Join the Summer Mission in New York City

How will you spend your summer? We hope you will join us and use your time to help kids meet Jesus! 

Through an exciting, fun-filled and challenging week at a training retreat, you will be prepared to teach kids throughout the summer and beyond in your own home church and your community!

"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."

- Matthew 6:33 -

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CEF of New York City joins with CEF of North Jersey's CYIA (Christian Youth in Action) for training.

CYIA Training School is open to students ages 12+. Students will be asked to complete some reading and Scripture memory assignments before school begins.

Dates: Sunday, July 2 - Saturday, July 8, 2023. CYIA training is residential. Students are expected to attend all class sessions and activities. Applications and a non-refundable $50 deposit (which will be applied to the school fee) are due by April 15, 2023.

Pricing: $350, includes classes, activities, meals and dormitory style housing. A $50 deposit (applied to registration cost) is due with your application. Some scholarships may be available; contact your local director for more information.

Materials: Training at the school will center around CEF’s 2023 Summer Ministry Kit, featuring the Jesus: My Savior and Friend Bible lesson series. Your ministry kit will include all materials needed to teach 5-Day Club in a practical tote bag. This kit is available from the local CEF chapter. Cost: $97.00 (NYC students who teach at least one week of 5-Day Club will be provided with free materials.)

Schedule: The daily routine at Training School will consist of group devotions, prayer time, instructional and practice time as well as children’s ministry. We’ll have free time and planned recreational activities. The days are full, but you’ll have time for building relationships, recreation, and enjoying the beautiful Jersey shore.

Facility: CYIA Training School will be held at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference on Long Beach Island. Training School dates coincide with Family Week at the conference center. Each evening the CEF team will minister to the children attending the conference through a 5-Day Club. Housing is dormitory style. Students will be able to enjoy many of the center’s amenities during recreation time.

5-Day Club Ministry

After training school, you will have the opportunity to serve in 5-Day Clubs in your local area! You will be able to share the Good News of Jesus with children in parks, backyards, apartment complexes, daycare centers, schools, and other community locations. During your application process you will be asked about your schedule and desire to serve in these clubs. Most CYIA serve as volunteers. Students age 14 or older, willing to raise the funds, may apply to serve as paid summer staff. Your local director can tell more about opportunities in your area.