Application Link below
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)
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Dave Howe spoke to the kids about being living stones from 1 Peter 2:4-16
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.
Who can attend?
13 years old by June 1,2020
(Youth Leaders Free)
$35 per person
Learn about an awesome summer ministry for Teens!
What to Bring
- Bible and notetaking items
- Sleeping Bag/air mattress
- Personal Hygiene items
- 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
Questions: Dave Howe State Director
What is Christain Youth In Action like? Find out for yourself!
You can sit and listen to us talk about Christain Youth In Action all day, but you won’t understand the impact it has on the teens unless you hear it from the teens themselves.
These are interviews with teenagers from the summer of 2019.
Application Link below
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 http://www.cefofmontana.com 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
CYIA Training with Teens
- 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
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
If you need more information please contact CEF of Montana for more information!