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What is CYIA?
Christian Youth in Action (CYIA) is a short-term, summer ministry dedicated to the training and development of committed Christians (ages 13 through college) who want to reach children for Christ. By completing the training program, students are trained and equipped by Child Evangelism Fellowship to teach and effectively minister to children in their communities and churches. Students will also be able to share the Gospel with their peers, relatives, neighbors, and all individuals.
What is involved at CYIA Training?
You will receive individual and group instruction from some of the most exciting, enthusiastic, and godly leaders at Child Evangelism Fellowship, WY. These instructors will train and equip you to teach and counsel boys and girls to receive Christ and lead a dynamic children's ministry program called 5-Day Clubs. You will complete several practicums which will be evaluated by your Local Director or another staff member. You and your local team will also practice presenting your part of the 5-Day Club in front of your Local Director to receive guidance and encouragement.
What is the focus of CYIA Training?
Your training will be focused on preparing you to teach 5-Day Clubs ®. These are neighborhood Bible clubs for children held in various locations such as community centers, churches, and backyards for one hour a day for five consecutive days during the summer. Our summer missionaries teach exciting Bible lessons and true missionary stories. These clubs also include: singing, memorizing verses, games, and more fun ways to share the Gospel.
What are the benefits of CYIA Training?
As a result of summer missionaries teaching God's Word:
Boys and Girls are reached with the Gospel of Christ.
Children's lives are changed.
Your skills will sharpen in the areas of communication, teamwork, endurance, responsibility, and self-confidence.
Your faith and vision will grow deeper.
You will build new friendships that can last a lifetime.
You will build experience for service in your own local church, school, or vocation.
Where is CYIA Training held?
The CYIA training is typically held at Frontier School of the Bible in La Grange, WY for 9 consecutive days. Here the students are able to study with their peers and work closely with their evaluators to refine the skills they will need for the remainder of the summer. Training camp is filled with worship, chapel time, discipleship and encouragement, and fun games and activities.
Pre-training is held locally prior to training camp to ensure that the students are well prepared for the more intensive week of study.