North Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
For Licensed Ministers
2017 District Assembly Information for Licensed Ministers
(this materials is updated for 2017; hard copies will not be mailed.)
It is our privilege to partner with you in your call to ministry!
Our North Central Ohio District Assembly is July 10-12, at the MVNU R. R. Hodges Chapel. Dr. David Graves will serve as the presiding general superintendent. We invite all licensed ministers to attend the Tuesday evening, July 11, Ordination/Recognition of Ministry Service at 7:30 p.m.
In preparation for assembly, annual reports and applications are necessary for all licensed ministers. Please review the Credential Process and Plan of Examination documents which have important information regarding approved coursework, courses required per year, time of service, etc.
All paperwork is due March 31 - no exceptions. For reports and applications please use your full name (first middle last).
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, go to Section 1. If “no” to ALL of these questions, go to Section 2.
--Is this your first application for a district license? (you must have had a local license for one full year; attended the Ministry Assessment Center and completed six courses)
--Have you transferred a district license from another district within the last church year?
--Are you a potential candidate for graduation from the course of study?
--Do you have questions about your course of study or call to ministry?
--Did either the Credentials or Studies Board request to meet with you?
--Do you want to be considered for ordination? (you must have graduated the course of study, completed the service requirement and attended the Ministry Assessment Center)
Section 1: You need to meet with the Boards:
-- Contact the district office (firstname.lastname@example.org ; 740-397-5740) to set an appointment with the Credentials Board and/or the Studies Board, in Mount Vernon on Saturday, April 22.
-- Follow the steps in Section 2.
Section 2: You do not have to meet with the Boards:
-- Please complete (on the computer), print, sign all areas and mail to the district office by March 31:
- The Church Board Recommendation pdf. (Each year the church board of the local church where you are a member must recommend you to the District Assembly for minister's license.)
-- If you have not graduated from the course of study, please complete and mail to Rev. Lester Champer (111 E. Whitney Ave., Shelby, OH 44875; fax 419-342-6549) by March 31:
- Request unofficial transcripts for any course work be sent to Rev. Champer (official transcripts are only required when graduating the course of study).
If you are applying for ordination:
-- Complete all the above AND
-- Contact the district office (email@example.com ; 740-397-5740) to set an appointment with the Credentials Board in Mount Vernon on Friday, April 21, at the district office. If married, your spouse must attend.
Please contact me if I can be of further help. May the Lord bless you.
David P. Flack
Plan of Examination (as of 4/18/2015) (including a complete list of required courses; courses required per year; etc.)
Beginning the Journey: Ministry Assessment Center
Here are the few of the comments from those who attended:
"I felt cared for and listened to"
"I was impressed with the support and concern that the Church has for its ministers"
"It gave us a plan to start working forward"
"It's comforting to know there are people who want to see us succeed"
"Everything was done with excellence and love"
"I was apprehensive and a little fearful to put everything about myself out there but it was very affirming"
"I'm excited about the new level of healing I'm about to experience"
All local and district licensed ministers must complete the Beginning the Journey: Ministry Assessment.
Click here for the details and the complete application packet.
Click here for a separate file with just the pastor's recommendation.
Click here for the on-line spiritual gifts survey. (You will need to print/mail or email your results.)
Click here for the on-line Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
(You will need to print/mail or email your results.)
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive updates on future events.