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: 

Declaring Your Call Welcome Letter

Guide to Ministerial Preparation and Ordination           

Guía para la Preparación Ministerial y Ordenación

Registration of Call to Ministry                      

Registro de Llamado al Ministerio


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.

Approval Process for Ordination       

Ministerial Development Checklist    Lista de control de desarrollo ministerial

Modular Course Class List

Local Minister's License Application


If you are someone who is currently in the licensing process and need the documentation for renewal and first time district licensing.
Please download, read and complete the following documents.

Letter to Ministerial Candidate

District Licensing Application

Board Recommendation

License Renewal Questionnaire

Articles of Faith Written Assignment

Supervised Ministry Experience Binder


En Espanol:

Proceso de aprobación para la ordenación

Carta a los Candidatos Ministeriales

Solicitud de licencia

Recomendación de la Junta

Cuestionario de renovación de licencia

Artículos escritos de fe por escrito


For Ordination Candidates you will need this document in addition to those posted above.

English Ordination Application

Spanish Ordination Application



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