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  • December 5, 2017

    New in the CE National Library

    The Book of Daniel — A DVD Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted advisor and is placed among the king’s wise men. Threatened by death at everyContinue reading →

  • December 4, 2017

    Dr. Bill Thrasher at the Next Pastorpedia Live

    The next Pastorpedia Live is with Dr. Bill Thrasher on February 7, 2018. Dr. Thrasher is currently Moody Theological Seminary’s program head of the MA in spiritual formation and discipleship. He’ll be talking about spiritual vitality during this Pastorpedia. Find out more and register…

  • December 3, 2017

    Gifts in Memory of a Loved One

    Each year, financial gifts are given in support of various CE National ministries in memory of loved and appreciated people in their lives. What a neat thing to honor the memory of someone who loved and served Jesus! This year, the following individuals and couples made contributions thanking the Lord for the lives of twoContinue reading →

  • December 2, 2017

    Martinsburg Men Assist at Urban Hope

    Urban Hope is blessed with people who help do manual labor that is so needed at the Training Center and Urban Hope Community Church.  Last month was no exception. Brian Berkheimer, Chris Brooks, Skip Jeffries, Rick Knepper, and Ken Wyant came from Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, to repair garage doors, demolish a room that needed to beContinue reading →

  • December 1, 2017

    Thanks to All Who Helped Support the Urban Hope Thanksgiving Meals

    With the support of outside financial donations, the Urban Hope church family was able to distribute 300 thanksgiving meals to families around the community. Each family paid $5 towards their groceries. These funds went towards paying some workers from within the church family who are currently in need of employment to help deliver the meals.Continue reading →

  • November 27, 2017

    Pastor Galen Wiley has Authored a Book Worth Our Attention

    Galen talks about his book Mystery Servant, “This book is written for those who want to discover and unleash in their lives all the power of God provided by the death, resurrection, and exaltation of His Son, Jesus. It contains those powerful truths from God’s Word that the Holy Spirit used to lead me fromContinue reading →

  • November 26, 2017

    New in the CE National Library

    The Three Investigators in The Secret of Skeleton Island Fans of SPY KIDS, THE CHRONICELS OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE and NIM’S ISLAND will love Jupiter, Pete, and Bob–world renowned as The Three Investigators. Solving crimes and discovering secrets is all in a day’s work for these young detectives. Their newestContinue reading →

  • November 25, 2017

    Nate Bosch and Don DeYoung – Climate Change, Is it Time for Panic?

    Download Dr. Nate Bosch and Dr. Don DeYoung’s Momentum Youth Conference Power Track and discussion guide to use with your youth group.

  • November 24, 2017

    Ed Lewis Speaks to The Pursuit from Goshen, Indiana

    Jon Rauch at Grace Community Church is the pastor who oversees many aspects of ministry in Goshen, Indiana. One of the groups he leads is called The Pursuit. The Pursuit is made up of young adults that meet weekly at The Lodge in Syracuse, Indiana. The group is made up of mostly college graduates whoContinue reading →

  • November 23, 2017

    Enter Into His Gates With Thanksgiving!

    Make a joyful noise to the Lord! Give thanks with a grateful heart! Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and all that is within me! Enter His gates with THANKSGIVING and enter His courts with praise! What a blessed time of the year where we have an entire holiday dedicated to giving thanks. This thanksContinue reading →

  • November 22, 2017

    Thank You! 300 Meals Delivered

    300 Thanksgiving meals ready to be delivered With the support of outside financial donations, the Urban Hope church family was able to distribute 300 thanksgiving meals to families around the community. Each family paid $5 towards their groceries. These funds went towards paying some workers from within the church family who are currently in needContinue reading →

  • November 20, 2017

    The Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches has a New Name

    The history of CE National is rooted in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. Originally, our organization started as GBC Christian Education and the name changed to CE National in 1989. This Church Effectiveness ministry has remained committed to helping FGBC churches and leaders while also providing opportunities for numerous other Bible-believing churches and paraContinue reading →

  • November 19, 2017

    SUM (Studies in Urban Ministries) Update November 2017

    James Holt, coordinator of the Studies in Urban Ministries program at Urban Hope, talks about the first 3 months. We are now 3 months into our first full year of the Studies in Urban Ministry Program (SUM) at Urban Hope. In August, six students arrived for the program, five from Grace College and one fromContinue reading →

  • November 19, 2017

    New in the CE National Library

    Total Christmas Makeover: 31 Devotions to Celebrate With Purpose – A book by Melissa Spoelstra In the bustle of the Christmas season, it can be easy to get swept up in all of the things to do. But it’s important to pause and remember that our priority should be to spend time celebrating Christ’s birthContinue reading →

  • November 18, 2017

    Dave Knepper Honored for Years of Service

    At the Fall CE National Board of Directors meetings in New York City, long time member of the board of directors, Dave Knepper, was honored for his years of faithful service. Dave, from York (Pennsylvania) Grace Brethren Church, and his wife, Sue, have served for many years in various ministry roles with CE National fromContinue reading →

  • November 17, 2017

    CE National Board of Directors Meet in New York

    The CE National fall Board of Directors meetings were held in New York City last weekend. Friday morning consisted of Ed Lewis, CE National president, giving a report and CFO Jesse DeBoest giving the financial report. After a lunch of NY style pizza, the afternoon consisted of reports and discussions on the future goals andContinue reading →

  • November 15, 2017

    REWIND Kevin Mincey and Jason Holt – Momentum Youth Conference

    Full time ministry is not for the faint-hearted. Kevin Mincey and Jason Holt share their experiences in full-time ministry and encourage students to consider how God could use them. Download their video and discussion guide.

  • November 14, 2017

    New Urban Hope and SUM Websites

    Both the Urban Hope Training Center and the SUM program (Studies in Urban Ministry) have new websites. Special thanks to Matthew Besson, media and arts coordinator at Urban Hope, for using his creative expertise to design both sites. Visit to see the new Urban Hope site and for the SUM program website.

  • November 13, 2017

    Momentum Youth Conference Featured in Connect Faith

    CE National’s Momentum Youth Conference was featured on the Connect Faith website in an article titled “The Evolution of Youth Conferences.” “Buy a ringtone for your Blackberry… choose your “Top 8” on Myspace… refer to Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana… check the mail for a Netflix envelope. These are all things you did in 2007Continue reading →

  • November 12, 2017

    The Perfect Time to Apply for Operation Barnabas 2018

    Now is the perfect time for high school students to think about next summer and consider applying for Operation Barnabas 2018 as we take our tours to the West Coast! CE National encourages every high school student to consider spending part of one summer on some type of ministry experience. Operation Barnabas provides character building,Continue reading →