• Bus for Sale!

    CE National is selling the Urban Hope bus. It’s a mechanically sound, 2000 Bluebird bus with no air brakes. It’s also cleared current inspection. We are asking $2,500 OBO. Call Jesse at 574.267.6622, ext 108 if you’re interested.  

  • Live With Momentum Youth Conference

    11:00 AM EST on Momentum’s Facebook, Instagram, and CE National’s Youtube Channel. March 27: Eric Miller :: Studying the Bible March 28: Courtney Cherest :: Prayer March 29: Watch Your Sunday Morning Services Live March 30: Tim Sprankle :: Faith and Doubt March 31: Jordan Howerton :: True Worship April 1: Sean McDowell April 2:Continue reading →

  • OMI Episode 10: Mark Andreson

    Steve sits down with Mark Andreson, founder of the Institute for Youth Studies and discusses what our domestic ministries can learn from international youth ministry.  Check out this episode!

  • Operation Barnabas Gives Award To Meyersdale Grace Brethren Church!

    Roger Ward Memorial Award Operation Barnabas

    Each year, Operation Barnabas leaders and staff select an individual, group, or church to receive an award named in honor of Roger Ward (Grace Brethren Church, Norwalk, California). While the students on OB are being trained in what it means to be “a son or daughter of encouragement”, there are people who far out-serve theContinue reading →

  • Two Churches Recently Help at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Montgomery Community Church from Cincinnati, Ohio, spent time at Urban Hope Philadelphia helping the homeless, doing prayer walks, and outreach at Mifflin Park. The group also helped with the Fourth of July block party. Two participants talk about their experience: Grant, “My perspective of people that have less than me changed. It has humbled meContinue reading →

  • OMI Episode 9

    Steve interviews Sean McDowell about his newest book, “So The Next Generation Will Know” Grab your copy here: https://amzn.to/31Cur4e  Check out this episode!

  • Urban Hope Training Center Director and Dean/Discipler of the Studies in Urban Ministries

    This Ministry Position might be for you… If you are interested in overseeing the training of 1500 adults and students each year to learn how to passionately share Jesus within their sphere of influence. The Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia is designed to empassion and equip individuals to understand and experience evangelism in an urbanContinue reading →

  • OMI Episode 8: National Youth Worker Retreat – Part 2

    There was so much great content at the National Youth Worker Retreat in Daytona Beach FL, it took two episodes to digest all of it. Join Jordan Gillette and Steve Kozak, discuss the sessions from Sean McDowell, Bruce Barlow, and some of the best youth ministry practitioners.  Check out this episode!

  • OMI Episode 7: Full Breakdown of the National Youth Worker Retreat – Part 1

    There was so much great content at the National Youth Worker Retreat in Daytona Beach FL, it took two episodes to digest all of it. Join Jordan Gillette and Steve Kozak, discuss the sessions from Sean McDowell, Bruce Barlow, and some of the best youth ministry practitioners.  Check out this episode!

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  • OMI Episode 6: Getting Parents Involved

    One of the most important and yet challenging parts of youth ministry is getting parents involved–in the right way. Steve and Dave share some helpful insight on how to successfully navigate this often rocky terrain.  Check out this episode!

  • OMI Episode 5: Preventing Ministry Burnout

    Burnout in ministry is a real thing. Steve and Dave share some thoughts on how to keep refreshed and effective throughout the ministry seasons Check out this episode!

  • OMI Episode 4

    Steve and Dave talk with Tim Lansing at the Los Angeles Urban Hope Training Center Dedication. Check out this episode!

  • OMI Episode 3: Best Practices for Small Groups

    Steve and Dave discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of small groups in youth ministry with special guest, Jordan Gillette  Check out this episode!

  • OMI Episode 2: Carving Out Time For Professional Development

    Whether you are a full-time youth leader, or part-time volunteer, youth leaders of every kind are some of the busiest people we know. In this episode, Steve and Dave share some helpful insight on how to be sure that as you are pouring into others, you feeding yourself as well.  Check out this episode!

  • The First ON MISSION Insights Podcast

    Steve Kozak and Dave Nicodemus talk about youth ministry.

  • Hang Out and Learn From Sean McDowell at the National Youth Worker Retreat

    Sean McDowell speaking at the National Youth Worker Retreat

    Come retreat at the beach with us March 18-21, 2019, and enjoy this relational time with your peers while gaining valuable training for your youth ministry. Sean McDowell will speak during the retreat plus spend time with youth workers. Jordan Howerton will return this year to lead worship and hang out with youth workers. BruceContinue reading →

  • Faithfulness Awards Presented to Jim Robinson and Nancy Johnson

    Each year CE National honors faithful servants for the cause of Christ. Thanks to these who have served others so faithfully in the name of Jesus! Jim Robinson, from Community Grace Brethren Church in Warsaw, Indiana, receives a CE National Faithfulness Award. Jim is a great picture of the “unsung hero” in ministry at CommunityContinue reading →

  • How to Hire Good Staff in Your Church – Pastorpedia

    Pastor Knute Larson, Jim Brown, and Jeff Bogue talk about how to make the most out of your next hire.