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  • February 18, 2019

    The Best of ON MSSION Insights So Far…

    These four ON MISSION Insights articles were posted in late 2018 and have consistently received views. Check them out to see how they might help your ministry, too. Help! I Prepared for 20 Students, but only 5 showed up 4 Challenges Young Church Leaders Will Face How to Get Your Youth Group Talking What WorksContinue reading →

  • February 17, 2019

    Lecrae Will be a Main Session Speaker at Momentum Youth Conference

    Lecrae Will be a Main Session Speaker at Momentum Youth Conference

    Lecrae Devaughn Moore, or simply Lecrae, is an American Christian rapper, songwriter, and record producer who performs both as a solo artist and as the leader of a group named ‘116 Clique’. Lecrae had a troubled beginning in life but all that changed after he found his faith at 19. Heavily influenced by 2Pac Shakur,Continue reading →

  • February 16, 2019

    Work Team from Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, Helps at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Work Team from Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, Helps at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Urban Hope Philadelphia is blessed with people from various churches who come to help. The team from Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, came to Urban Hope Philly the weekend of February 8-10. The group joined people from Urban Hope Community Church to do manual labor on Saturday. The group from Martinsburg got to love on the homeless peopleContinue reading →

  • February 12, 2019

    Drs. Kip Cone and Rock LaGioia Encourage Creativity in Preaching

    Dr. Rock LaGioia spoke in the morning and Dr. Kip Cone followed up in the afternoon during the February 6 Pastorpedia Live at CE National’s Russell Center. For many preachers, the prospect of creativity and freshness in the pulpit both excites and intimidates. Both men gave valuable insight into communicating in a way that’s creativeContinue reading →

  • February 10, 2019

    Tim Lansing Talks About Urban Hope Los Angeles

    Steve Kozak, vice president of CE National, and Dave Nicodemus, student pastor for Grace Polaris Church, are hosts of the new ON MISSION Insights podcast. Both Steve and Dave were at the dedication of the Urban Hope Training Center in Los Angeles and talked with Tim Lansing, the director. Listen to the Tim Lansing episode.GraceContinue reading →

  • February 9, 2019

    Calling All High School Students: Consider Serving on City Life 2019!

    City Life Summer Ministry Experience

    Looking for a way to serve this summer, but don’t have time for a lengthy ministry trip? Why not consider City Life, CE National’s seven-day ministry opportunity for high school students? This summer, City Life is expanding coast to coast as we partner with CE National’s two Urban Hope locations. City Life East, June 1–8,Continue reading →

  • February 5, 2019

    Will You be at Momentum Youth Conference?

    Momentum Youth Conference

    Registration for Momentum Youth Conference 2019 opens February 1 at buildmomentum.org. The week will feature nationally known speakers and amazing worship as we focus on our theme, The Reason, and 1 Peter 3:15. This youth conference is for 6th through 12th grade students, youth leaders, and adult guests and we’re excited to welcome groups fromContinue reading →

  • February 3, 2019

    Jordan Howerton is Excited to be at The National Youth Worker Retreat

    Jordan Howerton is excited to be at the National Youth Worker Retreat

    Jordan Howerton, Momentum Youth Conference worship leader, will return to the National Youth Worker Retreat. Jordan will lead worship and enjoy being with the youth workers who attend. The retreat will be held March 18-21, 2019, at El Caribe Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida. Visit cenational.org/retreat to find out more and register. Related articles Here’sContinue reading →

  • February 2, 2019

    Help Urban Hope LA With Immediate Needs

    Urban Hope Los Angeles

    The new Urban Hope LA Training Center has some immediate needs. We invite you to consider supporting the new training center by purchasing items off this Amazon registry. If you have any questions, please contact info@urbanhope.net. Please note the items that are of highest need. Thank you for your support!

  • February 1, 2019

    The Dedication of Urban Hope Los Angeles

    Praying over the Lansings and dedicating Urban Hope LA

    Sunday January 27th was an exciting day for CE National and the Charis Fellowship. The open house and dedication for the new Urban Hope Training Center in Los Angeles took place at the Norwalk Grace Brethren Church, where the training center will find its home.  See pictures on the CE National Facebook page. Over 150Continue reading →

  • January 29, 2019

    Immerse Yourself in Urban Ministry

    Immerse Yourself in Urban Ministry

    Urban Hope Training Centers offer 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 the training center neighborhood, but their home communities as well. Watch a video above featuring UrbanContinue reading →

  • January 28, 2019

    Honor Someone in Your Church

    Honor Someone in Your Church

    Each year, CE National provides an opportunity to encourage and honor faithful servants in ministry. The CE National Faithfulness Award is an opportunity to nominate those within your church family deserving of honor. Are there names that come immediately to mind?  Maybe the faithful staff member, the long-serving Sunday School teacher, those who have undertakenContinue reading →

  • January 27, 2019

    A Student Perspective of an Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience!

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    One of the best ways to find out about Operation Barnabas and what being a part of an OB team is like is to ask one of our alumni. Alyssa and Raegan, two of our 2018 Operation Barnabas So Cal team members, recently began a blog, hoping to share about their experience last summer onContinue reading →

  • January 26, 2019

    Youth Emphasis Week a Success

    The National Institute Youth Emphasis Week

    For 22 years, The National Institute, the youth ministry program of Grace College that is overseen by CE National, produces the chapels for the school during Youth Emphasis Week while stressing the importance of ministering to the next generation. This year TNI students were involved in reading scripture, sharing the values of the program, andContinue reading →

  • January 22, 2019

    It May Be Winter, But Summer is Coming!

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    With winter weather in full force, now is the perfect time to be thinking about the warmer days of summer and how to spend them! One great way for high school students and young adults to spend three weeks of their summer is to serve on Operation Barnabas. And even though the cold weather makesContinue reading →

  • January 21, 2019

    The City is Your Classroom: Studies in Urban Ministries Program

    CE National is partnering with Christian colleges and universities to present a four-month, inter-cultural, field-experience internship based at Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia. Real world, every day ministry becomes your classroom as you journey to various cities throughout the northeast region. To find out more visit sumstudies.org.

  • January 19, 2019

    Momentum’s Got Talent Student Expands Her Ministry Through Music

    Momentum's Got Talent Student Expands Her Ministry Through Music

    Why is the week at Momentum Youth Conference so valuable in the lives of students? There are many answers to that question! But one of them is this: there is a large variety of opportunities to help students connect with God, develop patterns that assist them in growing in Him, and serving others in theContinue reading →

  • January 19, 2019

    Get Help With the Rapidly Changing Landscape of Youth Ministry

    The landscape of youth ministry is changing so rapidly that it’s hard to keep up. Steve Kozak, CE National’s vice president of youth ministry, talks about how The National Youth Worker Retreat can help. The National Youth Worker Retreat is your chance to spend time with experts in youth ministry. Jordan Howerton will lead worship.Continue reading →

  • January 16, 2019

    Register Now for Heritage Day 2019

    Dr. Walt Mueller will be the guest speaker at CE National's Heritage Day

    The featured guest speaker will be Dr. Walt Mueller, founder and president of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. Also on the schedule is a special performance by Piercing Word and worship led by Diane Susek. Heritage Day is April 26, 2019, at Shady Maple Smörgåsbord, in East Early Pennsylvania. Find out more and register atContinue reading →

  • January 16, 2019

    CE National Partner Survives Emergency Plane Landing and Shares His Faith in the Process

    Craig Groff

    Craig Groff is a servant. He is willing to go out of his way to help and serve others in the name of Jesus. Craig and his family have been long-time friends to the ministry of CE National. They have helped with Operation Barnabas and Urban Hope Training Center buses for the ministry. In DecemberContinue reading →