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  • August 22, 2017

    Youth Worker Labs at Momentum Youth Conference

    Each summer Momentum is privileged to have over 400 youth staff (youth pastors, lay workers, and volunteers) at Momentum. We value the time that we get to see these youth workers who we consider Momentum “family” and who are investing their time to pour into youth. Many youth volunteers at the week-long conference have committedContinue reading →

  • August 22, 2017

    Freed from K & A

    by Omar Rodriguez I met a heroine addict named Chris on Saturday (August 12) who had just recently relapsed. He found himself getting ready to be trapped at Kensington Avenue and Allegheny Avenue (K & A – an area of the neighborhood that is known for its drug abuse), but instead he gave his lifeContinue reading →

  • August 21, 2017

    New in the CE National Library

    Killin’ It–By Andy Stanley A 3-part DVD study. Pride. It shuts us in and shuts God and others out. It keeps us from saying what needs to be said and hearing what needs to be heard. In this 3-part study, Andy Stanley teaches us how to kill it! Visit cenational.org/library to find out more.

  • August 21, 2017

    SUM Starts Next Week. Please Pray for the Students

    Since 2014 over half of the world’s population lives in cities of over 400,000 people. The world is changing. Notice how those in the cities are setting the pace for good and bad. We need to bring Jesus into the places where the people are concentrated. Pray for the new students who are starting theContinue reading →

  • August 20, 2017

    Momentum Youth Conference Timeshare Award Winners

    For the past few years Momentum has had the opportunity to award an incredible prize giveaway to a youth worker or youth workers and this year at Momentum 2017 we are excited to announce that Mark Nagy from Grant Christian Reformed Church and Jesse Smith from Rochester United Methodist are our winners. Drawn at randomContinue reading →

  • August 19, 2017

    Reflections on a Summer Well Spent…

    What an incredible summer of ministry training and ministry experience for the 2017 Operation Barnabas students and adult leaders! Rather than us trying to share what the students learned, we’ll just share with you what they told us that God did in their hearts and lives through their time on OB. Be encouraged! “This ministryContinue reading →

  • August 19, 2017

    Please Pray for the Urban Hope Kids Who Will Be at Camp Conquest Next Week

    Urban Hope is excited about the opportunity to take 70 children to Camp Conquest in Denver, Pennsylvania. Join with them in praying that: God will hand pick the 70 kids to go with us. Pray that they, and their families, would have hearts that are responsive to the Spirit’s prompting. God will raise up 8Continue reading →

  • August 14, 2017

    Pray for Urban Hope Students Attending GCBI

    Please pray for Kevin and Kaseem as they leave for GCBI (Great Commission Bible Institute) Aug 19th. Kevin asks that you pray for: Pray for the transition as we will be living on our own for the first time. Pray that we will be transformed by God’s Word. Pray that the Lord will lead usContinue reading →

  • August 13, 2017

    OnTrack Devotions Print Edition – Fall 2017

    OnTrack is a daily devotional designed to build the skill and discipline of effective daily Bible study for students and adults. Its unique approach models inductive Bible study methods and adds value for small group accountability through monthly commitments. The FALL 2017 issue is a 4-month book that covers September (Matthew), October (Luke), November (John)Continue reading →

  • August 13, 2017

    Jon Rauch Presented With Award

    Earlier this summer, Ed Lewis presented the CE National Honor Award, Impacting the Rising Generation, to Jon Rauch. Jon served previously as the Director of the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia before joining the staff at Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana. Jon has faithfully served in children’s ministry and gives oversight to theContinue reading →

  • August 12, 2017

    The 2016 Operation Barnabas Faithfulness Winners

    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 10, 2017

    Ron Thompson Writes Book on Evangelism

    “Evangelism must naturally emerge out of our relationship with Christ,” writes Ron Thompson, retired Grace Brethren pastor who also served as executive director of Brethren Evangelistic Ministries. His recently released book, Hurricanes for God, outlines Evangelism in Depth, a biblical understanding of evangelism that was widely used by Brethren Evangelistic Ministries. Read more on GraceConnect.us.

  • August 9, 2017

    Vocations of Value Brochure

    For all who were to be blessed to witness hundreds of students making commitments to full time vocational ministry at this year’s Momentum Youth Conference—it was a remarkable evening. For every person who attended the Friday evening session, a tool was provided to help anyone interested in vocational ministry: the Vocations of Value brochure.  We wanted toContinue reading →

  • August 8, 2017

    Operation Barnabas Goes West in 2018!

    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 new promo video here. More information and applications are on ourContinue reading →

  • August 6, 2017

    Urban Hope at Camp Conquest 2017 is Coming – Aug 21-26

    Camp Conquest Urban Hope is excited about the opportunity to take 70 children to Camp Conquest in Denver, Pennsylvania. Join with them in praying that: God will hand pick the 70 kids to go with us. Pray that they, and their families, would have hearts that are responsive to the Spirit’s prompting. God will raiseContinue reading →

  • August 5, 2017

    Watch the Momentum Youth Conference Highlight Video

    Watch the Momentum Youth Conference 2017 highlight video. Mark your calendar for Momentum Youth Conference 2018! July 17-22, 2018. More information coming soon!

  • August 4, 2017

    Urban Experience LA Ends This Weekend

    The Urban Experience LA ministry trip concludes this Sunday. https://www.facebook.com/pg/cenational/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1609934442373783     Joel Hawthorne, CE National Board of Director’s member and member of Grace Church, Akron, Ohio, is leading the trip and reports that the team spent yesterday (Thursday) in Boyle Heights, Hollenbeck Park, partnering with Norwalk Grace and Orange Grace churches. The group fedContinue reading →

  • July 29, 2017

    New in the CE National Library

    Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More Leader Kit for the 6-week study By Melissa Spoelstra Something in us aches for more, and our culture offers us many suggestions. If we just had a bigger house, a better friend, a faster phone, or more stuff, then we could be content. Yet even as weContinue reading →

  • July 28, 2017

    Urban Experience LA Starts This Weekend

    Joel Hawthorne, CE National Board of Director’s member and member of Grace Church, Akron, Ohio, is leading this trip to Los Angeles. Urban Experience will give participants a taste of evangelism in the city. This trip is a great opportunity for either a small group to experience together or for training people within the church.Continue reading →

  • July 28, 2017

    Operation Barnabas Goes West in 2018!

    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 new promo video here. More information and applications are on ourContinue reading →