NYI Events

For more information on upcoming NYI events visit www.usacanadaregion.org/nyi.
Leadership Conference

USA/Canada Region


The NYI Leadership Conference (NYI LC) is an annual gathering designed for district leaders to get acquainted with the ministries, programs, events, and other leaders in the USA/Canada Region. For more information contact your District NYI President.


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LC 2020 announced for March 9-10, 2020, Mount Vernon, Ohio

Nazarene Youth Conference (NYC)

USA/Canada Region


Nazarene Youth Conference (NYC), an exciting and life-changing event for high school students, occurs just once every four years. The second-largest event sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene, NYC 2023 is open to USA/Canada students entering 9th grade in the fall of 2023 through those just graduated from high school as members of the class of 2023.


All participants and sponsors must contact their District NYC Coordinator for more information

NYC 2023 dates and location tba

Third Wave

Global NYI


Third Wave has been created as a global forum to gather and develop emerging NYI leaders in a global context. As a leadership conference, it primarily consists of worship, fellowship, learning, service, leadership development, connection and prayer. This conference is geared towards emerging youth leaders in the Church of the Nazarene. Unlike other NYI events, this is not an open-registration event. Attendees will be selected by their Field leadership and there are limited spots available per field. The last Third Wave conference (2015) was held in San Juan, Costa Rica with 194 participants from 44 countries. Our District Presidents in Canada have agreed that this conference will be open to Ambrose Nazarene students.


Global NYI Convention

Global NYI


The Global NYI Convention takes place every four years, preceding the Church of the Nazarene’s General Assembly. Its intention is to gather NYI delegates from around the world to participate in the business necessary in order to advance youth ministry


The 30th Global Assembly has been postponed due to the current Pandemic. Date and location to be determined for 2023. 


A Youth, Adult and Family Missions Event


Encuentro 2021 will conduct a youth, adult and family evangelistic event in Ecuador, Guatamela, Costa Rica and Indianapolis.