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  • August 27, 2020

    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 →

  • August 11, 2020

    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 →

  • July 29, 2020

    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 →

  • July 8, 2020

    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 →

  • July 1, 2020

    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 →

  • June 16, 2020

    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 →

  • June 2, 2020

    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 →

  • May 20, 2020

    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 →

  • April 28, 2020

    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 →

  • March 25, 2020

    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 →

  • March 25, 2020

    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 →

  • March 13, 2020

    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 →

  • March 11, 2020

    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 →

  • March 11, 2020

    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 →

  • March 5, 2020

    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 →

  • March 4, 2020

    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 →

  • February 29, 2020

    Spreading Joy Through Operation Barnabas

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    On Operation Barnabas, team members have multiple opportunities to spread joy through serving churches and communities while showing the love of Jesus.  “I love seeing the joy on kid’s faces during our programs,” said one team member at the end of his time on OB.  “It gives me as much happiness as it gives them!”Continue reading →

  • February 28, 2020

    The Local Church And Momentum Youth Conference

    Momentum Youth Conference

    CE National’s Momentum Youth Conference believes in the local church and its impact in the lives of students! It’s our desire to build into the local youth program as much as possible because that’s where ongoing relationships will help keep students on track once returning home from Momentum. Each night after session we schedule “youthContinue reading →

  • February 27, 2020

    Open House At Urban Hope Los Angeles

    Open House At Urban Hope Los Angeles

    Are you a ministry leader? Maybe a pastor, youth pastor, youth worker, or missions leader in your church? Are you looking to see your students/adults impassioned about impacting their unchurched friends? Then the Urban Hope LA Training Center is for you. We want to give you, as a ministry leader, a taste of what theContinue reading →

  • February 19, 2020

    Travel, Serve, Learn, Grow on an Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    Traveling, serving, learning, and growing sounds like a great way for high school students to spend three weeks this summer. Who do you know that could benefit from experiencing all this and more as a part of Operation Barnabas 2020? While our OB 2020 rosters are filling up, there are still open spots on bothContinue reading →