Attention Pastors:  Monthly SDMI Reporting Form

Click HERE to submit your local church’s SDMI numbers.


Forms and Information for District Licensed Ministers

(New, Renewal, and Applicants for Ordination)


Click HERE for "Recommendation to the District Assembly - 2018"  (pdf)
Click HERE for "Recommendation to the District Assembly - 2018"  (doc)



Dear Pastors:

In case you missed our NOVEMBER TEAM Meeting, you can still find out about the new things happening on our district by watching the following video!

Pastor Dave and others went over a number of things to help you as a pastor in financial matters, education, and personal development. It’s important for everyone to know what is going on, so make sure you take the time to watch!

     You can also watch this video and claim Lifelong Learning Hours!


Rev. Matthew M. Slater
District Secretary
East Ohio District

Church of the Nazarene
M: 814.706.2441

View the NEW Ministry Safe Policy Manual

NazSafe Reminders:
Did you know...
  • Your church needs to review your NazSafe policy every two years
    (at a
    minimum) - every year is ideal.
  • Background checks must be repeated. The frequency of repetition is up to each church. Some churches elect to have them done annually, some elect to do them every two years with the training, and some elect to follow the state standard which is one year, then two years, then four years, and then six years. The choice is up to your church. However, "one and done" isn't an option.
  • When transferring to another church (even if the church is on the East Ohio District), your NazSafe does not transfer with you. It must be started again.
  • You may access application and other forms by going to
  • The fee for training is $5, and the fee for background checks is $11 (if done through the district). Checks for these fees may be made payable to East Ohio SDMI and mailed to:
              Nancy Gamble
              14 James Street,
              Columbiana, OH 44408
  • Payment must be received before training links may be sent or background checks done. 
Please feel free to contact Nancy Gamble at 330-503-1670 (call or text) or with any questions. Please be sure to leave a message if you call and there is no answer.


Click HERE for 2018 Ohio Summer Food Service Program Application



Click here for a pdf copy of the Official Manual, Church of the Nazarene, 2013-17

Staying Legal

“Staying Legal” with Attorney
Michael Thompson, Counsel for the
General Secretary’s Office at the GMC.

Click BELOW on a SEAL to access the document.

"Staying Legal" Outline

Wedding Policy & Building 
Use Contract

Records Retention Recommendations
Nazarene Christian
Community Policy
Reg. Sex Offender Accountability Covenant
Church Name Change



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