Nazarene youth ministry is organized on the district under the auspices of Nazarene Youth International (NYI), under the NYI Charter, and the authority of the district superintendent, the District Advisory Board, and the district assembly. The district NYI shall be composed of the members and local groups of Nazarene Youth International of the assembly district.
Section: The District Nazarene Youth International
The district Nazarene Youth International (NYI) shall organize itself according to the NYI District Ministry Plan, which may be adapted in response to district youth ministry needs, consistent with the NYI Charter and the Manual of the Church of the Nazarene.
The district Nazarene Youth International (NYI) shall be coordinated by a District NYI Council, responsible for planning and organizing ministry for youth ages 12 and older, college/university students, and young adults, and collectively casting the vision for district youth ministry. The council shall be responsible to the district superintendent and District Advisory Board. All work of the NYI Council pertaining to Sunday School/Bible studies/small groups is subject to the approval of the district Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) chairperson and SDMI Board.
The District Nazarene Youth International (NYI) Council shall be composed of the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, youth representatives and ministry directors as deemed necessary, and the district superintendent. District NYI officers and council members are elected by the annual District NYI Convention according to the NYI District Ministry Plan, and shall serve without salary. Nominees shall be approved by the district superintendent. Should the terms used to describe officers not effectively communicate in a particular culture, more appropriate titles may be used by vote of the District NYI Council.
The duties of the district Nazarene Youth International (NYI) president are:
- To give direction and leadership to the district NYI;
- To chair the District NYI Council in facilitating the development of youth ministry on the district;
- To preside at the annual District NYI Convention;
- To represent the interests of the district NYI on appropriate district boards and committees, and;
- To encourage the development of NYI ministry in local churches on the district.
The district NYI president shall report to the district superintendent and District Advisory Board, and annually to the district assembly. The district NYI president shall be a member ex-officio of the district assembly (201).