Christian Youth in Action
What is 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! The video below was made by our Christian Youth In Action friends in Connecticut to give you an idea of what CYIA is like.
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?!
Contact your local or state CEF office to find out specific dates and requirements for your area.