We are excited to announce that this year’s Convention will be online April 16th, beginning @ 6:15pm at and We wanted to gather together in person more than you can imagine, but we felt the safest and most responsible thing would be to hold an online event that everyone could attend. However,  if you would like and are  comfortable,  feel free you to gather with another group to watch and participate together.

This will be a great time to remember the past and look to the future as well as have fun, while worshiping and growing in Christ together. We will also be conducting our Annual NYI Convention business at the same time so we need you to register your delegation. Numbers of representatives are based on your attendance so sign up accordingly and remember, AZNYI represents both youth and young adults so make sure you are accurately represented (see Manual Regulations below).

Everyone is invited but only local NYI Delegates can vote. Each church may select delegates at their local NYI annual meeting. Guildlines 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. 

Register your delegation by April 1st and  you will all receive a FREE event TEE SHIRT

We need you to pre-nominate High School, Middle School, Young Adult and Adult representatives. Please do that by pressing the nominate click here.





6:15pm- 6:30pm Games and Giveaways
6:30pm- 7:00pm Convention 
7:00pm- 7:10pm Presidents' Report
7:10pm- 8:00pm Worship Service with Point Loma

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. 

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:

  1. The pastor and youth pastor or any full‑time paid pastoral staff who participate in NYI ministry;

  2. The newly-elected local NYI president;

  3. Up to four elected delegates, with at least half being within the district-established NYI ministry focus.

  4. 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 membersNumber delegates

05–45        4

46–75.        5

76–105.       6

106–135.      7

136–165.      8

166–195.      9

196–225.     10

226–255.     11

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.).

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