Step 1 :: Local License
PURSUE A LOCAL LICENSE :: Speak with your local church pastor about obtaining a LOCAL Minister's License. This is the first step in the credentialing process of the Church of the Nazarene. Your local pastor will walk you through this process, and this Verification Credential History Request Form will need to be submitted when you obtain this local license.
If you already have a local license and would like to pursue a District License, the first place to begin is by reading the Handbook for Candidates Seeking Ordination (Revised August 2016). This document outlines the entire credentialing process that occurs at the District Level and eventually culminates in becoming an ordained ELDER in the international Church of the Nazarene.