Ministerial Candidates Interview Questions 
First Year

1.Please give us a brief introduction including the current personal dynamics of your life. (family, employment, personal interests)

2.What do you sense God is calling you to do in ministry, and in what ways are you currently serving in ministry?

3.Give us a scriptural summary from which you taught or preached in the last three months and share with us how it impacted you.

4.Please describe what we believe in each of the following Articles of Faith, without notes. Please select at least two scriptural references from the recommended listing for each Article of Faith, and describe how these scriptures help us understand each Article. (Use Document “Articles of Faith Written Assignment” for this question)
a. The Triune God
b. Jesus Christ
c. The Holy Spirit
d. The Holy Scriptures

5.Who mentors you, how often do you meet, and in what ways do you interact?
  

6.As a believer, and a member of the Church of the Nazarene: 

a. What do you value about the Church of the Nazarene as the denomination in which you want to be ordained?
b. Describe how you are personally involved in discipling a new and/or growing believer.
c. Do you tithe consistently?
d. Are there any areas of Christian behavior as affirmed by the Church of the Nazarene with which you are in conflict?
e. Will you commit to inform this Board if your spiritual integrity is ever in question? We encourage you to develop clarity in your calling, to faithfully serve in ministry, and to diligently complete the necessary coursework & training in God’s Word for ministry.

Ministerial Candidates Interview Questions   
Second Year 

1.Please give us a brief introduction including the current personal dynamics of your life. (family, employment, personal interests)
 

2.What do you sense God is calling you to do in ministry, and in what ways are you currently serving in ministry?
 

3.Give us a scriptural summary from which you taught or preached in the last three months and share with us how it impacted you.
 

4.Please describe what we believe in each of the following Articles of Faith, without notes. Please select at least two scriptural references from the recommended listing for each Article of Faith, and describe how these scriptures help us understand each Article. (Use Document “Articles of Faith Written Assignment” for this question) a. Sin, Original and Personal
b. Atonement
c. Prevenient Grace
d. Repentance 

5.Who mentors you, how often do you meet, and in what ways do you interact?
 

6.As a believer, and a member of the Church of the Nazarene:
a. What do you value about the Church of the Nazarene as the denomination in which you want to be ordained?
b. Describe how you are personally involved in discipling a new and/or growing believer.
c. Do you tithe consistently?
d. Are there any areas of Christian behavior as affirmed by the Church of the Nazarene with which you are in conflict?
e. Will you commit to inform this Board if your spiritual integrity is ever in question?
We encourage you to develop a hunger for God’s Word, to be a compassionate evangelist to a lost world, and to establish a life of holy integrity and accountability.
 

Ministerial Candidates Interview Questions
Third Year

1.Please give us a brief introduction including the current personal dynamics of your life. (family, employment, personal interests)
 

2.What do you sense God is calling you to do in ministry, and in what ways are you currently serving in ministry?
 

3.Give us a scriptural summary from which you taught or preached in the last three months and share with us how it impacted you/
 

4.Please describe what we believe in each of the following Articles of Faith, without notes. Please select at least two scriptural references from the recommended listing for each Article of Faith, and describe how these scriptures help us understand each Article. (Use Document “Articles of Faith Written Assignment” for this question)
a. Justification, Regeneration, and Adoption
b. Christian Holiness and Entire Sanctification
c. The Church
d. Baptism 

5.Who mentors you, how often do you meet, and in what ways do you interact?
 

6.As a believer, and a member of the Church of the Nazarene:

a. What do you value about the Church of the Nazarene as the denomination in which you want to be ordained?
b. Describe how you are personally involved in discipling a new and/or growing believer.
c. Do you tithe consistently?
d. Are there any areas of Christian behavior as affirmed by the Church of the Nazarene with which you are in conflict?
e. Will you commit to inform this Board if your spiritual integrity is ever in question?
 We encourage you to surrender YOUR plans for GOD’S plan, and to embrace the authority of God’s Word for the ethical and moral foundation of your ministry.
 

Ministerial Candidates Interview Questions
Fourth Year 

1.Please give us a brief introduction including the current personal dynamics of your life.
 (family, employment, personal interests)
 

2.What do you sense God is calling you to do in ministry, and in what ways are you currently serving in ministry?
 

3.Give us a scriptural summary from which you taught or preached in the last three months and share with us how it impacted you.
 

4.Please describe what we believe in each of the following Articles of Faith, without notes. Please select at least two scriptural references from the recommended listing for each Article of Faith, and describe how these scriptures help us understand each Article. (Use Document “Articles of Faith Written Assignment” for this question)
a. The Lord's Supper
b. Divine Healing
c. Second Coming of Christ
d. Resurrection, Judgment, and Destiny 

5.Who mentors you, how often do you meet, and in what ways do you interact?
 

6.As a believer, and a member of the Church of the Nazarene:

a. What do you value about the Church of the Nazarene as the denomination in which you want to be ordained?
b. Describe how you are personally involved in discipling a new and/or growing believer.
c. Do you tithe consistently?
d. Are there any areas of Christian behavior as affirmed by the Church of the Nazarene with which you are in conflict?
e. Will you commit to inform this Board if your spiritual integrity is ever in question?
 We encourage you to focus on your gifted areas of ministry, to develop effective skills for ministry, and to actively engage in your future ministry options in preparation for ordination.

Ministerial Candidates Interview Questions
Fifth Year & Beyond

1.Please give us a brief introduction including the current personal dynamics of your life.
 (family, employment, personal interests)
 

2.What do you sense God is calling you to do in ministry, and in what ways are you currently serving in ministry?
 

3.Share with us what you have experienced as both meaningful and frustrating to you in ministry in the past year.
 

4.Please describe what we believe in each of the following Articles of Faith, without notes. Please select at least two scriptural references from the recommended listing for each Article of Faith, and describe how these scriptures help us understand each Article.  (Use Document “Articles of Faith Written Assignment” for this question)
a. The Holy Scriptures
b. Sin, Original and Personal
c. Justification, Regeneration, and Adoption
d. Christian Holiness and Entire Sanctification 

5.Who mentors you, how often do you meet, and in what ways do you interact?
 

6.As a believer, and a member of the Church of the Nazarene:

a. What do you value about the Church of the Nazarene as the denomination in which you want to be ordained?
b. Describe how you are personally involved in discipling a new and/or growing believer.
c. Do you tithe consistently?
d. Are there any areas of Christian behavior as affirmed by the Church of the Nazarene with which you are in conflict?
e. Will you commit to inform this Board if your spiritual integrity is ever in question?
We encourage you to continue embracing God’s call for ministry in your life, and to continue developing a passion for proclaiming the gospel to a world that needs Jesus Christ.
 

Ministerial Candidates Interview Questions  
Ordination Year

1.Please give us a brief introduction including the current personal dynamics of your life. (family, employment, personal interests) 

2.What do you sense God is calling you to do in ministry, and in what ways are you currently serving in ministry? What does Ordination mean to you? 

3.Give us a scriptural summary from which you taught or preached in the last three months and share with us how it impacted you. 

4.Please describe what we believe in each of the following Articles of Faith, without notes. Please select at least two scriptural references from the recommended listing for each Article of Faith, and describe how these scriptures help us understand each Article. (Use Document “Articles of Faith Written Assignment” for this question)
a. The Holy Scriptures
b. Sin, Original and Personal
c. Justification, Regeneration, and Adoption
d. Christian Holiness and Entire Sanctification 

5.Who mentors you, how often do you meet, and in what ways do you interact? 

6.As a believer, and a member of the Church of the Nazarene:
a. What do you value about the Church of the Nazarene as the denomination in which you want to be ordained?
b. Describe how you are personally involved in discipling a new and/or growing believer.
c. Do you tithe consistently?
d. Are there any areas of Christian behavior as affirmed by the Church of the Nazarene with which you are in conflict?
e. Will you commit to inform this Board if your spiritual integrity is ever in question? 

7.Questions for the spouse of an Ordinand (when applicable):
a. Share with us what it means for you to be a member of the church body.
b. Describe the confidence you have in your spouse as a spiritual leader in your home and as a minister in the church.
c. Will you commit to hold your spouse accountable?