Ordained Matchmaker Minister
Are you interested in developing your impact as a Matchmaker Minister? This ordained Matchmaker Minister role includes over a full college year of formal studies.
This program is designed for ministers who want to work with singles to help them find Christian spouses.
This program will give detailed training in ministry, Biblical, and general study disciplines.
Details of the Ordained Matchmaker Minister Role
Christian Leaders Institute Study Courses
The Ordained Matchmaker 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.
Wedding Officiant Skills (1 Cr) – 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 officiant.
MIN 237 – Influence Smart (1 Cr) – This course teaches you essential people smart skills to lead others to more effectively find a match.
MIN 151 – People Smart for Ministry (3 Cr) – This course discusses people-intelligence for life and ministry. This class will help you identify common principles for effective communication and how to improve your effectiveness. This course also will help you minister to people better as you learn to hear what they are really saying. This course is designed for you to learn how to express your love in ways that people will understand
Pre-Marriage Counseling (1 Cr) (Coming in June) – This course gives you the basic pre-marriage counseling skills necessary for helping couples do well in their Christian marriage.
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)
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 when consulting in the writing of online dating profiles.
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.
Enroll at Christian Leaders Institute and complete your Study Program
When you enroll at Christian Leaders Institute, you begin with a Getting Started Study Scholarship Class. After you complete this activity/class, you can enroll in and complete courses in your chosen study program.
Gather your necessary recommendations for the Christian Leaders Alliance
Take the Deacon Minister Ordination (1 Cr). You will need three recommendations to complete this deacon minister ordination class.
The Christian Leaders Alliance is a clergy ministry credential organization that oversees your clergy recognition credentials. The licensed programs require that you submit two recommendations. The ordination programs require that you submit three recommendations.
Total Program Requirements (34 Credits)
Ordained Matchmaker Minister (0 Cr)
This class finalizes your ministry credentials. You will update your profile, and you can order your updated credentials.
Order your Credential Package
You are welcome to complete the program without ordering and paying for official credentials. However, these official credentials are available if you need or want them to prove competence and credibility.