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.

"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


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. 

*You must be able to serve at least 2 weeks following Training Camp. You will determine the weeks and they don’t have to be consecutive.

Important Dates (2024)



Part 1: Saturday, April 6th | 9 am – 3 pm
Part 2: Saturday, April 20th | 9 am – 3 pm
Hixson First Baptist Ι 5800 Grubb Rd Ι Hixson, TN 37343

Volunteer 2 hrs at JFest

Click Here to Register

Saturday, May 18th 
An opportunity for students to practice sharing the Gospel with children.
Training CampMay 26th – May 31st
Linden Valley Baptist Conference Center Linden, TN
Cost: $300
Immediate family is invited to attend the Commissioning Ceremony on May 31st.
5-Day Clubs

June 3rd – 7th
June 10th – 14th
June 17th – 21st
June 24th – 28th 

Locations are different each week.

CYIA Celebration
(students, parents & youth pastors)



Learn more about CYIA!

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