Christian Youth in Action

Christian Youth in Action® is a CEF ministry designed to train young people in effective and engaging ways to teach children about God. Students will attend a one-week training camp where they learn to present the Gospel clearly on a child’s level, counsel a child for salvation, and lead a dynamic Bible club ministry for children called the 5-Day Club.


Step 1: Complete Interest Form
Step 2: Interview
Step 3: Complete CYIA Application
Step 4: Acceptance to program pending reference checks
Step 5: Successfully complete all CYIA training
Step 6: Participate in summer clubs!

Attendance is required at ALL Pre-training dates and Training Camp. 

Must be available to serve at least 2 weeks following Training Camp. You will determine the weeks.  

Important Dates

Pre-training Part 1: Saturday, April 29th
Part 2: Saturday, May 6th

Volunteer 2 hrs at JFest

Click Here to Register

Saturday, May 20th
Training Camp May 28th – June 2nd
Camp Rain, Decherd, TN
Cost: $250
Summer Clubs


June 5th – 9th
June 12th – 16th
June 19th – 23rd
June 26th – 30th 

CYIA Celebration
(students, parents & youth pastors)



"Since volunteering for CYIA it helped me to realize what God wanted me to do with my life. It also helped my relationship with God to grow stronger than ever."
Dalton H. Bailey
Serving since 2016

Learn more about CYIA!

Hear from Chattanooga CYIA participants and see summer clubs in action!