Thank you for considering what God would have you do this summer. It is exciting to have you consider being a summer missionary with Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®). Christian Youth In Action® (CYIA) is a 'home missions' experience giving you training you will use for your lifetime as well as the opportunity to take the Gospel to literally hundreds of children this summer.
Applications are due April 15. If you fill out this application after this date there is no guarantee it will be accepted. If you still desire to submit your application be sure you talk to your Local Director/Summer Coordinator ASAP. You will need to explain the reason why your application has been submitted late and your desire to still apply.
Here is some information you need to provide on this application.
Contact Information including phone numbers (home, work, cell) & email address for you if you have one, as well as your parents and emergency contact person
Date of most recent tetanus booster
Medications taken regularly
Health insurance coverage (name, policy number)
T-shirt size (sizes run large)
Contact Information for References (name, phone, email) – four references required
A reference from a Pastor or Church (Youth) leader is required.
Three other references - adults who are non-family members
If you have been or are employed, include a reference from the employer
Background check form (required for those 18 and up)
Social Security Number
Previous addresses (last five years)
Information about church you attend
Name of church
Senior Pastor and/or Youth Leader
Spiritual Life Your Salvation Experience
Your Spiritual Growth (Bible Study, prayer life, etc)
Any Ministry Experience (church, youth, CEF ministries, etc)
Your favorite Worship Song
A brief paragraph on why you are applying and what you expect (this will be used in part for a support letter)
CYIA requires all of the following:
CYIA Fees - $450 Registration fee
$30 (paid to local chapter at interview)
Training $420 (due by training week)
Attend Orientation held in late April or early May (check with local director for details)
Attend CYIA - June 13-19, 2021 at Camp Fairwood (June 13 is check-in)
Participate in a second week of training in the local chapter
Teach Summer Good News Club (5-Day Club®)/summer ministry the number of weeks set by your local area (a minimum of two weeks unless otherwise stated by your local chapter.)
For paid summer missionaries, you will be asked to raise additional support (above the $450).
You can raise support to cover the fee and for your summer ministry following the CEF policy "Ask God and Tell His people".
Upon submission, your application will be processed and an interview will be scheduled with you and your parent(s)/guardian(s). At the interview, this application will be reviewed, signatures will be obtained and a $30 registration fee will be collected.
The application MUST BE COMPLETED by April 15, 2021.