List of Church of the Nazarene conventions

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General Assembly[edit]

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The General Assembly and Conventions of the Church of the Nazarene (General Assembly, or GA) is the premier convention of the Church of the Nazarene, as it is provided for the supreme legislative body of the Church of the Nazarene. Since 1985, the General Assembly has been held in the year following the United States presidential election. General Assemblies offer workshops, networking, seminars, and praise and worship services for all delegates and guests.

The Manual of the Church of the Nazarene dictates: "The General Assembly shall meet in the month of June, every fourth year, at such time and place as shall be determined by a General Assembly Commission composed of the general superintendents and an equal number of persons chosen by the Board of General Superintendents. The general superintendents and said commission shall also have power, in case of an emergency, to change the time and place of the meeting of the General Assembly." The General Assembly comprises elected and ex officio delegates from around the world. The General Assembly elects six general superintendents and a General Board, in whom authority is vested between General Assemblies. The general superintendents are assigned jurisdictional authority over the districts, regions and other institutions of the Church of the Nazarene, and are given authority to ordain qualified women and men into the ministry. (Article 304.5)"

The Church of the Nazarene announced in February 2007 that instead of a global convention to celebrate the centennial, each local church will participate in a global telecast on Sunday October 5th, 2008. [1]

Year Dates Location Venue Host District
1907 10 October Chicago, Illinois Chicago First Church Chicago Central [2]
1908 5–13 October Pilot Point, Texas Pilot Point First Church Dallas [3]
1911 October Nashville, Tennessee Pentecostal Mission & Ryman Auditorium East Tennessee
1915 30 September - 11 October Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City First Church[4] Kansas City [5]
1919 October Kansas City, Missouri unknown Kansas City [6]
1923 20 September - 2 October Kansas City, Missouri unknown Kansas City
1928 14–25 June Columbus, Ohio Memorial Hall Central Ohio
1932 12–24 June Wichita, Kansas The Forum Kansas
1936 21–29 June Kansas City, Missouri Ararat Shrine Temple Kansas City
1940 16–24 June Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Municipal Auditorium Northwest Oklahoma
1944 18–23 June Minneapolis, Minnesota Municipal Auditorium Minnesota
1948 20–27 June St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Auditorium Missouri
1952 22–27 June Kansas City, Missouri unknown Kansas City
1956 14–22 June Kansas City, Missouri unknown Kansas City
1960 19–24 June Kansas City, Missouri unknown Kansas City
1964 21–27 June Portland, Oregon unknown Oregon Pacific
1968 16–21 June Kansas City, Missouri unknown Kansas City
1972 18–23 June Miami Beach, Florida unknown Southern Florida
1976 20–25 June Dallas, Texas Dallas Convention Center Dallas
1980 22–27 June Kansas City, Missouri Bartle Hall Kansas City
1985 23–28 June Anaheim, California Anaheim Stadium Anaheim
1989 25–30 June Indianapolis, Indiana Hoosier Dome Indianapolis
1993 25–30 July Indianapolis, Indiana Hoosier Dome Indianapolis
1997 22–27 June San Antonio, Texas Alamo Dome South Texas
2001 24–28 June Indianapolis, Indiana RCA Dome Indianapolis
2005 18–28 June Indianapolis, Indiana RCA Dome Indianapolis
2009 24 June - 3 July Orlando, Florida [7] Orange County Convention Center Central Florida
2013 19–27 June Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana Convention Center Indianapolis

Missions Conference[edit]

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In the mid-quadrilial year, the USA/Canada region of the Church of the Nazarene hosts a conference which focus is on missions and evangelism for the United States and Canada Region. Commonly referred to as M and the numeral of the year it takes place in. (i.e. 2011 will be M11). The next Missions conference will be held in Louisville, Kentucky.[8]

Year Dates Location Arena Host District Name
1999 - Kansas City, Missouri Bartle Hall Kansas City Millennium Celebration
2003 - Nashville, Tennessee Opryland Hotel East Tennessee M3
2007 February 19–21 Kansas City, Missouri Bartle Hall Kansas City M7
2011 February 21–23 Louisville, Kentucky Kentucky International Convention Center Kentucky M11

Nazarene Youth International[edit]

The first NYI was known as the Nazarene Young Peoples Society. It was instituted in 1923. And is represented by those members of the Church of the Nazarene who are 13-25. In 2006, Nazarene Youth International (NYI) had 381,343 members. 181 Youth In Mission[9] participates from 5 regional areas, and 2,320 Youthserve NYI Youthserve students served around the world for the Church of the Nazarene.[10] The 22nd Convention of NYI held in Orlando, Florida was first truly global convention, featuring delegates in 7 other cities. These cities were Quito, Ecuador, Johannesburg, South Africa, Büsingen am Hochrhein, Germany, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Manila, Philippines, Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago, and Mumbai, India.[11]

Nazarene Youth Conference[edit]

In 1958 the first Nazarene Youth Conference or NYC was held in Estes Park, Colorado. Originally called the "International Institute," it was the brain child of the Nazarene Young Peoples Society (now Nazarene Youth International or NYI). NYC is an event that has focused on bringing together the Nazarene youths of the world for a time of praise and worship, Bible Quizzing, seminars, workshops, inspiring messages, and challenges to change their communities and the world through the power of the Gospel. Held in the off non-Olympiad to the General Assembly, NYC is the highlight for high-school aged teens every four years. Selection of the NYC Host City is done by the NYI Council. NYC has been hosted in four different countries (Germany, Mexico, Canada and the United States), making it the first Nazarene convention to be held outside the United States. Starting in 2003, Houston, NYC was designated “NYC USA/Canada” as other NYCs were being held in each of the seven world regions of the Nazarene Church. NYI USA/CANADA is also creating "mini-NYCs", similar to a spiritual retreat in nature, for the USA/Canada Region called FUEL. These events take place at various locations across the region. In 2008, FUEL was held in Los Angeles, CA; Orlando, FL, Nampa, ID, and Toronto, Canada.

Previous names (first used):

  • NYPS: International Institute (1958)
  • World Youth Congress (1983)
  • Nazarene Youth Convention (1989)
  • Nazarene Youth Congress (1987, 1991)
  • Nazarene Youth Conference (2003)
Year Dates Location Arena Host District Theme
1958 unknown Estes Park, Colorado Estes Park Campground Colorado Unknown
1962 unknown Estes Park, Colorado Estes Park Campground Colorado Unknown
1964 unknown Estes Park, Colorado Estes Park Campground Colorado Unknown
1968 unknown Estes Park, Colorado Estes Park Campground Colorado Unknown
1970 unknown Estes Park, Colorado Estes Park Campground Colorado Unknown
1974 unknown Büsingen, Germany European Nazarene Bible College Northern Europe Unknown
1979 unknown Estes Park, Colorado Estes Park Campground Colorado Unknown
1983 June Oaxtepec, Mexico - Mexico and Central America Region That The World May Know
1987 July 7-14 Washington D.C. University of Maryland Mid-Atlantic Share His Spirit
1991 July 23–28 Orlando, Florida Orlando Convention Center Central Florida Dare To Run
1995 July 25–30 Phoenix, Arizona US Airways Center Arizona Unknown
1999 July 20–25 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Air Canada Centre/Sky Dome Canada Central Are You Ready?
2003 July 22–27 Houston, Texas Reliant Center South Texas Discipleship the Journey
2007 July 10–15 St. Louis, Missouri Edward Jones Dome/America's Center Missouri Water Fire Wind
2011 July 5–10 Louisville, Kentucky KFC Yum! Center Kentucky A World Unbroken
2015 July 8–12 Louisville, Kentucky KFC Yum! Center Kentucky Thy Kingdom Come[12]

Third Wave[edit]

In addition to NYC, the Global NYI hosts an emerging leadership conference known as the Third Wave Conference. At the 27th General Assembly in 2009 NYI announced the location of the 3rd Third Wave Conference would be held in Bangkok, Thailand.[13]

Year Dates Location Host Region
2004 Jan Quito, Ecuador South America Region
2007 Jan Johannesburg, South Africa Africa Region
2012 Jan Bangkok, Thailand Asia-Pacific Region

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nazarene Communications Network
  2. ^ This is the First General Assembly of the P-CotN (Now CotN); 47 churches belonged to the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene
  3. ^ This was the 13th for the Church of the Nazarene (Bresee), and Pentecostal Churches of America, 4th for the Holiness Church of Christ, and 2nd for the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene (National) In 1919 P-CotN will change to just CotN
  4. ^ Kansas City First Church at the corner of 24th Street and Troost Avenue.
  5. ^ This is officially the 4th General Assembly.
  6. ^ The term "Church of the Nazarene" is officially adopted.
  7. ^ Construction of the Lucas Oil Stadium created the need for the GA Commission to move the location of the 27th General Assembly from Indianapolis to Orlando Florida
  8. ^ NCN M11 set
  9. ^ YIM
  10. ^ Fast FactsFast Facts
  11. ^ Global participation at the 22nd NYI Convention
  12. ^ https://www.facebook.com/NazareneYouthConference
  13. ^ Third Wave 2011 host city announced

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