List of Church of the Nazarene conventions
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. 
|1907||10 October||Chicago, Illinois||Chicago First Church||Chicago Central |
|1908||5–13 October||Pilot Point, Texas||Pilot Point First Church||Dallas |
|1911||October||Nashville, Tennessee||Pentecostal Mission & Ryman Auditorium||East Tennessee|
|1915||30 September - 11 October||Kansas City, Missouri||Kansas City First Church||Kansas City |
|1919||October||Kansas City, Missouri||unknown||Kansas City |
|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 ||Orange County Convention Center||Central Florida|
|2013||19–27 June||Indianapolis, Indiana||Indiana Convention Center||Indianapolis|
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 was called M11). The most recent Missions Conference held was in Kansas City, Missouri. The next Missions conference will be held in 2019.
|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|
|2015||February 9-11||Kansas City, Missouri||Bartle Hall||Kansas City||M15|
Nazarene Youth International
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 participates from 5 regional areas, and 2,320 Youthserve NYI Youthserve students served around the world for the Church of the Nazarene. 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.
Nazarene Youth Conference
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)
|1958||unknown||Estes Park, Colorado||Estes Park Campground||Colorado||Unknown|
|1962||July 3-9||Estes Park, Colorado||Estes Park Campground||Colorado||Unknown|
|1966||unknown||Estes Park, Colorado||Estes Park Campground||Colorado||Unknown|
|1970||July 14-20||Estes Park, Colorado||Estes Park Campground||Colorado||Let the Whole World Know|
|1974||July 18-23, 25-30||Büsingen, Germany||European Nazarene Bible College||Northern Europe||Jesus is Lord|
|1978||unknown||Estes Park, Colorado||Estes Park Campground||Colorado||Unknown|
|1983||unknown||Oaxtepec, Mexico||Unknown||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|
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.
|2004||Jan||Quito, Ecuador||South America Region|
|2007||Jan||Johannesburg, South Africa||Africa Region|
|2012||Jan||Bangkok, Thailand||Asia-Pacific Region|
- Nazarene Communications Network
- This is the First General Assembly of the P-CotN (Now CotN); 47 churches belonged to the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene
- 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
- Kansas City First Church at the corner of 24th Street and Troost Avenue.
- This is officially the 4th General Assembly.
- The term "Church of the Nazarene" is officially adopted.
- 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
- User, Super. "M15". www.usacanadaregion.org. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
- Fast FactsFast Facts
- Global participation at the 22nd NYI Convention
- Third Wave 2011 host city announced