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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


 CEF Student Ministries

Urban Student Scholarship Fund  Youth
The Rebecca Sims Memorial
This fund benefits college and high school students working with CEF as local staff interns, summer urban workers, and international missionaries.  Funds received will meet their necessary travel, living, and mission expenses. Contributions are tax-deductible when given to CEF Durham by mail at the address below or by clicking on the donation button. Please designate to Urban Student or Sims Fund: 

Internships for students and ministers
 It now strikes me as astounding that I lived an entire nine months in Durham without truly seeing or appreciating the city. When I began my freshman year at Duke, I rarely left campus and knew almost no members of the community besides other undergraduates. However, I felt God encouraging me to form a relationship with the Durham community and allow myself to serve and learn from the city’s residents. I applied for a summer internship with PathWays, a Duke Chapel program, and was paired me with Child Evangelism Fellowship. I spent time at their urban boot camp and with wonderful kids at 5-Day Clubs. It enabled me to witness firsthand the ways in which God is moving in the lives of the children of Durham and allowed me to better grasp the magnitude and tenderness of His love for them. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to see and be a part of God’s transformation of this city.
Hillary (Hilly) Martinez   Duke ‘13

International and urban missions opportunities
  Plans will be developed each year through 2014 for students from North Carolina and the USA to have an opportunity to minister in Honduras, Malawi, an urban USA city or beyond where CEF Durham has a ministry partnership.  Approved students can work with school clubs, sports outreach, evangelism, and discipleship efforts for 2-4 weeks in urban communities across America and other countries.  Students will receive basic, advanced, and urban training before traveling to their mission assignment.  Applications are accepted year-round.  Sites for consideration through 2014 are: Washington DC, Chicago, Jackson, MS, Malawi, and Honduras.

Urban missionaries in Durham at boot camp              Student Thunder missions team to Honduras 

Summer ministries & Urban boot camps
  5-Day Clubs, community-wide evangelistic events, and service projects highlighted ministry this summer. Students and leaders, both out-of-state and locally, filled five weeks of direct ministry, training, and service in under resourced communities of Durham.

Cross-cultural 5-Day Clubs, multiple community-wide outdoor party events &  community service projects.

CEF friend djfam.net featured a dance off with community youth at the Bless Cornwallis event in Sept.

Urban ministry experience are offered to those engaged in various city-based ministries. The current schedule for urban boot camp training and mission outreach will be held in Durham featuring a variety of sessions through out 2014: Jan. 2-4 and others TBA. Other dates may be added, so continue checking or offer a date for your group.

  2014 Application/boot camp information and online
  Registration available for 2013 urban boot camp


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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