Local Minister's License

Two packets are available for use by the local church: one for use with first-time applicants, and one for use with those renewing the Local Minister's License

First-time Applicant Packet

  1. Procedures for Issuing a Local Minister's License -- This document will guide the candidate, local church pastor, and board through the application process.
  2. Application for Local Minister's License -- This document is to be completed by the candidate and submitted to the local church pastor.
  3. Interview Guidelines -- This document provides the local church board with guidelines for interviewing a candidate for the Local Minister's License.
  4. NEW A Local/District Minister's License Candidate Form must be filled out and sent to the General Secretary's Office for each first time candidate (local or district). Even if a candidate has previously received a local or district license on another district, the form needs to be resubmitted to the General Secretary's Office if the candidate is new to the district. For a full explanation as to the rationale behind this action, please click here.

Renewal Applicant Packet

  1. Procedures for Renewing a Local Minister's License -- This document will guide the candidate, local church pastor, and board through the process of renewing the Local Minister's License.
  2. Renewal Application for Local Minister's License -- This document is to be completed by the candidate and submitted to the local church pastor.
  3. Interview Guidelines -- This document provides the local church board with guidelines for interviewing a candidate for the renewal of the Local Minister's License.
  4. NEW A Local/District Minister's License Candidate Form must be filled out and sent to the General Secretary's Office for each first time candidate (local or district). Even if a candidate has previously received a local or district license on another district, the form needs to be resubmitted to the General Secretary's Office if the candidate is new to the district. For a full explanation as to the rationale behind this action, please click here.

Click here to order a Local Minister's License from Clergy Development. Please note: these licenses are available only to members of the Church of the Nazarene.

Church of the Nazarene

USA/Canada Region

17001 Prairie Star Parkway

Lenexa, KS 66220

Phone: 913.577.2830

Toll-free: 800.306.9948

usacanadaregion@nazarene.org
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