2021 Information for Licensed Ministers


All forms and documents are linked below; hard copies will not be mailed; application deadline is April 1.



It is our privilege to partner with you in your call to ministry!


Our North Central Ohio District Assembly is scheduled for July 13, 2021. Dr. Carla Sunberg will serve as the presiding general superintendent. 


In preparation for assembly, annual reports and applications are necessary for all licensed ministers. Please review the Journey Toward Ordination and Plan of Examination documents which have important information regarding approved coursework, courses required per year, time of service, etc.


All paperwork is due April 1 - no exceptions. For reports and applications please use your full legal name (first middle last).


You need to meet with the Boards:

-- All candidates must meet with the boards in 2021. Click here to set an appointment time or contact the district office (ncodistrict@mvnu.edu; 740-397-5740) to set an appointment for Friday, April 30 or Saturday, May 1 (Wooster Church of the Nazarene).

Submit All Documents:

-- Please complete all areas (must be typed) and return to the district office by April 1:

 - The Application for a Minister’s License with one-time background check fee for new applicants.

 - The Pastor’s Evaluation. (submitted by your lead pastor)

 - The Church Board Recommendation. (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.)

 - for first time applicants, $15 paid online or by check for a background check or you can provide a copy of a background check completed within the last 12 months.

-- If you have not graduated from the course of study, request transcripts for any coursework (official transcripts are required for first-time applicants and when graduating the course of study; otherwise, unofficial transcripts are acceptable) be sent to Rev. Lester Champer (111 E. Whitney Ave., Shelby, OH 44875; fax 419-342-6549; email lesterchamper@gmail.com) by April 1:


If you are applying for ordination:

-- Complete all the above AND

-- Click here to set an appointment time or contact the district office (ncodistrict@mvnu.edu; 740-397-5740) to set an appointment with the Credentials Board in Mount Vernon on Friday, April 30. If married, your spouse must attend.

-- Complete the Application for Ordination/Recognition by April 1.


Please contact me if I can be of further help. May the Lord bless you.




Crystal Browning for


District Secretary



North Central Ohio District

Church of the Nazarene

602 Martinsburg Road, PO Box 947

Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Phone: 740-397-5740

Fax: 740-399-8685

Email: ncodistrict@mvnu.edu

Web: www.ncodistrict.org