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  • January 6, 2017

    An Urban Hope Christmas Eve Celebration

    Thanks so much for praying for the Urban Hope Christmas Eve Service. God answered in obvious ways. The Salt and Light kids performed wonderfully. Many families of the Salt and Light kids were at church for the first time. They heard the gospel, saw the love, and were given opportunities to respond to Christ’s callContinue reading →

  • December 28, 2016

    Praise the Lord for Year-End Giving

    At the end of each year, there are gracious families and individuals who remember the ministry of CE National with special financial gifts.  We praise the Lord for them! We need to communicate that for gifts to qualify for 2016 giving, CE National must either receive the gift or have the envelope postmarked in 2016. Continue reading →

  • December 26, 2016

    Here’s How You Can Pray for Urban Hope

    CE National appreciates very much those who pray for the ministry going on at the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia. Here are several ways you can pray over the next few weeks. Pray for the addicted and homeless in and around the Urban Hope community. Pray that Urban Hope, as a church, will knowContinue reading →

  • December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas From CE National!

    “For unto you is born this day in the City of David, a savior who is Christ the Lord.” While we all can get wrapped up in “the season”—parties, gift buying, special events, decorations, and more… let’s celebrate and remember what this holiday is all about—the birth of Jesus. God became flesh and dwelt amongContinue reading →

  • December 23, 2016

    The Cure for Staph Disease in a Church – Pastorpedia

    Pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how pastors can hire better staff members, but also when the right time might be to let a staff member or volunteer go. Watch and download here… Pastorpedia is a ministry of CE National, a church effectiveness ministry. To receive an email when each PastorpediaContinue reading →

  • December 23, 2016

    CE National Christmas and New Year’s Hours

    The CE National office in Winona Lake, Indiana, will be closed from noon on Friday, December 23, and will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, January 3rd. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s celebration.

  • December 22, 2016

    Momentum Youth Conference Stocking Giveaway

    Enter to win these great prizes in the Momentum Stocking Giveaway. Registration for Momentum Youth Conference 2017 opens February 1. Visit our 2017 conference page to learn more about the #bestweekofsummer.

  • December 21, 2016

    How to Hire Good Staff in Your Church – Pastorpedia

    Pastor Knute Larson, Jim Brown, and Jeff Bogue talk about how to make the most out of your next hire.

  • December 20, 2016

    Come Join Us on Operation Barnabas 2017!

    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 many “hands on” opportunities to serve others. Now is the perfect time for students to be thinking about applying for Operation Barnabas 2017, June 18 –Continue reading →

  • December 20, 2016

    Introducing Jim Brown, Momentum Youth Conference 2017 Speaker

    Jim Brown has been the lead pastor of Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana for 20 years and is a veteran to the Momentum main stage. With a heart for orphans and lost people, he has led multiple teams on mission trips to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Iraq. Jim is the founder of FightContinue reading →

  • December 18, 2016

    Family-friendly Books and DVDS for Christmas

    Merry Christmas from the Lending Library! Stop by the library and check out a few family-friendly resources for Christmas. We have audio books and DVD’s for those long car rides or if you plan to stay closer to home, pick out a good book! Here are a few suggestions: The Christmas Blessing – DVD InContinue reading →

  • December 17, 2016

    Urban Hope’s Community Appreciation Sunday a Success

    Last Sunday, December 11, Urban Hope Community Church invited community leaders, police, teachers, firefighters, and principals to a special service to honor the important role they play in the community. Urban Hope’s desire is that their community leaders come to know Christ and they know that the church appreciates their hard work. Several community leadersContinue reading →

  • December 15, 2016

    Are You Impacting One Person for Christ?

    ONE is about every believer impacting one person for Christ. Each believer should be focusing on developing a relationship with one person, reaching that person, teaching that person, and releasing that person to multiply his/her efforts into the lives of others by making disciples. Hear Ed Lewis talk more about ONE, find resources to help,Continue reading →

  • December 14, 2016

    Cal Thomas to Speak at CE National’s Heritage Event

    Cal Thomas at CE National's Heritage

    With a twice-weekly column appearing in hundreds of newspapers, Cal Thomas is one of the most widely read and one of the most highly regarded voices on the American political scene. He is a Fox News contributor and a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors. A graduate of American University, Thomas is a veteranContinue reading →

  • December 13, 2016

    CE National Theme Verses for 2017

    “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4: 22-24Continue reading →

  • December 12, 2016

    Now is the Perfect Time to Apply for Operation Barnabas

    Now is the perfect time for high school students to think about next summer and consider applying for Operation Barnabas 2017! 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 →

  • December 11, 2016

    Thank You So Much – Urban Hope

    The Urban Hope Training Center talks about the impact of the Thanksgiving meals. Thank you so much for your prayers and financial gifts over Thanksgiving as we distributed 270 Thanksgiving meals to families in our community. We want to let you know that 270 households in Philadelphia say, “Thank you, and God bless you,” forContinue reading →

  • December 10, 2016

    Momentum Intern Position Open

    Momentum Youth Conference is offering an internship with great opportunity to grow in spiritual formation, be a part of the planning process for the conference, and help Momentum be effective for youth ministries. Do you know anyone college age or older who may be a good fit for this position? Please see our job descriptionContinue reading →

  • December 9, 2016

    TNI Majors Enjoy Christmas Brunch

    Earlier this week, The National Institute had its annual Christmas party for the youth ministry majors and minors in its program. A nice group of students assembled for a mid-morning breakfast (thanks Judy Fisher!) and enjoyed eating, holiday games, a reading of the Christmas story in Luke 2, ornament making, and of course the presentationContinue reading →

  • December 9, 2016

    Please Pray for Community Appreciation Sunday at Urban Hope

    Community Appreciation Sunday is when Urban Hope Community Church seeks to encourage and support community leaders, police, teachers, firefighters, and principals who serve in their community. Urban Hope’s desire is that their community leaders come to know Christ and they know that the church appreciates their hard work. Here are ways you can specifically prayContinue reading →