Christ central sponsored outreach initiatives

These outreach initiatives through Christ Central are a great way to get involved with the church and serve the city of Durham. Please reach out to the contact person for more information. 


CC Spaulding educational partnership

Our goal is to come alongside in support of the students, families, teachers, and staff of CC Spaulding Elementary School. Opportunities to serve include regularly weekly classroom volunteers, as well as periodic opportunities to serve during special events. Outside the classroom, service opportunities include collecting supplies to address specific needs and providing encouragement to teachers. This outreach is in the formative stages, so we welcome your thoughts and ideas. If you would like to be part of what God is doing at CC Spaulding, please email Info@ChristCentralDurham.com. 


adoption & foster care outreach

We are a ministry that desires to help fulfill the call to care for the orphan either through adoption, foster care or serving alongside these families. We exist to support and care for both prospective and existing, foster and adoptive families. The main opportunity to serve is through joining a Family Support Team assigned to a specific adoptive or foster family. Family Support Teams will serve alongside the family by providing free babysitting nights, praying for the family, assisting with a meal train upon placement and being willing to serve in spontaneous ways as needs arise. To learn more, please email Macon James at mrsmaconjames@gmail.com. 


housing repair outreach Team

The work conducted under this ministry will be an expression of Christ's love and hope to the neighbors in our city. We will use volunteers from our congregation and our financial resources to make essential repairs to the homes of disadvantaged homeowners in Durham. As the ministry is established, we will initially work with ongoing ministries such as Habitat for Humanity or Rebuilding Together of the Triangle in order to help train volunteers. The team hopes to work on projects on a monthly basis. To learn more, please contact Andrew Miles at ajmilesconsult@gmail.com. 


local supported ministries

Your tithes help to support these local organizations in Durham. Check out their websites for more information on how to get involved. 


We provide empowering legal services to our vulnerable and marginalized neighbors, specializing in trauma-informed immigration and family law services that protect children and help survivors of human trafficking and other traumas rebuild their lives. Learn More.


Child Evangelism Fellowship® of North Carolina in Durham has a simple, but profound threefold purpose: evangelism, discipleship, and connecting local churches to unchurched children and families across our area.  We have a calling to serve city kids, block by block, in resource-challenged communities of Durham with Gospel-centered activities using the 10 Keys of the Kingdom for biblical leadership development. Learn More.


World Relief Durham (WRD) is a Christian refugee resettlement agency that seeks to equip the Church, the most diverse social network on the planet, to think biblically about refugees who are arriving to the Triangle and encourages them to extend Christ-like hospitality to our refugee neighbors. WRD works with local church and wider community partners to resettle these new arrivals, assisting them as they learn a new language, adjust to a new culture, and pursue employment, education and other opportunities in our community. Learn more.


Abundant Joy Center for Women's Ministries is a Christian non-profit ministry serving women in the Durham/Chapel Hill area who are struggling with difficult life issues or transitions. Services are provided free of charge. They provide one-on-one appointments, as well as small groups that focus on recovery issues, in a safe, confidential environment. They will also refer to a professional Christian counselor if necessary. Learn more.


Urban Hope is a community-based initiative of The Navigators®, focused on bridging spiritual, economic, and educational resources to young people and their families in the Walltown neighborhood of Durham, North Carolina. Their mission is to raise up generations of young heroes – who are beating the odds by the grace of God – through creating safe places in our neighborhood to grow together into wholeness. Learn more.


CRU is a campus ministry, present on college campuses around the world, including at Duke University. They are committed to helping students come to know Jesus, grow in their faith, then go to their families, their communities, and all over the world to tell others about God's love. Learn more about CRU at Duke


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Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) is the college ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America. RUF holds to the convictions of historic Christianity which motivates their hearts for God and love for the university. These convictions include the need for new life in Christ, the authority of the Scriptures, and the mission of the Church to reach and equip all people with the message of the gospel. Christ Central supports RUF at Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Learn more about Duke RUF and UNC RUF. In 2017, Christ Central helped to launch RUF at North Carolina Central University. To learn more about NCCU RUF, contact kris.cooper@ruf.org. 


local ministries

These organizations are doing great work in the city of Durham. Click on their logos to learn more about how to get involved.