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Youth Leader Retreat
April 19th - 20th, 2024

Hey Virginia District, my name is Pastor Jonny Bailey and I am serving as your District NYI President. I have the privilege of announcing our debut event that has been in the works for many years: The Youth Leader Retreat! There are always many questions around the launch of new events, so I hope to answer some for you now! 


The Youth Leader Retreat is scheduled for April 19th and 20th. 

We will have registration from 5–7 PM on the 19th, and dismiss at dinner the 20th at 6:15 PM. The Retreat will be held at our Virginia Nazarene Retreat Center in Buckingham, VA!

1151 High School Rd, Buckingham, VA 23921




We are proud to say the cost for this overnight, three meals, two breakout sessions, one main session, games and activities, worship and leadership filled event is $65.


Who is this for?
This is a Spanish and English speaking adult only Leadership Development event. It is for the most experienced Youth pastor and leader to the church who doesn’t have a youth meeting yet. If you are a Youth leader or volunteer under a ministry lead, this is for you. If you are a senior pastor and want to come or send someone to help support starting a youth meeting, this is for you. If you lead a youth meeting, a young adult group, this is for you. What I’m saying is this is for everyone who is currently or planning to serve youth and young adults. 


Why do we believe in this event?

Nazarene Youth International, or NYI is tasked with Leadership development in the Church of the Nazarene. We have made great progress here in Virginia, but we are not done with serving our district. The Virginia NYI Council believes that we can accept this task and pour into our district and by doing so see great fruit for the Kingdom. No matter where you are at, we believe by attending this event you will leave even more prepared to make Christ-like disciples of the nations. 


The second reason we have answered the call to make this event a reality is that unity is a priority. When the church is unified, the Gospel is multiplied. When we come together to build bonds across Virginia, we can lean on each other.


We hope that you and your church can hear this and make it a priority to send people to this event. We believe that this will spark a great revival in our young people, and the leaders that serve them across Virginia.


Stay tuned for more videos breaking down the different aspects of the Youth Leader Retreat in the weeks to come. I look forward to seeing you there!

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