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  • September 24, 2018

    Download Louie Giglio’s Main Session Video from Momentum Youth Conference

    Louie Giglio Momentum Youth Conference

    A Favorable Resolve God’s Word is no relic. Louie calls it a “lifeline from heaven” that gives hope to the hopeless and sight to the blind. Rediscover the miracle of God’s Word by replaying Louie’s passionate message. Download Louie’s message from Momentum Youth Conference and the discussion guide.

  • September 24, 2018

    Martinsburg Church Returns to Help Urban Hope Philadelphia

    On a regular basis, Urban Hope is blessed to have people come to work on projects. This year Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, is coming once again to help with work projects. This time men are helping put up shelving to organize materials for homeless ministry. They are also renovating two bathrooms and aContinue reading →

  • September 23, 2018

    Available for You in the CE National Library

    Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now A DVD with study guide from Max Lucado Maybe you’re feeling stuck, caught in a rut. Fighting the same battles and facing the same temptations. Wondering if this is as good as the Christian life gets. If so, there’s good news. You were made for more. YouContinue reading →

  • September 22, 2018

    More Than Puppets and Pantomimes!

    When people think of Operation Barnabas, often the programming aspects come to mind first; however, OB is so much more than puppets and pantomimes! Here is what one of our Northern California OB Team members had to say about his experience this summer. OB has been huge in my spiritual growth. Having leaders who areContinue reading →

  • September 22, 2018

    Bob Muzikowski and Michel Faulkner to Speak at Grace College’s Urban Ministries Chapel

    Bob Muzikowski and Michel Faulkner to Speak at Grace College's Urban Ministries Chapel

    Next Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28, is Urban Ministries chapel at Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana. This year Michel Faulkner, CE National’s vice president of urban ministries, and Bob Muzikowski, founder and president of Chicago Hope Academy, will speak. Thursday night from 6-7:30 there will be a pizza meet and greet at CEContinue reading →

  • September 21, 2018

    Pastorpedia Filmed During Pastorpedia Live

    On Wednesday (Sept. 19) four episodes of Pastorpedia were filmed during the Pastorpedia Live event. Pastors Knute Larson, Jim Brown, and Jeff Bogue led an outstanding time of discussing practical ministry! The three men shared from their own learning and experiences on four different topics. Then they launched into question and answer times with thoseContinue reading →

  • September 19, 2018

    Who Can You Encourage to Apply for Operation Barnabas?

    Next summer, Operation Barnabas, a ministry-training team for high school students, will be traveling and serving on two US coasts! The East Coast OB team will begin June 15, with orientation at the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia. Tour for this team will conclude on July 8, 2019. The West Coast OB team starts at theContinue reading →

  • September 18, 2018

    Sean McDowell to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference 2019

    Sean McDowell at Momentum Youth Conference

    Momentum Youth Conference is excited to announce that Sean McDowell will be returning to the main stage for Momentum 2019. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way throughContinue reading →

  • September 17, 2018

    Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles Open House and Dedication Date Set

    The three rooms at Grace Brethren Church of Norwalk that will house Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles are currently being renovated. The Operation Barnabas teams began work over the summer and more work has followed. A major push is underway for the first week of October with several CE National staff members heading westContinue reading →

  • September 17, 2018

    Available for You in the CE National Library

    God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions. A DVD and study guide from Rick Warren Pastor Rick Warren takes readers inside the lives of biblical characters such as Moses, Paul, and Jesus himself, showing how they dealt with their circumstances with wisdom and faith in God. Visit to view more titles in the CE NationalContinue reading →

  • 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 →