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  • September 16, 2018

    He Who Promised is Faithful

    At CE National, we are asked this question from time to time: “Why do you have a session at Momentum Youth Conference that is dedicated to asking students if they believe God potentially is calling them to a life of full time vocational ministry?” The reason is that so few other times are students everContinue reading →

  • September 15, 2018

    Rick Cartagena Chosen as New Pastor of Norwalk Grace Brethren Church

    Rick and Brenda Cartagena

    Urban Hope Philadelphia is so thankful for the testimonies and leadership of both Rick and Brenda Cartagena. They have been faithful members and leaders in the church. Rick has spoken at Momentum and often preaches at Urban Hope. He leads the weekly recovery ministry in Philadelphia and is active in many organizations like the ChristianContinue reading →

  • September 11, 2018

    Available for You in the CE National Library

    Your Time-Starved Marriage: How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life A DVD and workbook by Les Parrott Reclaim your time. Reconnect your marriage. Do you feel over-scheduled and under-connected? Do you wish there was a surefire way to create more meaningful time together each day? Reclaim your time together and all the relationalContinue reading →

  • September 9, 2018

    Download C.L. Shepherd’s Main Session Video from Momentum Youth Conference

    Resolve Must be Lived Resolve means little if it’s not lived. Shep’s raw tale of poverty, abuse, and near-suicide provide a startling example of God’s saving grace and the need for discipleship. Listen again and ask, “Is my faith physical or just a bunch of words?” Download Shep’s message from Momentum Youth Conference and theContinue reading →

  • September 8, 2018

    Tony Livigni to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference

    Plans for Momentum 2019 are coming together for a great week next summer. Speakers are being added to the lineup for the youth conference that’s July 16-21, 2019, at Indiana Wesleyan University. Tony Livigni will be joining the Momentum 2019 stage for the first time. Tony Livigni is the campus pastor of the Medina East Campus of GraceContinue reading →

  • September 8, 2018

    The Mark of a Mature Believer…

    Because Operation Barnabas is about much more than the three weeks on tour, we are always encouraged when we hear back from our alumni about what God is doing in their lives since OB. Seth Wirt, from New Albany, Ohio, who was on the 2018 SoCal team, sent this recent text to the director ofContinue reading →

  • September 4, 2018

    Download Kondo Simfukwe’s Main Session Video from Momentum Youth Conference

    Kondo Simfukwe at Momentum Youth Conference

    A Favorable Resolve Joseph’s bad luck is good news, Kondo teaches, because it shows how the power of God-given resolve is even greater than our greatest lost and most unwanted season. Hear more from Kondo’s powerful retelling of the Joseph story. Download Kondo’s message from Momentum Youth Conference and the discussion guide.

  • September 2, 2018

    Join Other Students in Prayer – See You at the Pole

    For over 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act, prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God and interceding for their generation. There are two opportunities to unite in prayer with your friends: Day: See You at the Pole is on Wednesday, September 26, atContinue reading →

  • September 1, 2018

    Operation Barnabas Announces Faithfulness Award Recipients

    Since participating on Operation Barnabas 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, mentoring, and evenContinue reading →

  • August 31, 2018

    The Roger Ward Memorial Award Goes to Don Lansing

    Each year, Operation Barnabas selects a recipient for the Roger Ward Memorial Award. This honor is presented to an individual or couple who most exemplifies the characteristic of ministry in service towards an Operation Barnabas team.  This award is in honor of the sacrificial contributions of Roger Ward who, in 1979, gave generously to theContinue reading →

  • August 31, 2018

    CE National Hires New Vice President of Youth Ministries

    Steve Kozak and his family

    CE National is happy to announce that Steve Kozak has been named the new vice president of youth ministries. This correlates with CE National’s desire to expand and enrich our ministries to the young. Steve is no new-comer to youth ministries having served in Christian schools and various youth ministries. He has also written threeContinue reading →

  • August 28, 2018

    Remembering Joe Tyson

    God brings people across our paths at specific times and for specific purposes: Joe Tyson is one of those men for CE National. A faithful member of the Third Brethren Church in Philadelphia, Joe and his wife Evelyn, were instrumental in the forming of the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia twenty years ago. ThisContinue reading →

  • August 28, 2018

    Download Clayton and Sharie King’s Main Session Video from Momentum Youth Conference

    A Resolve for Purity Clayton and Sharie exhort us to fight for purity. “It’s the blood of Jesus that makes us pure, not because you were abstinent until your marriage. Because you are resting in the promise of the gospel.” Learn more from their honest, gospel-rich conversation about sexual resolve. Download the King’s message fromContinue reading →

  • August 27, 2018

    Bring Your Bible to School Day – Oct 4, 2018

    What Bring Your Bible to School Day Really Matters Welcome to Bring Your Bible to School Day! On October 4 thousands of students across the whole country share God’s hope and celebrate religious freedom by doing something simple, yet powerful: they bring their Bibles to school and talk about it with friends! Visit toContinue reading →

  • August 27, 2018

    Faithfulness Award – Rick and Mindy Barlow

    Each year, CE National provides CE National Honors to thank and encourage those who are living ON MISSION for Jesus. Along with such awards as the Church of the Year and the CE National Wall of Honor, are the CE National Faithfulness Awards. This past Sunday, at Grace Polaris Church in Ohio, Rick and MindyContinue reading →

  • August 26, 2018

    Do the Mat – By Lee Seese

    What if there was a free activity that could connect four generations from your church, be good for the environment and a blessing to the homeless? What if it did not require another program but simply people and plarn? You don’t know about plarn?! Neither did Meyersdale Grace Brethren Church (MGBC), Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, Youth PastorContinue reading →

  • August 25, 2018

    What I Learned From My Summer Ministry Experience with Operation Barnabas

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Team

    At the end of this year’s Operation Barnabas tour, students were asked to briefly share about their experience on OB. Here is what one of those students had to say: “Being on Operation Barnabas has opened doors in ministry that I never knew existed. I’ve been exposed to ministry before, but only as a minimumContinue reading →

  • August 24, 2018

    School is Back in Session!

    The National Institute students are back from their summer break and began their youth ministry classes this week. TNI, in its 21st year, hosted a kick-off luncheon yesterday (Aug 23) with a dozen area youth pastors and youth workers joining the students for pizza and time together.   Students shared the ministry opportunities theyContinue reading →

  • August 20, 2018

    Download Greg Stier’s Main Session Video from Momentum Youth Conference

    Greg STier at Momentum Youth Conference

    Jesus held the ultimate position, wielded ultimate authority, emanated ultimate glory, and received ultimate worship as God. He also showed ultimate resolve as the God-man by choosing to suffer for our salvation. Learn more about his resolve in Greg’s video. Download Greg’s message from Momentum Youth Conference and the discussion guide. Greg Stier is founderContinue reading →

  • August 19, 2018

    Operation Barnabas Dates and Locations Announced for 2019!

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    Operation Barnabas teams will start at two exciting locations next summer. The East Coast OB team will begin June 15, with orientation at Urban Hope Philadelphia. Tour for this team will conclude on July 8, 2019. The West Coast OB team starts at the new Urban Hope Training Los Angeles on June 22 and their tourContinue reading →