and six mini-courses, equipping you with the tools to provide spiritual care in specific contexts. Getting ordained as a chaplain allows you to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those in need.

Ordained Minister: The Ordained Minister role is highly sought after by individuals already involved in ministry or those seeking comprehensive training and credentials. This program comprises 21 credits and seven mini-courses, offering a comprehensive education to enhance your abilities as a minister. Whether leading a congregation or serving in various capacities, ordination as a minister opens diverse opportunities to make a difference in the state of Alaska.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” – 1 Peter 2:9

By enrolling in the Christian Leaders Institute and participating in the Christian Leaders Alliance program, you can expand your ministry opportunities and fulfill your calling to serve the people of Alaska.

Get Ordained in Alaska – A Testimony

My name is Joseph Edward Legg, and I am a Pastor at Church on the Rock in Wasilla, Alaska, USA. I have been involved in multiple ministries over the last 20 years, including the local church and para-church organizations. The USA Joseph Edward Leggis undoubtedly a mission field, especially here in Alaska. Ministry here is deeply rooted in relationships, and it’s easier to involve the entire family.

I grew up attending churches, but it wasn’t until my late teens that I formed a personal relationship with Jesus. As a church pianist/organist since the age of 12, I had been placing a lot of emphasis on works and abilities in my understanding of Christianity. However, when my father passed away after a long battle with cancer and heart disease, my perspective shifted, and I began searching for comfort in different places. It was at a concert hosted by another local church that I first experienced the love of Jesus and realized His desire for a personal relationship with me. This initiated a life-changing journey of entering into a deeper relationship with Him.

My wife and I share a passion for discipling and mentoring men and women. We have a deep love for rural Alaska. Although we currently live and pastor at a larger church in a more developed area, our dream is to plant and pastor a church in a more rural part of Alaska or even establish a camp/retreat center.

I am currently a licensed pastor at my church, but I have been encouraged to pursue ordination. After extensive research, our education staff recommended CLI and CLA as the ideal path for ordination studies.

I am blessed with five children, and my wife Jennifer and I are actively involved in ministry together. We strive to include our entire family in as many ministry-related activities as possible.

As someone who is older and has an extensive resume and education in music, one of the significant challenges I have faced in pursuing further education has been financial constraints. However, with the scholarship opportunity at CLI, my calling to ministry becomes attainable!

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the Christian Leaders Institute funded? Christian Leaders Institute is funded through a “Give It Forward” Approach. Click here to read more.

Can I register my church or religious society under the banner of Christian Leaders Alliance? Yes. Locally registered Soul Centers are being register all over the world. Click here to read more.

Can I receive a College degree after I enroll at Christian Leaders Institute? 

At Christian Leaders Institute, our college degrees are offered through our Leadership Excellence School. We provide access to both Associate Degrees and Bachelor Degrees. To begin our degree program, you must first enroll as a student in our School of Christian Development. Every student starts by creating a study account at the Christian Development school. Once you complete the “Getting Started” class, you can proceed to enroll in our Leadership Excellence School, where our degree programs are hosted.. Click here to set up you account. 

This degree is ideal for those who desire to pursue their Master’s Degree with one of our partner Seminaries like North Point Bible College and SeminaryKairos University, Calvin, Western, Northern, and more.

Christian Leaders Institute is your access or gateway many professional ministry opportunity.

Minister Ordination Program – More Information

Become a Minister through the training of Christian Leaders Institute – Click here.

Get Ordained Online – Check out the issues related to online ordination and the complete ordination program at Christian Leaders. Click here.

Ordination Path for Coaching Ministers – See how the Christian Leaders Institute and Alliance partner together for coaching ministers.

Chaplain Ordination – Are you interested in ministry chaplaincy? Click here

Free Bible School Courses – Are you interested in free bible School Courses? Click here. 

Become a Christian Minister– Are you interested in becoming a Clergy member?

Find out more about Women in Ministry. Click here