810.400

Evangelism

Nazarene Youth International at the global level develops and implements a variety of ongoing ministries and special events to reach young people for Christ.

810.401

Discipleship

Nazarene Youth International at the global level develops and implements a variety of ongoing ministries and special events to nurture and challenge young people to grow as disciples of Christ in personal devotion, worship, fellowship, ministry, and leading others to Christ.

810.402

Leadership Development

Nazarene Youth International at the global level develops and implements a variety of ongoing ministries and special events to mentor and equip young people to be leaders for Christ and His church.

810.403

Provision

  1. The Nazarene Youth International Charter and Global Ministry Plan provide the structure for organization, function, and leadership of NYI at the global level. The Global NYI Convention may revise the NYI Charter and Global Ministry Plan in response to youth ministry needs around the world through submitted resolutions. All amendments to the Global Ministry Plan must be consistent with the NYI Charter and the Manual of the Church of the Nazarene.
  2. Any area not covered by the NYI Charter or Global Ministry Plan is under the authority of the Global NYI Council and the director of NYI.

810.404

Process

  1. 1. The Global NYI Council, in cooperation with the director of NYI, establishes and publicizes the process for amending the Global Ministry Plan and the Nazarene Youth International Charter through submitted resolutions.
  2. Any District NYI Council, Regional NYI Council, the Global NYI Council, or at least six sponsoring delegates to the Global NYI Convention may submit these resolutions. Resolutions must be in proper resolution form and received by the stated deadline.
  3. The NYI office must receive all resolutions at least thirty days prior to the annual meeting of the Global NYI Council in the year of the Global NYI Convention.
  4. Resolutions must be distributed in written form to Global NYI Convention delegates prior to the Global NYI Convention.
  5. Resolutions are considered first by the Global NYI Council and by a Resolutions Committee of the Global NYI Convention, composed of up to two NYI delegates appointed from each region by the Regional NYI Council. Resolutions which receive a majority vote of either body to recommend their approval are then considered by the Convention.
  6. Resolutions must be approved by a two-thirds vote of all delegates present and voting at the Global NYI Convention.
  7. All approved changes in the Nazarene Youth International Charter and Global Ministry Plan become effective no later than 90 days following the Global NYI Convention. The revised document must be distributed in written form prior to taking effect.

810.405

Composition and Accountability

  1. All local NYI groups, district, field and regional NYI ministries, and their members constitute Nazarene Youth International.
  2. The global NYI is accountable to NYI membership, the general superintendent in jurisdiction for NYI, the global mission director, the General Board, and the Board of General Superintendents.
  3. The global NYI reports annually to the General Board and reports to the Global NYI Convention and to the General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene.
  4. The director of NYI is responsible for general coordination and supervision for the development of youth ministry for the Church of the Nazarene through Nazarene Youth International.
  5. NYI offices around the world work together with the Global NYI Council for the effective implementation of youth ministry for the Church of the Nazarene.

810.406

Ministry Focus

  1. The ministry focus of Nazarene Youth International is to youth ages 12 and older, college/university students, and young adults. Regional, field, district, and local NYI councils may modify the ministry focus as seen fit, consistent with the ministry plan for that level.
  2. For the purposes of representation and programming, Nazarene Youth International establishes three divisions — early youth, senior youth, and college/university/young adult.

810.407

Officers

  1. The elected officers of the global NYI are a council chair and a vice chair.
  2. No one shall be eligible for election as the Global NYI Council chair who is an employee of the Church of the Nazarene, Inc., or entities including educational institutions that receive financial subsidy from the Church of the Nazarene, Inc. Individuals from districts or other entities receiving operating funds from the general church are likewise ineligible.
  3. Global NYI officers must be members of NYI and the Church of the Nazarene, be active in youth ministry, be leaders in personal example and ministry, and be members of the Global NYI Council.
  4. Global NYI officers serve without salary. Financing for the administrative expenses of global NYI officers is allocated as a part of NYI funds.
  5. A global NYI officer may serve in his/her position no more than one full term.

810.408

Elections

  1. The Global NYI council chair is elected by majority vote in the Global NYI Convention and will serve until the close of the following General Assembly or until his/her successor is elected.
  2. Each region nominates one name for the global NYI council chair from the regional NYI caucus meeting of the global NYI Convention.
  3. The Global NYI vice chair is elected by the Global NYI Council at its first meeting during or following the General Assembly and will serve until the close of the following General Assembly or until his/her successor is elected.
  4. A vacancy occurs in the position of global NYI chair or vice chair when he/she resigns from office or is removed from office by two-thirds vote of the Global NYI Council due to neglect of duties or inappropriate conduct. In the case of a vacancy among the global NYI officers, the Global NYI Council will elect his/her replacement.

810.409

Responsibilities

  1. The responsibilities of the global NYI council chair include:
    1. Presiding at the business meetings of the Global NYI Convention and the meetings of the Global NYI Council.
    2. Representing NYI as a member of the General Board and as a delegate to the General Assembly.
    3. Carrying out other duties as assigned by the Global NYI Council and Convention.
  2. The responsibilities of the global NYI vice chair include:
    1. Cooperating with the global NYI council chair in every way possible to carry out effective youth ministry globally.
    2. Ensuring accurate records of all proceedings of the Global NYI Convention and all meetings of the Global NYI Council are kept for submission to the General Board.
    3. Chairing the Global NYI Council, providing alternate representation on any boards or councils, and fulfilling any designated duties in the absence of the global NYI council chair.
    4. Carrying out other duties as assigned by the Global NYI Council and Convention.