Ministry jobs are getting harder and harder to come by! Do you have a calling by God and still need to provide for your family? Do you want to connect your work and your ministry? There are many ways to connect work and ministry.
Many of the ministry jobs are located with denominational or large non-denominational churches. They often require Master’s degrees in ministry areas.
Christian Leaders Institute is excited to make this MinistryBix program available for people who want basic ministry training. They also want to get busy without worrying about getting one of those rare ministry jobs that do not fit their calling and educational situation.
The fact is bi-vocational Christian leaders launched early Christianity. Bi-vocational means that they worked and ministered in their communities. The idea of ministry jobs was not on the minds of the early church leaders. The disciples, for instance, provided for their families by fishing while also serving with Jesus. Jesus called them and told them that they would also be fishers of men.
Mark 1:16-17 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
They left their nets and followed Jesus. But they went back to their nets to fish throughout the ministry of Jesus. Even toward the end of Jesus’ ministry, the disciples were fishing. Their ministry job was the ministry and business combined.
John 21:3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
The Apostle Paul also connected work and ministry. His ministry jobs were both making tents and being a missionary of the gospel. We see him on a missionary journey in the city of Corinth.
Acts 18:1-3 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.
The early church is filled with examples of people who supported themselves in their work but still filled ministry roles. These ministry jobs combined pattern was evident from the very rich in the empire to the very poor and slaves. Christianity spread among the rich and poor alike, among the free and the slaves.
Christian Leaders Institute offers ministry training and enterprise training that combines ministry with business. We call this MinistryBiz. This is a new take on the term ministry jobs!
MinistryBiz Program Features
The MinistryBiz program is suited for those seeking to serve as ministers and need to support their families. The MinistryBiz program works well if you want your work to support your family and increase your ministry opportunities at the same time.
This MinistryBiz program includes:
General MinistryBiz Skills
MinistryBiz Graduate Award in the Christian Leaders Institute Directory
Specific Resources in MinistryBiz Specialization
Each MinistryBiz leader is a minister who runs a business. You do not need to worry about ministry jobs because you are taking responsibility for providing for your family. Each ministry leader is a licensed or ordained clergy member. A MinistryBiz leader has received substantial training and has been recognized by others as a Christian leadership and integrity person.
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
The first element in this MinistryBiz program is ministry training. If you are not already a Christian Leaders Institute student, you will need to enroll in free ministry training at Christian Leaders Institute. The minimal training required to receive a MinistryBiz Award is the following:
Entrance Orientation Class (0 Credits) – This gets you started at Christian Leaders College and Institute
Ministry Literacy Skills (1 Credit) – This course is part of the Getting started series at Christian Leaders Institute. You will learn how learning and ministry learning connect.
Christian Leaders Connections (3 Credits) This course finalizes your getting started experience. You will discern your ministry calling and be introduced to a Biblical and reproducible walk with God.
Christian Basics (3 Credits) This course is designed to teach the basic Christian Doctrines.
Influence Smart (1 Credit) This course gives you the essential training for being a person of influence in your community.
MinistryBiz Skills (1 Credit) – This course gives you the essential training for starting a MinistryBiz
Wedding Officiant Skills (1 Credit) This course teaches you how to perform a wedding ceremony.
Officiant Ministry Skills (2 Credits) This course teaches you how to do the basic ministry ceremonies.
Total: 12 Credits
MinistryBiz = Ministry Jobs
These ministry training courses give you the minimal training needed to serve as a recognized minister in this program. Each class addresses critical areas of ministry, including your walk with God, fundamental doctrine, ministry leadership and skills, and smart training. These courses set you up for clergy licensing or ordination if you desire that.
You may purchase embossed ministry awards to display. There is no purchase necessary for you to complete each course and receive a grade.
Clergy Recognition (Optional)
Another element in this MinistryBiz program is clergy recognition. In the early church, clergy recognition included ministry training, ministry qualifications, and a commending (recommendations) process. Inspired by this early church process, MinistryBiz opportunities will feature clergy recognition through the Christian Leaders Alliance.
Besides taking the above ministry training courses, MinistryBiz leaders with Christian Leaders Institute are recommended to be licensed or ordained ministers with the Christian Leaders Alliance.
This clergy recognition program includes a recommendation process that helps establish our MinistryBiz clergy leaders as called and dependable Christian leaders suited to run an enterprise that glorifies Christ.
You may purchase an optional Clergy Recognition Package.
Specific MinistryBiz Enterprise Training Resources
Christian Leaders will make specialized MinistryBiz details available. Here are some of the areas focused on.
Wedding Officiant MinistryBiz
Coffee MinistryBiz (the USA only)
Personalized Bible Cover MinistryBiz
Life Coach Minister MinistryBiz
More MinistryBiz ideas are under development. Some of them will be for the United States only.
If you are looking for ministry jobs and want a program that fits your calling situation, this MinistryBiz program may be for you. Just enroll and get started.