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  • 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 →

  • May 4, 2019

    Two Churches Recently Visit Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Two Churches Recently Visit Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Grace Community Church from Frederick, Maryland and Valley Grace Brethren Church from Hagerstown, Maryland visited Urban Hope Philadelphia last weekend. Both groups experienced inner-city ministry. If you would like to know more about Urban Hope Philadelphia or Los Angeles, visit Related Article Here’s how CE National helps to equip pastors and church leaders.

  • May 3, 2019

    Over 150 Attend Heritage Day 2019

    Over 150 Attend Heritage Day 2019

    Heritage Day 2019 was a great time of fellowship and growth. The special guests were Dr. Walt Mueller, Piercing Word, Ed Lewis, and Tess Schafer. Ed Lewis, president of CE National, led worship with the vocalists from Piercing Word. Tess Schafer shared about a ministry at her church in Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, where they are turningContinue reading →

  • April 27, 2019

    Urban Hope Philadelphia News

    Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia

    Grace Church in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and Valley Grace in Hagerstown, Maryland, arrived today at Urban Hope Philadelphia. The group from Grace church will partner with Convoy of Hope Philadelphia to help with their large block party near Urban Hope. On Sunday a group of college seniors from the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown is coming for theContinue reading →

  • April 26, 2019

    Easter Celebration at Community Grace Goshen

    Jim Brown

    Jim Brown, lead pastor of Community Grace Church in Goshen, Indiana, and CE National Board of Director’s member talks about the Easter services at his church. “God moved in a powerful way in our three Easter services. There were 270 decisions for Jesus in our adult services and 90 decisions in our children’s ministries. WeContinue reading →

  • April 19, 2019

    It’s Not Too Late. Apply for City Life This Summer!

    City Life Summer Ministry Experience

    Looking for a way to serve this summer, but don’t have time for a lengthy ministry trip? Why not consider City Life, CE National’s eight-day ministry opportunity for high school students! This summer, City Life goes coast-to-coast as we partner with CE National’s two Urban Hope locations. City Life East, June 1–8, will be locatedContinue reading →

  • April 16, 2019

    Urban Hope Cares is May 4th

    Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia

    Please pray for Urban Hope Cares day of service. On May 4, 2019, people from Urban Hope Philadelphia will work hard to impact their neighborhood for Christ. There will be people going door-to-door, offering to serve the community. The HopeMobile truck will play music and provide a platform for people to give testimonies. There willContinue reading →