Nazarene Youth International

Nazarene Youth International (NYI) is the youth ministry for the Church of the Nazarene including 423,924 members worldwide and 126,612 members in the United States and Canada.

Our Mission

Calling our generation to a dynamic life in Christ

Our Core Strategies

  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Leadership Development


Our Values

  • We value Young People . . . significant in the kingdom of God.
  • We value the Bible . . . God’s unchanging truth for our lives.
  • We value Prayer . . . vital interactive communication with our heavenly father.
  • We value the Church . . . a global holiness community of faith, diverse in culture but one in Christ.
  • We value Worship . . . life-changing encounters with an intimate God.
  • We value Discipleship . . . a lifestyle of becoming like Christ.
  • We value Community . . . building relationships that help bind us together and to God.
  • We value Ministry. . .extending God’s grace to our world.
  • We value Witness . . . sharing God’s love in word and deed.
  • We value Holiness. . . a work of grace whereby God, through the working of His Holy Spirit, enables us to live a life representing Christ in who we are and in everything we do.


Our Guiding Principles

  • NYI exists for youth
  • NYI focuses on Christ
  • NYI is built on relational ministry to youth in the local church
  • NYI develops and mentors young leaders
  • NYI is empowered to lead
  • NYI embraces unity and diversity in Christ
  • NYI creates networks and partnerships