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  • 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

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    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. https://www.facebook.com/pg/cenational/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1934390106594880   The next Pastorpedia Live will be September 19. Knute Larson will host this special Pastorpedia Live with Jim Brown and Jeff Bogue. During this Pastorpedia Live, these four topics will be filmed with 50Continue 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 graceconnect.us 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 →

  • June 2, 2018

    Evidence that Demands a Verdict Revised Edition

    By Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell, PhD McDowell has updated and expanded this classic resource for a new generation. This is a book that invites readers to bring their doubts and doesn’t shy away from the tough questions. All-new chapters defending against the latest attacks from Christianity’s critics. Designed to be a go-to reference forContinue reading →

  • June 2, 2018

    Outreach Magazine Promotes Pastorpedia

    We’re excited to see that Outreach Magazine is promoting Pastorpedia. In the May issue, Pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how they handle ethical and cultural questions in their churches.

  • June 1, 2018

    Pastor Kevin Mincey Brings Group to Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Pastor Kevin Mincey brought students to Urban Hope Philadelphia from his church in Winchester, Virginia. Ed Lewis, president of CE National, talks about the group: Kevin Mincey and his wife Chrissy were a breath of fresh air! Wow! Chrissy connected with so many women. Kevin was LOVED by the people on the streets. Fun toContinue reading →

  • June 1, 2018

    Momentum’s Got Talent Entry Deadline Extended

    The Momentum’s Got Talent entry deadline has been extended to June 8. Whether your talent is singing, playing an instrument, dancing, spoken word, 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 isContinue reading →

  • May 28, 2018

    See the Operation Barnabas 2018 Roster

    CE National is pleased to announce the students who will be serving this summer on the Operation Barnabas 2018 tours in California. See the 2018 student list. Orientation starts June 23 at the Norwalk Grace Brethren Church, Norwalk, California, which is also the site of the new Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles! Sign upContinue reading →

  • May 27, 2018

    Rising Strong by Brene Brown – New in the CE National Library

    The physics of vulnerability is simple: if we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the powerContinue reading →

  • May 26, 2018

    Kingsway Christian School Visits Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Kingsway Christian School, Orrville, Ohio, visited Urban Hope Philadelphia, May 12-18. The group experienced inner-city ministry through a variety of activities. One participant wrote, “Seeing the worst of the opioid crisis first-hand was heartbreaking and eye-opening. And learning about Kensington’s history and how things got to be this way increased my heart for social justiceContinue reading →

  • May 25, 2018

    Ed Lewis and Timothy Kurtaneck Present CE Honors Awards at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church

    Idea of the Year Award to Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church Last Sunday, May 20, Timothy Kurtaneck (TK) and Ed Lewis presented CE National Honors at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church (WLGBC). The CE National Board of Directors voted to recognize the Discipleship Counseling ministry at WLGBC as the 2018 CE National Idea of theContinue reading →

  • May 25, 2018

    Momentum’s Got Talent Entries are Open Until June 1

    Whether your talent is singing, playing an instrument, dancing, spoken word, 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 renewable scholarshipsContinue reading →

  • May 22, 2018

    Equipping the Warrior Woman – New in the CE National Library

    Equipping the Warrior Woman by Valerie Ellery Women face challenges today like never before. They battle to balance hectic schedules, demanding jobs, healthy lifestyles, and personal relationships. Valerie Ellery is challenging women everywhere to wake up the warrior within them and get dressed to live victorious lives! This book will help women who want toContinue reading →