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Ordination and Consecration


All workers newly licensed in The Alliance Southeast are considered "Provisional Workers" and will begin the ordination/consecration process or the process for sustaining a previous ordination. This program is designed to be completed within two to three years.  For more details on what is required, please review The Ordination/Consecration Manual in the Printable Documents section below.

Resonate 2020 

Attending Resonate is a requirement for all ordinations/consecrants to be completed in the first year of licensed ministry.   While there, you will have the opportunity to meet our president, Dr. John Stumbo, and hear him share God's Word.  You will also get the chance to tour the National Office, meet our team of dedicated workers, and meet other new Alliance workers from around the United States.

More information to come in 2020.

CO Retreat 

Each ordinand and consecrant is required to attend two consecutive CO Retreats (Consecration/Ordination).  This retreat is a good opportunity to interact with other ordinands and consecrants in the process along with district leaders and members of the Licensing, Ordination and Consecration Council. Seminars are designed to help the ordinand and consecrant complete their requirements.

This year's retreat will be October 25-26 at Lake Swan Camp.  Registration will come after District Conference.

For questions about the retreat, contact Amy Petke and

Alliance Polity Course 

The Alliance Polity Course is for candidates in the first year of ordination/consecration who have not graduated from an Alliance institution or Alliance graduates who have not taken a formal course in Alliance Polity.  The Alliance Polity Course imparts the vision and core values of The Alliance, and familiarizes new workers with the significance and history of The Alliance to the worldwide Christian movement.

Registration is now open for the new Alliance Polity course.  The course consists of two online 10-week "cohorts," Part One and Part Two, for a total of 20 weeks.  Students register and pay for each cohort separately.  The new structure provides an evaluator who grades the student's assignments rather than requiring the district mentor to fill this role.  Classes are limited to 10 students in each cohort.  More information is available on the new CMAllianceU site,, under Programs>Certificate Courses.

How to enroll:  
To enroll, go to and create an account by clicking "Sign Up" at the top of the screen.  You will be asked to create a secure account, including a CMAllianceU ID (username) and password.  Then, on the Alliance Polity Course page, simply click on "Enroll Now."  Once you choose the cohort and complete the enrollment, you will receive a confirmation email. 

Alliance Strategies in Missions 

This ten-week online course provides a general introduction to the Church's missionary activity, while specifically focusing on mission strategies that have guided the Alliance in its historical and current ministries. It combines readings from the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement textbook, video segments and online articles with online group discussion and practical projects and assignments.

Alliance Strategies in Mission has been developed by an experienced missionary/educator, and the evaluators for the course are veteran missionaries and denominational leaders who will guide your reflection and assess your assigned projects. For Provisional Workers pursuing ordination/consecration, this course fulfills your ‘awareness of mission objectives’ requirement (Uniform Policy on Ordination, Section E4, III Requirements, #7).

For more information and to enroll, click here.  Technical questions can be addressed to or by using the feedback from on the site.

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