CEF Sandhills

Child Evangelism Fellowship of the Sandhills

Christian Youth In Action

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How are you spending your summer?

Reach boys and girls with the Gospel
Grow in teamwork, responsibility, and confidence
Reach the children in your community
Gain experience for ministry
See your faith and vision grow deeper
Build new friendships that will last a lifetime

If you are in middle school, high school or college; have a heart for ministry; and want to team up with other young people to reach the children in your community, then CYIA is for you!

Just think, this summer you can:

  • Reach boys and girls with the Gospel
  • See your faith and vision grow deeper
  • Build new friendships that will last a lifetime
  • Grow in communication, teamwork, endurance, responsibility, and confidence
  • Gain experience for ministry in your own local church, school or vocation

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Christian Youth in Action?

CYIA™ is training that equips you to share the Gospel in an effective way to reach children. Christian Youth in Action is training that is a part of the International Ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship.

What church sponsors and who can come?

CEF ® is an interdenominational ministry that works with any church that agrees with our Statement of Faith.

CYIA is training for Christian young people who have a desire to serve the Lord and reach the children with the Gospel. Anyone age 12-22 can attend. However, you must be able to sign our Statement of Faith and share about the time you received the Lord Jesus as your Savior.

Where and when is CYIA?

Where: CYIA training takes place at Camp Good News outside of Asheville, NC.

When: CYIA is a nine-day training that takes place in the summer.  Students will stay overnight at Camp Good News for the duration of the training.  In 2023, training camp will be held June 9th – 17th.

What are the application deadlines?

Registration ends May 1st.

Cost and travel info?

We encourage CYIA missionaries to invite others to financially partner with them in ministry.  We provide each CYIA student with specific opportunities, such as our banquet, in which to raise support funds.  We are passionate about training the next generation to share the Gospel and seek to keep all individual costs as minimal as possible by partnering with the larger body of Christ.  Training camp, materials, t-shirts, transportation, and lunches during ministry weeks are paid for by generous God-directed supporters of CEF.  If you are interested in supporting the ministry of Christian Youth in Action, please click here.

Travel to Camp Good News is provided from the Sandhills region.

What are 5-Day Clubs?

5-Day Clubs are the Bible clubs that are taught by CYIA students after training. They are held in the community (daycares, parks, rec centers, apartment complexes, houses ect.) for an hour and a half each day for one week. In these clubs children will hear Bible Lessons, Missionary stories, Bible verses, songs and more. 5-Day Club ® is completely run by trained CYIA students with an adult to supervise.

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