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 3 weeks following Training Camp.

Important Dates

Pre-training Part 1: Saturday, April 23
Part 2: Saturday, May 7
2-hr Service at JFest Saturday, May 21
Training Camp June 5-11
Dogwood Lodge, Soddy Daisy, TN
Cost: $250
Summer Clubs

June 13-17
June 20-24
June 27-July1
NO CLUBS July 4-8
July 11-15
July 18-22
July 25-29

CYIA Celebration
(students & parents)

July 26, 7-8:30 pm
Hixson First Baptist Church

"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!