Christ in Youth

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For 50 years, Christ In Youth has been providing events, missions experiences and resources that amplify Christ's call on students' lives in partnership with the local church. More than 85,000 students and leaders attend at least one of CIY's 115 programs held throughout 20 countries each year. CIY partners with the local church to help call students to a maturing knowledge of Christ in preparation for Kingdom service. For more information, visit

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box B
Joplin, MO 64802-0260


Phone: (417) 781-2273


Organization details

EIN: 431303328

CEO/President: Jayson French

Chairman: Mark Christian

Board size: 13

Founder: Bob Stacy

Year founded: 1968

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


We believe young people are made for kingdom work. God has uniquely created each of us with special gifts, talents and abilities that He wants us to use for His Kingdom. When young generations understand and embrace Christ's call on their lives, they mobilize in ways that affect change all over the world. Why does CIY amplify Christ's call on student's life to be a Kingdom worker? Because they are made for it.

Mission statement

Christ in Youth uses the following to express its mission:

We call youth to Christ and into lives of Kingdom work through His Church.

Statement of faith

CIY uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

Christ In Youth believes that the Bible is the full and final inspired Word of God and is infallible as an all sufficient rule of faith and practice; in the deity and full authority of Jesus Christ; the faith in and obedience to Christ and His teaching is essential for salvation. We also believe in the virgin birth of Christ, His blood atoning death on a cross, and the bodily resurrection, the final judgment, and a literal heaven and hell as taught in the Bible. We are committed to the restoration of the New Testament teaching, principles and practices.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating179 of 8447 of 24
Fund acquisition rating657 of 84423 of 24
Resource allocation rating58 of 8442 of 24
Asset utilization rating110 of 8443 of 24

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,677,119$1,225,867$1,082,464$1,206,296$1,119,861
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,830,708$2,347,146$1,853,522$1,880,563$1,263,339
Long-term investments$37,178$32,678$32,574$17,013$11,961
Fixed assets$3,441,506$3,358,691$2,796,221$1,994,913$1,836,450
Other long-term assets$0$250,353$336,868$126,816$171,151
Total long-term assets$3,478,684$3,641,722$3,165,663$2,138,742$2,019,562
Total assets$6,309,392$5,988,868$5,019,185$4,019,305$3,282,901
Payables and accrued expenses$774,108$541,187$401,041$1,060,592$618,165
Other current liabilities$1,866,153$1,763,182$1,463,811$1,024,004$842,076
Total current liabilities$2,640,261$2,304,369$1,864,852$2,084,596$1,460,241
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,459,073$1,265,855$994,245$166,452$0
Total liabilities$4,099,334$3,570,224$2,859,097$2,251,048$1,460,241
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$481,236$581,085$480,388$440,115$322,836
Permanently restricted$0$10,000$10,000$10,000$10,000
Net assets$2,210,058$2,418,644$2,160,088$1,768,257$1,822,660
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Total contributions$1,829,832$1,905,457$1,832,686$1,822,637$1,933,285
Program service revenue$19,071,650$16,970,283$15,177,977$14,428,639$12,655,870
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,281$1,534$1,303$1,407$1,347
Other revenue$21,888$24,062$231,668$3,549$7,243
Total other revenue$19,103,819$16,995,879$15,410,948$14,433,595$12,664,460
Total revenue$20,933,651$18,901,336$17,243,634$16,256,232$14,597,745
Program services$18,886,607$16,919,492$15,237,396$14,746,342$13,200,125
Management and general$1,095,377$939,173$757,409$684,339$615,975
Total expenses$21,142,237$18,643,080$16,851,493$16,310,635$14,568,215
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Surplus (deficit)($208,586)$258,256$392,141($54,403)$29,530
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($208,586)$258,256$392,141($54,403)$29,530


Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.

Response from ministry

The major purpose of CIY is to amplify the call of Christ on student lives through events, trips and resources to prepare them to be Kingdom workers. CIY works with churches throughout the world to reach this generation for Christ.

The registration fees that students pay to attend our conferences, mission trips, and service projects provide only about 85% of our revenue base. The other 15% is made up of gifts from churches, individuals and businesses.

Each year Christ In Youth is independently audited by an outside auditor. We strive to be good stewards with the money that God has entrusted to us.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/15/2021. To update the information below, please email:


For more than 50 years, Christ In Youth (CIY) has called students and leaders to boldly live for Christ through the hope of the Gospel message and a call to Kingdom action. By amplifying the call of Christ on students' lives, four generations of servants, workers, missionaries and church leaders have responded to that call.

Today, CIY works in partnership with the local church, providing more than 115 annual events and mission trips for students and leaders in more than 20 different countries. CIY believes God has uniquely and specifically equipped every student for Kingdom work. In response to His call, students can actively serve in their families, schools, churches and communities - not someday, but TODAY.

Within the next decade, more than one million students and leaders will be impacted worldwide through CIY's programs, curriculum and resources in an effort to inspire the next generation into a movement of Kingdom workers, responding in faith and in service to the call of Christ.

Program accomplishments

  • More than 85,000 attending all CIY programs through 2018
  • More than 70 summer events and mission trips for high school and Jr. high in 2018
  • Launched an online digital magazine at
  • Award-winning magazine The Kingdom Worker Connection published quarterly and distributed to approximately 50,000
  • Multiple award-winning films and documentaries, including the most recent short-film "Unseen"
  • Opened first international office in Dublin, Ireland in Nov. 2017
  • Launched first all-digital platform in 2016 called ffect that advances the ministry's mission through mobile technology