Christ in Youth


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: Mr. Andy Hansen

Chairman: Mr. Jim Gingrich

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


Today's generation of young people are searching - for someone to love them, for a place in this world and for a purpose to their lives. Christ is calling them to a life of purpose in his Kingdom, and CIY helps amplify that call. Through Christ In Youth programs and events, young people not only learn how to put Kingdom work into action, but also how to become Kingdom workers in every moment of their lives - eventually taking that Kingdom work into every corner of the world.

Mission statement

Christ in Youth uses the following to express its mission:

To amplify the call of Christ on students' lives to become Kingdom workers through events, trips and resources.

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.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating91 of 4293 of 24
Fund acquisition rating318 of 42920 of 24
Resource allocation rating62 of 4293 of 24
Asset utilization rating36 of 4293 of 24

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,082,464$1,206,296$1,119,861$896,140$679,065
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,853,522$1,880,563$1,263,339$1,008,726$833,880
Long-term investments$32,574$17,013$11,961$21,891$12,760
Fixed assets$2,796,221$1,994,913$1,836,450$1,512,775$1,591,256
Other long-term assets$336,868$126,816$171,151$340,751$122,078
Total long-term assets$3,165,663$2,138,742$2,019,562$1,875,417$1,726,094
Total assets$5,019,185$4,019,305$3,282,901$2,884,143$2,559,974
Payables and accrued expenses$401,041$1,060,592$618,165$442,204$500,098
Other current liabilities$1,463,811$1,024,004$842,076$648,809$537,146
Total current liabilities$1,864,852$2,084,596$1,460,241$1,091,013$1,037,244
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$994,245$166,452$0$0$0
Total liabilities$2,859,097$2,251,048$1,460,241$1,091,013$1,037,244
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Temporarily restricted$480,388$440,115$322,836$677,155$312,080
Permanently restricted$10,000$10,000$10,000$10,000$10,000
Net assets$2,160,088$1,768,257$1,822,660$1,793,130$1,522,730
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,832,686$1,822,637$1,933,285$2,115,772$965,288
Program service revenue$15,177,977$14,428,639$12,655,870$11,494,963$10,073,661
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,303$1,407$1,347$1,706$2,091
Other revenue$231,668$3,549$7,243$6,597$17,418
Total other revenue$15,410,948$14,433,595$12,664,460$11,503,266$10,093,170
Total revenue$17,243,634$16,256,232$14,597,745$13,619,038$11,058,458
Program services$15,237,396$14,746,342$13,200,125$12,070,022$10,665,195
Management and general$757,409$684,339$615,975$564,952$582,845
Total expenses$16,851,493$16,310,635$14,568,215$13,348,638$11,794,507
Change in net assets20162015201420132012
Surplus (deficit)$392,141($54,403)$29,530$270,400($736,049)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$392,141($54,403)$29,530$270,400($736,049)

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.


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