Course of Study (Ministry)
The Course of Study Online is ministerial training done via the computer. The 24 modules (courses) are provided by the Clergy Development Office of the Church of the Nazarene. Each module is produced by a recognized, experienced educator in the Church of the Nazarene. These modules are written for delivery in a classroom setting and are adapted for presentation online.
Module facilitators are ordained Nazarene elders currently serving in Nazarene Churches throughout North America. Each holds a minimum of a Master's degree. Most have earned doctorates.
The COS Online program is open to anyone pursuing ordination in the Church of the Nazarene through the modular course of study program.
The cost per module is $125. All materials necessary for the completion of the modules are provided online except for the Tracing the Story of God module. Students will need to purchase the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology by T. Desmond Alexander, et al. (Alexander, T. Desmond, and others, eds. New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (NDBT). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2000) This resource is available in print form or as part of the CD The Essential IVP Reference Collection (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001). The CD contains 13 IVP reference books.
Recommended resources will enhance the module but are not required.
If you have questions about the COS Online program, contact Rev. James Rotz at email@example.com or 208-467-8371.