Chaplaincy Ministries

In the Church of the Nazarene and on the WaPac District, we value the ministry of chaplains.   You will find the steps to follow outlined here as you pursue ordination and endorsement.   The call of God to the work of a chaplain is unique and often challenging.  As you explore this ministry and the gifts and graces that are needed, you will find encouragement and direction from the District Board of Ministry and mentoring from those already experienced in this rewarding ministry.

Blessings as you prepare,

Jerry Kester, Superintendent
Washington Pacific District
Church of the Nazarene

To Get Started…
  1. Download the Call to Ministry Checklist.
  2. Download the Handbook for Exploring Chaplaincy Opportunities in the Church of the Nazarene.
  3. Download the General Information Sheet.
  4. Download the Registered Chaplain's Application.
  5. Download the Application for Ecclesiastical Endorsement.

Once a completed application has been received, candidates will be contacted regarding the interview process.

Other Links and Resources:

Global Church of the Nazarene website
Clergy Development
Northwest Nazarene University
Nazarene Bible College
Nazarene Theological Seminary
Association for Professional Chaplains
Police and Fire Chaplains Association


Click here to email your questions to us.