When an ordained minister in good standing ceases from an assigned ministry to pursue a calling or vocation other than being a member of the clergy in the Church of the Nazarene, he or she may resign the rights, privileges and responsibilities of being a member of the clergy. The district assembly, in which he or she holds standing, shall receive the credential and place it in the care of the general secretary. The record in the district minutes will show that he or she was “removed from the Roster of Ministers, having resigned his or her order.” A member of the clergy who thus resigns may have his or her credential returned. (539.11)