Who we are.

"The mission of the KCD NYI is serving local NYI ministries by resourcing them in discipleship and leadership development.”

Our Members
Membership in Nazarene Youth International includes all persons participating in Nazarene youth ministry who choose to embrace our stated vision and values.

Our Vision
The Church of the Nazarene believes that young people are an integral part of the Church.  Nazarene Youth International exists to lead young people into a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ and to facilitate their growth as disciples for Christian service.

Our Values

  • We value Young People...significant in the kingdom of God.
  • We value the Bible...God's unchanging truth for our lives.
  • We value Prayer...vital interactive communication with our heavenly father.
  • We value the Church...a global holiness community of faith, diverse in culture but one in Christ.
  • We value Worship...life-changing encounters with an intimate God.
  • We value Discipleship...a lifestyle of becoming like Christ.
  • We value Community...building relationships that help bind us together and to God.
  • We value Ministry...extending God's grace to our world.
  • We value Witness...sharing God's love in word and deed.
  • We value Holiness...a work of grace whereby God, through the working of His Holy Spirit, enables us to live a life representing Christ in who we are and in everything we do.

Our Guiding Principles

  • NYI exists for youth.
  • NYI focuses on Christ.
  • NYI is built on relational ministry to youth in the local church.
  • NYI develops and mentors young leaders.
  • NYI is empowered to lead.
  • NYI embraces unity and diversity in Christ.
  • NYI creates networks and partnerships.

To learn more about District NYI click here.  (this document was compiled from sections in the manual)

Our Missional Groups

Missional Groups are an essential part of our church, as they provide a place where deeper fellowship and better support for one another can take place. Below is a list of all Zion's Missional Communities. Please feel free to contact any of them if you have any questions, or are curious about space in their group.

  • Josh & Rachel Preston



    This group is open to all age groups. We meet on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to around 9:00pm. We normally have dinner, and children running about, so don't be alarmed with the chaos! 

    Contact: joshpreston@me.com

    Location: View map

  • Michael Brigham

    Linden Hill


    We meet Sunday afternoons, right after the last service. We tend to grab a bite to eat together locally, then end up back at Michael's house to hang out,

    Contact: mbrigham@columbia.edu

    Location: View map

  • Christine & James Haas

    Borough Park


    Every other Monday night we grab dinner at the Haas residence in Borough Park, pray together and talk about Scripture. We'd love to have you join us!

    Contact: chrstnhs@haashouse.net

    Location: View map

  • Sarah Durant



    Sarah hosts an all-lady Missional Group every Sunday evening. If you are a woman who wants to dive deeper into the Scripture, and learn what it means to follow God, then join us!

    Contact: sarahgirl45@gmail.com

    Location: View map

  • Carol & Jeremy Bryant

    Sunset Park


    Jeremy and Karen host a Wednesday gathering available to anyone who wants to come. There are a few families who are not a part of Zion, which allows for great conversation and diversity.

    Contact: karen.bryant@medidic.com

    Location: View map