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Christian Youth In Action®

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Are you a Christian teen looking for an opportunity to serve the Lord in a ripe,  affordable and one of the least reached mission fields?  Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with like-minded teens?  If so,  Christian Youth in Action is for you!

Christian Youth in Action (CYIA®) is a summer missions program developed and run by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) staff and volunteers.  Student teachers learn how to effectively share the Gospel with boys and girls during the CEF of Oregon week-long training school.  The students then return to their local areas to teach 5-Day Clubs (mini vacation Bible clubs in neighborhoods) throughout the summer.  CYIA gives students many opportunities to witness the miracle of salvation that takes place in children who hear and receive the Good News of Jesus Christ.   If you are a Christian student, going into the 8th grade (and 13 years of age by June)  or attending college and you have the heart to serve the Lord reaching the lost  CYIA is for you!

Pre-training is required for anyone interested in attending the State CYIA training school.  During Ponderosa Chapter’s pre-training weekend Jr. CYIA students (those going into 7th grade and 12 years old before June) are also trained to share the Gospel message.  Jr. CYIA’ers receive training enabling them to help in the summer 5-Day Clubs. Ponderosa Chapter/Mid-Columbia and Eastern Oregon Chapter’s 2020 pre-training is scheduled for a April 3rd-5th at Camp Morrow.  Click on the “download” button below to download the pre-training brochure/registration form.  If you need more information call or e-mail our office (see contact tab).

2020 State CYIA Training School will be the week of June 13- 19th at Aldersgate Conference Center in Turner, Oregon.  Applications for 2020 State CYIA training will be posted here when available.   Join a winning team of Oregon teens!  See the Oregon CYIA website for more info!

This week has been one of the most eventful and significant weeks of my life here at CYIA.  It has been wonderful, fun and challenging, and I would jump at the chance to come here again.”    Malea Morgan, CYIA’er

I love connecting with Christian teens my age that have the same vision to share the Gospel!”  Morgan,  CYIA’er

Coming to CYIA is a real encouragement for me in my walk with God.  I am just so encouraged to see all these (teens) wanting to live and work for God.”  Anna U. – CYIA’er

I have been able to use my previous CYIA training to reach children with the gospel.  It has also helped me to teach more effectively in the Good News Club I help with.”  Darcie I. – CYIA’er

“Contact us” if you are interested in receiving information about this life-changing opportunity.   A life-changing opportunity for the teens involved and for those who they are privileged to share the Gospel message with.  This valuable training equips teens to help in children’s ministries at their local church as well.

CYIA Promo 2015 (Final draft 2 12) from Josh Cunningham on Vimeo.