History of NYC
|1954||Anderson, Indiana||"For the Glory of God and My Neighbor's Good"|
|1958||Lake Junaluska, North Carolina||"Our Faith Tremendous"|
|1962||Estes Park, Colorado||"Temper My Spirit, O Lord"|
|1966||Ithaca, New York||"You in the World"|
|1971||Valparaiso, Indiana||"Courage to be...Brethren?"|
|1974||Glorieta, New Mexico||"Everybody Is a Part of Everything"|
|1978||Estes Park, Colorado||"Out of the Mountains, Power to Fly"|
|1982||Estes Park, Colorado||"Alive...to love, to care, to share"|
|1986||Estes Park, Colorado||"Vision from the Mountain"|
|1990||Fort Collins||"Challenged in the '90s...Committed for Life!"|
|1994||Fort Collins||"Come to the Edge, Claim the Call"|
|1998||Fort Collins||"...With Eyes of Faith"|
National Youth Conference dates back to 1954 when the first one was held in Anderson, Indiana. Every four years since then, Church of the Brethren youth have gathered for five days of worship, fellowship, learning, and service. The past five NYC's have been held in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Now many of the youth coming to NYC have had older sisters and brothers and even parents who attended an NYC when they were teens.
NYC has gathered momentum with each year. Every NYC has had more youth than the one before. In 1994 we set a record with 4,200 youth. And the impact of NYC on the life of our denomination has grown. Many of the songs, worship ideas, and significant moments of NYC have found their way back into many local churches.