Welcome to Nazarene Youth International (NYI), the youth ministry of the Church of the Nazarene. We exist because the Church of the Nazarene believes that young people are an integral part of the Church. Because of that belief NYI is committed to leading young people into a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ and to facilitate their growth as disciples for Christian service. I am part of a team of youth leaders who serve world wide in local, zone, district, field, regional, and global areas of ministry. Together we work to accomplish a threefold strategy of
1) Evangelism, reaching young people for Christ;
2) Discipleship, equipping young people to be Christlike followers;
3) Leadership Development, empowering young people to serve others.
We are passionate about what we do and are daily working to fulfill these strategies.
The words of the Apostle Paul to the younger Timothy reminds us of the importance of our work: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” I Timothy 4:12 (NIV) Gary Hartke
DIRECTOR, NAZARENE YOUTH INTERNATIONAL