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  • 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 →

  • April 14, 2019

    Brighton Chapel Visits Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Brighton Chapel Visits Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Students and adults from Brighton Chapel, Howe, Indiana, were at Urban Hope Philadelphia March 31-April 6. Urban Hope was privileged to not only have young people but to have four adults, including the Brighton Chapel senior pastor and the youth coordinator. The group served in several ways: Homeless ministry (food, prayer, etc.) Praying for peopleContinue reading →

  • April 14, 2019

    Learn How Plastic Bags Help the Homeless During Heritage Day 2019

    Heritage Day 2019

    Tess Schafer, from Meyersdale Grace Brethren Church, Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, will be at Heritage Day. Tess will talk about how the Meyersdale Grace Brethren Church makes mats for the homeless out of platic bags. Tess is married to Aaron, youth pastor of the Meyersdale church. The couple discovered the mats on the way to the 2018Continue reading →

  • April 13, 2019

    Momentum’s Got Talent Submissions Now Accepted!

    Momentum's Got Talent at Momentum Youth Conference

    Momentum Youth Conference is now accepting submissions for Momentum’s Got Talent 2019! MGT encourages students to develop skills such as videography, poetry, creative writing, media arts, graphic design, art work, spoken word, interpretive Scripture memorization, dance, vocal solo, youth band, etc. Students enter MGT by creating and uploading a video of themselves performing whatever theyContinue reading →

  • April 8, 2019

    Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles Renovations Complete

    Urban Hope Training Center LA

    The renovations for Urban Hope Training Center in Los Angeles at the Grace Brethren Church of Norwalk are fully complete! Special thanks to donors who made the renovations of these bathrooms/showers, dormitory spaces, and training center rooms possible. See more pictures on the Urban Hope Los Angeles website. Here’s how CE National helps to equipContinue reading →

  • April 7, 2019

    Dr. Walt Mueller Will Speak on Grand-parenting Gen Z for Heritage Day 2019

    Dr. Walt Mueller will be the guest speaker at CE National's Heritage Day

    The featured guest speaker for Heritage Day 2019 will be Dr. Walt Mueller, founder and president of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. Also on the schedule is a special performance by Piercing Word and worship led by Diane Susek. Heritage is April 26, 2019, at Shady Maple Smörgåsbord, in East Earl, Pennsylvania. Find out moreContinue reading →

  • April 6, 2019

    A One Week Experience Your Students Won’t Forget: City Life 2019!

    City Life Summer Ministry Experience

    One week: Even the most busy students should be able to give at least one week to serve others with purpose! City Life, CE National’s eight-day ministry opportunity, at both Urban Hope locations, is the perfect way for high school students to spend a week of their summer focusing on and serving in ministry. StudentsContinue reading →

  • April 6, 2019

    Tony Livigni to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference

    Tony Livigni to speak at Momentum Youth Conference

    Tony Livigni will be one of the main session speakers during Momentum Youth Conference 2019. Tony Livigni is the campus pastor of the Medina East Campus of Grace Church. He has served at Grace Church for 12 years, serving in college and young adult ministry for 7 years and leading the Medina East Campus forContinue reading →

  • March 31, 2019

    Momentum Early Bird Registration Extended to April 1

    Momentum Youth Conference

    Since March 31 falls on Sunday, the Momentum Youth Conference early bird registration has been extended to Monday, April 1. Pay your $75 Momentum Youth Conference deposit by April 1 and save $25. Registration for Momentum 2019 opened February 1 at The week will feature nationally known speakers and amazing worship as we focusContinue reading →

  • March 31, 2019

    Elevate Student Ministry Video of Urban Hope Philadelphia Trip

    Elevate Student Ministry

    Elevate Student Ministry from Connection Christian Church visited Urban Hope Philadelphia in February. The group produced a great highlight video of their trip.

  • March 31, 2019

    Three Western Pennsylvania Churches Visit Urban Hope

    Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Three churches were at Urban Hope from Western Pennsylvania on March 15-17: Grace Fellowship in Avis, Community Grace Brethren Church in Everett, and Liberty Grace in Johnstown. Find out more about Urban Hope at

  • March 30, 2019

    A Great Week with a Purpose: City Life 2019!

    City Life

    Looking for a way to serve others with a purpose, to be a part of something bigger than yourself, and have a great time doing it? This is the concept behind City Life, CE National’s eight-day ministry opportunity for high school students! This summer, City Life is ministering coast-to-coast as we partner with CE National’sContinue reading →