National Day of Prayer in Durham


NDP 2015

Everyone is cordially invited to the observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 12:00 noon.  This year we will gather downtown at The Convention Center Plaza in front of the Carolina Theater, 301 W. Morgan St.  Parking is available on the street and in the parking deck across the street from the plaza. The event will be outside so please dress accordingly.  Seating and a water station are provided.

The theme is Lord Hear Our Cry from I Kings 8:28: “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”  Beginning at noon, we will unite in a special prayer written by the Honorary Chairman, Dr. Jack Graham, that will be read at every event nationwide. We will then continue together in prayer until 12:50 PM.

You are also invited to stay and enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks following the service.  CA hopes to see you at the National Day of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 7 at 12:00 noon at The Convention Center Plaza downtown.


Sunday Sermon Series



“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world.”  I John 5:4

The world can be overwhelming.  Sometimes we enjoy the world we live in and sometimes it threatens to crush us – our mind, bodies, spirit, and even our soul. The very fabric of what it means to be human is being tested today in ways we might never have imagined. Truth and lies, right and wrong, good and evil all swirl around in an amazing jumble of information, yet often without context.  How can we make sense of it?  And better yet, how can we overcome the world when it threatens to beat us down and take us under?

In the Bible the books of I, II, & III John and the little book of Jude all speak powerful truth and wisdom to our situation.  Come and join us as we take a journey through their pages and let the Word of God meet us and stir our hearts and minds.  God promises that with His help, we will overcome!

Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 11:00 AM.  Childcare is provided for children up to age 10.  Dress is always casual.

Christmas Sermon Series

Prophecy & the Incarnation

The Old Testament is filled with prophecies of the future.  There are over 300 specific prophecies about Jesus.  Many have to do with the circumstances surrounding the incarnation. It is amazing to read them and see how they came true.  Jesus truly is “God with us.”  We’re ending 2014 with this series of teachings examining the prophecies, the prophets, and the fulfillment as God came to earth to save a hurting and dying world. Please join us Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM for this special holiday series.  Nursery and Children’s Ministry are provided for children up to age 10.  Dress is always casual.


Book of Acts

Sunday mornings we’re reading through the Book of Acts.  Join us as we take a tour through the exciting story of the early church!  Sunday worship is at 11:00 AM.  Nursery and Children’s Ministry are provided.  Dress is always casual.

Neighborhood Chili Cookoff


This Saturday at 4:30 PM CA is hosting a Chili Cookoff for our immediate neighborhood.  If you live near the church you’re invited to participate!  Please register here.  Neighbors are encouraged to bring entries of your best chili.  Everyone will be given a scorecard and a prize will be awarded for best chili.  Live music is also provided.  Call 919-471-0220 for more information.


Want to join Durham’s prayer initiative to have all 6000 of Durham’s streets covered in prayer? PrayDurham was launched at this year’s National Day of Prayer. You can sign up and commit to pray for your street, your neighborhood, your workplace, or wherever you feel God has called you to pray. What would happen if thousands of Christians in Durham were praying together for our City? Click on PrayDurham and fill out the form. It’s that simple. You can also sign up for periodic email progress reports and view the interactive map once it is online. PrayDurham. Join us and be a part of this great prayer movement.

National Day of Prayer

On Thursday May 5th, 2011 the National Day of Prayer will be observed in Durham with a noontime gathering for Christian prayer at Duke University Chapel. The prayer service will be held from 12:00-12:50PM. A free catered lunch for attendees will follow in the Bryan Center. Duke Chapel is located at 401 Chapel Drive on the Duke main campus. Parking is reserved in the Bryan Center parking lot. There is a small fee to park. The National Day of Prayer event is sponsored by BlessDurham and supported by CA. For more information go to or call 919-251-6187.

What an event!

Blacktop Games sponsored on Saturday by Christian Assembly, Comunidades de Formacion Cristiana, United for Christ Church, Child Evangelism Fellowship, and Braggtown Baptist was a great success! Approximately 500 people participated in the event including celebrity guests Phil Ford of UNC and Chris Carawell of Duke, members of Durham Fire, EMS, & Police, and our own Rev. Kevin Ross, aka Irvin D. Clown, of Ross Family Ministries. It was an amazing representation of Jesus’ Church in Durham and everyone did a great job of loving our neighbor!

“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
John 1:14

Several years ago singer Joan Osborne asked the musical question, “What if God was one of us?” What if God already answered that question in person? What if Jesus was both God and human as the Bible says? It’s a big idea and one that deserves our attention. If it is true then we might need to rethink our ideas about God, nature, human existence, life, death, good, evil, body, soul, spirit, and what else might be out there beyond our experience. As the world considers the birth of a very special baby at Christmas, we’re going to consider what the incarnation meant to mankind then, and especially to us today. Come and join us for the conclusion of this series this Sunday at 9 & 11 AM.