Here is how James Malm and Bob Thiel get around the fact that neither of them are ordained yet now run splinter groups:
The laying on of hands sanctifies the sacrifice; and from this we have the doctrine of the laying on of hands. I will; cover this doctrine another time, but I will say that men can and often do wrongfully lay hands on others; and that God does call people to jobs personally without the laying on of hands by men.However, Malm also takes a swipe at his arch competitor, Bob Thiel, and his silly claim that when he was blessed by an LCG minister that it was a "double blessing" and therefor he was set apart by God to form his own splinter personality cult.
So there you have it, justification that allows you to start your own group without being ordained. I can see the money starting to roll in!