Getting ordained online as a minister is an easy process.
There are many websites that offer free online ordination. The hard part is choosing which organization you want to ordain you. When choosing the organization that you want to get ordained with it is helpful to consider the following:
- Does this organization align with my values?
- Do they provide a contact phone number and email address?
- Do they respond when I contact them?
- Are they formally incorporated?
- Are they a non-profit and/or a 501c3 recognized organization?
- What services and products do they offer beyond ordination?
Ultimately it is your choice which organization resonates with you the best. If you are getting ordained in order to perform a wedding ceremony then we recommend that you get ordained with American Marriage Ministries. Why? Well the reason is in their name. American Marriage Ministries (AMM) is a 501c3 Non-Profit Church with the mission to ordain people to perform weddings. They also provide the most robust services to help people prepare for officiating weddings.
Getting Ordained with American Marriage Ministries is as easy as completing a signup form. Once you are ordained as a minister the real work begins, preparing for performing marriage.
Beyond Ordination – Wedding Ceremony Preparation
If you have not performed a wedding before AMM has you covered. Most people that get ordained with AMM have no prior experience as a wedding officiant and they provide all the information you need to conduct a wedding ceremony with confidence. This includes free wedding training materials on their website as well as their instruction manual for first time officiants, “Asked to Officiate“.
For more information on state minister registration and wedding ceremony preparation, check out the following links:
- State Officiant Registration Requirements
- The Parts of a Wedding Ceremony
- 9 Steps to Writing the Perfect Wedding Ceremony Script
- A Simple Sample Wedding Ceremony Script
- 10 Sample Wedding Ceremony Scripts
- Officiant Best Practices for Preparing for a Wedding Ceremony
- Officiant Guidelines for Handling a Marriage License