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Nazarene Youth International (NYI) exists 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. It works 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.


9am Sunday

Teens meet each Sunday morning to learn what the Bible has to say about navigating everyday life and culture.


7pm Wednesday

This program is designed to meet the needs of students who are actively seeking Christ. Each night is different and consists of team competition, music, video, drama, relevant teaching, worship, and more.


6:30pm Monday (Fall through Spring)

Teen Bible Quizzing is a way for students to dig deeper into God's word and hide it in their hearts for a lifetime. This year we are studying the Gospel of John. We cover one chapter per week throughout the school year. Once a month we meet with other teens on our district (from Northern Illinois to as far south as Danville, IL). During a quiz, teams compete against each other to see who can answer the most questions correctly. This is a fun way to get to know the Word of God and also to get to know other teens on our district. Any student in 6th through 12th grade is invited to participate. Contact Kayla for more information.


The teens and their leaders are very active! Each month they plan opportunities for faith building, fun, and outreach.