In NYI, we focus on the three core strategies of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development. More commonly, we refer these as "BE, DO, and GO." These three strategies are at the very core of who we are. They are our message and our mission.
District NYI resources our local churches, supports local ministry, and plans several district events that are transformational in the lives of students and adults. We develop student leaders, equip youth leaders, and connect individuals and local churches to the larger body of Christ.
Over the last few years there have been many changes in NYI leadership. We’ve also dealt with a pandemic and adjusted district ministry as necessary. Our local churches are in the process of rebuilding youth ministries. Some local churches are experience rapid growth and excitement, others are still rebuilding what was lost during the pandemic. We are trying to figure out the “new normal,” and I think we’re getting there.
This year is a big year for district NYI, as we will are planning for a BIG summer in 2023. We will be participating in NYC, Nazarene Youth Conference in Tampa Bay, FL, as well as sending delegates to Global NYI Convention. This is the first time these events are taking place in the same year. We have a lot of planning and preparation to do. And these events won’t come together without some real work from the whole council. We need every hand on deck in planning NYC. It is a huge event with several moving parts.
Being a group of volunteers from all around the state, working together will take intentionality and hard work. We need to be proactive, thinking ahead, communicating well with one another. We are a team, so let’s work as one.
Rev. Kent Davenport
CO NYI President
Nazarene Youth Conference (NYC) is a powerful youth event, hosted by the Church of the Nazarene, which has been held in different locations for six decades. Taking place every 4 years, NYC provides an opportunity for high school students from the USA and Canada (students with high school graduation year 2023-2027) to be united for worship, discipleship, community outreach, and tons of fun.
Visit nazareneyouthconference.com for more information including age requirements for students and sponsors. Registration for NYC 2023 is handled by each district. This is the registration for Colorado District and contains information specific to the Colorado District.
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