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  • April 24, 2018

    SEVEN–A Discipleship Training Series for Church Leaders

    This 50-page, free resource from CE National will help church leaders understand and disciple young people. Created by Greg Summers, Dan Cosentino, Timothy Kurtaneck, and Ed Lewis. Get it here…

  • April 23, 2018

    This Summer’s City Life Ministry Team Leaders Announced

    “I am excited for this year’s City Life students as they will have the privilege of spending a week with these quality, godly adult leaders,” said Timothy Kurtaneck (TK) CE National’s director of church relations and youth leadership training. “Margaret is an experienced school teacher from the Los Angeles area, has been an Operation BarnabasContinue reading →

  • April 23, 2018

    ON MISSION in Los Angeles

    Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles offers opportunities for believers of all ages to be trained in evangelism and urban ministry. Our passion is for individuals and churches to catch a vision for living ON MISSION so they not only impact our neighborhood but their home communities through our year-round experiences. For more information, contactContinue reading →

  • April 22, 2018

    Gimme a T… E… A… M! – Pastorpedia

    Pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how they encourage their church staff to work like a team. Read, watch, and download… Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto, sometimes his cousin, Dan Reed, and of course his amazing horse and friend, Silver.  We should not try this calling called pastoring alone. WhetherContinue reading →

  • April 21, 2018

    Wednesday’s Pastorpedia Live Featured Pastor Tim Sprankle

    Pastor Tim Sprankle gave biblically practical ways leaders can take better care of themselves. The last session was a panel discussion with Pastor Tim, Ed Lewis, and Viki Rife. The next Pastorpedia Live is June 6 and will feature Dr. Dan Green, a professor for the master of divinity program at Moody Theological Seminary. Dr.Continue reading →

  • April 21, 2018

    Mark Artrip Receives CE National’s Impacting the Rising Generation Award

    Last Sunday (April 15, 2018), Timothy Kurtaneck, CE National’s director of church relations and youth leadership training, presented Mark Artrip, pastor of Movement Church in Hilliard, Ohio, with the CE National Honors, Impacting the Rising Generation. Artrip is a graduate from CE National’s The National Institute, an Operation Barnabas leader, and a key contributor forContinue reading →

  • April 20, 2018

    Pray for Urban Hope’s Spring Carnival

    Ashli Moon tells how to pray for tomorrow’s Urban Hope Spring Carnival. Please pray for our Spring Carnival tomorrow (April 21)  from 1-4 p.m.  Pray that our church family would share Christ’s love as we serve at and participate in the carnival. Pray for the visiting teams, that they too would be ON MISSION and be blessedContinue reading →

  • April 15, 2018

    Testimonies from Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia

    Several groups visited the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia recently. Here are just a few of the testimonies. I did not want to go on this trip at first. I was very scared and only went on it to please my parents. But, long story short, God changed me. I now know how toContinue reading →

  • April 14, 2018

    National Youth Worker Retreat Videos Available

    Carlos Baez talked at the National Youth Worker Retreat about starting Bible clubs in schools. Watch the video on the CE National YouTube Channel.

  • April 14, 2018

    Pastorpedia Live with Pastor Tim Sprankle Will be Live on YouTube

    The April 18 Pastorpedia Live with Tim Sprankle, Viki Rife, Knute Larson, and Ed Lewis will be streamed live through the CE National YouTube channel. Go to When the video starts on Wednesday, click the ‘live now’ link to watch. There’s still time to register for Wednesday’s Pastorpedia Live at the rate of $40.Continue reading →

  • April 13, 2018

    Meet the 2018 Operation Barnabas Administrative Team Leaders!

    This summer, Operation Barnabas is excited to be heading back to the West Coast for the first time in 10 years. There will be two teams traveling throughout California, doing what OB does best – encouraging churches and ministering to people, all while sharing the love of Jesus! Leading the Southern California team is TimothyContinue reading →

  • April 10, 2018

    Momentum’s Got Talent Entries are Open

    Whether your talent is singing, playing an instrument, dancing, spoken word, photographer, or a variety of other things, we want you to showcase your talent in Momentum’s Got Talent 2018! One of the great advantages of a student’s involvement in Momentum’s Got Talent is the opportunity to be eligible for scholarships. Multiple colleges give renewableContinue reading →

  • April 9, 2018

    National Youth Worker Retreat Videos Available

    Joel Hawthorne, businessman and CE National board member, spoke at the National Youth Worker Retreat on how to do ministry from a business perspective. Watch his video and download his PowerPoint on the CE National YouTube Channel.

  • April 7, 2018

    Bunk Beds Needed for Urban Hope Los Angeles

    With the start-up of the new Urban Hope Training Center in Los Angeles, there is a need for 24 bunk beds for visiting teams. For the UHTC in Philadelphia, the Community Grace Brethren Church of Everett, Pennsylvania, took it on as a ministry construction project and built all of the bunk beds needed for theContinue reading →

  • April 7, 2018

    Studies in Urban Ministries Students Visit Atlanta

    Studies in Urban Ministries (SUM) students are traveling to other urban areas to experience inner-city ministry. These Grace College students, with James Holt (pictured right) have been at Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia all year receiving training for working in urban areas in their futures.

  • April 6, 2018

    Prayer Partners Needed for CE National!

    This Church Effectiveness ministry is dependent upon the prayer of its ministry partners. God works when His people pray! Are you a part of the CE National Prayer Team? If so, thank you for standing in the gap! If not, would you please join us today? We need you! We are in need of: PrayerContinue reading →

  • April 6, 2018

    Welcome Tim Cooper to CE National

    With Art Bushen’s retirement, Tim Cooper has agreed to help with the CE National facilities. Tim was six years old when his father moved their family to Homer, Alaska, to be a pastor. “I loved growing up in Alaska and later raising my family there,” said Tim. Tim retired in 2004 after working 20 yearsContinue reading →

  • April 4, 2018

    Urban Hope Los Angeles Will Be Hosted at Grace Brethren Church of Norwalk

    Grace Brethren Church of Norwalk, California, will be the host for Urban Hope Los Angeles. Visitors will receive orientation and training at the church and be housed there. Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles offers opportunities for believers of all ages to be trained in evangelism and urban ministry. Our passion is for individuals andContinue reading →

  • April 3, 2018

    Loving God With All of Your Mind

    CE National has been blessed by a long relationship with Dr. Jeff Myers and Summit Ministries. Through the years, Jeff has been a keynote speaker at various CE National events such as the Momentum Youth Conference and special weekend events for The National Institute. While the latest Barna research shows that only 4% of peopleContinue reading →

  • April 3, 2018

    Reports from Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia

    Participants at Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia are urged to take home what they are learning from the people in the city. Pray that God will empower these participants to do what He wants. Here are a few of the dozens of comments from recent weeks: I feel like my entire outlook has changed entirely.Continue reading →