1. The District NYI Council is composed of the officers of the district NYI, other elected or appointed youth members-at-large and ministry leaders as deemed necessary by the council, and the district superintendent and/or district youth pastor.
  2. Only NYI members who are members of the Church of the Nazarene on the district may serve as District NYI Council members.



  1. The district NYI Nominating Committee nominates district NYI members to be elected to the District NYI Council.
  2. The District NYI Convention then elects the members of the District NYI Council from submitted nominations by majority vote.
  3. A vacancy occurs when a council member moves his/her membership off of the district, resigns, or is removed from office by the council by two-thirds vote due to neglect of duties or inappropriate conduct. Should a vacancy occur among council members, the District NYI Council fills the vacancy by two-thirds vote if there is one nominee or by majority vote if two or more nominees.
  4. The nominating committee may authorize the District NYI Council to appoint district ministry directors.



  1. The District NYI Council is responsible for planning and organizing the total ministry for youth within the district and, through its officers and directors, initiates and directs ministries and activities to reach young people for Christ and to respond to their spiritual growth needs, in harmony with district leadership.
  2. The District NYI Council defines the ministry focus of district NYI in response to district youth ministry needs and develops and assigns titles and responsibilities for district NYI ministry directors.
  3. The District NYI Council encourages and equips local churches across the district for effective youth ministry.
  4. The District NYI Council gives leadership to the youth area of the district Sunday School/Bible studies/small groups by promoting growth and enrollment in attendance for youth and by providing training for youth Sunday School/Bible study/small group teachers and leaders in cooperation with the District Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International Board.
  5. The District NYI Council promotes regional and global NYI ministries and programs to local NYI groups.
  6. The District NYI Council makes recommendations to the District NYI Convention concerning the ministry of NYI. The convention may revise these recommendations prior to adoption.
  7. The District NYI Council establishes and communicates the process for amending the district ministry plan.



  1. The NYI Executive Committee consists of elected district NYI officers and the district superintendent and/or district youth pastor. Should the secretary and treasurer be appointed members of the council, the council may elect by majority vote two other District NYI Council members to serve on the Executive Committee. All actions of the Executive Committee are communicated to the remaining members of the council and are subject to the approval of the entire council at its next meeting.
  2. The District NYI Council may establish specific ministry or age division committees in response to district youth ministry needs.


Zone NYI

  1. In cooperation with district leadership, the District NYI Council may authorize various zones within the existing structure of the district to organize for leadership of NYI, in order to coordinate and maximize NYI ministry across the district.
  2. A zone NYI council may be created to have responsibility for specific ministries and activities on the zone.
  3. A president or representative from each zone may serve on the District NYI Council, if so specified by the District NYI Convention.


Paid Staff

  1. The district superintendent designates the responsibilities of a district youth pastor, in consultation with the District Advisory Board and District NYI Council.
  2. The District NYI Council and district youth pastor work in cooperation and harmony with each other.