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Last Update: March 24

Important Update: CIY Coronavirus Plan

Due to the specific recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and local governments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), Christ In Youth has decided to cancel all events scheduled to take place in March and April 2020. Unfortunately, we will not have the opportunity to reschedule any of these events. Canceled events are:

  • SuperStart in Indianapolis, IN scheduled for March 13-14
  • SuperStart in Chicago, IL scheduled for March 20-21
  • Believe in Atlanta, GA scheduled for March 13-14
  • Believe in Kansas City, MO scheduled for March 27-28
  • Believe in Anderson, IN scheduled for April 17-18
  • Believe in Anderson, IN scheduled for April 18-19
  • Believe in Holland, MI scheduled for April 24-25

CIY will honor all refund policies regarding the cancelation of events and will issue refunds in the coming days. Accounts paid via credit card will be refunded back to your card. Accounts paid via check will be mailed a refund check.

CIY is committed to hosting MOVE, MIX, and Engage this summer as we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19). To create space for decision making, we are extending the April 1st deadline until May 1st. We hope this will provide time and space to handle sensitive issues that are changing every day.

We appreciate your partnership while we navigate ever-changing information. Here's where we are today:

  • All CIY programming is canceled for March and April 2020.
  • The April 1st deadline is extended to May 1st for MOVE and MIX events.

Our team is here for you and will do everything we can to serve your ministry. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

For free digital resources to use during the Coronavirus pandemic, click here.

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Summer Updates

Covid-19 FAQ's

Have spring events been disrupted? 

  • Yes. The COVID-19 outbreak canceled the final five Believe events and the last two SuperStart events. These events had a combined expected attendance of 9,200.

Did church groups planning to attend the spring events that were canceled receive refunds? 

  • Yes. We informed church leaders who were registered for these events that they had three options for their deposit money: they could donate it to CIY, they could roll those funds over to a future CIY event, or they could request a refund. CIY staff has made it a priority to contact every church leader affected by the cancelations over the phone to discuss their preferred next step.

My church was scheduled to attend a canceled weekend event. When can I expect my refund? 

  • The CIY team is currently processing the refund requests and will be in direct communication with youth leaders regarding the timeline.

I was registered for a spring event. Can I roll that deposit over to a future CIY event? 

  • Absolutely. Just inform the CIY staffer who calls you to discuss your next step and we will get it processed for you.

Have you canceled summer events? 

  • No. MOVE and MIX are still happening one way or another. They might look different due to the ever-changing restrictions, but our team is working on meeting the needs of churches.

Will MOVE and MIX happen this summer? 

  • Yes. Our content team is currently building two plans. One, our team will be ready to greet your church at your favorite MOVE or MIX location if we are permitted to hold summer events like in the past. Two, our team is working on content that can be used in whatever context you are doing youth ministry in this summer.

Should I cancel if I’m registered for a CIY summer event? 

  • We are asking everyone to be patient. The April 1st deadline has been pushed back to May 1st to provide more flexibility during this difficult time. We are working hard to deliver MOVE and MIX to you this summer. Additionally, excessive cancelations in a short time frame will have a detrimental impact on the ministry, and mission, of Christ In Youth.

What happens if MOVE and MIX can’t be held in large groups? 

  • Our team is working to adapt the content we have been crafting to fit any restrictions.

Should I just go to another camp or event? 

  • If MOVE and MIX do not happen in normal form, there is a good chance everything else is canceled too. We know MOVE and MIX will provide a great experience even if we can’t see you in person.

If MOVE or MIX takes on a different form, will the price be adjusted? 

  • No doubt about it! Most of the MOVE and MIX sticker price goes to room and board. There’s also the cost of travel that a church factors in. So, taking those two things away will reduce the price. We are working on what that looks like and will be able to give answers toward the end of April.

What if I’m not sure we should be making big financial commitments at this time? 

  • We get it. Most of the deposits have already been paid up to this point and MOVE/MIX pushed the payment deadline back from April 1st to May 1st to give everyone time to assess the current situation and make the wisest possible choice.

Where can I find digital resources that I can use to do ministry during the COVID-19 crisis? 

How can my church help CIY? 

  • We believe that CIY was built by the Church and that she will see us through this difficult season. If your church has registered for a CIY event this summer, we ask that you continue partnering with us this summer.

Can my church give a financial gift to CIY? 

  • Yes, please. We need the church to see us through this. No matter what happens between now and June, we are going to take some pretty big financial losses. Any contribution your church can give would help us weather this crisis. You can donate here.

As an individual, how can I help CIY? 

  • We need Kingdom workers of all ages to step up and partner with us through this crisis by giving financially. Your gift would ensure that CIY continues to call young people to Kingdom work in the years to come.

How does my financial gift help? 

  • This is the greatest financial crisis in the history of Christ In Youth. Your contribution will reduce the amount of money the ministry will have to borrow during this season. Your gift will allow CIY to continue to expand and avoid raising costs on future events. While our financial team is currently examining all options to see the ministry through this hardship, we desire to protect the future opportunities CIY has to call young people to Kingdom work.

How is CIY equipping churches during this crisis? 

  • Since mid-March, the CIY team has been hosting regular Zoom meetings with youth ministers across the country, Canada and Ireland. These meetings have inspired us as we’ve seen youth leaders connect, share ideas, and get through doing youth ministry at a social distance together. Additionally, we are continuing to release free digital resources – in English and Spanish – that youth leaders can use to host digital small group discussions and help their young people connect while they are isolated.

How will CIY use my financial gift if summer events are held as originally planned? 

  • We have already sustained a substantial financial hit due to the cancelation of seven spring events. Your gift helps with that immediately. Your partnership will allow us to continue serving our church partners through innovative digital resources and other ventures.

Is my financial gift tax-deductible? 

  • Yes. We will send you a receipt upon receiving your contribution.