1958

Estes Park, CO

The International Institute was first formed as a special Nazarene Young People’s Society (NYPS) event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Church of the Nazarene.

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1962

Estes Park, CO

“The potential benefits to the Kingdom and to the Church through the lives of these Spirit-filled young people are immeasurable.” – Paul Skiles

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1966

Estes Park, CO

‘International Institute brought me nearer to Christ and made me love Him more than I did before. Now just the memory of it is helping me to serve Him as He wants me to.” – student participant

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1970

Estes Park, CO

“The event closed quietly, but it is not over. There is every reason to believe that it will, in fact, never end.” – Paul Skiles

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1974

Fiesch, Switzerland

“The event made youth leaders and Nazarene kids both more aware that our church is a vital part of this great global village.” – 1975 BGS Report

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1978

Estes Park, CO

Throughout the event the Sermon on the Mount was featured and a special emphasis was placed on rediscovering the power of journaling.

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1983

Oaxtepec, Mexico

Over $7,500 was raised on the last night of the event to assist in the start of a new seminary in Mexico.

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1987

Washington D.C.

“Not even all 40 hours of tape tell the story, for the story is still being written.” – event leader

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1991

Orlando, Florida

Over $80,000 was raised for “Thrust to the Cities” (Seoul, Korea) and $5,000 was raised for “Thrust to the Cities” (Berlin-Calcutta).

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1995

Phoenix, AZ

NYC 1995 was the hottest NYC ever with temperatures reaching 121 degrees.

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1999

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

30,000 work hours were contributed by participants to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of the Toronto community.

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2003

Houston, Texas

“We cast a vision of a different youth event–an event where planners, participants, and sponsors were all caught up in one story, the story of God.” – NYC 2003 Team

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2007

St. Louis, MO

Over the course of three days students built two houses from the foundation up, renovated twenty-eight schools, and remodeled one community center.

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2011

Louisville, KY

“No amount of stories or memories could prepare me for the impact NYC would have on my life. I did not expect to leave a completely changed young woman.” – student participant

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2015

Louisville, KY

“NYC 2015 won’t be just another event marked down on the calendar and forgotten about over time. It will forever be a part of me.” – student participant

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