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  • April 11, 2017

    Junior Bible Quizzing Encourages Kids to Study the Bible

    Junior Bible Quizzing is for kids grades 3-6 who want to study and memorize the Bible.  The North East Ohio District has a four-year cycle of material including books like: John, Acts, Philippians, Ephesians, Ruth, Jonah, Isaiah 53 and Psalm 51.  Junior quizzers study a portion of Scripture (around 100 verses) with 25 memory versesContinue reading →

  • April 10, 2017

    Family Groups at Urban Hope

    Family Groups meet on Tuesday nights at Urban Hope for fellowship, Bible study, accountability and prayer. Pray for these groups of believers as they continue in an extensive study in the book of Ephesians. Pray that we will grow in both hunger for and obedience to God’s Word. As the groups read each passage, theyContinue reading →

  • April 4, 2017

    Be Bold in Your Relationships – What One Student Learned at Urban Hope

    Aaron Christenberry, a biblical studies and youth ministry major (The National Institute) was one of the 24 Grace College students who participated in a ministry/missions trip to the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia over spring break. Be encouraged with what he experienced and what he learned! Read Matthew 25:31-40 What you do for yourselfContinue reading →

  • April 4, 2017

    Three-fold Communion Resource from Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio

    Pastor Bob Fetterhoff, lead pastor of Grace Church in Wooster, Ohio, filmed 3-fold Communion videos in the Holy Land. These 5-7 minute videos help explain what Jesus was teaching His disciples the night before he died. Each can be downloaded and played during a Communion service or used as a teaching tool for church leaders.Continue reading →

  • April 4, 2017

    Momentum’s Got Talent – It’s That Time of Year

    It’s that time of year to be thinking about and preparing for Momentum’s Got Talent. If you are a youth worker or a parent you may want to start reminding and encouraging students of the opportunities to be part of Momentum Youth conference. If you are a student you will want to consider how youContinue reading →

  • April 2, 2017

    Success Through Urban Hope Works

    Urban Hope Works is an intensive discipleship program striving to equip people in the Urban Hope community to escape the cycles and traps of unemployment and underemployment. Participants will go through the “Jobs for Life” curriculum, work at Urban Hope for a required number of hours per week, and begin the process of entering theContinue reading →

  • March 31, 2017

    Today is the Last Day to Get the Best Rate for Momentum Youth Conference

    Today (March 31) is the last day to register for Momentum Youth Conference at the lowest rate. Get more information and register here. Four Common Registration Questions about Momentum Youth Conference Do I have to make a Family Account if I’m just one person?Yes, even if you’re one person registering for Momentum, the first stepContinue reading →

  • March 26, 2017

    “The Comeback” — Momentum Youth Conference 2017

    The theme for Momentum Youth Conference 2017 is The Comeback! Every one of us is in need of a “comeback!” Our current culture is filled with extensive distractions and endless temptations. It is so difficult to maintain any level of godliness and purity. We can easily feel like the pressure and expectations are just tooContinue reading →

  • March 25, 2017

    Woohooo…110 Kids at Kingdom Kids Last Sunday!!!

    A visiting team from western Pennsylvania braved the weather and knocked on hundreds of doors to invite kids to Urban Hope‘s Kingdom Kids. As a result, we’ve been given the privilege of connecting with several new families. Pray that relationships with parents would be built as we visit the children’s homes. Pray that entire familiesContinue reading →

  • March 24, 2017

    March 29 is the Deadline to Register for the April 6 Heritage Day

    CE National is privileged to host a Heritage Day on April 6 at Das Dutchman Essenhaus. (240 US-20, Middlebury, Indiana) “The Role of the Believer in a Changing Society” is the theme and Pastor Knute Larson will be the keynote speaker. Heritage Day will begin at 10 am (doors open at 9:45) and conclude atContinue reading →

  • March 24, 2017

    The First Annual WCC/TNI Bible Trivia Event

    Last Sunday (March 19) the students from Warsaw Community Church (WCC) challenged the youth ministry students of The National Institute (TNI) in Bible Trivia. It was a great night! Over 125 people gathered at the Russell Center and had an enjoyable time working in teams to respond correctly to over 100 questions about the BibleContinue reading →

  • March 20, 2017

    Pastorpedia Live Videos From February 8 Now Online

    Session videos from the February 8 Pastorpedia Live with Dr. Bob Lehman are now online. Visit the Pastorpedia Live Archive Page for these videos and more.

  • March 19, 2017

    Last Call for OB 2017!

    The Lasting Impact of the Operation Barnabas Ministry Recently, someone on our OB staff was talking to a college student about life, etc. and she said, “I wish I would have done Operation Barnabas when I was in high school. My youth leaders encouraged me to go but I just wasn’t sure about what itContinue reading →

  • March 19, 2017

    Praise God for Urban Hope’s Kingdom Kids

    Praise God for the work He is already doing in our new semester of Kingdom Kids (Urban Hope’s outreach program for children).  We’ve started this semester with lots of truth, excitement and energy.  Praise God for new children who represent new FAMILIES.  Pray that God’s truth would be planted deep within the hearts of newContinue reading →

  • March 17, 2017

    Worship with the Jordan Howerton Band at Momentum Youth Conference

    The Jordan Howerton Band will lead worship at Momentum Youth Conference 2017. Hailing from the Midwest, the Jordan Howerton Band is committed to creating worship resources, leading with those resources, and equipping others to do the same. Leading at events and churches across the nation, JHB is committed to fostering a passion for the KingdomContinue reading →

  • March 17, 2017

    2017-18 CE National Wall of Honor Presented to Pastor Jeff Bogue

    The highest individual award presented by CE National is the “Wall of Honor.” This past Wednesday, at a Grace Church of Greater Akron staff meeting, Ed Lewis presented this year’s award to Jeff Bogue. After many years in youth ministry, Jeff is now the lead pastor for the Grace Church movement in the Akron areaContinue reading →

  • March 17, 2017

    Honor Someone in Your Church

    Each year, CE National provides an opportunity to encourage and honor faithful servants in ministry. The CE National Faithfulness Award is an opportunity to nominate those within your church family deserving of honor. Are there names that come immediately to mind? Maybe the faithful staff member, the long-serving Sunday School teacher, those who have undertakenContinue reading →

  • March 17, 2017

    2017 Grace College GO Philadelphia Trip—an Incredible Week!

    Want a run-down of what 25 participants did and what they learned during their week at Urban Hope in Philly?  Here is a report from Tristan Spuller, one of the student leaders for this spring break trip: Go Encounter Philadelphia was an exciting time of getting to do ministry in America’s fifth biggest city! ShowingContinue reading →

  • March 15, 2017

    A Great Source of Re-tooling for Our Pastoral Staff – Pastor Greg Serafino on The Coaching Clinic

    Ed Short, CE National consultant to churches and pastors, will be leading another coaching clinic for pastors and church staff on May 22-24, at the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia, Pa. (210 East Tioga St., Philadelphia, PA) “We have designed The Coaching Clinic to help you see ministry as a team sport.” says EdContinue reading →

  • March 15, 2017

    Seniors in the Church – Pastorpedia

    Pastor Knute Larson, Jim Brown, and Jeff Bogue talk about how to minister to seniors in the church.