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  • December 7, 2016

    Register Now for Heritage With Cal Thomas

    Heritage registration is now open online at April 28, 2017, is the date of our Heritage event at Shady Maple Smörgåsbord in East Earl, Pennsylvania. Heritage is an event that is open to all—pastors, staff, lay people, younger, and older. ALL are invited to hear keynote speaker, award winning journalist, Cal Thomas; former SightContinue reading →

  • December 6, 2016

    J Warner Wallace to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference

    J Warner Wallace will be a speaker at Momentum Youth Conference 2017 next fall. As a homicide detective for many years, Wallace brings the perspective of investigation into the claims of the Gospels. We’re excited for our students to hear from J Warner Wallace. You won’t want to miss it! Read his bio and seeContinue reading →

  • December 5, 2016

    Thank You for Praying for CE National Staff

    CE National is a Church Effectiveness ministry. Our mission is to be a catalyst for all believers to be trained and mobilized to be ON MISSION. CE National West Staff Judy Fisher, Janelle Turner, Cheryl DeBoest, Art Bushen, Lois Maxson, Dave Rank, Ed Lewis, Jesse DeBoest, Timothy Kurtaneck, Steve Koontz, Sherilyn Rank, Erin Fowler, notContinue reading →

  • December 4, 2016

    Please Pray for Urban Hope

    How can you pray for Urban Hope in December? Please pray for preparations for Community Appreciation Sunday, December 11; Youth Sunday, December 18; and Christmas Eve service. Pray that many from the neighborhood would attend and hear truth from God’s word.

  • December 3, 2016

    The “Best of” ON MISSION Insights

    At the beginning of the year we made a decision that our December OMI edition would be a repeat of our most read OMI article of the year—like a “Best Of” edition. So here is it. It really doesn’t surprise us that the most viewed article of 2016 is one on politics. Even though theContinue reading →

  • December 2, 2016

    Ed Lewis Talks About the Urban Hope Training Center Thanksgiving Outreach

    “I was in Philly for the Thanksgiving packing event November 17-18. What a fun day to meet hundreds of people who came to the church to receive their Thanksgiving meals. We met and prayed with some and talked casually to all. “They LOVE this event each year. The families pay $5 to get the mealContinue reading →

  • November 30, 2016

    Cal Thomas to Speak at CE National’s Heritage Event

    Cal Thomas at CE National's Heritage

    CE National is happy to present Cal Thomas as the speaker at Heritage Heritage is a one-day event at Shady Maple Smörgåsbord in East Earl, Pennsylvania, on April 28, 2017. Cal Thomas is one of the most widely read and highly regarded voices on the American political scene. He is a Fox News contributor andContinue reading →

  • November 28, 2016

    How Can You Pray for the Ministry of Urban Hope?

    Please pray for families (spiritual and biological families) Pray that those who know Christ would fight for unity in Christ. Pray that true love that overlooks offenses would be shared. Pray for conversations to be had, apologies to be given, forgiveness to be shared, and reconciliation to happen. Pray that believers within families will beContinue reading →

  • November 27, 2016

    Keith Minier to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference 2017

    We’re excited to have Pastor Keith Minier speaking at Momentum Youth Conference 2017 next summer! If you were at Momentum 2016 you may remember him speaking about “being the only one for the only One.” Keith emphasized living a consistent life and the importance of it as the fame of Jesus and the mission ofContinue reading →

  • November 26, 2016

    Three Chairs for Tribal Chiefs – November Pastorpedia

    Pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how you, as a pastor, can best utilize long-term, influential members of your church. Knute explains more. “This month we tackle the subject of those long-time veterans of the church, people very influential in the church crowd. They are sometimes called tribal chiefs with aContinue reading →

  • November 26, 2016

    TNI Graduate Publishes Devotional Book

    Jeff Beckley, a graduate of The National Institute, has published his first book—a devotional using the Psalms called Bottom Line. Each devotional comes with a bottom line that is memorable and impactful. Bottom Line is filled with real life lessons, hard-hitting challenges, humorous tales, and exciting interaction with the book of Psalms. Tweens, teenagers, andContinue reading →

  • November 24, 2016

    Give Thanks to the Lord for He is Good

    There is so much for which to be grateful!  At CE National, we thank God for His goodness to us and for all of the friends who partner with us in helping all believers to live ON MISSION. We thank God for how he uses these ministries to impact lives—from salvation decisions at Momentum YouthContinue reading →

  • November 21, 2016

    New in CE National’s Lending Library

    Thank you for your continued support of CE National’s Lending Library. Your donations allow new resources to be purchased and used for ministry. Thank you for partnering with us in helping believers to be trained and mobilized to be ON MISSION. Leading from Here to There a DVD Bible study by Bill Hybels Through fiveContinue reading →

  • November 21, 2016

    Momentum Rewind – Videos Plus Group Discussion Guides of Momentum Youth Conference Main Session Speakers

    Momentum Rewind is the opportunity to “rewind” the week for your students who experienced the week first-hand and for students who were not able to attend Momentum 2016. Use these engaging, high-level youth group lessons direct from Momentum Youth Conference’s nationally recognized speakers. Dig into the heart of the message with the provided, easy-to-follow discussionContinue reading →

  • November 18, 2016

    270 Meals Were Packed Last Night to be Distributed Today

    Thanks to generous gifts from around the country, the Urban Hope Community Church was able to pack up 270 Thanksgiving meals last night (November 17). Neighborhood families were able to purchase a meal for $5. The $5, in turn, went towards paying a couple of unemployed individuals from the church for the work they doContinue reading →

  • November 18, 2016

    Davey Blackburn to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference

    Davey Blackburn to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference

    Davey Blackburn, lead pastor of Resonate Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, will be a main session speaker at Momentum Youth Conference. Davey says, “I moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, in 2012 with my wife, Amanda.  We started a church that would connect people to Jesus who have been disconnected from Him and His church. For 3 long yearsContinue reading →

  • November 16, 2016

    How to Handle Tribal Chiefs in Your Church – Pastorpedia

    Pastor Knute Larson, Jim Brown, and Jeff Bogue talk about tribal chiefs and people who have a strong influence in  your church.

  • November 14, 2016

    Word on the Street from Urban Hope

    Read about Urban Hope’s Fall Festival, Thanksgiving meal outreach, and the Urban Hope women’s retreat in Word on the Street.

  • November 13, 2016

    Day Away–North of 55 is Called Heritage in 2017

    On April 28, 2017, Shady Maple Smörgåsbord in East Earl, Pennsylvania, will be the site of a one-day event called Heritage. Cal Thomas, award winning journalist and expert on current events from a biblical world view, will be the guest speaker. Because of the heightened political turmoil in our country, CE National has expanded DayContinue reading →

  • November 12, 2016

    Operation Barnabas – Equipping Students to Impact Their World for Christ!

    June 18 – July 11, Operation Barnabas 2017 will be touring the Midwest and East starting with training in Winona Lake, Indiana. High school participants receive biblical training and practical ministry experience to better prepare them to make a positive impact in our culture by living ON MISSION. Character development, leadership training, personal discipleship, sharingContinue reading →