THIS IS TO CERTIFY that is licensed as a Local Minister in the Church of the Nazarene for one year, provided that spirit and practice are such as become the gospel of Christ, and teachings correspond with the established doctrines of the Holy Scriptures as held by said church.
By Order of the Church Board of the ___________________ Church of the Nazarene.
Done at _________________________, this ___________ day of _________________________,________(year).
NOTE: Available online from the Church of the Nazarene Global Ministry Center through the Clergy Development office. Obtaining the correct form is important for establishing and maintaining the candidate’s history of ministry.
*This form may be used for different recommendations. Please mark the applicable title for such, as well as designate the ministry role certification.
(to be completed annually for district licensed ministers)
(Check the appropriate board.)
m The Church Board of the
m The District Advisory Board of the (Manual (222.11) recommends to the (Ministerial Credentials Board) District Assembly for:
m District Minister’s License
m Renewal of District Minister’s License
m Renewal of Deaconess’ License
m Renewal of Director of Christian Education
Ministry Role Certification (Manual (503–526)
m CED—Christian Education Minister (ministers employed by a local church school)
m EDU—Education (employed to serve on the administrative staff or faculty of one of the educational institutions of the Church of the Nazarene)
m EVR—Evangelist, Registered (is devoted to traveling and preaching the gospel as his or her primary ministry, promoting revivals and spreading the gospel abroad in the land)
m GA—General Assignment, Missionary (appointed by the General Board through the Global Mission Committee to minister for the church)
m GA—General Assignment, Other (elected or employed to serve in the General Church)
m PSV-FT or PSV-PT—Pastoral Service Full-time or Part-time (associate pastor, performing pastoral service in connection with a church, in specialized areas of ministry recognized and approved by the appropriate governing, licensing and endorsing agencies)
m SER—Song Evangelist, Registered (devotes the major portion of his or her time to the ministry of evangelism through music as his or her primary assignment)
m SPC—Special Service/Interdenominational (in active service in a manner not otherwise provided for, which must be approved by the district assembly upon recommendation by the District Advisory Board and/or the Ministerial Credentials Board, as well as the Board of General Superintendents)
Review the minimal requirements for ordination (Manual 430.3, 431.3) and also the procedures for formalization of relationship, either paid or unpaid. (Manual (160-160.3)
This is important for establishing and maintaining the candidate’s history of ministry.
If a designation other than “STU” or “U” is indicated above, describe the formal relationship that exists with the candidate, as approved by the church board and the district superintendent.
We certify that _____________________________________ has fulfilled all the requirements for such a request.
By vote of the Board this __________ (date), and by receipt of a letter of permission from the district superintendent this __________ (date).
Referred ________ Reported ________ Disposition ________
This certifies that ________________________________ is a member of the Church of the Nazarene at ________________ and is hereby commended to the Christian confidence of those to whom this certificate may be presented.
Date ______________________________, _________(year)
NOTE: When a certificate of commendation is given, that person’s membership immediately ceases in the local church issuing the certificate. (111.1)
This certifies that ____________________________________ has been until this date a member of the Church of the Nazarene at _________________________________________ and, at h________ request, is granted this letter of release.
Date ______________________________, _________(year)
NOTE: Membership terminates immediately upon issuance of a letter of release. (112.2)
This certifies that ___________________________ is a member in the Church of the Nazarene at ___________________ and, at h________ request, is hereby transferred to the Church of the Nazarene at _____________________ in the ___________________ District.
When the reception of this transfer is acknowledged by the receiving local church, membership in this local church will cease.
NOTE: A transfer is valid for three months only. ((111)
This certifies that ______________________________ has been received into membership by the Church of the Nazarene at ____________________________________ this ________ day of _______________________________, ________(year).
NOTE: Forms 813.3, 813.4, 813.5, and 813.6 may simply be prepared on local church stationery as needed.
Official district forms may be secured from the General Secretary, 17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66220, U.S.A.
Section 1. In Trial of a Church Member
Section 2. In Trial of an Ordained Minister
Section 3. In Trial of a Licensed Minister
Bills of Charges may be secured from the General Secretary, 17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66220, U.S.A.