Christian Youth In Action

Christian Youth In Action®

Christian Youth in Action (CYIA) is a short-term, summer ministry dedicated to the training and development of committed Christians (ages 14 and up) who want to be equipped to reach children for Christ. By completing the thirteen-day training program, and having hands-on experience with children for at least two weeks in the summer, you will be certified by Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc. to teach children, witness to those you baby sit, and minister effectively to your neighbors, friends and relatives.

What is involved in the training?

You will receive individual and group instruction from some of the most exciting, enthusiastic, and godly leaders of Child Evangelism Fellowship. These instructors will equip you to teach and counsel boys and girls to receive Christ.

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What is the focus of the training?

Your training will be focused on preparing you to teach 5-Day Clubs ® . These are neighborhood Bible clubs for children held in backyards, one and a half hours a day for five consecutive days during the summer. Our summer missionaries (YOU) teach exciting Bible lessons and true-to-life missionary stories. These clubs also include: contests, singing, sharing, memorizing verses, and more fun ways to share the Gospel.

What are the events of CYIA?

As a result of summer mssionaries teaching God's Word:

  • Boys and Girls are reached with the Gospel of Christ.
  • Children's lives are changed.
  • Your skills will sharpen in the areas of communication, teamwork, endurance, responsibility, and self-confidence.
  • Your faith and vision will grow deeper.
  • You will build new friendships that can last a lifetime.
  • You will build experience for service in your own local church, school or vocation.

Where is the training conducted?

The CYIA training is held in mid-June at Camp Fairwood located in central Wisconsin.  This facility is well suited for individualized instruction and group learning.  Excellent opportunities for sports and recreation are part of the 13-day training event.  

What about missionary support?

You will gain experience in assuming the role of missionary by raising support. Your local area will aid you in developing your support level.

MEET THE 2016 SUMMER MISSIONARIES - Read the testimonies from our team members and discover why they desire to be Summer Missionaries. CEF is blessed to have the opportunity to work with this outstanding group of young people who want to serve the Lord by teaching 5-Day Club this summer. They will participate in extensive training and learn how to teach and disciple children with the Gospel message during the coming months throughout Southeast WI.

Contact the CEF Center to find out more about CYIA registration