Christian Youth in Action (CYIA)


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? Christian teens age 13 and up from around Nebraska are coming together to reach the boys and girls of your community – and YOU can be a part of this team!  Last year, over 130 young people were trained at three different CYIA locations in Nebraska.  Potential students should know that this is an intense leadership/training camp.  It is not for everyone.  However, all who attend leave greatly impacted and ready to impact the world around them!!

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 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.

CYIA will be held at three different locations

  • CYIA North – May 21-26, 2017, at Camp Assurance near Belden, NE
  • CYIA East – June 4-10, 2017, at Camp Moses Merrill near Linwood, NE
  • CYIA Central – June 11-17, 2017, at Whispering Cedars Baptist Camp near Genoa, NE

After this training, you will return to your local community and teach four 5-Day Clubs at various locations with a team of other young people in a group of three or four. 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, daycare 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?! Contact the CEF office with any further questions you may have.

Apply for CYIA today!

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