Ministry Preparation


Ministerial preparation is among the most important responsibilities of the Church - to identify, encourage, train, and equip pastors for a life and ministry of shepherding God's people. The Church of the Nazarene and the Philadelphia District do not take this responsibility lightly. We will walk with everyone called to pursue vocational ministry to ensure they are prepared - emotionally, physically, academically, and spiritually - for the life of ministry. This can seem daunting, but we hope to clarify the process of pursuing God's call to ministry.


The first place to start is the Philadelphia District Ministerial Leadership Preparation Handbook. It contains all the information needed for the journey of ministry preparation. Follow the links for helpful information.