The Church of the Nazarene recognizes all believers are called to minister to all people.

We also recognize Christ calls some men and women to a specific and public ministry. As our Lord chose and ordained His 12 apostles He still calls and sends ministers. The church, illuminated by the Holy Spirit, recognizes God calls individuals to a lifetime of ministry.

When the church discovers a divine call, the church should recognize, endorse, and assist the candidate’s entry into ministry.