Christian Youth in Action

This is your opportunity.

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!

To be a part of the Summer Ministry Leadership Program you need to have accepted Jesus as your Savior and belong to a Bible believing church.
This Summer you can:
Reach Boys and Girls with the Gospel
Build new friendships that will last a life time
Gain leadership skills for ministry in your own local church, school, or Location.


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.


What will I be doing?

You will be assigned to a team of two or more interns in your local area. Each morning your team will practice the 5-Day Clubs lesson. This includes songs, games, missionary stories, Bible lessons and memory verses that you will learn during training.
In the afternoon, you’ll travel with your team to teach under staff supervision. This will help you gain confidence in your teaching and interactions with the children. Your team will lead your own clubs for 4 weeks while accompanied with CEF staff and you will be impacting the lives of hundreds of children with the Gospel!

What are the first steps?

Prayer is most important! Ask God for His wisdom and guidance about the major decision. This is a major commitment to God and to the summer ministry leadership program (CYIA). Joshua 3:5– Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”

What is the cost?

The cost includes 5 day specialized training, including all materials. The location is Camp WO-ME-TO 1200 Knopp Rd Jarrettsville MD 21084 for $525. Your church or local CEF chapter may be able to provide financial assistance.

Want to see more?

Check out this video showcasing what CYIA has to offer.