Board of Ministry

Our Mission – District Board of Ministry We exist to oversee the equipping of ministerial studies and ministers on the Pittsburgh District. We have an obligation to the local church and to the Lord to send out the best prepared pastors.  We partner with pastors and candidates to help them be well-equipped in terms of character and education to serve in the ministry.    Click here for Board of Ministry officers & contact info.

KEY DATES FOR 2019-2020

January 27, 2020 – Memo with application details and instructions went to all Senior Pastors. Additional communication issued on February 18th to district, and local licensed ministers (and those that may be applying for a district license this year).

March 9, 2020 – Due Date: Applications for Ordination  AND for District Licenses– also due: Board Recommendation Form

March 27-28, 2020 – “Minister in Training Weekend”: District Board of Ministry Meeting & Ministry Candidate Interviews – location: Mount Chestnut Retreat Center

June 12-13, 2020 – District Assembly – All district ministers & ordinands & spouses must attend – Mount Chestnut Retreat Center

Do you feel a call to ministry?

The Church of the Nazarene believes God calls men and women into special roles of leadership in ministry. Consistent with our belief, the church has developed many resources to help you determine what God is saying to you, and to prepare you for Christian service. You will find below step-by-step instructions to lead you through the process as well as the forms you will need.

You will want to start by reviewing the section below titled “Clarifying Your Call.” It contains resources to help you know for sure God is calling you. It also contains a simple strengths and gifts survey to help you determine the area of ministry that might be best for you.

The section you should read below is “Steps to Ordination.” Ordination is a process. There are many steps the church requires to ensure all candidates are called of God, and suited for ministry. Keep this document close as you go through the process.

Clarifying Your Call to Ministry

God calls some to special service as full-time ministers. What is this call about? How do you respond to God’s call on your  life? You are strongly encouraged to talk with your Pastor and allow him/her to help you discern God’s call on your life whether that is into vocational ministry or serving Him in other capacities.

Below are links to resources & tools to help you assess your call as well as gauge your spiritual gifts and strengths.

The Call to Ministry – Overview 

Guide to Ministerial Preparation & Ordination

Handbook for Christian Ministries    – is the complete resource on how to navigate the process of becoming a licensed minister and/or an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene.