24th Global NYI Convention

Nazarene Youth International

21-23 June 2017

The Global NYI Convention takes place every four years, just before the Church of the Nazarene General Assembly. NYI delegates gather around the world to participate in the business necessary to advance youth ministry. At convention, delegates are also equipped to reach young people for Christ as they implement discipleship in their lives and are empowered for ministry. 

This is the third Global NYI Convention where delegates will be meeting from regional sites all around the world. The regional sites are connected through two-way video conferencing with dynamic participation from all over the world. With the move to have regional sites, the participation from around the world has increased and become more feasible for delegates. The sites are a celebration of our global church and NYI’s desire for everyone to have a seat at the table. 

2017 Regional Sites

Pilar, Argentina
Manchester, England
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Port au Prince, Haiti
Hyderabad, India
Manila, Philippines
Johannesburg, South Africa
Sam Boucaud, Trinidad
Indianapolis, USA

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Delegate Election Information

General Instructions/Information:

  1. Complete the NYI Certificate of Election.
  2. When possible, type forms or fill in electronically.
  3. All NYI delegates and alternates must be elected by 31 March 2017 by a majority vote at their District NYI Convention.
  4. It is recommended that districts elect up to three or four alternates for each delegate type (Lay, Ministerial, and Youth).
  5. Keep a copy of the NYI Certificate of Election for your district records.
  6. Immediately submit the completed NYI Certificate of Election to your regional general assembly coordinator via mail, fax, or electronically scanned copy.

District Eligibility:

Every organized district is eligible to send a minimum of four delegates:

  • The district NYI president (must be serving at the time of the Global NYI Convention)
  • 1 ministerial delegate
  • 1 lay delegate over the age of 23
  • 1 youth between the ages of 12 and 23

The membership total of your district determines your districts eligibility for delegates to the Global NYI Convention.

Members

Delegates

Members

Delegates

4-1750

3

4751-6250

12

1751-3250

6

6251-7750

15

3251-4750

9

7751-9250

18


An unorganized district is eligible to send one delegate of NYI age and the district NYI president.  An unorganized district is any district that did not hold a District NYI Convention the year of the election.

Quick Facts:

  • Delegates must a member of the Church of the Nazarene and of a local NYI.
  • Delegates must be 12 years of age at the time of the 2017 Global NYI Convention.
  • Delegates must be a member of and reside on the district he or she represents at the time of the 2017 Global NYI Convention.
  • A majority vote is half the vote, plus one.
  • Districts should submit Certificate of Election and Delegate/Alternate Listing forms to the regional general assembly coordinator within 30 days of their 2016 or 2017 District NYI Convention.
  • Number of delegates from the local NYI in graph above does not include ex officio delegates.
  • Ex officio delegates include the NYI president, field youth coordinator, national youth coordinator, regional youth coordinator, and university student body presidents.

For additional information, email nyi@nazarene.org

The 2013-2017 NYI Charter and Global Ministry Plan is available in the following languages (click to view):