INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS
For comprehensive information to guide you through the Course of Study, please refer to the Guide for Ministerial Preparation & Ordination. (SPANISH)
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 or Nazarene Bible College and, if possible, the Nazarene Theological Seminary. Other modes are the Ministerial Preparation Program at Nazarene Bible College and Northwest Nazarene University. The Modular Course of Study is under the immediate supervision of the District Board of Ministry Assessment (Studies). ENTE Online is an available online Spanish Language program.
General curriculum areas for ministerial preparation are in Manual Section 529.3. Modular courses are in the Guide to Ministerial Development & Ordination (SPANISH).
1. Each student is instructed to download the Guide to Ministerial Development & Ordination (SPANISH) in order to become familiar with the details of the entire program.
2. All course work and transcripts must be submitted and credited by June 30 in order to apply to current assembly year. Work filed thereafter will be applied to the following year. Course work must be submitted annually prior to the Board of Ministry interview.
3. Approval for consideration for a course may be requested at any time prior to taking the course by contacting the Studies Director.
4. Lifelong Learning classes are permitted aids to study, but not a means of courses.
5. Candidates should be prepared to appear for an interview as called by the Board of Ministry Assessment.
College students are responsible to submit 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 pastor or mentor. Further assistance may be obtained by contacting the District Secretary and/or the Studies Director.
2. All relevant application forms (for District Assembly recommendation and renewal) are available through the Ministerial Credentials page of the SC District Website.
3. Please send transcripts and grades for evaluation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Official transcripts may be sent by mail to "Studies, c/o SC District Office, 150 McSwain Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169.