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.
Rev. Gil Thibault
Pastor - Cadillac First COTN
Regional Celebrate Life takes place at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Competitive categories include: • Volleyball • Basketball • Soccer • 5K Run • Bowling • Dodge ball • Singing • Dancing • Golf • Photography • Art • Bible & Science Quizzing • Chess • Table Tennis • And More. Please see the Northern Michigan District NYI website for more details and to download registration forms.
Winter White Out
Winter White Out is a three day winter retreat for teens from across the district, a weekend of crazy fun and radical worship. This is a time of spiritual renewal, games, worship, building relationships, and more. For Northern Michigan, this is also the event where teens can quality for Celebrate Life which takes place in May.
Go to www.nmdnyi.com for more details and downloadable promo materials and applications.
NMD Teen Camp
We offer an affordable camping experience for all teens on our district. Teen Camp runs concurrently with Family Camp and takes place at Manton Christian Camp every August. Click here for more information.
Michigan Youth Camp