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  • 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 →

  • November 11, 2016

    CE National Board of Directors Meets in California

    This weekend, the CE National Board of Directors is meeting in Seal Beach, California for its Fall Board Meetings.  Staff reports, committee reports, and ministry visits will all be a part of this important set of meetings.  Prayer is appreciated—for safety in travel, good interaction, and wise decisions—as these leaders work together regarding the ministryContinue reading →

  • November 9, 2016

    Momentum Youth Conference Internship Position Announced

    Our Momentum Youth Conference team works to plan Momentum all year around as we work towards an amazing week for students. We want to create an environment for God to move in big ways in the lives of junior and senior high schoolers and a lot of details, organization, prayer, teamwork, and forethought are required.Continue reading →

  • November 8, 2016

    New Titles in the CE National Lending Library

    Thank you to those who support the mission of the CE National Lending Library. Your gifts enable us to provide new resources. Our lending library is used to provide Bible studies and resources that are shipped for use in small groups, neighborhood Bible studies and personal use. It’s our privilege to partner with you andContinue reading →

  • November 7, 2016

    Join Urban Hope this Thanksgiving Season

    In the Kensington section of inner-city Philadelphia live people who do not have the means to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. While the greatest need is spiritual, we also believe that Jesus cares for the physical needs of people. Through your support we are able to provide 300 meals to families who need help this holidayContinue reading →

  • November 7, 2016

    Dr. Mike Wittmer Addressed the Topic of Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality During Pastorpedia Live

    Dr. Mike Wittmer addressed the topic of marriage, gender, and sexuality during the November 1 Pastorpedia Live at CE National’s Russell Center. https://www.facebook.com/cenational/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1307968919237005 The next Pastorpedia Live is titled “The Elephant in the Room: A Pastoral Approach to Congregant Guilt.” and features Dr. Robert D. Lehman. It will be held February 8, 2017, from 10Continue reading →

  • November 4, 2016

    The Changing Face of Evangelism – Pastorpedia

    Pastors Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how their methods of evangelism have changed over the years, but how the message remains the same. Read, watch, and download this month’s Pastorpedia. Pastorpedia is a ministry of CE National, a church effectiveness ministry. To receive an email when each Pastorpedia video is available,Continue reading →

  • October 31, 2016

    The Atheist Delusion – A Movie From Ray Comfort

    Having to prove the existence of God to an atheist is like having to prove the existence of the sun, at noon on a clear day. Yet millions are embracing the foolishness of atheism. “The Atheist Delusion” pulls back the curtain and reveals what is going on in the mind of those who deny theContinue reading →

  • October 30, 2016

    It Was An Amazing Week – 21 Grace College Students Experience an Introduction to Urban Hope

    The Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia hosted 21 Grace College students from Winona Lake, Indiana, for the SUM (Studies in Urban Ministries) Invitation Weekend with the purpose of exposing the students to urban ministry and challenging them to ask God what He might have them do to reach the city. It was an amazingContinue reading →

  • October 29, 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 →

  • October 29, 2016

    Youth Ministry Students Serve Widows and Widowers

    It is a regular topic of teaching and discussion in just about every class offered in youth ministry by The National Institute:  Truly understanding something is not merely a mental grasping of a concept, but rather when that truth impacts the mind (knowing), a person’s character (being), and the skill to implement this truth (doing). Continue reading →

  • October 29, 2016

    Jackie Hill-Perry to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference 2017

    Jackie Hill-Perry, writer and artist, has had The Washington Times, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition and other online publications feature her work. Since being saved from a lifestyle of homosexual sin and the like, Jackie has been compelled to share the light of gospel truth through poetry.  Her poems have reached over one million viewsContinue reading →

  • October 28, 2016

    Urban Hope’s Annual Festival of Hope is Tomorrow

    This Saturday, Oct. 29th, Urban Hope will be having their annual Festival of Hope. Please pray for the block party as it gives Urban Hope an opportunity to light up the night with Jesus’ love. Pray that families will be encouraged as they interact with some of the church members who will be running smallContinue reading →

  • October 25, 2016

    Disciple and Train Church Leaders to Reach Students with SEVEN – Only from CE National

    SEVEN is a seven-week discipleship training series to educate local church leaders on understanding and discipling young people. Each week has a different emphasis on youth ministry. Week One : Why youth ministry is biblical and an overview of SEVEN. Week Two : Philosophy of our youth ministry. Week Three: Adults are needed in youthContinue reading →

  • October 24, 2016

    Dr. Mike Wittmer to Speak on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality at the Next Pastorpedia Live

    The next Pastorpedia Live will be November 1 and will feature Dr. Mike Wittmer, professor of systematic and historical theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Dr. Wittmer will talk on the topic of marriage, gender, and sexuality. Nothing is changing faster in our culture than the ancient views on marriage, gender, and sexuality. The challengeContinue reading →