Matchmaker Training Program

Do you want to help others find the sunshine of their life? Do you want to become a confident and competent marriage love matchmaker?  Do you love the Christian worldview on marriage and want to help Christians find the love of their life?

Welcome to the Marriage Matchmaker Training program at Christian Leaders Institute. This training program is connected to Matchmakerminister.com. Christian Leaders Institute is a world leader in providing study scholarships for free higher education and ministry training.  Tens of thousands of Christian leaders are accessing these free courses in 180 countries. See Directory.

The Marriage Matchmaker Training program at Christian Leaders Institute offers six programs of study. It also offers connection to clergy recognition with the Christian Leaders Alliance.

The Christian Leaders Alliance recognizes your studies and connects you to a clergy recognition process. Thousands of licensed and ordained clergy members have completed their credential program at Christian Leaders Alliance. See Directory.

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Christian Leaders Institute Matchmaker Training Program Courses

Christian Leaders Institute offers over 110 free ministry training study courses. These 25 courses are selected for the matchmaker training program and will give you in-depth knowledge and confidence as you serve those seeking a marriage partner.

MIN 100 – Christian Leaders Connections (3 Cr)  – The Christian Leaders Connections course is designed to give you a great start with your studies on the Christian Leaders Institute platform. For instance, in this course, you may take the quizzes more than once as you learn how to succeed at taking quizzes. You will also learn about the work of ministry and your calling.

Matchmaking Ministry (1 Cr)  – This course gives you the essentials of matchmaking ministry. This course will help you lead those interested in finding a spouse using online or offline options. Attention is given to the key principles of matching.

Matchmaking Assessment Skills (1 Cr) (Coming in June) – This course gives you skills to gain a working profile of the people you are matching. You will also be taught how to hold a Match Candidate Assessment Center. The Match Candidate Assessment Center helps your match candidate do a self-assessment to be a more desirable match. This course will also teach you how to write effective profiles on online dating sites.

Ministry Training/Academic Literacy Skills (1 Cr) – This course will help you do well in your studies to become a clear thinker. This course deals with logical fallacies that are an important aspect of match-making. This course adds a Christian worldview component to your journey as a matchmaking clergy member.

MinistryBiz Skills (1 Cr)  – This course gives you the essentials of setting up a MinistryBiz that will help you explore whether Matchmaking Ministry is right for you.

MIN 260 – Marriage Ministry (4 Cr)

This Marriage Ministry Course presents key building blocks of a thriving marriage. It offers insights for strengthening one’s own marriage, develops more understanding of how to offer pre-marriage preparation for couples effectively, and cultivates skills for marriage counseling.  This will empower matchmakers with valuable understanding in ministering to those who are seeking Christian marriage.

Pre-Marriage Counseling (1 Cr) (Coming in May) – This course gives you the pre-marriage counseling skills necessary for helping couples do well in their Christian marriage.

Wedding Officiant Skills (1 Cr) – After you have helped match them, you can perform their wedding ceremony. This course gives you training as a licensed Christian wedding officiant. The course teaches basic pre-marriage counseling skills.

Officiant Ministry Skills (2 Cr)– This course gives you competency in the essential ministry skills for ministers. For the matchmaker minister, it allows you to minister to many specific spiritual needs of your client, such as prayers of forgiveness and healing from past hurts.

IN 237 – Influence Smart (1 Cr)  – This influence smart course teaches you essential people smart skills to lead others to more effectively find a match.

MIN 100 – Christian Leaders Connections (3 Cr)  – The Christian Leaders Connections course is designed to give you a great start with your studies on the Christian Leaders Institute platform. For instance, in this course, you may take the quizzes more than once as you learn how to succeed at taking quizzes. You will also learn about the work of ministry and your calling.

THE 101 – Christian Basics: Introduction to Christian Doctrine 2021 (3 Cr) – This course grounds you in essential Christian Doctrine. This gives the matchmaker minister a good grounding in Christian theology.

MIN 101 – Ministry Foundations (3 Cr)

This course is foundational for those who want to serve in a voluntary (bi-vocational) or salaried position in ministry. This course will deepen your competencies as a Christian leader and matchmaker minister.

BIB 111 – Old Testament Survey (3 Cr)– This ministry training course examines the historical writings of the Old Testament, focusing on the stories of God’s dealings with Israel in preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ.

BIB 112 – New Testament Survey (3 Cr) – This class explores God’s Word in the New Testament, paying particular attention to literary, historical, and theological dimensions.

MIN 151 – People Smart for Ministry (3 Cr) – This course discusses people-intelligence for life and ministry. This course is fundamental as you help people find their match. Often these people skill issues hold your clients back.

COM 101 – Introduction to Communication (3 Cr) – This class shares insights on effective communication to aid you in your communication skills as a Christian leader.

BUS 321 – Management by the Book (3 Cr)

This class integrates biblical insights on leadership with contemporary principles of management, applying best practices for ministry contexts. It includes an in-depth study of leadership insights found in the book of Philemon. If you seek to grow your matchmaking practice, this course is an essential one.

SOC 201 – Introduction to Sociology (3 Cr) – This general education core class explores the academic discipline of sociology, evaluates claims of sociology from a biblical perspective, and shows how an understanding of social structures and relationships can make ministry more effective. This course helps matchmakers ministers understand the clash of worldviews concerning marriage and family happening in the world right now.

PSY 121 – Introduction to Psychology (3 Cr)

This class explores how psychologists try to understand, predict, and influence human experience and behavior. These psychological views are presented and evaluated from a Christian perspective. This class is important for those working in the social sciences. Matchmaking is connected to many topics in this area of study.

This course teaches various life skills and shows how to become healthier and stronger as a total person. This is very important for ministering to those getting married. Drawing upon a biblical worldview and findings in various disciplines, this course is a journey toward greater fitness in the spiritual, physical, financial, intellectual, emotional, relational, and vocational dimensions of life.

ENG 101 – Basic Writing (2 Cr) – This course develops your writing skills to participate in public conversations through writing. It is not about the building blocks of writing (words, sentences, and grammar) but about the architecture and process required to turn those materials into a solid structure. You will walk through a specific writing process that will yield publishable work and is repeatable for future projects. This course will be helpful in consulting in the writing of online dating profiles.

This class examines big questions philosophers have asked about reality, being, God, cosmology, reason, mind, heart, human identity, time, and ethics. The class will explore various answers offered by secular and Christian thinkers in various cultures throughout history. Matchmakers need this course because it helps them with theory making, which can be an important part of helping someone on their journey to a match.

PHI 330 – Sexual Ethics (3 Cr)

Sexual Ethics provides an overview of a biblical and theological approach to marriage, sexuality, and gender. This includes questions of marriage and singleness, bioethical questions surrounding procreation, contraception, and assisted reproductive technologies, and questions surrounding sexual and gender identities.

MIN 250 – Life Coaching Ministry (3 Cr) – Life Coaching Ministry is a full three-credit class that could also be called “Life-Changing Coaching.” This class teaches you how to be a life coach minister. Professor Steve Elzinga guides you through the study of the theory and practice of life coaching. He connects this field to that of the volunteer, part-time or full-time vocational life coach minister. This is an important course for Matchmakers who want to add a life coaching component to their ministry.