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Indicators of answered prayer
When 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.

Events News

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.

City Kids - World Changers
Values-centered character education
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 Pastor

"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 Im so glad that God used you guys to write the song "God loves me" (7MIT).  Im studying abroad in Thailand...
I just had the opportunity to teach that song to about 20 Buddhist kids..." Melissa  Scheffler


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.

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 RSVP

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



   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  
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

TeacherTraining Resources

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.

Course Registration
Register for courses listed above...  sign up onlinehere!

CEF Durham Area Chapter
P.O. Box 1288, 801 Gilbert St., Suite 207, Durham NC 27702
Phone: (919) 399-1979  Email: cefcenteroflight[@]gospeltokids.org

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