It is an historic fact that Child Evangelism Fellowship has never changed nor altered its purpose or mission statement in 83 years. While over 26 years in the Durham Area Chapter, we have created new programs and changed some of our ministry methods, our purpose to reach, teach, disciple, and lead children to Christ has and never will change. Give a year-end gift to CEF Durham, which will allow us to reach thousands of unchurched children annually. See our Stewardship pages. Consider giving on #GivingTuesday on Dec.1st.

Virtual Ministry Briefing and Fund Raiser coming in December 2020 for CEF supporters, volunteers, and new donors

Camps for City Kids usually are held for 4 consecutive days during the summer months and school holiday sessions.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, some camps this year will meet virtually or in small groups. No matter how we meet with the kids, all of these camps emphasize putting God first in every aspect of play and life.  Building solid athletic skills and strong Christian character during drills and team play are expected of every camper. Sports camps, clinics, and tennis academies are typically held in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Fitness and healthy lifestyles are emphasized during all sessions. Please sponsor-a-city kid to attend a camp during the late Summer and Fall seasons using button on this Stewardship page. See update and report on camps this summer on Camps for City Kids page.

Remembering Sandra Underwood
A long-time CEF volunteer, co-teacher with Lou Brodgen, special friend, hugger, and lover of all children. During a difficult time in her life, Sandy started the Butterflz youth ministry along with CEF and her church. Many city kids were reached and nurtured. Her “Celebration of Life” was held on October 24th at Christian Assembly Church in Durham. A butterfly release was done outside following the service. Sandy will certainly be missed, but is now with her Savior in Heaven. June 14, 1969 – Oct. 11, 2020

See CEF resources to help you teach children and minister during COVID

Our God-Given Mission

Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) of North Carolina in Durham has a simple, but profound threefold purpose: evangelism, discipleship, and connecting local churches to unchurched children and families across our area. For 26 years, Child Evangelism Fellowship has reached city kids in the surrounding Durham area. Through our Good News Clubs, sports camps, and collaborative events with dozens of ministry partners, we’ve been able to share the gospel with children of all ages. Thousands have accepted Christ as their Savior and many lives, families, and communities have been changed. Biblical discipleship is happening weekly in schools and neighborhoods.

Discover Our Story

During 2017-2018, CEF Durham conducted 122 weekly clubs, camps, and special events in the Durham – Orange – Alamance county area. 550 made decisions to follow Christ. Some adults/parents are in discipleship classes and others are surrendering their lives to Christ in local jails. 2019 reported over 10,000 youth and adults reached through various CEF ministries. We are seeking dedicated new volunteer staff and new camp sponsors as we expand the outreach to 10,250-15,000 city kids each year.

CEF Durham annually reaches children, youth and their families with Gospel centered activities within their neighborhoods and schools as well as at special community events. 2020-2021 will be capacity-building in these 3 areas:

1) 10% increase in Good News Clubs and sports-related outreach

2) 500 volunteers needed to double the impact of character education and sports-related ministries in the areas where CEF Durham serves by 2021

3) $100,000 additional funding to support the capacity-building of direct ministry efforts (100 donations of $1,000)

Events, Workshops & More

We are always hosting events in order to bring the community together, please be sure to come out and enjoy the fun.

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