Welcome to the Central California District Board of Ministry pages. On these pages you should be able to find information to help you navigate the processes leading from a call to ministry, through local and district licensing and educational preparation, and on to ordination as an Elder or Deacon in the Church of the Nazarene.

If you are a pastor or local church member looking for guidance for someone in your church who has indicated that they have been called to ministry, please direct them to this site and please read What a Pastor and Church Board Need to Know about the Ministerial Preparation Process.

If you are someone who has sensed a call to ministry and need to know where to start, you've come to the right place. Please download and read the following documents.

The Ministry Development Process- 3 pages

The Ministry Development Process- one-page checklist


Please contact Anita Graef at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . if you need further assistance.