The Timothy Award was established in 1995 by the Nazarene Youth International General Council to recognize — in a tangible way — outstanding service, sacrifice, and personal commitment to youth through NYI at the local, district, regional, or general level. The Timothy Award embodies the words of the Apostle Paul, who recognized Timothy’s commitment to the needs of others: “I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare” (Philippians 2:20). It was Timothy who had been encouraged to “not let anyone look down upon you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12, NYI’s theme verse). His legacy was his genuine interest in the welfare of others, a description given by the one who knew him best.

Funds received for the payment of the Timothy Award over and above the cost of the award become a vehicle for the development of global youth ministry through the NYI Fund. This fund was established to provide a financial resource base from which global youth leadership training, youth evangelism, and resource development can be built.



Download the application below for more details regarding recipient qualifications

and instructions on how to order a Timothy Award.