CYIA Training Details


Your training will focus on preparing you to teach 5-Day Clubs.


These are Bible clubs for children held in backyards, community centers, parks, or apartment complexes.  Really, anywhere children gather.  They are held for 90 minutes a day for five consecutive days during the summer.


Our summer missionaries (YOU)

  • teach exciting Bible lessons and

  • true-to-life missionary stories.  These clubs also include:

  • fun games,

  • singing,

  • sharing,

  • memorizing verses, and

  • more fun ways to share the Gospel.


You will receive individual and group instruction from enthusiastic and godly CEF leaders.  these instructors will equip you to teach and counsel boys and girls to receive Christ.


The CYIA training is held at a facility that is well suited for individualized instruction and group learning.  Opportunities for sports and recreation are included in the training schedule.


By completing the training program, you will be certified to teach children in a CEF 5-Day Club, witness to those you babysit, and minister effectively to your neighbors, friends and relatives.


2024 CYIA Training Dates for Northwest Indiana


Pre-TrainingSat., May 11 and 18, 2024 from 9:30-2:30 at Northwest Indiana Chapter office, 2205 Campbell St, Valparaiso.


Training School:  Saturday June 1 - Friday, June 7, 2024 on Campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN.  Arrive for registration beginning at 2:00pm EST.  Check-out after week of training begins at 3:30 on June 7th.


Post-Training:  Monday - Friday, June 10-14, 2024 9:30-2:30 at Northwest Indiana Chapter office



Unfortunately, the application deadline for the summer of 2024 has passed, but, keep us in mind for next summer!


CYIA Misssionary Support Raising


  • The training costs and all materials will be provided through the missionary support that we help you to raise.

  • All Missionary Assistants are considered volunteers.

  • Summer Missionaries might have the option to be paid if they are at least 15 years old and are attending CYIA for the 2nd year or more.




Most of your friends, people at your church, and relatives will be glad to help support your participation in this missions project.  


We will help you construct and send a support letters, a mid-summer update, and thank you letters.


Scholarships for training costs are also available. 


Check back with us on this page in February 2025 for details about CYIA-2025!