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The NYI Mission

The mission of Nazarene Youth International is to call our generation to a dynamic life in Christ.

The NYI Purpose

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.

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.”

1 Timothy 4:12


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Teen Bible Quizzing

Registration for quiz year:

Every adult will need to submit their background checks and NazSafe certificate.

Payment: Church check or cash (no personal checks will be accepted)


Date and Location of Kickoff: August 4-5th Elkhart Northside Church of the Nazarene 53569 CR 7 Elkhart, IN 46514

Start Time: 7PM August 4th-Noon August 5th (Study Galatians 1)

Cost: $10 per team and $5 per person for food

Food: Spaghetti and Meatballs will be served for dinner on the 4th, please bring a side or a dessert to share, Breakfast will be egg casserole with cereal options. Lunch will be on your own. If you have any food allergies please let us know.

Overnight stay: Bring a sleeping bag or air mattress to sleep at the church, guys will be in one building and girls in the other. If a group prefers they can book a hotel room in Elkhart.  

Registering for the Kick-off: Please email quizzing.neinyi@gmail with names of students and adults staying the night as well as what church they are from. You will also need to register your teams. If you have any additional students or family staying who are not quizzers we also need those names. All adults(including coaches and officials) staying and participating in the quiz season must be background checked and NazSafe please include these in the email attachment. Also please note on your registrations if any of your quizzers are first time quizzers.

Schedule: Arrive and check in at Northside 7-7:30 PM


Worship and Games: 8:30-10

Guys and Gals separate for the evening: 10:30 PM

Breakfast 8 AM

Quizzing gathering and morning devotional 9 AM

Coaches meeting/training 10

Quizzers sessions 10

Closing 12 PM


2023-2024 Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon 

NEI District Quiz Dates and Locations 

  • August 4-5 NEI Kick-off Weekend @ Elkhart Northsid
    •  6:30 PM 18th -1 PM 19th  Galatians 1 
  • September 9 NEI District Quiz @ Marion First 8:45 AM- 4:00 PM Galatians 1-4 
  • October 14 NEI District Quiz @ Middletown 8:45 AM-4 PM Galatians 1-6; Ephesians 1 
  • Quiz Fest-Mid to Late October @ ONU (additional tournament) 
  • November 11 NEI District Quiz @ FTW Grace Point 8:45 AM-4 PM Galatians 1-6; Ephesians 1-5 
  • December 1-2 St. Louis Quiz (2 teams of top 10 quizzers) 
  • January 12-13 NEI District Quiz @ FW Grace Point 6:30 PM; 8:45 AM-4 PM Galatians 1-6; Ephesians 1-6; Philippians 1-3 
  • Lela Close-January 20th @ Flint, MI (additional tournament) 
  • February 10 NEI District Quiz @ Wabash 8:45 AM-4 PM Galatians 1-6; Ephesians 1-6; Philippians 1-4; Colossians 1-3 
  • South Bend Classic-February 17th @ South Bend, IN (additional tournament) 
  • March 9 NEI District Quiz Middletown 8:45 AM-4 PM Galatians 1-6; Ephesians 1-6; Philippians 1-4; Colossians 1-4; Philemon 
  • May 9-11 Regional Celebrate Life @ Olivet (Top 10 quizzers for 2 teams) 

Chapters TBD 


NEI District Fees:

Payment is due the morning of each quiz
Please bring exact cash or a church check payable to NEI NYI
$10 per team (2-5 quizzers) every month but February
$5 for lunch per person
February Quiz @ Celebrate Life is approximately $5 per person

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Need study materials?

Materials from the Foundry:

A Quizzer’s Daily Devotional $9.99
The Blue Practice Questions Book $9.99
Experienced Quizzer's Kit $26.99
Coaches Kit $41.99

Materials from Acme:

Quizzers 4 in 1 spiral scripture portion - $11.95
Small black scripture portion - $1.95 (purchase 10 or more and get a discount)
(Don’t purchase quizzing software or equipment from ACME quiz.)
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We care for each other.

We have fun together.

We give our time sacrificially.

We study God’s Word to make a difference eternally.



To learn more contact Rev. Dallas Tharp @


  • Nazarene Safe

  • Nazarene Youth International Website

  • Olivet Nazarene University

  • ONU Scholarship Forms

  • USA/Canada NYI Website

District NYI Council

Ex-Officio: DS Tim Kellerman, ADS Jill Waltz, NDI Jenn Coffman, NMI Wes Ball

President - Andrew Miller

Secretary - Marie Secor

Treasurer - Brett Foster



Quizzing - Dallas Tharp

JH Camp - Mark Mahoney

SH Camp - Andrew Miller

NEI Celebrate Life - Josh Smith

ONU Celebrate Life - Joey Claus

Fall Retreat - Grant Harder

Young Adults - Kirsten Cooper

Scholarship - Levi Johnson

Social Media - Joey Claus


Student Reps:

Kenzie Brannon, Levi Hines, Keegan Stoops, Allie Zehr


Young Adult Reps:

ONU - Jacob Harvey

College & Career - Lydia Coombs, Zander Sauder


NYI Zone Presidents

Anderson - Joey Claus

Auburn - Mark Mahoney

Bluffton - TBD

Elkhart - Dallas Tharp

Fort Wayne - Paul DeJarnett

Huntington - Levi Johnson

Marion - TBD

Muncie - Sarah Fox

Winchester - TBD