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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


Sponsor City Kids

Child Evangelism Fellowship from Seth Kalkman on Vimeo.
Let's send city kids to camps and provide year-round discipleship!
CEF says: Help keep city kids on our courts and out of the criminal courts.
City Kids at a camp/discipleship to date = 355

More Than Gold  sports camps & academies

 Building solid athletic skills and strong Christian character has been the intention behind More Than Gold since its start in 1996. Basketball has always been the camp of choice, however soccer, baseball, wrestling, and cheerleading camps have also been held over the 17 year history.  Tennis was added with inner city tennis academies in 2012.  Camps, clinics and academies are being scheduled for 2014 in communities, city parks, and other local venues.  To support this effort and for those interested in helping city kids --- sponsor one or more youth at $100 each. All contributions for the SCK project will go towards sponsoring city kids for these and overnight camping at CEF Camp Good News in Asheville. Contributions can be received online at CEF donations or by mail to CEF Durham.

Kingdom building for a Christian community

   Work will continue in select resource-challenged communities of Durham throughout 2014.  Many children and their families will hear and see the Gospel in action as local and visiting ministry teams of Christians and indigenous leaders collaborate with CEF.  Biblical expressions of the Gospel will be demonstrated as the 10 Keys of the Kingdom are used.  Students enrolled in urban boot camps, teachers leading Good News Clubs, and pastors of local congregations will be trained and guided to incorporate these 10 Keys for sustainable Gospel-centered ministry. 

CEF Honors John & Vera Mae Perkins
At the conclusion of a quick two-day visit to Jackson, Mississippi, John Blake gave special recognition to John & Vera  Mae Perkins for over 50 years of service as  Good News Club teachers, teacher-trainers, and promoter of Child Evangelism Fellowship.  Dr. John Perkins was reaching over 11,000 kids weekly in southern Mississippi along with his wife during the 1960-70s. CEF Durham honored both for their long-time service and promotion of CEF and its mission to reach children for Christ. Read more of John & Vera Mae Perkins life and ministry on a dedication page.

Together for Durham (YouTube) a collaborative urban network of Durham ministries engaging resource-challenged communities with the 10 Keys of the Kingdom is featured with a testimony by Dr. John Perkins.

Check out the Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc. International Headquarters site for a global perspective of reaching children worldwide.  Last year over 12,100,000 children were enrolled in various outreach programs sponsored by CEF.  
Child Evangelism Fellowship is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the Word of God and in a local church for Christian living.  CEF of North Carolina in Durham has a simple, but strategic approach to reaching unchurched children and families across its 8-county area.  There is a priority calling to serve city kids, block by block, in resource-challenged communities of Durham and local schools in other counties with Gospel-centered activities using the 10 Keys of the Kingdom for biblical leadership development. 

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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