If you're reading this, you're either a student, a parent, a youth leader, a pastor, or someone who accidentally stumbled in.

Whoever you are...WELCOME!

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about stuff going on in the Virginia District Nazarene Youth International family!

You'll find event details, forms, and pictures as well as contact information

for people to ask when you can't find what you're looking for!

So take a look around and come back soon for updates!

Jerry Varner

Virginia District NYI President

Hello students, parents, and leaders of the VA District!

It’s a huge thrill for me to serve as your VA NYI President. I want to give a word of welcome to you and share a bit of my heart when it comes to student ministry in Virginia. First of all, I value every single student, parent, and leader. If you have a voice (and you do), we want to hear it! Our desire to be a conduit of information and inspiration for our VA District family. As a student pastor myself, I’m always looking for ways to make the ministry I serve stronger and more fruitful. And on the district level, I want to see all our student ministry efforts (quizzing, camping, retreats, etc.) be all that God desires!

If there is ever anything I and our NYI Council can do for you, don’t hesitate to reach out!

In the meantime, we’re praying for you and hope you enjoy the VA NYI website.

Jerry Varner

VA NYI President

What is Nazarene Youth International (NYI)?

"In NYI, we focus on the three core strategies of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development. More commonly, we refer to these as “BE, DO, and GO.” These three strategies are at the very core of who we are. They are our message and mission. These three core strategies create the fabric of Nazarene Youth International. Everything we do in NYI is colored by Be, Do, and Go. Everything we do should flow out of our focus on evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.

In Evangelism, we are called to BE God’s light in the dark and ignored places of our world. We are to BE a faithful example of God’s unconditional love. In BEING in Christ and BEING with others, we allow the Holy Spirit to work through our lives and we trust God with the results.

Through Discipleship, we journey together with other believers as we follow in the footsteps of Jesus. As we DO life together, we learn what it means to talk together, serve together, sacrifice together, fall and get back up together. We DO the hard work of becoming more like our Savior, living surrendered lives in community.

In Leadership Development, we challenge and empower youth and their leaders to GO out into their communities as models of Christ’s servant leadership. We cannot afford to wait until we think we know enough; we must GO now, learning along the way."


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