Durham

Contact Information

Durham House
821 Clarendon St
Durham, NC 27705
United States
Tel: 984-484-0934
Email:  durham@bruderhof.com

Established: 2015

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About Us:
In 2015, we started this small church plant as a way to reach the thousands of students and families living in this vibrant part of North Carolina. We currently consist of two married couples and two single young adults who attend universities or work in the area.

Setting:
We are located in the Trinity Heights neighborhood of Durham. Our yard is perfect for barbecues with neighbors and playing corn hole on the weekends. The front porch makes a good place for singing together in the evening and we enjoy the local parks for walks, games, and making new friends. We have an open dining room and sitting area which is perfect for hosting group events.

Connecting with Neighbors:
Our neighbors have welcomed us and invited us to their homes and churches. We are quickly finding opportunities to join in with other churches and organizations, especially Duke Chapel and the nearby Reality Ministries. Every Saturday, as part of our Acts2 ministry, we host an open evening for young people including students of Duke University and Divinity School. We play outdoor and indoor games, enjoy a home-cooked meal and singing, and share talk and discussions.

Acts 2 at Duke:
Since the fall of 2017, we’ve operated as an official campus ministry at Duke University. We welcome anyone who is seeking to find genuine purpose for their life, and we find practical ways to love each other and our neighbors. Visit the Acts 2 at Duke website for more information.

Point of Interest:
Our neighborhood took its name from Trinity College, now the East Campus of Duke University.

Residents’ Voices:

Several current residents describe life at Durham House:

Michelle, a member of the Bruderhof, an intentional Christian community

Michelle: I am a student in Duke Medical School's Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. I moved to Durham last year after spending four years at the Bruderhof community house in Harlem – so I'm enjoying getting to know my new home. Living in Durham is great because we are about equal distance from both the Appalachians and the NC coast. I love the dynamics of communal living at this location because we have such a unique interaction with the many students in the locality due to the Acts II campus ministry based out of our house. Of course, I'm also busy a lot of the time with school – I feel very privileged to be at Duke DPT and all the amazing opportunities I have every day. I love what I'm learning and am passionate about helping people gain mobility and function so they can pursue their dreams.

Chuck G, who's a member of the Bruderhof, an intentional Christian community

Chuck: I am thirty-seven years old and my wife, Ilace, and I have been married for ten years. We live at Durham House, which is an urban intentional Christian community in Durham, NC, where we run a campus ministry named “Acts2 at Duke.” The ministry gives us opportunities to connect with a large number of young people at Duke University. The highlight of our week is Saturday when the students come over to our house for a good meal, games, singing, and fellowship. During the rest of the week we spend much of our time on the Duke campus. It’s the relationships with the young people that we value most. Often on a Saturday, someone will come early to talk, or we’ll meet on campus to share experiences of the week. We hope that these relationships draw us and our friends closer to Jesus.