Eastside Nazarene Youth International (NYI)
Welcome to Gastonia Eastside's local branch of the NYI. We are part of a larger group whose mission statement states:
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.
For more information on the global mission of the Nazarene Youth International, please check out their USA/Canada NYI home page.
Locally, we strive to be a presence in the community. We call our local chapter ESCRO: Eastside Students Called to Reach Out. We welcome anyone that would like to know more about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and learn about him in a fun environment.