Credentials and Lifelong Learning


Iowa District Path to Ordination

STEP 1: REGISTRATION OF CALL TO MINISTRY – English - this form should be completed by the candidate and Emailed to admin@iowanazarene.org or sent by us mail to the district office

STEP 2: Request for Verification Credential History Request Form – for local or district license - this form should be completed by the lead pastor of the local church that will grant the local ministers license it should be sent by email to admin@iowanazarene.org or by us mail to the district office

STEP 3: BEGIN COURSE OF STUDY - a GOOD PLACE for candidates TO START EDUCATION IS AT NAZARENE BIBLE COLLEGE. tHEY OFFER FREE EVALUATION OF TRANSCRIPTS AND THE FIRST COURSE TAKEN THROUGH NBC IS ALSO FREE. CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE AND BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION TODAY.

step 4: USA/CANADA Local License Information and Forms - The lead pastor of the local church must complete this step for each candidate

More helpful information for ministerial candidates pursuing ordination

The Iowa District Licensing and Ordination Process

2017 Guide To Ministerial Preparation and Ordination

USA/Canada Sourcebook Revised

Explaining the Assigned Ministry Roles – Power Point Presentation

Explaining Assigned Ministry – printable document

Nazarene Annual Pension Supplement – APS – printable document


Lifelong Learning

Self-report Lifelong Learning Hours

Instructions for Lifelong Learning Registry

2019-2020 Application for District License

2020 APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2020

FORM – 2020 District Ministers License Application – English – This form must be completed online by each individual that will be applying for a first-time district license, renewal of district license OR ORDINATION.

FORM – 2020 Solicitud De Licencia De Ministro - This is a paper form, download complete and return to district office

FORM – 2020 Application for Ordination – This form is available upon request, send an email to admin@iowanazarene.org to request the application for ordination link

FORM 2020 Recommendation to the District Assembly - THIS FORM IS FOR ASSIGNED MINISTERS THAT ARE NOT SERVING AS LEAD PASTORS OR AN ORGANIZED CHURCH OR PAC CHURCH

PSV-PT Evaluation form to be completed by senior pastor - THIS FORM IS FOR ASSIGNED MINISTERS THAT ARE NOT SERVING AS LEAD PASTORS OF AN ORGANIZED CHURCH OR PAC CHURCH

UPDATED TRANSCRIPTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED BY FEBRUARY 28, 2020 PLEASE EMAIL TO: credentials.iowanazarene.org@gmail.com


Background Check for DL Ministers:

In an effort to be compliant with Manual paragraph 532.1 and the newly revised Sourcebook on Ordination paragraph 555.1 all candidates for district license must have a completed background check on file in the District Office.

Release form for background check 

 To pay online for Background Check

Retirement:

request for retirement status - iF YOU CURRENTLY HOLD YOUR CREDENTIAL ON THE IOWA DISTRICT AND WANT TO REQUEST RETIREMENT CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE FORM.