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Ministry Studies


The Call to Ministry

God calls some to special service as full-time ministers. What is this call about? How do you respond to God's call on you life? What is a "call to Ministry? And what is the "ordained ministry"? As a first step, read and consider the information in this article "Responding to God's Call" at the the USA/Canada region's website.

Handbook for Christian Ministries

The Handbook for Christian Ministries is the complete resource on how to navigate the process of becoming an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. This document is in .pdf format and is produced by Nazarene Clergy Development - Click here to view or download.

Sourcebook for Ministerial Development

The Sourcebook for Ministerial Development is intended to guide students through the formal stages leading from a call to ministry, through educational preparation and licensing, to ordination. The Sourcebook also defines the curricula educational providers should develop and deliver, and the procedures District Boards of Ministry/Ministerial Studies should follow to guide students through the formal stages. Click here to go to the Nazarene.org website to find the Sourcebook used in the United States.

The Manual of the Church of the Nazarene

Describes all facets of the mission and administration of the Church of the Nazarene, including the requirements and expectations of ministers and leaders. The Manual is available on the General Church website Nazarene.org - click here.

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