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The Church of the Nazarene recognizes all believers are called to minister to others. We also affirm Christ calls some to a specific and public ministry even as He chose and ordained His 12 apostles. When the church, illuminated by the Holy Spirit, recognizes such a divine call, the church endorses and assists the individual’s entry into a lifetime of ministry. Both women and men may be ordained and may also be elected to places of leadership within the Church of the Nazarene, including the office of pastor.

Discerning God's Call

Licensing and Ordination

QUESTIONS?

Contact your pastor or district superintendent.

You may also contact Global Clergy Development at gecd@nazarene.org or toll-free at 800-306-7651.