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  • July 15, 2018

    Michel Faulkner Visits Operation Barnabas Teams

    Michel Faulkner, the new executive vice president of CE National, visited the SoCal Operation Barnabas team at Grace Community Church of Seal Beach in Seal Beach, California. Timothy Kurtaneck, director of Operation Barnabas and administrative leader of the SoCal team, introduced Michel to Operation Barnabas’ mission, strategy, and purpose.

  • July 15, 2018

    Download Jeff Bogue’s Main Session Video from Momentum Youth Conference – ON MISSION Insights

    Living for Jesus won’t win us any popularity contests, Jeff Bogue warns. But we choose the fool-for-Christ life for a different kind of win: “To advance the kingdom of God and see Him work in a powerful way…” Download Bogue’s message from Momentum Youth Conference and the discussion guide. See the full list of MomentumContinue reading →

  • July 14, 2018

    Watch Momentum Youth Conference Sessions Live From Home

    The Momentum Youth Conference 2018 main sessions will be streamed live. Go to to watch. The main session schedule is here along with information if you can come for the day.

  • July 14, 2018

    Multiple Churches Visit Urban Hope Philadelphia

    North Park Community Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Grace Church – Bath Campus, Akron, Ohio; and Manheim Brethren In Christ Church, Manheim, Pennsylvania, recently visited Urban Hope Philadelphia. The groups got to experience inner-city ministry first-hand. Here are some testimonies from the participants: “I want to keep serving. This has been such an eye opening experience.”Continue reading →

  • July 13, 2018

    Urban Hope Kids go to Camp Conquest

    Urban Hope Philadelphia sent 12 kids to Camp Conquest last week. At the closing program, some campers were asked to share some highlights of the week. One of the little girls, 8 or 9 years old, said that her favorite part of camp was that her counselor told her how she could give her lifeContinue reading →

  • July 13, 2018

    Be Praying for Momentum Youth Conference 2018

    We hope you are praying about the week ahead at Momentum Youth Conference. We are expecting God to show up in incredible ways in the lives of students and leaders and we’re praying towards that end!

  • July 7, 2018

    This Trip Really Challenged Our Group – Todd Shoemaker

    Todd Shoemaker, pastor of student ministries at Grace Church – Bath Campus, in Akron, Ohio, brought 56 middle and high school students and adults to Urban Hope Philadelphia. “This trip really challenged our group to speak boldly about their faith in situations that made them uncomfortable,” said Todd. “It was awesome to see their confidenceContinue reading →

  • July 6, 2018

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Teams Tours Continue

    NorCal Team Today started off with a stop at the International House in San Francisco and we got a lesson on teaching the Bible to people of different cultures. Then we took a prayer walk around the city. After that, we stopped for a quick picture at The Golden Gate Bridge, grabbed lunch, and hitContinue reading →

  • July 2, 2018

    Summer is a Great Time to Visit CE National

    The recent rains have made the CE National property green up nicely. Tim Cooper, building and grounds coordinator, has been working hard to beautify the property. Part of what he’s been doing is cleaning the building roofs and washing off the brick patio at the Feather Center. Nestled in a lovely wooded setting, the FeatherContinue reading →

  • July 1, 2018

    Gifts to Urban Hope Philadelphia Used to Replace Roof

    Praise the Lord! As a result of gifts given to Urban Hope Philadelphia, the porch roof over the dormitory and office have been replaced.

  • June 30, 2018

    Grace Church of Orange Honored with Equipping Biblical Leadership Award

    Ed Lewis presented CE National’s Equipping Biblical Leadership award to Pastor Mike Sciarra for how Grace Church of Orange, California, identifies, trains, mobilizes, resources, and empowers young leaders into ministry. Mike has been the senior pastor of Grace Orange since 2006. He and his wife, Angela, were married in 1991 and have five children. MikeContinue reading →

  • June 30, 2018

    Two Churches Help with Urban Hope Philadelphia Day Camp

    Both Grace Church Bath Campus, Akron, Ohio, and Manheim Brethren in Christ from Manheim, Pennsylvania, brought students and adults to help with Urban Hope Philadelphia’s day camp this week. See pictures…

  • June 29, 2018

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Teams Start Tours

    NorCal Team Orientation is over and tour has officially started! We spent most of the day working at The Saddleback Food Pantry. We had dinner at the church. After that, we went to Downtown Disney to work on initiating spiritual conversations. It was a very full and very great first day of tour! Read moreContinue reading →

  • June 29, 2018

    Ed Lewis Announces Michel Faulkner Will be the New Executive Vice President of CE National

    Mikel Faulkner

    Starting immediately, Michel Faulkner will be the new executive vice president of CE National. Ed Lewis, president of CE National says, “Honor goes to the Lord for Michel’s willingness to serve as the executive vice president of CE National. I am excited that he will inspire us to follow Jesus and strengthen ties with otherContinue reading →

  • June 26, 2018

    Winning Souls – Rick Cartagena

    An article from Rick Cartagena did not always have his eyes set on winning souls for the Kingdom. But God had a plan in place from the beginning of time for him to have an eternal impact. Rick was honored last month by CE National with an award for “Reaching the Overlooked.” Rick hasContinue reading →

  • 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

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    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.