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Summer Ministry for Teens!







God wants you to know His plan includes you having an eternal impact on lives! That is why it is considered necessary!

Let God use you the way He deems to be necessary in the lives of others!

What is CYIA?


In simplicity, Christian Youth in Action (CYIA) is a ministry for teens! Child    

    Evangelism Fellowship® trains teens to put on 5 Day Clubs®. These are like high octane VBS’s. Teams of teens then travel around Montana during the summer months putting on these clubs with local churches.

(Need to be 13 by June 1)

Training Information

CYIA training takes place at Heritage Christian School in Bozeman, MT. Training will be June 14th– June 26nd, 2020.

Students stay at the school during the duration of the training. Classrooms become the dorms. Teens bring their own bedding!

First week is mainly academic as we train the CYIAers to put on the 5 Day Clubs.

Second week we have them put on 5 Day Clubs and evaluate, turning the head knowledge into ministry to the children!

There is always a spiritual emphasis in the CYIA ministry to challenge the teens to grow in their relationship with the Lord!

Cost: $350 for the two week training. This includes the teens summer ministry kits, t-shirts worn during the summer and room and board for the two weeks.

Summer Ministry

June 29th through August 16th, 2020

  • Teens are required to serve for four (4)  weeks during the summer ministry period. ( Can do more if they would like
  • Teens are assigned to teams that travel throughout Montana to put on the 5 Day Clubs.
  • Teens can be asked to travel anywhere in the State of Montana.
  • Teens can be asked to serve other weeks if possible due to when churches may schedule clubs 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I can’t afford the training?

Our experience has shown that God provides for the teens to do this ministry. Many churches help provide funds for the teens. People get excited about teens serving and are more than willing to help! CEF of Montana also has some limited funds for scholarships.

  • Will there be any other costs for my teen during the summer?

CEF of Montana and churches cover the travel costs and meals throughout the summer. Teens should have some spending money for snacks or souvenirs. If your teen attends the State Fair in Billings they would need funds for riding rides, etc.

  • Will I have to drive my teen all over the state?

CEF of Montana works with parents to keep travel for families to a minimum. We try to do most of the driving for you. We would set up a meeting place near by and then drive students the rest of the way. We try to schedule them with 5 Day Clubs that are closer to your home. We also have teens stay at the State Directors home over weekends to help cut down on travel for parents. We usually travel to churches on Sunday evening and return either Friday evening or Saturday morning depending on the location. We do our very best to keep your travel at a minimum!

  • Who are the drivers for CEF?

All drivers will either be CEF Staff, State Board members, CEF Volunteers or CEF Interns for the summer. (18 as a minimum)

  • How does CEF work to protect my son or daughter?

1) All CEF staff, Interns and CEF volunteers have had a criminal background check and references questioned.

2) We have a three person rule. All activities require a minimum of three people involved so that no adult is alone with a teen. Parents are called and worked with if this situation arises do to circumstances we can’t control.

3) Anyone 18 and over who will have a connection with the teens (housing hosts, their families and volunteers participating in the 5 Day Clubs) will also have background checks and references questioned.

4) We have curfews and strict rules on where guys and girls can be.

5) We work to have guys and girls stay in separate host homes when possible.


5 Day Clubs

Need more information? Please contact us!



Ready to fill out the application? Click on CYIA Application Packet link. Print out all 8 forms, fill out and send them back to us. 

Mail: PO Box 974 Whitehall MT 59759                                                                                            OR                                                                                                                          Scan and Email:  

CYIA Application Packet

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Winter Adventure Huge Success!

The Winter Adventure for 2019 brought teens from all over Montana. Over three days these teens participated in fun games, heard good teaching, were challenged in their faith, ate good food, sang songs, and enjoyed each other’s company.

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Dave Howe spoke to the kids about being living stones from 1 Peter 2:4-16

4 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— 
5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 
6 For in Scripture it says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” 
7 Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe, “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 
8 and, “A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.”They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for. 
9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 
10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. 
12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. 
13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 
14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 
15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 
16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.
The event also took place over New Year’s Eve and we had the chance to have fun together until midnight. The group played games, played some basketball, did some dancing, and right near midnight, we sang This Life by Mercy Me.
When the clock finally read 12:00 we all celebrated with noisemakers.

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The teenagers also got the chance to hear about Christain Youth In Action. Several teens from CYIA were at the event and shared about their experience while at the training.

Sign Up For The 2019 Winter Adventure!


Who can attend?

13 years old by June 1,2020

(Youth Leaders Free)


$35 per person

RSVP Online!




Learn about an awesome summer ministry for Teens!


What to Bring

  • Bible and notetaking items
  • Sleeping Bag/air mattress
  • Personal Hygiene items

Overnight stay

  • Sleeping on the floor

  • Showers not available


Big Sky Fellowship Church

7610 Roughsawn Drive

Helena, Montana 59602


Starts at 3 PM on Monday, December 30, 2019

Ends at 10 AM on Wednesday, January 1, 2020




RSVP by 12/20/2019


Phone: 406-595-1038

Questions: Dave Howe State Director


Application Link below


Just One

One summer Internship for Child Evangelism Fellowship® will bring you…


CEF of Montana Internship

CEF of Montana will provide a work environment for Christian college students or college-age young people that will give them experience in organization, promotion, leadership, discipleship, and training. Interns will lead teams of our CYIA™ teenagers to put on  5 Day Clubs® for churches throughout the state of Montana!

In simplicity, Christian Youth in Action (CYIA) is a ministry for teens. Child        Evangelism Fellowship® trains teens to put on 5 Day Clubs. These are like a high octane VBS. Teams of teens then travel around Montana during the summer months putting on these clubs with local churches.

Visit for more information about these ministries.

“If I would have known ahead of time the experience I was going to gain this summer, I would have said yes in a heartbeat, like right away!”   

Jennifer Fountain (2018,2019 Intern)

Summer Internship 2020

CEF of Montana will work very hard to mentor, train and equip you so that you will have a successful internship.

Montana Bible College offers up to 7 credits for our internship.

This is an excellent opportunity!

Training specific to the internship

(June 2-June 13)

  • Learn about CEF, CYIA and 5 Day Clubs
  • Leadership Training
  • Ministry Training
  • Team Building
  • Prayer focus for CYIAers coming to training
  • Follow up with all potential CYIAers
  • Help in preparation for CYIA

training camp

 CYIA Training with Teens

(June 14-27)

  • Attend CYIA training school
  • Attend CYIA to build relationships and disciple teens attending


Summer Ministry with teens

(June 29-August 16)

  • You will be leading a team of teens that travel around Montana. The team puts on 5 Day Clubs that minister to children
  • You will be pouring into the lives of the teens on your team
  • You will be working with Pastors and volunteers


Impact your future and do something this summer that your future you will thank you for!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I get paid for this internship?

You are considered a volunteer. CEF of Montana will be happy to provide assistance to help you raise funds for the summer. This can usually be done through your home church.

  • Will there be any costs for me?

CEF of Montana and churches cover the housing, travel costs and meals throughout the summer. Having spending money for snacks, souvenirs or rides at the State Fair would be the only extra costs for you.

  • Where will I stay?

CEF of Montana and churches provide housing throughout the summer.

  • Do I need to have a vehicle?

No. CEF of Montana will provide transportation. If you do have a vehicle that you are willing to use, we will pay you mileage for that usage.

  • Will I have any time off?

The week of July 4th is a week we don’t have ministry. If you have a special event during the summer you would like to attend we will do our best to work with you.

  • Do I need any specific experience?

No. Just a willingness to learn and a heart to be used by God! We will do our very best to equip and prepare you!

How soon do I need to let CEF of Montana know I desire to be an intern this summer?

The sooner the better. The number of interns we have helps us determine the number of teams we can send out during the summer

Please let Dave Howe know as soon as you can that you intend to participate.

Application is on our website:

Applications are due by:

April 15, 2020



What’s Next?

Ready to fill out the application? Go to this link, print out all 8 parts of the application, fill out and mail/scan back to us 

Internship Application

If you need more information please contact CEF of Montana for more information!

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