AZNYI CONVENTION 2022
We are excited to announce that this year’s Convention will be a hybrid in person/online event Friday, May 13th, beginning @ 5:00 pm. It’s been a few years since we have gathered together so plan on a fun time that will include dinner, give-away opportunities, and best of all it’s FREE!!!!
We will enjoy a meal together beginning at 5pm followed by the convention which will start at 6pm. This will include voting, celebrating 2021, and looking forward to our upcoming events. This includes NYC 23, which will be taking place in Tampa, FL next year. We have LOTS of information to share with you! We hope you walk away encouraged, informed and ready to spring forward as we embark on another great year of ministry. Thank you in advance for your participation.
MULTIPLE WAYS TO ATTEND
We would love to see you in person, but know that some won't be able to make it in person so this will be a hybrid event that will be livestreamed on YouTube. Either way, please register your group here. Even if you can’t make it in person, we encourage you to gather together as a group and watch the livestream to get all the latest info for AZNYI. There will be prizes for the largest remote groups so get your students hyped now!!! Your delegation will still have the opportunity to vote electronically so remember to register.
We have a lot to accomplish at this NYI Convention. We will be voting for a new council, nominating new representatives, and voting on General Assembly delegates. Please see below for the guidelines regarding delegates, nominations and what to expect for this part of the NYI convention. Register here for your delegation.
WHO IS INVITED
Everyone is invited to attend or watch the celebration. However, only local NYI Delegates can vote. Each church may select delegates at their local NYI annual meeting. Guidelines for the number of delegates are below. We are suggesting that churches bring their entire youth group to the event, even those who are not selected as NYI Delegates.
AZNYI COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
Do you have a student or adult who would like to participate on the NYI council? We have spots available to Jr. High, Sr. High, Young Adult and Adult representatives that will be voted on during the convention. If you would like to nominate someone please have them go to the following link. COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE NOMINATION
GENERAL NYI CONVENTION NOMINATION
Do you have a student or adult who is currently serving in ministry and would be interested in representing AZNYI at our General Convention? Please contact Pastor Sean for more details.
AZNYI CONVENTION SCHEDULE:
5:00 - Dinner and Fellowship
6:00 - Live Stream will BeginVoting
6:15 - Presidents Report
6:30 - Upcoming Events
6:45 - NYC 2023
7:00 - Convention will conclude
NYI CONVENTION GUIDELINES
District NYI Convention
The annual District NYI Convention provides for inspirational sessions and programs to advance youth ministry across the district. Reports are received, leadership is elected, and any legislative business pertaining to the work of NYI is transacted at the Convention. Delegates to the Global NYI Convention are also elected consistent with the NYI Global Ministry Plan.
The District NYI Council arranges for and oversees the District NYI Convention, in cooperation with the district superintendent. The Convention convenes at a time and place designated by the District NYI Council, with the approval of the district superintendent and within ninety days of the District Assembly.
The District NYI Convention is composed of the members of the District NYI Council, the district superintendent, local pastors, other assigned ordained ministers of the district who participate in NYI ministry, and local NYI delegates.
All local NYI delegates to the District NYI Convention must be members of the Church of the Nazarene that they represent.
The number of local NYI delegates for each church is determined by the membership figures on the most recent local Pastor’s Report prior to the District Assembly. District NYI leadership encourages local churches to make suitable arrangements for the expenses of delegates attending the District NYI Convention
The local NYI delegation to the District NYI Convention for churches with 30 or fewer NYI members consists of:
The pastor and youth pastor or any full‑time paid pastoral staff who participate in NYI ministry;
The newly-elected local NYI president;
Up to four elected delegates, with at least half being within the district-established NYI ministry focus.
Local churches may add an additional delegate for each successive 30 local NYI members and/or final major part of those 30 members (i.e., 16–29 members). At least half of any additional delegates must be also within the district-established NYI ministry focus.
The pastor of any local church or director of an approved Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Center not having an organized NYI may appoint one delegate.
Number of members-Number delegates
Number of elected delegates from a local NYI does not include ex officio delegates (NYI president, pastor, youth pastor, District NYI Council members from a local church, etc.).