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  • December 3, 2018

    New in the CE National Library: Romans: Grace, Truth, and Redemption

    Romans: Grace, Truth, and Redemption: a Bible study by John MacArthur In this book, Paul is overjoyed to share his message of good news and eternal salvation with the church. Focusing on God’s righteousness that comes by grace alone through faith in Christ, Romans underscores that Christianity is more than just a doctrine. Christianity isContinue reading →

  • December 2, 2018

    Experience Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia

    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. Find out more information about PhiladelphiaContinue reading →

  • December 1, 2018

    Thinking About Next Summer?

    Now is the perfect time for high school students to think about next summer and consider applying for Operation Barnabas 2019! At some point during high school, CE National encourages every student to consider spending part of one summer on some type of ministry experience. Operation Barnabas provides character building, discipleship training, equipping, and manyContinue reading →

  • November 28, 2018

    Thank You for Helping Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Urban Hope Thanksgiving Meals

    CE National and Urban Hope Philadelphia are especially grateful for the people who gave to support this year’s Urban Hope Thanksgiving meal outreach. Gifts given in honor of individuals were: Harry and Peggy Longenecker honored by Lee and Melissa Seese TK and Dana Kurtaneck honored by Peggy Owens Virginia Unger honored by Don and ConnieContinue reading →

  • November 25, 2018

    CE National Board of Directors Leadership Changes

    Joel Hawthorne is the new chairman of the CE National Board of Directors. Joel is the executive director of Specialty Steel Works where he oversees the company from their Hammond, Indiana, location. He and his wife, Jodi, are committed believers and their home is in Tennessee. He is a devoted CE National Board of DirectorsContinue reading →

  • November 23, 2018

    Sean McDowell Talks About the National Youth Worker Retreat

    Sean McDowell National Youth Worker Retreat

    Come retreat at the beach with us March 18-21, 2019, and enjoy this relational time with your peers while gaining valuable training for your youth ministry. Sean McDowell will speak during the retreat plus spend time with youth workers. Jordan Howerton will return this year to lead worship and hang out with youth workers. BruceContinue reading →

  • November 23, 2018

    New in the CE National Library: A Walk Thru the Life of Elijah

    A Walk Thru the Life of Elijah: standing strong for truth A Bible study from Walk Thru the Bible In the face of opposition and death, with almost no one around to support him, Elijah stood firm and faithfully proclaimed an unpopular message of repentance in a world that was comfortable with sin and idolatry.Continue reading →

  • November 22, 2018

    Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving and His Courts with Praise!

    What a wonderful season of the year when we take special time to give praise and thanksgiving to the One who blesses us in so many ways! At CE National, we are grateful for many things:  The way that Jesus changes lives, for churches that share the good news and disciple people, for pastors andContinue reading →

  • November 21, 2018

    Claim Your Group’s Spot and Enter to Win Awesome Prizes!

    Momentum is excited to be giving away signed copies of Evidence That Demands a Verdict and Holy Sexuality from authors and Momentum 2019 speakers Sean McDowell and Christopher Yuan respectively. Other awesome prizes include Amazon gift cards, Momentum scholarships, and more! It’s easy to enter whether you’re the lead contact for a church new toContinue reading →

  • November 19, 2018

    Testimonies from Visitors to Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Here are some testimonies from a team that visited Urban Hope Philadelphia recently. “God opened my eyes to the reality of His suffering children and gave me a love for them that I didn’t know I had.” “I really felt God telling me to be more intentional about reaching out to others. I have beenContinue reading →

  • November 18, 2018

    New in the CE National Library: The Messiah

    The Messiah: the texts behind Handel’s masterpiece: 8 Bible studies for individuals or groups by Douglas Connelly Prophets prophesied about Him. Angels and shepherds rejoiced at his birth. Friends cried for joy at His resurrection. And we still celebrate Him today. He is Jesus, the Messiah. Perfect for Advent or Lent, this guide leads youContinue reading →

  • November 17, 2018

    Urban Hope Community Church Continues to Grow and Make an Impact

    God is really using the Urban Hope Community Church and Training Center to impact the Kensington community.        

  • November 17, 2018

    CE National Board of Directors Meets in Macedonia, Ohio

    At the end of last week (Nov. 9-10), the CE National Board of Directors gathered at Western Reserve Grace Church in Macedonia, Ohio, for their semi-annual meeting. Staff, led by CE National president, Ed Lewis, presented reports and financial updates as well as considerations for future plans for the ministry. An incoming board member, MargaretContinue reading →

  • November 16, 2018

    Urban Hope Philadelphia Continues to Help the Local Community

    Urban Hope Thanksgiving Meals

    It is a big week at Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia! We reached the goal of obtaining the finances to give out 300 Thanksgiving meals to people in the Urban Hope area of Kensington. Praise the Lord! Thank you for your part in this tremendous opportunity to bless the community and share the good newsContinue reading →

  • November 14, 2018

    Tyler Kramer Available to Speak at Your Next Youth Event

    Tyler Kramer

    Tyler is a man who loves the Lord first and foremost. He is a passionate and dynamic speaker that loves to engage students and challenge them to take the next steps in their faith, because “True faith moves to action.” Some of the topics Tyler is passionate about communicating are: the Gospel and making sureContinue reading →

  • November 12, 2018

    Balmer Building Turns Three Years Old

    Balmer Building at CE National's Urban Hope

    One the biggest blessings to the ministry at Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia is the Balmer Building. The Balmer Building now gives a very comfortable place for visiting teams to stay while they are at UHTC to do ministry training and serve others in the name of Jesus. This fully renovated facility on the cornerContinue reading →

  • November 12, 2018

    New in the CE National Library: Old Testament Characters

    Old Testament Characters: learning to walk with God; 12 Bible studies for individuals or groups By Peter Scazzero Abraham gives us an unforgettable portrait of faith. Daniel is a classic example of holiness. Through her willingness to risk her own life, Esther shows us what commitment means. This LifeGuide explores the lives of these andContinue reading →

  • November 11, 2018

    Grace Christian School in Blacklick, Ohio, Performs Romans 8 Speech Choir

    One of the staples of an Operation Barnabas high school ministry team is that we memorize Scripture and recite it as a “Speech Choir” in church services. One of our Operation Barnabas adult leaders, Heidi Bedford, taught her 4th grade students the Romans 8 Speech Choir this school year and they performed it in chapelContinue reading →

  • November 10, 2018

    “I am Excited for this Coming March,” Steve Kozak, VP of Youth Ministries for CE National

    Steve Kozak

    Steve Kozak, CE National’s vice president of youth ministries, is excited to be involved in the National Youth Worker Retreat this coming March. Steve will enjoy rubbing shoulders with youth pastors and workers. He’ll also speak on a couple of topics: Next Gen Youth Ministry: What Changes are Coming? Discipling Mission-minded Students The retreat willContinue reading →

  • November 10, 2018

    Five Practical Suggestions to Help Your Church Get the Most out of the Christmas Season

    Five Practical Suggestions to Help Your Church Get the Most out of the Christmas Season

    Holidays are a wonderful time to point people to Jesus. With Thanksgiving just around the corner and Christmas on its heels, here’s a Pastorpedia that Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown recorded a few years ago with helpful suggestions for all holidays. In order to help you begin planning now for Christmas, here areContinue reading →