Christian Youth In Action

What is CYIA?

Christian Youth in Action® (CYIA) is a summer missions program hosted by Child Evangelism Fellowship® staff and volunteers. Students will learn how to effectively share the gospel message with boys and girls at the week-long training school, and then help teach 5-Day Clubs in their local areas. CYIA gives students many opportunities to witness the miracle of salvation that takes place in children who hear and receive the Good News.

When is CYIA?

CYIA Pre-training is usually held the 2nd weekend of May, and CYIA Training School is usually held the 3rd full week of June. For this year those dates are:

CYIA Pre-training (NW Region)– May 13, 2023

CYIA Training School – June 17-23, 2023

Who can go?

CYIA is open to students who are going into 8th grade (and at least 13 years of age) through high school.
If you are 12 years of age and interested in attending CYIA, please contact your local CEF director about how you might be able to get involved early!

Is CYIA for me?

Do you love working with kids? Have you ever felt the need to share the message of salvation with someone who’s never heard? Have you ever wished you really knew how to share your faith? Have you ever wanted to teach something that really mattered? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then CYIA is for you! Click here to read a testimony of a current CYIA student and how CYIA has impacted her.

What will you do?

Attend CYIA Pre-training:
May 13, 2023
Time: 8:30-6pm
Aldersgate Camps & Retreats
7790 Marion Rd, Turner, OR 97392
Cost: $25.00 (Lunch is included)
Online Release Form for Pre-Training

Attend CYIA Training School:
June 17-23, 2023
Aldersgate Camps & Retreats
7790 Marion Rd, Turner, OR 97392
Cost: $200 (Includes $50.00 non-refundable registration fee, room and meals for the week, 5-Day Club Summer Ministry Kit, required notebooks and manuals.) There is also a cost of $25 for 5 required t-shirts.
Scholarships: We understand the financial burden CYIA can be and do not want finances to hold you back from what God wants you to do! We have scholarships available for you, please don’t hesitate to ask!

At CYIA Training School you will:

  • Attend informative training classes
  • Prepare and practice for your 5-Day Club
  • Teach a 5-Day Club during the week with your team, and participate in open-air witnessing
  • Enjoy recreation and fellowship with friends
  • Be challenged to walk closer with the Lord as you serve Him

In Your Local Area:

  • Teach in at least three 5-Day Clubs (or two 5-Day Clubs and one other CEF approved ministry)
  • Share the Gospel in the local fairs & outreaches
Our Giving Garden teaching team, 2018

How To Apply for CYIA??

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Complete the Medical Questionnaire.
  3. Watch for an email to set up an interview and for any further forms to complete. ( or 541-752-3740)
  4. Attend CYIA Pre-Training in May
  5. Attend CYIA State Training in June.
  6. Applications need to be completed by May 19th.

If you’d like to tell a friend about CYIA, you can download and print the 2023 CYIA Brochure.

Head over to the CYIA Website for photos, videos, Bible challenges, prayer requests and more from CYIA of Oregon.

CYIA Hangouts

In order to stay connected and to come alongside your teens as they grow in Christ, we are trying to have monthly hangouts. Here we will have a devotional, fellowship, an event or activity planned, and food! You can also invite other friends who are interested in CYIA.

CYIA Prayer Requests

Would you join us in praying for our CYIA students? Please contact us to receive updated prayer requests for this year’s CYIA students.