MINISTERIAL CREDENTIALS

 

Greetings from the Board of Ministerial Credentials!

 

The Virginia District is grateful for all of you who are responding to the Divine call and pursuing credentialed ministry with the Church of the Nazarene. The credentialing process can seem confusing and overwhelming at times, but we hope that the following information will clarify the necessary steps towards ordination as either an Elder or Deacon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you seek to fulfill God's call on your life, and we eagerly await the great things that God has in store for you and your ministry with the Virginia District Church of the Nazarene.

 

Please select the appropriate step below to find the information and documents you need to secure your ministerial credentials. If you are unsure as to which step you may be on, please start at the beginning and read through all the steps of the entire credentialing process or consult the Handbook for Candidates Seeking Ordination(Revised December2013). It would also be beneficial for you to become familiar with the Credentials Calendar to ensure that you are aware of the important dates and events required for receiving your credentials.   

For the Agreed Statement of Belief, God's Saving Plan, and The 5 C's, click here.

If you have any questions feel free to email me by clicking my name below and emailing me.

 

Blessings,

 

Wynne Lankford, Secretary of the Board of Ministerial Credentials

 

STEP 1 :: PURSUE A LOCAL LICENSE

STEP 2 :: ENROLL WITH THE EDUCATION BOARD

STEP 3 :: APPLY FOR A DISTRICT MINISTER'S LICENSE

STEP 4 :: PARTICIPATE IN THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS

STEP 5 :: RECEIVE YOUR DISTRICT LICENSE

STEP 6 :: RECEIVE YOUR ORDINATION CREDENTIAL

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