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What is Nazarene Youth International (NYI)?

"In NYI, we focus on the three core strategies of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development. More commonly, we refer to these as “BE, DO, and GO.” These three strategies are at the very core of who we are. They are our message and mission. These three core strategies create the fabric of Nazarene Youth International. Everything we do in NYI is colored by Be, Do, and Go. Everything we do should flow out of our focus on evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.


In Evangelism, we are called to BE God’s light in the dark and ignored places of our world. We are to BE a faithful example of God’s unconditional love. In BEING in Christ and BEING with others, we allow the Holy Spirit to work through our lives and we trust God with the results.


Through Discipleship, we journey together with other believers as we follow in the footsteps of Jesus. As we DO life together, we learn what it means to talk together, serve together, sacrifice together, fall and get back up together. We DO the hard work of becoming more like our Savior, living surrendered lives in community.


In Leadership Development, we challenge and empower youth and their leaders to GO out into their communities as models of Christ’s servant leadership. We cannot afford to wait until we think we know enough; we must GO now, learning along the way."


Meet the 2023-24 Virginia NYI Council


25 Years and Older

Jeff Hernandez

Madison Freeman


24 Years and Younger

Kelsi Gordon

Mary Kriner

Isaiah Dillman

Darrin Sever


Christopher Cruz Osorio - Winter Retreat

Bertha Cruz Osorio - Ultracamp

Clay Bryan - Young Adult Weekend

Bucky Wince - Teen Quizzing

Julia Cuthbert - MegaFest

Mark Brown - Nazarene Youth Conference (Virginia District)

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