NYI Talk: Including Youth

Young people have so much to offer the entire church. However, too often we fail to find creative ways to empower them with leadership outside of youth ministry. Ryan Wood, Canada West District NYI President, challenges us to consider how well we are including youth in the larger ministry of our churches.

Spend some time reflecting on the questions below as an individual, or as a team, in light of your ministry context. Want to share your thoughts with the larger NYI community? Use #NYITalk on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to start the conversation.


  1. How do you encourage students to engage with the rest of the church?
  2. What are your priorities for the ministry inside and outside the youth group?