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Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day

Christian Youth in Action

How are you spending your summer? As relaxing as it may be to chill at the pool or hang out with friends, what if you chose instead to make an eternal impact in the lives of kids right where you live? High school and college age students from around your state are coming together to reach the boys and girls of your community – and YOU can be a part of this team!

Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA) is a program designed to train you and a team of other young people in effective and engaging ways to teach children about God. You will attend a one to two week training school where you will learn to present the Gospel clearly on a child’s level, counsel a child for salvation and lead a dynamic club ministry for kids. Components of this club include teaching a Bible lesson, a real-life missionary story and a Bible verse as well as leading songs, games and a fun review time.

After this training, you will return to your local community and teach clubs at various locations with a team of other young people. These clubs take place out in the community with predominantly unsaved kids who don’t regularly attend church. You will be able to take the light of the Gospel to them in their apartment complexes, day care centers, neighborhoods, schools and other community locations. Depending on the state you serve in, you will teach clubs from one to five weeks during the summer.

If you have a heart for ministry and want to team up with other young people to reach the children in your community, then CYIA is for you!

Just think, this summer you can:

  • Reach boys and girls with the Gospel
  • See your faith and vision grow deeper
  • Build new friendships that will last a lifetime
  • Grow in communication, teamwork, endurance, responsibility, and self-confidence
  • Gain experience for ministry in your own local church, school or vocation

Now, doesn’t THAT sound like a rewarding summer?!



“Towards the end of 5-Day Club®, while most of he children were joining in on a fun game, Kendal wanted to simply sit and talk with Emily. While trying to decide what to talk with her about, Emily remember how Kendal had been fascinated with her Wordless Book during club. She asked Kendal if she would like to hear the story that went with the colorful little book. Emily taught through the entirety of the story, and when she gave the invitation to receive Christ as Savior, Kendal said yes!

As Emily was going through the last page of the Wordless book, she found out that Kendal did not have a Bible of her own to read. So Emily and our CEF staff made plans to bring one the next day. Kendal was overjoyed to have her very own, special bible, with handwritten note from the pastor of the church and our CEF staff. She continually hugged her new Bible throughout the club time. The next day, she excitedly showed the CYIA’ers that, ‘Look! I bringed my Bible!'”

Contact your local or state CEF office to find out specific dates and requirements for your area.