CYIA is a short-term summer (missions) ministry dedicated to the training and development of committed Christian youth (12 years and above) who want to be equipped to reach children for Christ.
Graduates of the 7-14 days training are certified by CEF to conduct 5-Day Clubs, Vacation Bible Schools, Day Camps, Open-Air (Personal) Work, and Camp Good News (overnight camp). The CYIA missionary also builds experience for service in his local church, school or vocation.
Prospective Junior Missionaries must be saved, at least 12 years old, and be approved by the CEF Director in charge, among others. Senior Missionary prospects, on the other hand, must have attained the age of 19, be saved, and be approved by the Director in charge, etc.