• Day of Hope: A Mission Trip in Your Neighborhood

    Day of Hope Mission Trip in Your Neighborhood

    On October 10, 2020 from 9am-4pm (ET & PT) Urban Hope will launch a FREE one day training and ministry experience for youth groups and teams right in your own community called DAY OF HOPE! As our world continues to face challenging times, more than ever before we need to be a beacon of hopeContinue reading →

  • Operation Barnabas Faithfulness Award Recipients

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    Since participating on Operation Barnabas summer ministry experience is not an end result but rather a step in the process, we encourage OB participants to be involved in the OB Faithfulness Program. This discipleship program, completed in the five months immediately following the student’s OB tour, involves demonstrating continued faithfulness through personal growth, church involvement,Continue reading →

  • CE National 2020 Updates with Jeff Bogue, President of CE National

     Thank you for taking time to watch this video and come up to speed on what’s happening at CE National.If I’ve never met you before, my name is Jeff Bogue. I’m the new president at CE National and am honored to have that leadership position. I’ve been friends with Ed Lewis for 27 yearsContinue reading →

  • Beyond The Edge Of The Water: Help For Parents

    Beyond The Edge Of The Water: Help For Parents

    Reclaiming Biblical Discipleship For a Rising Generation In his new book to be released in July, Beyond the Edge of the Water, Steven Kozak uses the evocative image of stepping beyond the edge of the water to show what powerful and effective discipleship can look like. Get your free sample here… Kozak was an experiencedContinue reading →

  • Operation Barnabas 2020 – The Comeback Tour!

    Operation Barnabas 2020 has just come to an end and students have returned home. In a summer that is unlike any other, God has again moved in mighty ways and we are very thankful for His work in student’s hearts. The fact we were able to even offer an adjusted Operation Barnabas experience for ourContinue reading →

  • WHAT IF___ Troubleshooting Guide

    Ed Lewis

    Ed Lewis shares some ideas you can use when you’re sharing Christ with someone: What to do when a person says… But what if I sin? Confess it immediately. (1 John 1:9) But I’m not sure I want to get too involved. You can’t be a part-time Christian. (Luke 9:62) But being a Christian soundsContinue reading →

  • Ed Lewis To Retire After 47 Years With CE National

    Ed Lewis

    Ed Lewis, CE National’s president emeritus, is beginning a well deserved 8-week sabbatical this month. He will be in Winona Lake helping with our Operation Barnabas team to lead part of the training for orientation. Starting on July 4th, Ed will embark on some much-deserved time off. Ed has served with CE National for 47Continue reading →

  • Akron, Ohio Church Runs Local Service Projects

    Grace Church Bath Campus

    See more photos on the CE National Facebook page Urban Hope Philadelphia’s temporary closure didn’t stop the Grace Bath team from doing ministry. The group of students and leaders were supposed to be in Philadelphia for a week of ministry. But with Urban Hope Philadelphia closed temporarily due to coronavirus, the group decided to completeContinue reading →

  • How To Build A Friendship With People: Ideas From Ed Lewis

    Build Friendships with People

    Here are a few ideas for how you can build friendship with people who need to hear what you can share about Christ. For more on how you can reach others for Christ, visit www.cenational.org/what-if In your home and neighborhood Sponsor a ‘Neighborhood Bible Club’ for children. Invite international college students or high school exchangeContinue reading →

  • What If… We Prayed Daily for Our Children?

    What If Prayed for Children

    Want to make a difference in kid’s lives?  It starts with prayer.  Here are several suggestions for how to pray for children. That they will know Christ as Savior early in life (Ps 63:1, 1 Tim. 3:15) That they will have a hatred for sin (Ps. 97:10) That they will be caught when guilty (Ps.Continue reading →

  • WHAT IF___ You Could Live ON MISSION on Your Campus? 

    What If

    Ideas from Ed Lewis for sharing your faith. Represent a positive Christian example on social media. Conduct a voluntary Bible study or prayer group on campus. Wear a Christian t-shirt. Organize a “See You at the Pole” prayer day in September. Write an article for the school newspaper. Put an advertisement in the high schoolContinue reading →

  • Ideas From Ed Lewis To Share Your Faith

    What If

    Ed Lewis, CE National’s president emeritus, has a passion for sharing Christ with others. Here are ideas that he uses when he talks with people. WHAT IF___ you were to focus on ONE person who is not a believer by stopping at their office or home with a TAKE-OUT sandwich to just talk during lunch? InContinue reading →

  • Engaging Others In A Physical-Distancing World

    Engaging Others in a Physical-distancing World

    Many people are wondering how to engage with others in a time when we are being told to self-isolate and stay at home. So do we pull away from everything and everyone OR do we creatively find ways to continue to Live ON MISSION in our “new” everyday life? Hopefully you answered: find creative waysContinue reading →

  • Plan For Momentum Youth Conference 2020

    Momentum Youth Conference

    Our staff has been in extensive conversations about plans for Momentum Youth Conference this summer and we are still praying for and anticipating a great week in July at the conference. Barring circumstances outside of our control, we hope you will still plan to be there! Thank you for being flexible with us as weContinue reading →

  • Eric Miller Named CE National’s Director Of Ministry Operations

    Eric Miller and Jeff Bogue

     Eric Miller, (former youth pastor in Frederick, Maryland) has been named CE National’s director of ministry operations. Eric will manage the ministries of CE National. “I’m excited Eric is joining our team and super excited about what God will continue to do through CE,” said Jeff Bogue, CE National president. “Thanks for your support,Continue reading →

  • Jeff Bogue, President of CE National, Responds to Coronavirus

    Jeff Bogue, president of CE National, talks about CE National’s response to Coronavirus.  Update We have continued to take appropriate measures regarding our ministry operations and events. As of 4/8/20, both Urban Hope Training Centers are closed. We continue to plan and prepare for Operation Barnabas and Momentum but monitor the situation regularly. “FirstContinue reading →

  • The Life Change I’ve Seen At Momentum Youth Conference

    Momentum Youth Conference

    By Erin Fowler, Momentum Coordinator, Marketing, and Design I started working with Momentum Youth Conference when I graduated from college. That first summer I remember listening to a speaker in one of the sessions who addressed broken relationships. Here we are, 10 years later, and while I can’t remember the exact details of what heContinue reading →

  • Jump Into The Best Summer Ever!

    It can be scary to do something new, out of your comfort zone, and walk into an unfamiliar situation. This fear is one reason why some students don’t apply for Operation Barnabas. Check out this story from one of our recent Operation Barnabas team members: “Coming into Operation Barnabas, I didn’t know what to expect.Continue reading →

  • Tony Livigni To Speak At Momentum Youth Conference

    Tony Livigni to speak at Momentum Youth Conference

    CE National is excited to announce that Tony Livigni will be one of the main session speakers at Momentum Youth Conference. Tony Livigni is the campus pastor of the Medina East Campus of Grace Church in Medina, Ohio. He has served at Grace Church for 14 years, serving in college and young adult ministry forContinue reading →

  • Operation Barnabas Administrative Leaders Announced

    Operation Barnabas Administrative Leaders Announced

    Operation Barnabas 2020 tour planning is taking place now with a number of interesting and exciting ministry stops already planned for both of our teams. We are also pleased to announce the administrative leaders for each team, both with much experience working with youth and ministry tours! The Mideast OB team, June 13–July 6, willContinue reading →