For Teens

Christian Youth in Action (CYIA) is our residential teen training program.

There are three questions you can ask yourself to determine if CYIA is for you!
1) Are you passionate about reaching the lost?
2) Determined to make a difference in your city and in the world?
3) Are you ready for a summer you will never forget?

If so, then CYIA is not only for you but a summer of ministry and discipleship is too!

“CEF Summer missions changed my life! It’s not only about the children, it’s about you too. CEF missionaries will spend countless hours building into you as you prepare to minister to the children together. Come see what it’s all about!” ~CYIAer

“CYIA was inspiring and challenging. It made me look outside my doors and come out of my comfort zone.” ~Joshua Heidekrueger

Hey potential CYIA-ers! Summer will come upon us sooner than you know, and that’s when the fun starts happening! Christian Youth In Action (CYIA) is a program that trains those 13 years and older to teach children about our awesome Savior, Jesus Christ.

The summer starts off with eleven days of training. This means lots of fellowship and fun, plus you will learn how to effectively teach children about God and how to make a real difference in their lives. Worried you cannot do it? Don’t sweat it, that’s why we train you!

After the training, we’ll have a full summer of missions work! Through 5-Day Clubs, CYIA-ers get the awesome opportunity to serve God and see God do amazing things in the lives of the children that attend the clubs!

If you’re interested in attending this life-changing program this summer, just fill out an application.

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Got questions or concerns?
Call Ben and Karis Jorden at 708-446-8467 or email them at