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Pastor Resource Portal

PASTORS

This page is designed to guide the pastor through the end-of-year reporting process. Much of that process is now completed online, some through the Global Ministry Center (GMC) of the Church of the Nazarene and some through the Oklahoma District.

Begin with Mark Your Calendar 2023. This will help keep you up-to-date on the end-of-year schedule with the various meetings and deadlines. You should also download the Checklist. Use it throughout the process to check off the items as you have them completed and submitted.

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Online Submission Items

Click the pictures below to access the various reports to submit them online.

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access this report through secure.nazarene.org/nazid

It will be helpful to review                APR Instructions and use the APR Worksheet.

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Fill our your Certificate of Election by clicking the image above.

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This is simply a separate reporting of some of the items on your APR to facilitate preparation of the church pages in the delegate book. The numbers referenced on each question refer to line items in the APR.

List Assigned elders and deacons who are members of your church

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Steps For End of Year Responsibilities

1

Annual Church Meeting

Schedule your Annual Church Meeting as early as possible within 90 days before District Assembly (Manual, ¶113.7)

2

Audit Committee

Arrange for an audit committee and schedule their work.

3

Mark Your Calendar

Open “Mark Your Calendar” and put those dates on your personal calendar.

4

Checklist

Download the “Checklist” and check off items as they are completed.

Do Not Submit this, this is for your use only.

5

Funding the Mission

During February, make sure your Funding the Mission is up-to-date for church income and giving for the Church year.

6

Submit

Immediately after your Annual Meeting, complete the Church Directory and the Certificate of Election.

7

APR

As soon as you have the information, complete the other forms, including the online APR.
Note: as you complete the APR, make sure you mark each section “complete” so that information isn’t lost, print out a copy after you have completed and submitted the report. You don’t need to send a copy to the District Office, it is available to us as you complete the report online

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Review

Review the Checklist again to make sure all items have been completed.

MINISTERS NOT SERVING AS SENIOR PASTOR

 

As we near the end of the church year (February 28), all ordained ministers are required to report to the District Assembly. Failure to report for two consecutive years may result in being removed from the roll of ministers. (Licensed ministers should refer to the “Clergy Development” pages for the necessary information and forms.) Depending on one’s status and responsibilities, one or more of the following forms will be needed.

All reports are due by Jan. 15, 2020.

  • ANNUAL REPORT OF RETIRED MINISTER
    Manual 536.2 – All ministers who hold retired status must complete and submit this report.

  • ANNUAL REPORT OF ORDAINED MINISTER OR LICENSED MINISTER
    (Not submitting a pastor’s, evangelist’s, or retired minister’s report form) Manual 532.8, 538.9 – All ordained elders and deacons who are not retired and are not serving as a senior pastor must file this report annually. Special Note: If you have been unassigned for more than three years, you must either take retired status or file your credential. Contact the district office for more information.

  • CHAPLAINCY REPORT AND APPLICATION
    If you are serving as a chaplain or seeking the district’s endorsement to serve as a chaplain in any capacity other than the military, you need to submit this report. Military chaplains are endorsed by the denomination, but chaplains serving hospitals, police organizations, hospice, etc. are endorsed by the district. This form is available as a Word document that can be filled out on the computer and as a PDF file that can be printed and then filled out.

  • SPECIAL SERVICE REPORT AND APPLICATION
    Manual 528-528.2, 538.13 – Any minister serving in a capacity other than those described in Manual 504-525 could be classified as Special Service. This might include those with approval to serve a church other than a Church of the Nazarene, those in para-church ministries, serving a compassionate ministry center, etc. Such service requires the approval of the district assembly (and in some cases, approval of the Board of General Superintendents) at the recommendation of the Board of Ministry. This form is required for that recommendation.

  • REQUEST FOR RETIRED STATUS
    If you are of retirement age, you may request “Retired” status, to be granted by the district assembly. If you are currently in a ministry assignment, you would be granted “Retired Assigned” (RA) status, if currently unassigned, your status would be “Retired Unassigned” (RU). Complete and submit this form to apply for retirement. Note that this is unrelated to receiving retirement benefits from Pensions & Benefits, USA.

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Rev. John Briscoe

McAlester Area
pobox7800@yahoo.com
814-574-0959

Rev. Harlan Buettner

Oklahoma City Area
hdbuettner@hotmail.com
405-823-3909

Rev. Lowell Churchill

Oklahoma City Area
nazpaz@yahoo.com
918-906-6085

Rev. Dale Coble

coble1217@cox.net
405-792-2815

Pulpit Supply

 

From time to time every pastor has need of someone to fill the pulpit for a Sunday or two. So, as a resource, here is a list of ministers on the Oklahoma District who have indicated a willingness to serve as pulpit supply.

This is not intended to necessarily be an endorsement of any individual, but we hope you might find it useful. The “area” indicated after each name is not stating a limitation on where they will travel, just a general indication of where they are located.

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