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 time."
"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."
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 Durham.
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.
Kids - World Changers Values-centered
Currently being conducted at local public and private schools,
communities, and summer camps for kids 11-14 yrs.old.
Basketball Camps and Clinics
for boys and girls 7-14 yrs of age with an emphasis on skills and team
play will be scheduled during 2015 at clubs,
sports/rec centers, and city courts in Durham. $100 will sponsor a city
kid in honor of Coach Larry Parrish and his son Andy.
Sponsoring city kids for sports camps Tennis Academy for city kids
Held Tu & Th on select city courts in partnership with Durham
Parks & Recreation and the USTA. Tennis academies are held
every season throughout 2015.
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.” Local
"Thank you for your excellent ministry to
children in Durham. We honor you... We're praying for you. God bless
you." From a CEF Supporter
From Around the World
"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 Scheffler
Discipleship & Teacher Training
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.
Next Teacher & Volunteer Enrichment Workshop planned for March 2015 TBA and
to be held at the Exchange bldg 801 Gilbert St. Durham FREE but please
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
students receiving their Level-1 teaching credentials. Next
course is TBA in Fall 2015
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® June 15-26, 2015 the CYIA® basic
training will be offered to teen and adult students involved in local summer
missions through Child Evangelism Fellowship of North Carolina. The training is held at
Camp Good News near Asheville, N.C. for
10-days overnight with classroom training and practical application of
the traininig at CEF 5-Day Clubs at Asheville-area site with kids and
youth. Application Deadline: April 1st. See applications under CEFSummer Missions 2015 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.
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
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.