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Where should you get ordained online? Try American Marriage Ministries.

Published Monday, Sep. 12th, 2022

Get ordained online with free ordination through American Marriage Ministries 


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Looking for an online ordination that reflects your values and goals can be an intimidating process. There are many options to choose from, and every online church holds their own set of tenets and beliefs. 


All those options can make for a difficult choice – or a really easy one – depending on what you’re looking for. Do you want to spread the message of a particular faith? Start a church? Or do you want to marry people, and serve as a wedding officiant or celebrant? 


Knowing your goals for ordination can help you narrow down your options, and find a church that helps you meet them. 


For example, when we reviewed the most popular places to get ordained a couple years ago, we found a church that reveres a spaghetti monster in the sky, one that really digs a Jeff Bridges movie, and one that supports love and marriage equality above all else – that’s us, American Marriage Ministries. 


If you have an affiliation with a particular religious practice, such as baptist or messianic judaism, and you want to minister under their auspices, then you need to pursue it through the organization that holds those beliefs. Catholic priests for example spend years attaining officiation under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome. Basically, most conventional ordinations imply adherence to narrowly defined tenets of an organization.


But if you’re looking for an ordination that’s not so demanding in terms of beliefs, and that’s legally recognized in every state, from a church that ordains people of all faiths and backgrounds, the question of where to get ordained online becomes much easier to answer. 


American Marriage Ministries is the only online church that offers free ordination with a focus on advocacy, education, and true marriage equality – that’s equal access to the celebration and solemnization of marriage for all adults, regardless of their race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, location, or income.



- Get ordained online for free with AMM here.



That’s why we do what we do! Every single person who becomes ordained with American Marriage Ministries is helping to support and strengthen marriage equality in their communities. 


AMM Ministers stand ready to offer inclusive marriage services for friends, family members, coworkers, mentors, and so many others – whether they’re serving as a professional wedding officiant, celebrant, professional clergy member, or simply showing up as a loving neighbor. 


Still not sure? Learn more about AMM here. 





American Marriage Ministries is a non-profit, interfaith and non-denominational constitutional church that is Federally Recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 Public Charitable Organization. Drawing on the freedom of religion clause in the United States Constitution, AMM provides free ordination, advocacy, and training for our ministers to ensure that all people have the right to get married and to perform marriage. To date, we have ordained almost one million ministers who have officiated weddings all across the United States.



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AMM has ordained nearly one million ministers who have officiated weddings across the US



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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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