Lay Ministry Studies

Here you will find the validated course of study for the Certificate of Lay Ministry. While anyone is welcome to take these studies, these studies are designed for laity who have gone through the steps outlined by the Manual for the Church of the Nazarene.

If you have any questions, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page, call the Continuing Lay Training (CLT) office at 888-243-2767 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note these courses are not equivalent to the validated courses for becoming an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. While they do not fulfill educational requirements for those pursuing ordination they are validated for the Certificate of Lay Ministry.

Required Courses


Elective Courses:


Discipleship Place Small Group Courses

These courses are designed for you to do with others who are part of the Discipleship Place family. You will be able to comment on each of the lessons as you move through the lessons at your pace. No need to wait. You can get started now!