Get Ordained in Kansas

Are you ready to embark on the pastoral journey of becoming a wedding officiant in Kansas? Or perhaps, you’re feeling the inviting Midwest breeze guiding you towards roles such as a ministry chaplain, a coaching minister, or a seasoned preacher?

This article is your riverboat, steering you on your voyage towards ordination in Kansas, supported by the Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) and the Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA). Let’s explore the diverse roles you can aspire to with CLI and hear the inspiring story of a local Christian leader who successfully journeyed these waters.

Understanding Kansas’s Requirements:

To officiate weddings in the Sunflower State, you need to align with the state’s specific laws and regulations. As per Kansas Statutes, Chapter 23, Article 1, wedding officiants should be ordained or authorized by a recognized religious organization. This program aligns with these guidelines, ensuring your capacity to lead weddings amidst Kansas’s picturesque plains and rolling landscapes.

Expansive Christian Training with Christian Leaders Institute:

CLI provides a training program as vast as the Kansas prairies, meeting the requirements for wedding officiants in Kansas. Transcending the often superficial “Online Only” courses, CLI nurtures a comprehensive ministry education and effective practical training. Participants gain an in-depth understanding of conducting wedding ceremonies, premarital counseling, and delivering heartfelt wedding messages. You’ll be equipped to lead weddings with the grace and professionalism required by Kansas law.

Flexible Timeline – Get Ordained in Kansas:

Just as the Kansas River winds its way at its own pace, this program respects your unique timeline and the needs of those who may officiate weddings occasionally for loved ones. The licensing process requires less than ten study hours, with only one recommendation. However, if you’re set on traversing greater heights and aiming for a higher ordination level, you must delve into more rigorous studies and secure additional recommendations.

The Significance of Credibility:

Your ordination gains recognition and credibility through your Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) membership. This connection underscores your dedication to thorough training and endorsement from your local Christian community, verifying the authenticity of your ordination. By joining the CLA, Kansas wedding officiants can enhance their standing within the local Christian community and increase their ministerial credibility.

Emphasizing Legitimacy:

In Kansas, where the bond of marriage is cherished, wedding officiants must uphold legitimacy. Couples need the assurance that their wedding officiant is sufficiently trained, holds the necessary credentials, and fulfills the state’s legal obligations. By choosing CLI and CLA, aspiring wedding officiants in Kansas can offer professional and respectable services that honor the sanctity of marriage and align with the law.


Becoming a licensed Christian wedding officiant in Kansas involves understanding and complying with the specific requirements outlined in Kansas Statutes, Chapter 23, Article 1. CLI and CLA offer a reliable compass for this journey, providing comprehensive training, personalized support, and recognition from the broader local Christian community.

By selecting CLI and CLA, individuals in Kansas can be confident that they are well-prepared to meet the state’s demands, uphold the highest integrity, and provide professional wedding officiation services, all in accordance with Kansas law. Embark on your expedition to create lasting memories and make a significant impact as a licensed Christian wedding officiant in Kansas with the guidance of the Christian Leaders Institute and Alliance.

Quick About Us – Who are We?

Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) has been providing Biblical free ministry training through its “give it forward” program since 2006. Over the years, hundreds of thousands of accounts have been created. CLI offers various recognitions, including awards, certificates, and diplomas, through its Christian Development School. Additionally, CLI provides college degrees through its Leadership Excellence School, known as CLI’s Leadership Excellence School.

Christian Leaders Alliance (CLI) is a strategic partner of CLI and operates an international Global Ministers Commission. This commission oversees the ordination path for clergy in various ministerial roles, based on their studies and recommendations. Since 2014, thousands of officiants, ministers, and ministry chaplains have been credentialed and are serving their communities. See Directory. Christian Leaders Alliance also manages Soul Centers, where credentialed ministers can register their local geographic ministries, if they choose to do so.

Begin your Ordination Journey: 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.

Get Ordained in Kansas – Roles Available

Are you looking to extend your ministry roots deep into the fertile soil of Kansas? Whether your heart yearns for the nurturing role of a wedding officiant or the adventurous path of other ministerial roles, the Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) and Christian Leaders Alliance (CLA) stand as your dependable prairie guides. Let’s venture into the breathtaking landscape of opportunities spread before you:

Wedding Officiant: Picture yourself as a wise guide, steering couples through the significant journey of marriage. By becoming ordained through the Christian Leaders Alliance, you can legally perform wedding ceremonies in Kansas, helping love bloom like the state’s vibrant sunflowers.

Field Minister: If your time to devote to study is like Kansas’ vast open plains – limited but valuable – the Field Minister role is your treasure map. CLI offers free introductory courses, providing a solid foundation for lay ministers, church elders, and deacons, letting you serve your community like the gentle Kansas breeze.

Licensed Minister: If you seek to delve into the lush prairie of ministerial roles, the Licensed Minister program is your trusty compass. Thirteen credits of in-depth study and six mini-courses will navigate you deeper into the wilderness of ministerial knowledge, readying you to serve in various capacities.

Licensed Coaching Minister: For those drawn to the blend of coaching techniques and ministry, like Kansas’ unique blend of cultures, the Coaching Minister role is your trail. Two free coaching courses, fifteen credits, and six mini-courses will equip you to lead effectively through coaching.

Licensed Ministry Chaplain: As a beacon amid Kansas’ rolling hills, a Licensed Ministry Chaplain can provide much-needed spiritual care in places such as hospitals or correctional facilities. Eighteen credits and six mini-courses will prepare you to be a lighthouse in life’s storms for those in need.

Ordained Minister: For those eager to scale the highest peaks of ministry or seeking comprehensive training, the Ordained Minister role stands tall as Kansas’ towering Flint Hills. With 21 credits and seven mini-courses, your journey is well-prepared, enhancing your ministerial abilities and revealing new panoramas of service in Kansas.


Prepare to sow your ministry across Kansas’ diverse landscape, guided by the Christian Leaders Institute and Christian Leaders Alliance. From the role of a wedding officiant to that of a licensed ministry chaplain, these programs provide the tools and maps for your adventurous journey through the ministerial wilderness.

As you set foot on the trail, let the encouraging words of Philippians 4:13 act as your water bottle, quenching your spiritual thirst: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Though filled with rolling hills and flowing rivers, your expedition is under God’s guidance and fortified by the teachings of CLI and CLA.

As a minister, you share the good news, much like a farmer reaping Kansas’ bountiful harvest. Informed by Isaiah 61:1, let your ministry be a beacon of hope for the downtrodden, just as the first light of dawn illuminates Kansas’ vast prairies.

So grab your hiking boots, chart your course, and expand your ministry’s horizons in Kansas through the programs offered by the Christian Leaders Institute and Christian Leaders Alliance. With God as your North Star and the backing of these reputable organizations, you can fulfill your ministerial aspirations, serving as a guiding light in Kansas’ vibrant spiritual landscape.

Get Ordained in Kansas – A Testimony

Hello, my name is Wesley Stewart, most of the people who know me just call me Wes. I live in Hutchinson, Kansas, with my lovely wife and partner in ministry, Shanan. We have two adult children, Caleb and Bailee.

I was born and raised in Hutchinson, except for some time away in the Army Wesley P. Stewart,Reserve, I have lived my entire life in Hutchinson. I spent 28 years in the fire service, earning my associate’s Degree in Fire Science and retiring from that career in 2018. I currently work full-time for our local school district. My life has been full of opportunities, challenges, setbacks, and surprises, pretty much like many others.

I grew up in a smaller Lutheran church, went through baptism by sprinkling as an infant, and was later confirmed to take my first communion at the age of 13. I grew up attending a Lutheran church with mostly my mom and grandparents. My father, early on mainly was a Christmas and Easter attender, and not much at all later on. I found out, as an adult, that my father had a great fear of being around large groups of people.

I am sure I was exposed to the Gospel regularly, I don’t remember. I didn’t truly understand what Jesus had done for me until I was attending a youth conference with my future wife as a 19-year-old sponsor. The speaker described so clearly the difference between the old covenant and the new covenant, it was like I had never heard that before. On Easter of that year, I was baptized by submersion. Even after that weekend, I kept God at a safe distance, wanting Him in my life, but only so much, and at my discretion, satisfied being comfortable.

Then came the spring of 1995 and my 52-year-old father was diagnosed with advanced cancer and only given 3 months to live. I was very close to my father, even with all of his shortcomings, he taught me so much and was a good example of a husband and provider. My comfortable life was rocked, I sought out God in both anger and despair. My father’s last three months of life was the first time in my life that I talked to God daily and spent time in the Word. Part of this was trying to bargain with God to save my father, to have God heal him. Up until this time my family was not very good at sharing feelings and emotions. The night after my father’s funeral service was the first time I openly cried as an adult. Now, often it seems I wear my emotions on my sleeves and shed tears regularly.

My anger toward God flared up again less than a year later when our almost 3-month-old son, Wiley, passed away from SIDS. I had continued the practice of daily devotionals since my father’s death the year before. I know for sure that it was God, my wife, and the rest of the Body of Christ that supported us and helped us survive through that dark time, allowing us to know we were loved and cared for.

For the next several years, I just busied myself, working for God, trying to be a good Christian, or in a way just doing enough to consider myself on the good side of the balance sheet, to show God that I loved Him through my works, through my time. Being firmly planted in the old covenant and the law, while professing a belief in the new covenant. It has taken a lot of missteps and failures to grasp what God has done for us through Jesus, “It is Finished” and it is finished perfectly, nothing we can do can improve upon God’s plan of salvation. While my belief is now strong, I am still working on the denying myself, surrendering, and picking up my cross daily part. My daily journey with God has become part of my rhythm. Prayer, worship, reading the Bible, meditation, and other disciplines help bring me inline with who I am in Him. I truly believe that worship is a way of life, and sharing God with others and glorifying Him is my number one job.

What finally happened to me was I received this strong desire to post positive videos on Tik-Tok, after visiting our son’s high school where he teaches and hearing about these stupid Tik-Tok challenges that students were taking part in. I immediately thought someone should post positive things rather than destructive things. For the next two days, I did nothing and I couldn’t hardly sleep. The burden to do something was strong. After two restless nights, I opened an account on Tik-Tok and posted my first video. Coming from these videos was an opportunity to bring God’s word to a small struggling congregation that couldn’t afford a full-time minister. God has opened so many doors through this opportunity, and our desire to serve in this way has really blossomed. We are now holding some informal church services at a local lake, continuing to fill the pulpit in the small country church, and keeping ourselves open to where God is taking us next. This is what led us to Christian Leaders.

My wife and I both work full-time jobs, and I need flexible and inexpensive training to fit into our busy lives. I am wanting to receive more training to help myself be ready and qualified for whatever God has in store next, whether that is continuing in part-time ministry or moving closer to full-time. I know ultimately, God will qualify those that are called, but I do believe being able to show specific credentials in ministry can open doors for further service. Only God can see where we are serving Him today, and only He knows where we are going next. Here I am, LORD, send me!

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.

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