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  • August 8, 2019

    Auburn Grace Community Church Serves at Urban Hope LA

    Auburn Grace Community Church at Urban Hope Los Angeles

    Auburn Grace Community Church from Northern California served at Urban Hope Los Angeles July 8-13. The group of 13 was mostly middle school students. They helped with the Saddleback Food Pantry, ran a kids program at the local Southern Cal Park, helped the homeless on Skid Row partnering with the Fred Jordan Mission, did beachContinue reading →

  • July 24, 2019

    The Reason: Momentum Youth Conference 2019

    Momentum Youth Conference 2019

    Students and adults from nearly 125 churches, 19 of them new churches, descended on Indiana Wesleyan University last week for Momentum Youth Conference 2019. The theme was The Reason from 1 Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to giveContinue reading →

  • July 24, 2019

    God Opened My Eyes

    New Life Church from Indianapolis, Indiana, visited Urban Hope Philadelphia July 12-14. The group of 13 students and adults did a prayer walk, talked with people at Reading Market and did homeless outreach. They also joined Urban Hope Community Church for their Sunday morning service and lunch! Comments from three participants: Showing us the lifeContinue reading →

  • July 24, 2019

    I Have Learned How To Live ON MISSION

    First Baptist Church from Coldwater, Michigan, spent time at Urban Hope Philadelphia July 8-12. The group of 15 students and adults talked with people at Reading Market and Mifflin Park, did prayer walks, service projects, and came to Urban Hope’s Bible study at the church as well as their recovery meeting. Comments from three participants:Continue reading →

  • July 11, 2019

    Two Churches Recently Help at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Montgomery Community Church from Cincinnati, Ohio, spent time at Urban Hope Philadelphia helping the homeless, doing prayer walks, and outreach at Mifflin Park. The group also helped with the Fourth of July block party. Two participants talk about their experience: Grant, “My perspective of people that have less than me changed. It has humbled meContinue reading →

  • July 3, 2019

    Blessed Through Operation Barnabas

    Operation Barnabas East Team spent some time at Manheim Grace Brethren Church in Manheim, Pennsylvania. TK, director of Operation Barnabas, and Cody Ray, administrative leader for OB East Team, received this email from the secretary of the church. I immediately had to reach out and say how BLESSED we were as a church through OperationContinue reading →

  • June 27, 2019

    New Castle, Indiana, Church Helps at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    New Castle, Indiana, Church Helps at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Students from Cadiz Christian Church in New Castle, Indiana, were at Urban Hope Philadelphia from June 17-23. The students were immersed in urban ministry and encouraged to take what they learned back to their home church. If you would like to know how you can bring a group to Urban Hope, visit

  • June 20, 2019

    Bedding and a Work Team Needed at Urban Hope Los Angeles

    Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia

    Teams are coming for ministry experience to Urban Hope Los Angeles. Tim Lansing, director of Urban Hope LA, says there’s an immediate need for bedding and a work team to build additional bunk beds. The bedding is listed in the Urban Hope Amazon Wish List. If you’d like to learn more about the work teamContinue reading →

  • June 19, 2019

    CE National Celebration – Manheim Grace Brethren Church

    CE National Celebration

    Sunday, September 15, 2019, will be the Northern Atlantic Fellowship Celebration Meal at Manheim Grace Brethren Church, 333 E High Street, Manheim, Pennsylvania. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Contact Judy at 574.267.6622 or email for more information.

  • June 14, 2019

    30 Days of Prayer for Momentum Youth Conference

    30 Days of Prayer for Momentum Youth Conference

    This Sunday marks 30 days before Momentum 2019. Would you join us in praying daily that God’s Spirit would penetrate the hearts of students and adults who attend? We’ll post on the CE National Facebook page daily prayer requests starting this Sunday. Each day you’ll get a specific way to pray for one of theContinue reading →

  • June 13, 2019

    The Shores Student Ministry Helps at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    The Shore Student Ministry Helps at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Ten students from Harbour Shores Church in Cicero, Indiana were at Urban Hope Philadelphia last week. The group did homeless ministry, installed smoke detectors in neighborhood homes, hung out with people at Mifflin Park, and did prayer walks. They also joined Urban Hope Community Church people for Bible study and church on Sunday. Alaina, oneContinue reading →

  • June 6, 2019

    CE National Honor Given to Grace Community Church, Goshen, Indiana

    Last Sunday (May 26), a CE National Honor was given to Grace Community Church (GCC) in Goshen, Indiana. This specific award was given to the church for the Idea of the Year for The Park at Grace. The church uses the by-line “in the community—for the community” and that in a nutshell is the purposeContinue reading →

  • June 4, 2019

    The Shore Student Ministry Arrives at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    A group of students from Harbor Shores Church in Cicero, Indiana, arrived at Urban Hope Philadelphia yesterday for ministry experience and training. Visit to find out how you can bring a group to Urban Hope Philadelphia.

  • May 30, 2019

    Two New Interns at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Two New Interns at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Natalie Revesz and Lea Belcher are interning for the summer at Urban Hope Philadelphia. Natalie is from Moody Bible Institute and Lea is from Cedarville University. Natalie I came to be an intern at Urban Hope this summer through a significant answer to prayer. Ever since I began studying urban ministry, I knew I desiredContinue reading →

  • May 25, 2019

    Kingsway Christian School Visits Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Kingsway Christian School Visits Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Kingsway Christian School from Orville, Ohio, visited Urban Hope from May 11-17. The group, made up of 12 high school juniors, did homeless outreach and engaged people on 30th Street, Reading Market, and Chinatown in order to share the gospel with them. The group also did prayer walks, went to Sunday breakfast, and even visitedContinue reading →

  • May 23, 2019

    Grace College Group Visits Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Grace College at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    On Sunday, May 12, twenty-one Grace College students traveled to Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a week-long cross-cultural ministry trip. Over the course of the week, students participated in various ministry opportunities, including ministry with homeless and addicts. Getting to enjoy some of the more famous locations in Philadelphia, such as theContinue reading →

  • May 8, 2019

    Testimonies from Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia

    Students from the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown, Pennsylvania; and Valley Grace Brethren Church in Hagerstown, Maryland; recently visited Urban Hope Philadelphia.  Here are testimonies from the groups: Urban Hope made me realize that even though people don’t believe in God they let you speak about Him to them.  I’m going to start really talking toContinue reading →

  • May 8, 2019

    Two Decades of Operation Barnabas Team Blogs

    Two Decades of Operation Barnabas Team Blogs

    The first Operation Barnabas summer ministry team photos were posted during the summer of 1999. Bill Clinton was President. A gallon of gas cost $1.22. The movie The Sixth Sense had just come out and high-speed Internet was just beginning to be available. Dial-up was the most common way to connect to the Internet. IContinue reading →

  • May 7, 2019

    Staff Accountant Job Posting

    Email cover letter and resume along with completed application to Jesse DeBoest at if interested. CE National is seeking a staff accountant to work in the finance department and assist the chief financial officer. CE National is a Christian ministry that serves as a catalyst to see all believers live ON MISSION. Our ministriesContinue reading →

  • May 5, 2019

    Meet the Operation Barnabas West Team Leaders for 2019!

    Timothy Kurtaneck, director of youth leadership training at CE National, said, “I am thrilled to be leading the West OB Team with this roster of adult leaders! 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 farContinue reading →