INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS
For comprehensive information to guide you through the Course of Study, please refer to the Guide for Ministerial Preparation & Ordination.
The Board of Ministry (Studies) serves only the persons who are properly enrolled. Consult Manual Paragraphs 529-529.2 – “General Guidelines for Preparation for Christian Ministry.”
There are four general courses administered by the Board of Ministry (Studies): Ministerial leading to Elder; Christian Education, Compassionate Ministries and Music Ministries leading to Deacon. These may not be ordained without having completed their respective course of study.
Annual renewal of the Commission as a Minister of Music is subject either to having completed the course in the Deacon Track or showing evidence of pursuing it.
MODES OF STUDY
The recommended mode of preparation for full-time Christian service is by attending a Nazarene liberal arts college and, if possible, the Nazarene Seminary. Other modes are the Nazarene Bible College, Carolinas School of Ministry (in alliance with Nazarene Bible College) and The Modular Course of Study. The Modular Course of Study is under the immediate supervision of the District Board of Ministry Assessment (Studies).
General curriculum areas for ministerial preparation are in Manual Section 529.3. Modular courses are in the Guide to Ministerial Development & Ordination.
MODULAR STUDY REGULATIONS
1. Each student is instructed to download the Guide to Ministerial Development & Ordination in order to become familiar with the details of the entire program.
2. All course work and examinations must be completed and credited by April 15 in order to apply to current assembly year. Work filed thereafter will be applied to the following year.
3. Lifelong Learning classes are permitted aids to study, but not a means of courses.
4. Candidates should be prepared to appear for interview as called by the Board of Ministry Assessment.
College students are responsible to submit to the board documentary evidence of academic standing in harmony with Manual section 529. At graduation, the final transcript will be evaluated by the District Board of Ministry Studies Officer, and no requirements stated in the Manual will be waived.
WHERE TO GO
1. For information or guidance, the student should first consult his/her advisor. Further, assistance may be obtained from secretary or chairman of Ministerial Studies.
2. For textbooks, free price lists and study guides, contact the The Foundry Publishing.
3. For relevant application forms (for District Assembly recommendation and renewal) contact the District Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Please send transcripts and grades for evaluation to email@example.com.