Studies & Credentials in the Church of the Nazarene


Local Minister’s License Forms

Procedures for issuing and renewing a Local Licensed Minister license, along with additional ministerial information, are located on the Church of the Nazarene Global Mission Center GLOBAL CLERGY DEVELOPMENT website. The CANDIDATE HELPS BROCHURE and STEPS TOWARD ORDINATION documents located below contain important information to help guide the Arizona District Local Licensed Minister through the District process.

Please note: the VERIFICATION CREDENTIAL HISTORY REQUEST FORM (also located below) must be sent to the District Office to the attention of Brenda Mastin.

Information to Read First


This form may be filled out online, saved, and attached to an email for delivery to Brenda Mastin or it may be mailed to the Arizona Nazarene District Office, 2420 W Ray Rd Ste 1 Chandler AZ 85224, attention Brenda Mastin.


Click on the following link to download a template that may be used by the local church when issuing a Local Minister’s License:  GMC Local License Template

Contact Information
For more information on the Local License process please contact Brenda Mastin at the District Office.

District Minister’s License Forms

ALL FORMS MUST BE TYPED
Please DO NOT submit handwritten forms.

Lead Pastor / Church Board Forms

These forms are due by January 15, 2020 for your new* or renewing candidate to be able to go through the District Licensing process.  A new* candidate must hold a Local Minister’s License for one full year and have taken six classes including History and Polity before applying.  Forms are submitted to Trish Stoffan by email or if necessary you may mail them to her at Camp Pinerock, 1400 Pine Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.


District License Candidate Forms

These forms are due by January 15, 2020 for your new* or renewing candidate to be able to go through the District Licensing process. A new* candidate must hold a Local Minister’s License for one full year and have taken six classes including History and Polity before applying. Forms are submitted to Trish Stoffan by email or if necessary you may mail them to her at Camp Pinerock, 1400 Pine Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.


Contact Information

Carla Durby carla.durby@cox.net
Rich Stoffan richstoffan@arizonadistrict.org
These forms may be filled out online, saved and attached to an email for delivery to the person specified in the instructions.


Annual Report of an Ordained Elder or Licensed Minister