Nazarene Youth International Brazil held its third national training seminar from May 25 to 27 at Aguas Cantantes Camp in Contagem, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
“Fired” was attended by more than 400 young people from seven states (São Paulo, Distrito Federal, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, and Pernambuco). The event involved 10 of the 17 Brazilian Church of the Nazarene districts.
Young people were challenged to devote their lives to God's call for their generation and to be fired up by the Holy Spirit, showing the presence of God in their lives.
Attendees participated in 10 teaching sessions, which included sermons, lectures, drama, workshops, and group dynamics. The workshops and sermons focused on the spiritual life of each leader and the need for a devoted life and search for the Holy Spirit. They also covered discipleship and evangelistic strategies. Several tools were made available to help youth ministry development at the local NYI level.
Speakers included Pedro Paulo, director of the Brazil Central Area; Edmur Penteado, NYI coordinator for Brazil Central Area; Paulo Alexander, president of NYI Brazil; Jimmy Gouveia, NYI coordinator for South America Region; and several pastors on the region.
Previous NYI Brazil events were well-supported by the national church community, and the Brazil leadership team hopes to see this continue at future events.
Leaders from various regions met to discuss issues related to NYI Brazil, hoping to further unite the different regions in the same vision. The team that will be working on the NYI General Convention in June 2013 was also introduced during the event.
--NCN News submissions