The NYI is the youth arm of the Church of the Nazarene, representing over 100 000 people aged 12 to 40 within the ministry. The fundamental goal of the ministry is to play an active role in ensuring that young people form a deep, holistic and active relationship with Christ. It is through connecting to God, self and others that the youth in Africa can grow to live and lead as life-changing leaders.
NYI initiatives and events seek to build on capacity to consistently and effectively engage African youth. The ministry situates its focus on developing and supporting youth in various aspects including, but not limited to: politics, entrepreneurship and leadership.