What is CYIA?
Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA™) equips Christians teenagers and college students through an intense training program to share the Gospel with the children in their own neighborhoods! CYIA training is held in Lucas Iowa with teenagers from across Iowa. Upon completion, students return home to teach 5-Day Clubs® in their own neighborhoods.
What to Expect?
Throughout CYIA, you will be challenged through devotions, chapel time, praise and worship, and the classes to live out your faith and grow in your relationship with Christ. You will learn how to effectively share the Gospel through the Wordless Book, how to counsel a child to salvation, and how to organize a 5-Day Club with games, songs, memory verses, Bible lesson and missionary story.
Why Do it?
You will be able to see hundreds of children reached with the Gospel! In our local chapter, we were able to reach over 400 last summer despite COVID-19; with over 30 of those children prayed for salvation. You will receive on-going coaching and mentoring with a letter of recommendation. There is flexible scheduling to work around summer jobs, vacations, sports, etc. Michael a 2016 CYIA student said “CYIA challenged my faith to grow and challenged me to teach when I wasn’t comfortable. It challenged me to be responsible with kids. CYIA changed me.”