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  • June 25, 2018

    How Can You Pray for Students at Momentum?

    We expect God to move and do great things at Momentum Youth Conference and want you to be praying towards that end! Please pray for the 2,000+ students and leaders who will be at Momentum 2018. Get involved! You can pray for students from your church by being a prayer partner! Even if you can’tContinue reading →

  • June 24, 2018

    Testimonies from Visitors to Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Pleasant View Bible Church, Warsaw, Indiana, and Grace Polaris Church in Westerville, Ohio, recently visited Urban Hope Philadelphia. Here are quotes from the participants: I honestly can’t describe everything I experienced but I am changed because I was here!! Urban Hope is a demonstration of what God can do when we let him. I wasContinue reading →

  • June 23, 2018

    Urban Hope Philadelphia Interns and Day Camps

    Urban Hope Philadelphia has five interns working this summer. All the young adults are products of the Urban Hope ministries. Pictured above are Christian, Kevin, Shalia, and Michelle. These interns are working with Brenda Cartagena as she directs the Urban Hope day camps next week. Pray for the outreach of over 300 children next weekContinue reading →

  • June 22, 2018

    City Life 2018 is in the Books!

    What a great group of students and awesome week of ministry the City Life 2018 team had. Students learned how to initiate conversations, pray with and for people, and share their faith. The group had the opportunity to be involved in a variety of ministries going on all across the greater Los Angeles and OrangeContinue reading →

  • June 22, 2018

    Operation Barnabas Starts Tomorrow

    CE National’s Operation Barnabas summer ministry team starts on Saturday. Norwalk, California, will be the destination for 61 students for orientation and the start of tour next week. Visit for pictures and reports once orientation starts.

  • June 20, 2018

    Pastorpedia Live, September 19, will be a Live Filming of Pastorpedia

    Knute Larson will host this special Pastorpedia Live on September 19 from 10 am – 3 pm with Jim Brown and Jeff Bogue. Knute, Jim, and Jeff are the three experienced pastors who film CE National’s Pastorpedia each month. Pastorpedia is a video publication that helps pastors and church leaders in their ministry. Visit reading →

  • June 18, 2018

    Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well – By Billy Graham

    Billy Graham speaks to all on this side of Heaven as he covers the importance of four key areas: Building strong foundations and understanding the gift of years; Facing life’s transitions, including the passing of years, retirement, and when loved ones die; Making wise decisions; Understanding our glorious hope. “In this book I invite youContinue reading →

  • June 18, 2018

    Download Jim Brown’s Message and Discussion Guide from Momentum Youth Conference 2017 – ON MISSION Insights

    Pastor Jim Brown (lead pastor of Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana) challenged students at Momentum Youth Conference 2017 to come clean and quit carrying around their skeletons. Jim said, “We tend to remember what we should forget and forget what we should remember. Sin haunts us.” Download his powerful talk and the discussion guideContinue reading →

  • June 17, 2018

    Momentum Youth Conference Student Emcees

    Momentum Youth Conference welcomes students to serve in different capacities. One way students get to serve on the Momentum main stage is through being a student emcee. This year Josh, Elise, and Josiah (pictured above respectively) have been selected to be our 2018 student emcees! Every summer God continues to use Momentum main sessions inContinue reading →

  • June 16, 2018

    Churches from Ohio and Indiana Visit Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Both of these groups experienced inner-city ministry in the heart of Philadelphia. Visit to find out how you can bring a group to Urban Hope. Grace Polaris, Westerville, Ohio Pleasant View Bible Church in Warsaw, Indiana

  • June 15, 2018

    City Life Tour has Begun!

    City Life tour started this week. Students are in Los Angeles helping a variety of ministries. See pictures and read reports here…

  • June 12, 2018

    New in the CE National Library-Advanced Strategic Planning

    Advanced Strategic Planning is a 21st-century model for church and ministry leaders by Aubrey Malphurs. First published in 1999, Advanced Strategic Planning explains why planning is so important to carrying out the church’s mission. Now in its third edition, this classic resource offers: a nine-step strategic thinking and acting model; useful ideas for developing aContinue reading →

  • June 12, 2018

    Operation Barnabas Itinerary Now Published

    On June 23, our 2018 Operation Barnabas students will be gathering in Norwalk, California, to begin their orientation. Find out where the two teams are going on their tours here. If you’d like to follow their travels, make sure you sign up to get regular emails throughout the summer when pictures and reports are posted.

  • June 11, 2018

    Watch the Main Session Videos from the National Youth Worker Retreat

    Youth workers from all over the U.S. gathered at El Caribe Resort & Conference Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, March 19-22 for CE National’s National Youth Worker Retreat and had a great time of teaching, sharing, and fellowship. Pastor Bruce Barlow, lead pastor of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church in Indiana, was the main speaker.Continue reading →

  • June 10, 2018

    Coming to Momentum 2018: Color War Dodgeball

    Momentum Youth Conference 2018 will be an event full of color including a dodgeball game outdoors using balls full of colored powder. Want to play with us? Make sure you’ve claimed your spot for the #bestweekofsummer at Momentum! Afternoons at Momentum 2018 are full of fun on campus options plus the great opportunity to serveContinue reading →

  • June 10, 2018

    Dr. Daniel Green Spoke at Wednesday’s Pastorpedia Live

    Dr. Daniel Green, Moody Theological Seminary, spoke during Wednesday’s Pastorpedia Live on the topic of personal ethics for pastors. CE NationalPastorpedia Live with Dr. Daniel Green – Ethics for Pastors   The next Pastorpedia Live will be September 19. Knute Larson will host this special Pastorpedia Live with Jim Brown and Jeff Bogue. During thisContinue reading →

  • June 9, 2018

    What is CE National?

    So, what is CE National?  Glad you asked!  Here is Ed Lewis, president of CE National, sharing on what this Church Effectiveness ministry is all about!

  • June 8, 2018

    Church in Huber Heights, Ohio, Brings Nearly 20 to Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Grace Community Church of Huber Heights, Ohio, brought nearly 20 students and adults to experience ministry at Urban Hope Philadelphia. Here are just a few of the many observations from participants: Why do I feel different when using God-talk? Lord, help me share you boldly! Absolutely my perspective of people that are in a badContinue reading →

  • June 4, 2018

    Visit Momentum Youth Conference as a Day Guest and Hear Louie Giglio Speak

    Momentum Youth Conference is at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. If you can’t make it the full week, you may come as a Day Guest. Day Guests are welcome to attend any teaching times which include Power Track student seminars, Youth Worker Labs, and main sessions. Visit the Day Guest page on the MomentumContinue reading →

  • June 3, 2018

    See the 2018 City Life Team Roster

    CE National is pleased to announce the students who will be serving this summer on City Life, our one week student team in California. City Life begins June 12 at the Norwalk Grace Brethren Church, which is also the site of the new Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles! See the 2018 City Life team rosterContinue reading →