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  • October 4, 2017

    Urban Hope Thanksgiving Offering – Would You Help?

    In the Kensington section of inner-city Philadelphia live people who do not have the means to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. While the greatest need is spiritual, we also believe that Jesus cares for the physical needs of people. Through your support we are able to provide 300 meals to families who need help this holidayContinue reading →

  • October 3, 2017

    Keith Minier Video from Pastorpedia Live Available

    Pastor Keith Minier, lead pastor at Grace Fellowship in Pickerington, Ohio, shared what he, his staff, and his elder board did to lead Grace Fellowship from 52 people to a church of over 3,500 people. Links to his entire talk are available on the Pastorpedia Live archive page.

  • October 2, 2017

    REWIND Jackie Hill-Perry at Momentum Youth Conference

    God Calls Our Whole Self to Holiness Jackie Hill-Perry tells her story of coming out of a godless lifestyle, including a lesbian relationship. God saved her whole self, not just the sexually compromised parts, and brought her to a place of surrender. Her story encourages followers of Jesus to give their whole lives to holiness,Continue reading →

  • October 1, 2017

    Today I Decided – Momentum Youth Conference

    Momentum Youth Conference is a life-changing experience for students and adults. Watch a video from the 2017 conference of students talking about decisions they made at Momentum. The 2018 Momentum website is now live. Visit buildmomentum.org often to get the latest information.

  • September 30, 2017

    Harry Gearhart Remembered

    Last weekend, the life of Harry Gearhart was celebrated in a memorial service at Community Grace Brethren Church in Everett, Pennsylvania. For many years, Harry was an incredible support to the ministry of CE National’s Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia. A tribute was written by Ed Lewis and read at the memorial services sharingContinue reading →

  • September 30, 2017

    Come Visit Urban Hope for the Weekend at Half the Cost!

    SUM Invitation Weekend October 13-16 The SUM program at Urban Hope seeks to prepare believers to “Reach the World by Reaching the City.” SUM is a nine-month, college-level program to equip students to deal with issues faced in Urban Ministry and give experience in models of ministry that are working in the city. If youContinue reading →

  • September 30, 2017

    Re-organized to Better Help Your Ministry

    We’ve re-organized our pastor help pages on CENational.org to better serve you in ministry. Pastorpedia is a monthly publication from CE National to help pastors and church leaders. Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown contribute to this video/PDF download/text publication for pastors and by pastors. ON MISSION Insights publishes articles to help church ministryContinue reading →

  • September 29, 2017

    Praising God for the Great Carnival of Hope

    Last Saturday (September 30) the streets in front of Urban Hope were blocked for the annual Carnival of Hope. It’s such a blessing to see the vastness of the the body of Christ come together to show His love. 710 people registered at the carnival and many more came through 4 responses to the gospelContinue reading →

  • September 25, 2017

    The Secret Battle: New in the CE National Library

    The Secret Battle of Ideas About God: Overcoming the Outbreak of Five Fatal Worldviews bu Jeff Myers A virus has been spreading across America. Chances are you’ve already been infected without even realizing it. The virus is made up of dangerous ideas – worldviews that don’t reflect Jesus and biblical living. According to a recentContinue reading →

  • September 25, 2017

    CE National Celebrations in Pennsylvania

    Friends from Hopewell Grace Brethren with Ed and TK

    This past week, CE National Celebrations were held at Manheim Grace and Grace Fellowship Church in Duncansville, Pennsylvania. It is always a delight to see friends and to make new ones! These dinners and programs provided opportunities to hear what God has been doing through the ministries of Momentum Youth Conference, Operation Barnabas, Urban HopeContinue reading →

  • September 24, 2017

    REWIND Jeff Bogue’s Message from Momentum 2017

    “Live as fools! Face your giants!” Jeff Bogue pleads at the closing session of Momentum 2017. Living for Jesus won’t win us any popularity contests, Bogue warns. But we choose the fool-for-Christ life for a different kind of win: “To advance the kingdom of God and see Him work in a powerful way…” Rewind thisContinue reading →

  • September 23, 2017

    Newest Operation Barnabas Bus Gets the Blue Paint

    OB Students from last summer got to sign the bus before it was painted The enduring symbol of Operation Barnabas teams has to be a blue bus. Through the years—44, in fact—teams have been moved around with 72 passenger buses. We thank the Lord for the safety He has provided, and we are thankful thatContinue reading →

  • September 23, 2017

    Pastor Keith Minier Shares Transferable Ideas in Church Ministry

    Keith Minier talking with the group during Pastorpedia Live

    Pastor Keith Minier, lead pastor at Grace Fellowship in Pickerington, Ohio, shared what he, his staff, and his elder board lead Grace Fellowship from 52 people to a church of over 3,500 people. https://www.facebook.com/pg/cenational/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1659936510706909 The next Pastorpedia Live will feature Knute Larson talking about leading a church through change. The event takes place November 8Continue reading →

  • September 20, 2017

    Reaching the Younger Generation – Pastorpedia

    Pastors Knute Larson, Jim Brown, and Jeff Bogue talk about how a church should grow younger by reaching the next generation.

  • September 19, 2017

    Uninvited: New in the CE National Library

    Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and LonelyBy Lysa TerKeurst The enemy wants us to feel rejected… left out, lonely, and less than. When we allow him to speak lies through our rejection, he pickpockets our purpose. Cripples our courage. Dismantles our dreams. And blinds us to the beauty of Christ’sContinue reading →

  • September 17, 2017

    Serve Next Summer on Operation Barnabas

    Next summer, Operation Barnabas, a ministry-training team for high school students, will be traveling and serving in California, June 23 – July 16. Planned destinations and ministry locations include Sea World, downtown LA, the beach, Skid Row, Hollywood, and Downtown Disney. Check out our promo video here. More information and applications are on our website.Continue reading →

  • September 16, 2017

    Pray for Urban Hope’s Carnival of Hope

    Urban Hope is getting ready for the best two days of Fall. September 23 and 24 will be the Urban Hope Carnival of Hope Weekend 2017! The block will be shut down for free food, special musical guests, small prize raffles and a free car giveaway! Watch this video promoting the event. Join Urban HopeContinue reading →

  • September 12, 2017

    New in the CE National Library

    Perfectly Unique: Praising God From Head to Foot By Annie F. Downs From head to foot, the way you view your body is directly connected to how you serve God. Seriously. From the thoughts you think to the steps you take, every part of you is linked to the divine. Perhaps you are struggling withContinue reading →

  • September 12, 2017

    See You At The Pole is Coming Wednesday, Sept 27

    See You At The Pole is Wednesday, September 27 this year. On this day, thousands upon thousands of students will gather at their school flag poles for a special time of prayer. This year’s theme is Fix Our Eyes from Hebrews 1:22. Encourage the young people you know to get involved! For more information, visitContinue reading →

  • September 12, 2017

    Show Keith Minier’s Momentum Session to Your Youth Group

    “Faith is born in a moment but experienced in a lifetime,” said Keith Minier at Momentum Youth Conference 2017. Unfortunately, the faith experience does not always match our faith expectations because we do not come back to Jesus daily. Rewind this powerful session and consider what habits God wants to form in you. Also, downloadContinue reading →