The Church of the Nazarene expects a certain standard of knowledge, character, and competency for all ministers within the church. These standards are written in the Manual and every entity of the church is held to these standards. The Church of the Nazarene has established a validation process in order to assure that every Course of Study curriculum meets the denominational standards as it prepares men and women for contextualized ministry.

The Kansas District School of Ministry and Training seeks to fulfill this mandate by preparing ministers to meet the requirements for ordination through the Course of Study for Ministers, and to provide further Life Long Learning opportunities to enhance the minister’s ability to serve in an ever changing culture.

This webpage serves as the portal through which students in the Course of Study can take the required courses both through the School of Ministry and Nazarene Bible College.  Working with NBC, the school’s Directors will provide for a 16 courses to be taught on district with an additional 8 courses being taught through NBC’s MPP program.Those interested in participating in the School’s program to complete Course of Study requirements need to email Rev. Jon Fillipi, the school’s Director at jfillipi@sfnaz.com.

Additionally, this webpage serves as the portal through which credentialed ministers can access life long learning opportunities, as well as specific training venues for church planting, discipleship, organic outreach, church system’s training, as well as other LLL opportunities.  Information will be posted on a regular basis about upcoming events and training opportunities that are available.


Upcoming classes

Tracing the Story of God in the Bible

July 27 - September 14, 2017. (Final project due by September 21, 2017)

An introduction to the discipline of Christian theology from a uniquely Wesleyan-Holiness perspective with attention to its task, sources, scope and vocabulary, as well as the integration of theology with ministry.

Required Textbook:

  • The New Dictionary of Biblical Theology; ISBN: 978-0-8308-1438-1.  (Available at Amazon or at CBD.com)


Resources, School Information and Forms

To have your transcript evaluated and sent to the Kansas District School of Ministry and Training, please follow this link and fill out the Application, Complete the District Release Form, and then provide your transcripts when requested.  Please have your completed transcript evaluations sent to Rev. Jon M. Fillipi, Kansas District School of Ministry and Training, 1545 Austin Circle, Salina, KS 67401, (785) 577-1777, jfillipi@sfnaz.com.  You must give NBC permission to send the evaluations to Rev. Fillipi in order to receive credit for work completed towards the Course of Study Requirements for Ordination.