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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."


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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


Sports Outreach 
More Than Gold Sportsreach
Download the More Than Gold News (MTGNEWS.pdf); about 2 MB

More Than Gold sports camps and clinics were established in 1996 to build solid sports skills and strong Christian character.  Basketball was the first sport used for this purpose.  After 17 years, there have been soccer, baseball, wrestling, and all-sports camps/clinics in multiple states and foreign countries. Tennis was added in 2012. More Than Gold is also a gospel-centered resource for Upward, Junior Prep Stars, Salvation Army, YMCA and others conducting sports programs.
Courts, fields & black tops are common sites for Sportsreach camps and clinics. Campers, 7-14 years old, have attended half-day and full-day events at churches, schools, parks, and street corners for the past 17 years. Cross training, Today's Heroes, contests, and team play highlight all camps and clinics sponsored by CEF Ministries of North Carolina in Durham. Local coaches, players, church leaders serve as staff. The YMCA, Salvation Army, community-based ministries, and churches are local collaborating organizations.

 Campers are expected to listen and follow 'Today’s Heroes'                     Campers & staff at Salvation Army club in Durham

Sponsoring City Kids Campaign in full-swing
Coach Larry Parrish was honored with reunion of past players and coaches on March 17, 2012. NCAA basketball tournament games were watched during the afternoon and a roast of Coach Parrish in the evening kicked off a campaign towards sponsoring 1,000 city kids for camp this summer. Coach Parrish, who coached at Jordan, Southern, and Riverside High Schools in Durham, has mentored and made a positive  mark on hundreds of athletes, coaches and many youth for 44 years. He started Prep Stars Invitational Basketball Camps and the Junior Prep Stars Basketball School as well as had an impact on the development of the CEF More Than Gold sports camps. The stories were numerous during the reunion. The laughter was refreshing. Some players had not seen each other for over 30 years. Coach Parrish said, "...the memories were worth a million dollars." The campaign will continue throughout 2013. 


Sports Camps & Clinics
Current dates and cities are listed on Facebook (Click "Make an Appointment" at the MindBody tab) for information/registration to all day camps, gym locations, sports outreach clinics and weekly development camps during 2014. These camps typically meet in city parks, public courts, and community-based program sites. Priority sports will be basketball, soccer, tennis, general fitness and organized play. Register on this site as well.

Sports Mission Trips: Savannah, Chicago, Little Rock, Charlotte, Washington, DC, TBA
Summer is a special time for sports outreach-mission trips with this CEF chapter. The More Than Gold sports staff has held camps during past summers in various USA cities. Sports outreach events and camps/clinics are usually conducted at local churches, sports centers and outdoor city courts. Thousands of city kids were enrolled during week-long Bible clubs and sport camps in most cities like Savannah and Little Rock. The summer in Chicago was a unique opportunity for stepping onto outdoor courts, uninvited, and engage youth with organized play with 3-on-3 tournaments and sharing the Gospel. Any USA city is a welcomed site for this collaborative mission between the More Than Gold staff, local churches, and/or ministry volunteers.
                                Today's Heroes and Cross Training                            Individual Instruction and Awards 


Current Sports Camps & Events 
The following are featured camps currently being offered. All camps and events can be seen on the registration page and are subject to additions and cancellations. Call: 919.399.1979 for current information on all sports camps.  Register online or call.

Tennis Academies are weekly sessions held usually Tu & Th 4:30-6:00PM at a local park and/or court (East End Park in Durham pictured)  for city kids 7-14 years of age. USTA "10 and under" format used for 7-10 yr olds with graduated and select play for 11-14 yr olds. FREE

Basketball Camps & Clinics are FREE for city kids 7-14 yrs old. Skills development camps and team play leagues all have a daily/weekly fee.

Sample MTG Sports Playbook      inboundsministries.com     Register/pay online-click Make a Donation button 

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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