Christian Youth In Action
What is CYIA?
Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA™) is a training school developed and run by Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) staff and volunteers. At CYIA, students learn how to effectively share the Gospel with children and teach 5-Day Clubs® (mobile VBS) in their local areas. They can also use their training on mission trips and in their own church’s children’s ministry. CYIA gives students many opportunities to share the Gospel and even witness the miracle of children accepting Christ as their Savior when they hear the Good News.
What will you learn?
How to lead a child to Christ
How to teach a Bible lesson that shares the Gospel and teaches growing in Christ
How to teach a memory verse so that children understand and remember it
How to lead songs effectively and teach through the lyrics
How to excite children for missions by telling a true story about a missionary
How to keep your class fun and energetic while maintaining classroom discipline
What Can I Expect?
Specialized training is provided each summer for two weeks, followed by 5-6 weeks of missionary service. Twelve to fourteen year old’s are trained to share an exciting missionary story, lead songs and review games, teach memory verses, and keep accurate attendance records.
Missionaries who are fifteen years or older are trained to teach a Bible lesson in addition to the other activities.
This training equips you to share the Good News of Jesus Christ at a 5-Day Club®, Good News Club®, Vacation Bible School, camp, and fair ministry - wherever children gather!
Your life will be impacted as well as the children to whom you minister. CYIA Missionaries see spiritual growth throughout the weeks of training and ministry.
Is CYIA for me?
Do you love working with kids? Have you ever felt the need to share the message of salvation with someone who’s never heard? Have you ever wished you really knew how to share your faith? Have you ever wanted to teach something that really mattered? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then CYIA could be for you!
At CYIA Training You Will:
Attend edifying training classes
Be challenged to walk closer with Christ as you serve Him
Be equipped for ministry to children
Enjoy meeting other Christians your age
Have an exciting time learning new skills and growing in leadership
Be mentored by experienced CEF leaders
Be equipped to participate in 5-Day Club ministry, sharing Jesus with children and impacting them for Eternity
After CYIA training school,
you return home and serve with other teens under the leadership of your local CEF Director. You will be assigned to teach 5-Day Club, VBS, share the gospel at local fairs, or other outreaches to children. In the midst of all the fun, you will impact the lives of children for eternity by sharing the Gospel with them daily. It is exciting to let God use you!
For youth and young adults, ages 12 & older
Summer missionaries commit to six days of CYIA training camp, plus 4 to 6 week of teaching children in the community
Training Camp Dates and Location:
June 17-23, 2023
1414 Plank Rd.
Hooversville, PA 15936
I'm Ready! How do I begin?
Ask God for His wisdom and guidance about this decision. Don't take this lightly. This is a major commitment - to God. Like God's Word says, you must count the cost.
Fill out the contact form below.
Begin filling out the application
Next complete an online background check. (If you are a new applicant)
Watch for an email to set up an interview and for any further forms to complete.
CEFSouthCentralPa@gmail.com or (814)-942-5222.
Applications need to be submitted by April 15th.
Tell a friend about CYIA so you can serve the Lord together this summer!