Ministry Preparation Program
The Ministry Preparation Program (MPP) exists to prepare men and women for ordination as an elder or deacon in the Church of the Nazarene through a series of courses that earn one semester hour of credit each. NBC is approved by the Church of the Nazarene International Board of Education for training leaders toward ordination or commission in the ministries of the Church of the Nazarene.
The Elder track is designed to augment the gifts of preaching the Word, and preparing students for the ministry of pastoring a local congregation. Courses are designed to help students become stewards of the Word and provide the necessary understanding and ministry skills to effectively lead and serve the church.
The deacon track is designed for those called to Christian ministry. A deacon may not witness to a specific call to preach, or a desire to be the lead pastor, but would like to use his or her gifts in support of the Church. The deacon track helps to sharpen a student's understanding and is tailored to his or her desired role in ministry.