How Are You Spending the Summer?

As relaxing as it may be to chill at the pool or hang out with friends, what if you chose instead to make an eternal impact in the lives of kids right where you live?! High school and college students from around your state are coming together to reach the boys and girls of your community - and YOU can be a part of this team!

Christian Youth in Action® (CYIA™) is a program designed to train you and a team of other young people in effective and engaging ways to teach children about God. You will attend a two week training school where you will learn to present the Gospel clearly on a child’s level, counsel a child for salvation and lead a dynamic club ministry for kids. Components of this club include teaching a Bible lesson, a real-life missionary story and a Bible verse as well as leading songs, games and a fun review time.

After training, you will return to your local community  to work with predominantly unsaved kids who don’t regularly attend church. You will be able to take the light of the gospel to them in their apartment complexes, daycare centers, neighborhoods, schools and other community locations.

Training Schedule

June 4         Arrive at Camp Good News in Washington, IL and classes begin.

June 4-16    Receive evangelism training and learn children’s ministry skills.

June 12-16  Receive hands-on observation training as you conduct 5-Day Clubs at Camp Good

                    News under supervision of a trained staff worker.

What does it cost?

• 4-6 weeks of your summer

• A committed, responsible attitude

• Generous amounts of enthusiasm

• $450 for training school and ministry materials

We encourage you to raise support from church, family, and Christian friends just as you would for any missions trip.

Just Think, This Summer You Could...

• 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 self-confidence

• Gain experience for ministry in your own local church, school or vocation



Application for Returning Students

Medical Questionnaire

Summer Ministry Contract

CYIA Brochure