The Alliance for Ministry Education is an organization composed of participating Church of the Nazarene District Training Centers (DTC) and Nazarene Bible College (NBC) who work together to provide college-level ministry training at the district level. This training is designed to produce effective ministers and allows persons to fulfill the educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene.
Direction for the Alliance is provided by a Directors Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of two ex-officio members and six elected members. Elected members serve for two-year terms.
Mrs. Cheryl Graves
Nazarene Bible College
1111 Academy Park Loop
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
The Student Academic Portfolio program is a way for district students to ask Nazarene Bible College to grant college credit for course work done in an Alliance district training center. When a district student enrolls at Nazarene Bible College, either in the Online or Campus degree program, that student has the option of submitting her or his district course work through a portfolio to NBC for evaluation. If a portfolio course is accepted by NBC, the course credits are applied to the student's official NBC transcript. For more details, contact Cheryl Graves in the Alliance Office.
The Alliance District Training Center (DTC) provides classroom-based, college-level training for persons who desire to complete the educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. The curriculum recommended for use in the DTC is the NBC Course of Study Alliance curriculum.
District training centers are operated by districts in the Church of the Nazarene. While Nazarene Bible College has no legal or accreditational connection with any district training center, the college acts in consultation with these centers in areas of academic excellence and good practice, curricular development, and faculty qualification and development. Each DTC has a board to direct its operation, fund the training center, and make recommendations to the NBC Alliance for Ministry Education Office. The DTC board elects a director who has responsibility for daily operations. The NBC administrative responsibility for the Alliance program rests with the NBC executive vice president and academic dean.
The Alliance Directors Conference is held each year on the NBC campus. Directors and representatives from Alliance district training centers meet for training and interaction regarding issues of ministry preparation.
The Alliance Correlation Grids are given as recommendations from Nazarene Bible College to district leaders who wish to make a correlation between the course of study used by the Alliance for Ministry Education and past training programs—the past denominational Directed Studies program and the first NBC 20-Course Program. NBC also provides a grid that correlates the current denominational modular course of study to the Alliance program. These grids are recommendations only; final authority rests with the respective District Boards of Ministries, the denominational Course of Study Advisory Committee (COSAC), and the Office of Clergy Services.
Alliance directors, teachers, and students who wish to order books from the Nazarene Bible College Bookstore may do so by using the Book Order Form provided on this web site.