Are you a Christian leader interested in helping others find a life partner? Are you looking for a program that helps you be not only a matchmaking minister but also a matchmaking life coach?

After you complete this program, you are recognized by the Christian Leaders Alliance to minister in the following ways:

  • You can lead a matchmaking ministry in your church, community, or online.
  • You can conduct wedding ceremonies for those you match and others as well.
  • You can perform many ministerial officiant functions, such as baptisms, healing prayers, funerals, and more.
  • You can develop a Life Coach minister practice or ministry as a recognized Life Coach matchmaker minister.

The Licensed Matchmaker Life Coach Minister program includes study at Christian Leaders Institute and clergy recognition from the Christian Leaders Alliance.

Christian Leaders Institute Study Courses 

The Licensed Matchmaker Life Coach minister study courses will help you minister to those looking for a Christian life partner.

MIN 100 – Christian Leaders Connections 2021 (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.

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 matchmaking. This course adds a Christian worldview component to your journey as a matchmaking officiant.

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 July)- This course gives you skills to gain a working profile of the people you will match. 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.

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.

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

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.

Wedding Officiant Skills (1 Cr) – This course gives you training as a licensed Christian wedding officiant. The course teaches basic pre-marriage counseling skills.

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

Officiant Ministry Skills (2 Cr)– This course gives you competency in the essential ministry skills for ministers.

MIN 260 – Marriage Ministry (4 Cr)

This advanced class presents key building blocks of a thriving marriage, offers insights for strengthening one’s own marriage, develops the ability to offer pre-marriage preparation for couples, and cultivates skills for marriage counseling.

INT 210 – Total Fitness (3 Cr)

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 helps consult in the writing of online dating profiles.