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  • 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 →

  • August 18, 2018

    The Reason – Theme for Momentum Youth Conference 2019

    Momentum Youth Conference

    Momentum Youth Conference 2018 was an amazing week. We’re praising God for all that He did in and through students and leaders at Momentum. Momentum 2019 will be July 16-21, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. Visit to find out more.

  • August 12, 2018

    The Church Worship Service is GOAT – Pastorpedia

    Pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how they plan and prepare for an excellent worship service experience for their church each week. Read, watch, and download…

  • August 11, 2018

    Momentum Speaker Videos and Study Guides Now Available

    Download the Momentum Youth Conference 2018 main session speaker videos. A small group study guide is available for each video. Visit the Momentum website for the download page.

  • August 11, 2018

    The Content of the Retreat was Great! – John Pappas

    John and Stefanie Pappas interact with others at the National Youth Worker Retreat

    John Pappas, assistant pastor of student ministries at Northwest Chapel in Dublin, Ohio, attended the National Youth Worker Retreat last March with his wife, Stefanie. “We felt the content of the retreat was great!” John says. “We got more out of it than we expected with plenty to take home and consider for our ownContinue reading →

  • August 10, 2018

    Life Changing – Grace College Women’s Basketball Team Visits Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Coached by Dan Davis, the Grace College women’s basketball team visited Urban Hope Philadelphia, July 27-August 3. Grace College is an evangelical Christian community of higher education located in Winona Lake, Indiana. Brooke Sugg is a member of the basketball team and here are her thoughts on the trip. “This experience, for me, with UrbanContinue reading →

  • August 7, 2018

    3-fold Communion Resource from Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio

    Pastor Bob Fetterhoff, lead pastor of Grace Church in Wooster, Ohio, filmed 3-fold Communion videos in the Holy Land. These 5-7 minute videos help explain what Jesus was teaching His disciples the night before he died. Each can be downloaded and played during a Communion service or used as a teaching tool for church leaders.Continue reading →

  • August 6, 2018

    OnTrack Devotions – A Great Way To Study the Bible

    Pilgrimage Educational Resources has partnered with CE National to promote OnTrack Devotions. OTD is a daily devotional tool available in quarterly booklet format designed to build the skill and discipline of effective daily Bible study. Each month includes both prayer list and commitment pages designed to add context to personal Bible study and to facilitateContinue reading →

  • August 6, 2018

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    CE National is on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter and YouTube are more ways to keep up with everything God is doing through CE National.