Welcome to the NW District NYI!

Nazarene Youth International (NYI) is the multi-church youth ministry of the Church of the Nazarene.  NYI is organized by the youth ministries of a local area coming together to form a cluster and 6 of those clusters form the District.  Our district, called the Northwest District, is made up of 72 churches across the eastern half of Washington, North Idaho and parts of Oregon.  We love getting together to worship, learn about God, serve others and have crazy fun.  Above is a navigation bar with detailed information on our major ministries.  Below is a calendar with all of our events and important details.  Below and to the right is a form if you have any comments or unanswered questions to send our way. 

NW District NYI President's Report and NYI Convention Election Results

COVID-19 Ministry Resources

Graphic Design: Here are some graphics sources to use on social media, posters, presentation slides, etc.

  • (free design platform, super user friendly)
  • (royalty free photographs)
  • Global NYI & USA/CANADA NYI posts graphics and stories to their social media platforms that you can share to your own social media platforms (no need to reinvent the wheel)

Devotional Material:  Here are some devotional resources to help our teens grow in their walk with God.

  • The Foundry is the Nazarene online resource and publisher with resources for all ages.
  • Jesus’ Calling is a daily devotional book that teens might find impacting and can read in sync/coordination with other teens or adults.  
  • -The Fruit of the Spirit is A 7 Week virtual small group led by Dr Jesse Middendorf on Facebook Live 4 pm PST click here.
    -The Bible Project is offering a weekly video, discussion, and questions during this season.   Click to Sign Up for the Newsletter or simply check out the First Newsletter.
  • Trevecca Kingdom Come Curriculum has been released as a fully online resource for groups that need something to study with their people that's easy and immediate. 

Digital Connection Tools:  Here are some tech tools to help you connect with somebody on your smart phone, tablet, or computer:

  • Facetime if you both have iPhones is as easy as clicking the video icon when you make a call
  • Google Duo is a video call app that works across all Apple and Android phones
  • Google Hang-outs it’s good for 1 on 1 or small groups of people to have a video conference call
  • Skype is an established video calling program
  • Discord is a tool for voice, messaging, and video conferencing/presenting that could be great for 1 on 1 or small groups.
  • Conference Voice Calling can usually be done by calling the first person and then clicking the + icon to add a second person, or clicking the “merge” icon if you get a second call.
  • Group Text Messaging on your phone can be done with lots of people and is great for short messages like prayer requests.
  • Remind App is a way to stay connected with your people and share resources.
  • Flocknote is a mass messaging tool especially geared towards churches and non-profits.  
  • Zoom is a powerful group video streaming presenter that allows lots of options including non-presenters to contribute via the video &/or comments section.
  • Facebook Live or Instagram Live allow a person to speak to and be seen by a large public group and allow conversation from the participants in real-time via comments.  
  • Facebook Watch Party allows a group of people to watch a video or playlist of videos at the same time.  They can also comment about what they’re watching in real-time.  You can start a watch party by choosing the watch party as the type of post and going from there.
  • Facebook Watch Party Premiere is a watch party with the addition of having a preset start time and invitations sent out.

Digital Sharing Tools:  Tools to help coordinate and share documents and files with others

  • Vimeo allows you to share larger, higher quality videos you recorded with others.
  • Rend Collective has had a worship resource available
  • Youtube has some great worship videos that can help keep you connected to God as a part of your devotional time.  
  • Google Docs are great ways for multiple people to easily view &/or collaborate on documents simultaneously that are shared with each other privately or can be made public.  It works very similar to and is compatible with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.). 
  • Drop Box is a great way to share files large or small and collaborate on certain documents from your own computer.
  • Small Groups Church software allows you to establish and coordinate small groups for your youth ministry or larger church.



Quiz Qorner

Each month the Northwest District NYI holds a Quiz Meet at a church on the Distirct. Quiz Meets start at 9:00 am and cost $5 which includes lunch and registration.  The District Quiz Handbook can be found here:  Northwest District Quiz Hanbook 2019-2020.

District Quiz Schedule for the year is as follows:

October 5, 2019 -- Hebrews 1-6 (Results)

November 2, 2019 -- Hebrews 1-9 (Results)

December 7, 2019 -- Hebrews 1-11 (Results

January 10-11, 2020 -- Hebrews, 1 Peter 1 (Results)

January 31-February 1, 2020 -- Hebrews, 1 Peter (Hillcrest COTN, Vancouver, WA)

February 22, 2020 -- Hebrews, 1 Peter (Spokane Valley) Registration

March 28, 2020 -- Intermediate Finals (Medical Lake Redemption)

April 25, 2020 -- District Finals (Location TBD)

May 22-24, 2020 -- Northwest Field Finals (Northwest Nazarene University)

June 15-20, 2020 -- Q2020 (Point Loma Nazarene Univ., San Diego, CA)

 Let Vern Riehle know if you are coming by emailing him at  

2019 FINAL REPORT:  Our District had 4 teams compete at the Northwest Field Finals at Northwest Nazarene University in May 2019.   In the Rising Stars Division, Spokane Valley  The Truth (Nathan Edmonds, Whitney Hamlin, Claire Worthington, Jessie Brown and Kaleb Cain) finished 4th and Northwest B (Octavia Krogstad, Seth Brown, Nala Lyons and Ava Mounts) finished 6th and Nathan Edmonds finished in first place individually!! Spokane Valley The Way (Jacob Brown, Elisabeth Edmonds, Gracie Ayer, Lily Buckholdt and Will Buckholdt) placed 4th in the District Champions Division and the Northwest District Team (Rebecca Riehle, Stella Depew, Jesse Mitchum, Celeste Depew and Eli Mounts) won the District All Star Division!!   Rebecca Riehle, Jacob Brown, Eli Mounts, Stella Depew, Elisabeth Edmonds and Jesse Mitchum all qualified for the Top 24 Quiz Off with Rebecca Riehle qualifying for the Field B Team.  Rebecca captained the Field B Team at the National Quiz to 2nd place as a team and 4th place individually!!  Once again, a powerful showing by the students of the Northwest District.  

2018-2019 Results

2017-2018 Results

2016-2017 Results