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Celebrate Life is a youth event designed for the purpose of encouraging the development and abilities of the youth of the region for ministry in the name of Jesus Christ. Also, Celebrate Life shall encourage the relationship between the Central Region Nazarene Youth International (NYI) and Olivet Nazarene University.
The purpose includes:
Celebrate Life registration at the District and Regional level may occur through the home page of this website. Registration for the District level event may be completed through this website by a student, parent, youth pastor, or youth sponsor.
Because it involves special qualifications, registration for the Regional Celebrate Life event may only occur through your local Church youth pastor, youth leader, or NYI (Nazarene Youth International) representative. jIf you are unable to find a local Church leader to sign up for the District or Regional Celebrate life event, contact a District Celebrate Life coordinator.
At the District level, the specific dates, times, and locations for Celebrate Life are listed on the District Events page of this website.
At the Regional level, the specific dates, times, and locations for Celebrate Life are listed on the Regional Events page.
Celebrate Life takes place in two places: at the District level and at the Regional level. District Celebrate Life events occur once per year in various venues throughout the Olivet Nazarene University educational region, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Youth participate at the District level depending on your area of residence. It is at the District level event that a student may qualify to participate in the Regional Celebrate Life event.
The Regional Celebrate Life event is held once per year in May on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
There are age requirements for the District and Regional Level Celebrate Life events. All participants must be in the 7th-12th grade by the time of Regional Celebrate Life in May in order to participate in any form of competition on the district or regional level.
Each participant should be an active member/participant in the Nazarene Church district he/she represents. Each district president is responsible for who may or may not participate in Celebrate Life.
The reasons are too many to list here, but some reasons to participate include having the opportunity to have fun and the time of your life with friends, compete in an activity, sport, or talent you enjoy and excel in, experience a world-class college campus, make memories that will last a lifetime, and experience the goodness, love, worship, and peace of God in incredible, life-changing ways!
Celebrate Life is organized and led by a leadership team consisting of representatives of the Nazarene Youth International (NYI) Regional Council and Olivet Nazarene University. All eleven Districts on the Central Educational Region also has a District Celebrate Life Director. Click here for a list of the Celebrate Life Directors.
Any additional questions concerning the event may be directed
to Craig Manes, Olivet Nazarene University representative, at
Olivet Nazarene University is a four-year accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering over 120 areas of study. ONU competes in the NAIA Division I level of athletics. It is centrally located in the historic village of Bourbonnais, Illinois - just 50 miles from Chicago's loop - with additional School of Graduate and Continuing Studies locations in Rolling Meadows, Ill. and throughout Chicagoland.
Olivet Nazarene University is sponsored by the Nazarene denomination, and seeks to serve the denomination through a variety of events throughout the calendar year, including specifically the Regional Celebrate Life youth event in the Spring. More information about Olivet Nazarene University and the Nazarene denomination can be found at www.olivet.edu and http://www.nazarene.org, respectively.
Any additional questions concerning the event may be
directed to Craig Manes, Olivet Nazarene University