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  • May 8, 2018

    Five Students from Grace College Graduate from the SUM Program

    Five students from Grace College completed their education by serving their entire senior year at Urban Hope Philadelphia. James Holt was dean of the program. Jason Holt, and many adjunct faculty, helped teach the students. During the year the students traveled to cities such as Boston, Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, andContinue reading →

  • May 7, 2018

    Urban Ministry Up-Close and Personal

    One of the unique opportunities students have as a part of the SUM (Studies in Urban Ministry) program at Urban Hope is to meet face-to-face with urban leaders. This week we had Dr. Robert (Bob) Emberger, the executive director of the Whosoever Gospel Mission come and share with the students about best practices when ministeringContinue reading →

  • May 6, 2018

    Personal Ethics for Pastors – the Next Pastorpedia Live

    June 6th: 10 am – 3 pm Dr. Daniel Green, Moody Theological Seminary Register now… Pastors leave the ministry every day over the issues that will be addressed in this seminar about integrity in the use of power, sexuality, money, and words. Attendees will leave with fresh insight into these topics and some ideas forContinue reading →

  • May 5, 2018

    Rick Cartagena Receives Award from CE National

    Rick Cartagena has devoted his life to helping inmates and addicts come to know Jesus. He serves as the director of evangelism for Christian Life Prison and Recovery Ministries in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Brenda, are part of an extension of CE National’s Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Recently, Ed Lewis, presidentContinue reading →

  • May 4, 2018

    Announcing the Adult Leaders for the Operation Barnabas Northern California Team!

    Timothy Kurtaneck, director of Operation Barnabas, said, “I am thrilled to have this quality group of experienced adult leaders on our roster for 2018! I believe they will have significant impact and make an incredible difference in the lives of their team members for the cause of Christ that will go far beyond just thisContinue reading →

  • April 30, 2018

    Momentum’s Got Talent Entries are Open

    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 →

  • April 29, 2018

    Tim Sprankle’s Pastorpedia Live Videos Available

    The April 18 Pastorpedia Live videos are now available on the CE National YouTube channel. Find links to the videos on the Pastorpedia Live archive page. The videos include Pastor Tim’s sessions, the panel discussion, and Knute Larson’s “From a Pastor’s Perspective.”

  • April 28, 2018

    SUM Students Experience Boston

    SUM (Studies in Urban Ministry) students spent an extended weekend visiting ministries in and around the Boston area. James Holt led the trip and here are his thoughts: It was an exciting time to be in Boston the weekend of the big marathon and the Patriots Day holiday. We left with great anticipation looking forwardContinue reading →

  • April 27, 2018

    Get the Current Rate for Momentum Youth Conference

    Momentum 2018 will be on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, July 17-22, 2018. Claim your spot now for Momentum 2018 by registering and paying your $75 deposit. The next registration deadline is April 30. After this date, the total cost for the conference will increase $25 for those who haven’t registeredContinue reading →

  • April 24, 2018

    SEVEN–A Discipleship Training Series for Church Leaders

    This 50-page, free resource from CE National will help church leaders understand and disciple young people. Created by Greg Summers, Dan Cosentino, Timothy Kurtaneck, and Ed Lewis. Get it here…

  • April 23, 2018

    This Summer’s City Life Ministry Team Leaders Announced

    “I am excited for this year’s City Life students as they will have the privilege of spending a week with these quality, godly adult leaders,” said Timothy Kurtaneck (TK) CE National’s director of church relations and youth leadership training. “Margaret is an experienced school teacher from the Los Angeles area, has been an Operation BarnabasContinue reading →

  • April 23, 2018

    ON MISSION in Los Angeles

    Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles offers opportunities for believers of all ages to be trained in evangelism and urban ministry. Our passion is for individuals and churches to catch a vision for living ON MISSION so they not only impact our neighborhood but their home communities through our year-round experiences. For more information, contactContinue reading →

  • April 22, 2018

    Gimme a T… E… A… M! – Pastorpedia

    Pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how they encourage their church staff to work like a team. Read, watch, and download… Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto, sometimes his cousin, Dan Reed, and of course his amazing horse and friend, Silver.  We should not try this calling called pastoring alone. WhetherContinue reading →

  • April 21, 2018

    Mark Artrip Receives CE National’s Impacting the Rising Generation Award

    Last Sunday (April 15, 2018), Timothy Kurtaneck, CE National’s director of church relations and youth leadership training, presented Mark Artrip, pastor of Movement Church in Hilliard, Ohio, with the CE National Honors, Impacting the Rising Generation. Artrip is a graduate from CE National’s The National Institute, an Operation Barnabas leader, and a key contributor forContinue reading →

  • April 21, 2018

    Wednesday’s Pastorpedia Live Featured Pastor Tim Sprankle

    Pastor Tim Sprankle gave biblically practical ways leaders can take better care of themselves. The last session was a panel discussion with Pastor Tim, Ed Lewis, and Viki Rife. The next Pastorpedia Live is June 6 and will feature Dr. Dan Green, a professor for the master of divinity program at Moody Theological Seminary. Dr.Continue reading →

  • April 20, 2018

    Pray for Urban Hope’s Spring Carnival

    Ashli Moon tells how to pray for tomorrow’s Urban Hope Spring Carnival. Please pray for our Spring Carnival tomorrow (April 21)  from 1-4 p.m.  Pray that our church family would share Christ’s love as we serve at and participate in the carnival. Pray for the visiting teams, that they too would be ON MISSION and be blessedContinue reading →

  • April 15, 2018

    Testimonies from Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia

    Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia

    Several groups visited the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia recently. Here are just a few of the testimonies. I did not want to go on this trip at first. I was very scared and only went on it to please my parents. But, long story short, God changed me. I now know how toContinue reading →

  • April 14, 2018

    National Youth Worker Retreat Videos Available

    Carlos Baez talked at the National Youth Worker Retreat about starting Bible clubs in schools. Watch the video on the CE National YouTube Channel.

  • April 14, 2018

    Pastorpedia Live with Pastor Tim Sprankle Will be Live on YouTube

    The April 18 Pastorpedia Live with Tim Sprankle, Viki Rife, Knute Larson, and Ed Lewis will be streamed live through the CE National YouTube channel. Go to When the video starts on Wednesday, click the ‘live now’ link to watch. There’s still time to register for Wednesday’s Pastorpedia Live at the rate of $40.Continue reading →

  • April 13, 2018

    Meet the 2018 Operation Barnabas Administrative Team Leaders!

    This summer, Operation Barnabas is excited to be heading back to the West Coast for the first time in 10 years. There will be two teams traveling throughout California, doing what OB does best – encouraging churches and ministering to people, all while sharing the love of Jesus! Leading the Southern California team is TimothyContinue reading →