|In the Church of the Nazarene, we believe all Christians should consider themselves ministers of Christ and seek to know the will of God concerning their appropriate avenues of service. Any member of the Church of the Nazarene who feels called of God to fulfill a specialized ministry as a layperson, but does not necessarily profess a call to preach or to full-time ministry, may receive a Certificate of Lay Ministry from the local church board. This certificate helps validate the participating layperson’s commitment to a body of believers and study of a chosen area of ministry. Once you have completed the requirements for this study be sure to e-mail us at DiscipleshipPlace@nazarene.org, or call us toll free at 888-243-2767 to receive a certificate of completion. These courses are intended for laity and have not been validated for ministerial preparation in the Church of the Nazarene. Therefore, they do not meet the educational requirements for those pursuing ordination.