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 eleven-day training program, 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.

CYIA Information

Date: June 12-18th, 2021


Initial payment: TBD

Final: $115 (due date TBD)

(Includes t-shirts and training materials)

Contact CEF Riverside for more info

What is involved with 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.

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 hour 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.

Testimonials From CYIA Alumni

CYIA has taught me so much about teaching and communicating the Gospel in a simple way. CYIA taught me exactly how to share my faith with children and work as a team with other people close to my age. 

— Hailey Bell, GNC Teacher

What are the benefits 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.

What are the benefits of cyia?

Some of your training will be held at your local CEF chapter. However, June 13-19, 2020, the main CYIA training is held at

Biola University.

How much does it cost?

To reserve a student's spot, an initial donation of $50 is requested. It is requested that each student helps raise an additional $435 which goes towards the cost of materials, training, meals, and lodging. Your local CEF representative will help you discover ways of inviting others to invest in the CYIA program to cover some of the expenses.

When is the application due?

The initial $50 donation and online application are due May 15, 2020. For the timely support of the program, it is requested that all additional donations be made by June 13, 2020.


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