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Nazarene Youth International

Calling our generation to a dynamic life in Christ.

Nazarene Youth International calls this generation to a life in Christ.

NYI believes that young people are an integral part of the Church. NYI exists to lead young people into a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ and to facilitate their growth as disciples for loving and faithful service and cultural impact.


Students Ministry (NYI)

In NYI, we focus on the three core strategies of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development. More commonly, we refer to these as “BE, DO, and GO.” These three strategies are at the very core of who we are. They are our message and mission. These three core strategies create the fabric of Nazarene Youth International. Everything we do in NYI is colored by Be, Do, and Go. Everything we do should flow out of our focus on evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.

In Evangelism, we are called to BE God’s light in the dark and ignored places of our world. We are to BE a faithful example of God’s unconditional love. In BEING in Christ and BEING with others, we allow the Holy Spirit to work through our lives and we trust God with the results.


Through Discipleship, we journey together with other believers as we follow in the footsteps of Jesus. As we DO life together, we learn what it means to talk together, serve together, sacrifice together, fall and get back up together. We DO the hard work of becoming more like our Savior, living surrendered lives in community.


In Leadership Development, we challenge and empower youth and their leaders to GO out into their communities as models of Christ’s servant leadership. We cannot afford to wait until we think we know enough; we must GO now, learning along the way.

Teen Quizzing

Please find below our Teen Quizzing information.

Quizzing is not just another program to allow our students to socialize, be competitive or earn scholarships. Our main purpose and goal is to help our students build their knowledge of scripture and deepen their relationship with Christ. Quizzing allows for the development of life long friendships but, more importantly it encourages a new depth to their eternal relationship.


If you know of any teens (grades 7-12) or church that would be interested in trying quizzing this year, please let myself or Teresa Sherman know. If there is an individual teen that is interested, but their local church does not currently have a program, please let us know. We can get them connected with another team. 

Studying the Books of Galatians - Philemon


2023-2024 Teen Quiz Schedule


August 4-5, 2023 Summer Quiz Kick-Off - Cross Community

September 9, 2023 - JaxNaz (Gal 1-4)

October 14, 2023 - Perry (Gal 1 - Eph 1)

Quiz Fest - October 20-21, 2023

Kentucky Tournament - October 20-21, 2023

November 11, 2023 - Cross Community (Gal 1 - Eph 5)

St. Louis Tournament - November 30 - December 2, 2023

January 13, 2024 - Mason First (Gal 1 - Phillip 2)

Lela Close Tournament - January 20, 2024

February 10, 2024 - SouthNaz (Gal 1 - Col 2)

South Bend Tournament - February 17, 2024

March 23, 2023 - Owosso First (Gal 1 - Philemon)

RCL Tournament - May 9-11, 2024


If you have any questions, please contact Jillian Rennaker at

or Teresa Sherman at

Thank you,

Jillian Rennaker

Michigan District Youth Quizzing Co-Director

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