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Licenses & Applications

Local Minister's License

All ministers in the Church of the Nazarene are required to begin the process of licensing through the local church. A local license is granted by a local church board and must be held for one full year prior to application for a district license.

For Local Minister's License - First-time Applicant - Please read the requirements for local minister in the Church Manual section 529 here.

  • Local License Information Packet - Showing all forms required to be filled out by applicant, applicant's pastor, and District - click here
  • Local License Application - For Word form, Click here ; For PDF form, Click here
  • For Renewal of Local Minister's license - Please read the requirements of the Church Manual section 529 here.

  • Renewal of Local License Packet - Showing all forms required from applicant, applicant's pastor, and District - click here and scroll down to bottom half of page
  • Application Form for Renewal of Local License - click here
  • District Minister's License - Applications are due to the District Board of Ministry, by no later than April 1, 2017

    After holding a local license for one year, the minister may request recommendation to the District for a District License. The candidate must have an approved number of academic classes in the course of study, the recommendation of the local pastor & board, a cleared Local/District Background check, and meet with the District Board of Ministry. (**See Tab "Candidate Interviews" - candidates for district licenses will be interviewed on April 7-8, 2017.) If approved by the Board of Ministry, they are recommended to the District Assembly which may grant a district license. Please read the requirements for District Ministers in the Church Manual section 530 here.

    For District Minister's License

  • Application for District Minister's License (first-time or renewal) - For a Word form, Click here ; For a fillable PDF form, Click here
  • Solicitud de Licencia Ministro (Spanish) - Click here
  • Recommendation for Ministers License (from local church board) - Click here.
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