This is a series exploring and explaining 6 pivot points, which impacted the trajectory of the CEF Durham Area Chapter as well as its growth today.

During the years of 2004-2008 I was captivated by the Scriptures and conversations with other Christians about the reality of authentic revival and spiritual transformation of our city. The discussions were usually filled with passion and restlessness.

Leonard Ravenhill says in Why Revival Tarries, “The two prerequisites to successful Christian living are vision and passion, both of which are born in and maintained by prayer.”

A deep longing for a fresh move of God was evident during many conversations I had with friends and ministry collaborators. I began to intersect with other people from many perspectives and walks of life, which all had passion, vision, and compelling prayer lives. Truly a revolutionary spirit was emerging in Durham, and within me.  Chris Rice and Emmanuel Katongole called this a “deep restlessness about what it means to live faithfully in a broken and divided world” in their book, Reconciling All Things. Embracing this reality I began to investigate my ministry history with Child Evangelism Fellowship as well as my own life.

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Spiritual Slavery to Sonship – Facing fear via the Father’s Heart & Embrace
One Blood – Biblical perspective on race and reconciliation
Traction – Developing an eco-system for organizations