Indicators of answered
parents teach their community Good News Club®
when staff is away.”
"When city kids cry if there is no Bible lesson presented due to
"When club members and families become your
friends and allies."
When kids keep attending club after moving out of the community."
"When visitors are impressed that CEF workers
know the names of the kids."
Will you adopt
your street and pray for it by name everyday?
Sign up to adopt your street in
prayer above and see the current needs of city kids and other requests from CEF around the world, nation, state, and
John Blake shares his Heart for
City Kids, offers urban ministry
ideas, and relevant insights to collaborating with local and national
ministries for transformation of the city block by block.
Team More Than Gold
Sponsoring city kids for sports camps
Various sports and
overnight camping will be offered to 1,000 city kids who would not typically get to go to
camp. $100/kid sponsorships are being received in honor of Coach Larry
Coach Parrish with John Wooden (UCLA)
Summer Basketball Camp
and girls 7-14 yrs of age with an emphasis on skills and team play at the
Lakewood YMCA and Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Durham
Tennis Academy for city kids
Held Tu, W, Th on select city
courts in partnership with Durham Parks & Recreation and the USTA. Tennis academies
are held every season throughout the year.
From the Community “You guys are doing an
amazing job in Durham.
I never believed churches and ministries could come together like this... totally
for you; I salute you.” Pastor
you for your excellent ministry to children in Durham. We honor you... We're
praying for you. God bless you." Supporter
What’s good with you? Encouraging news and video segments found at Brand
with our friend Christopher Martin.
From Around the
"I just wanted to say that I’m so glad that God used you guys to
write the song "God loves me" (7MIT).I’m
studying abroad inThailand... I just had the opportunity to
teach that song to about 20 Buddhist kids..." Melissa
Discipleship & Teacher Training
CEF of Durham offers educational opportunities for workers involved in children's ministries and missions outreach. These include courses from the Children's Ministries Institute®, the CEF Urban Center of Light, and training tailored for mission teams andchurches. Classes are held at the Joe O'Daniel Exchange at 801 Gilbert St.Durham unless specified when announced.
Orientation, Basic, and Advanced training for Good News Club® workers in communities, schools, and churches are offered each season and on request. Summer outreach, urban ministries, and other specialized topics are offered annually. Course Registration
Intermediate Level courses are offered: Teaching Children Effectively® Levels 1 & 2 These courses are designed to offer a fresh method approach to teaching to children. Based on spiritual and educational principles, these courses provide the procedures for leading children to Christ and discipleship in the Word of God for biblical living.The class (below) was completed Jan. 30, 2010 with five of these studentsreceiving their Level-1 teaching credentials.
TCE 1 students and staff Feb.2010 in Durham at the Chinese Christian Missions Church (above) and students from TCE 2 course heldat Lake Waccamaw, NC in Oct. 2010 (above right).
Christian Youth in Action® CYIA® basic training offered to teen and adult students involved in local summer missions through Child Evangelism Fellowship of North Carolina.Held at Camp - Good News Asheville, N.C. Overnight trainingis annually in early summer. Application Deadline: April 1st. See applications under CEFSummer Missions 2013 dates: June 11-21 forteens and young adults 2013 urban boot camps! is offered to those engaged in various urban ministries.The current training and mission outreach edition will be held in Durham with a variety of sessions.Applications, information, and specificinterests can be handledand downloadedhere Urban Boot Camp Overview.pdf. Scheduled dates: Jan. 2-5,Mar.6-9, and July 10-13.
Urban boot camp confronts challengesof living and ministering in the city each summer while reaching hundreds of kids on the streets and in select communities of Durham. The diverse Gospel-centered outreach offered duringeach boot camp week enables continued implementation and strengthening of the strategic “10 Keys of the Kingdom” in each target community. Soccer, basketball, skateboarding, communityservice, and other activities are used to enhance effective ministry to nearly two thousand city kids and families involved in these activities. Collaboration with local churches and ministriesenriches the mission outreach and sustains it for the coming school year. For many children, these will be the first Bible-centered activity they have ever attended.
provides urban ministry resources and training
The CEF Durham "Center of Light" has CEF curriculum training class videos available for loan - The demonstrations contain some good ideas on how to make the lessons exciting and interesting for the children. There are training class handouts for Bible backgrounds on all the lessons. "Our teachers love them and so do teachers from across the nation. They feel the videos give help to teach with greater depth and meaning."Mary Ann Lapointe, CEF Southern California
The Children's Ministries Institute® provides specialized, practical training in children's ministries not found in Bible colleges or Christian universities. This is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc. The institute is located at the CEF International Headquarters in Warrenton, MO. Check courses and fees at CMI.