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  • December 15, 2018

    It Blew Me Away!

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    Students who apply for Operation Barnabas are not always sure exactly what OB is all about or how it can have a major effect on how they think, even for the rest of their lives! One of our 2018 alums shares how last summer has impacted him… “The ministry of OB meant EVERYTHING to me–itContinue reading →

  • December 14, 2018

    The National Institute Celebrates Christmas

    The National Institute

    For the 21st consecutive year, The National Institute hosted a Christmas party for the Grace College youth ministry majors and minors. The group had a good time together Monday morning eating snacks and playing games. Traditions like reading Luke 2 and handing out the TNI gift are a great part of the event. We areContinue reading →

  • December 10, 2018

    Winter Living, but Summer Dreaming!

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Team

    It may be December, but we’ve got summer on the mind! Next summer, our Operation Barnabas summer ministry teams will be traveling and serving in two separate locations. The East Coast OB team begins in eastern Pennsylvania and tours in the eastern U.S. June 15–July 8, 2019. The West Coast OB team starts in LosContinue reading →

  • December 9, 2018

    Luke: Discovering Healing in Jesus’ Words to Women

    Luke: Discovering Healing in Jesus’ Words to Women A women’s Bible study by Sue Edwards Have you ever felt undervalued, unappreciated, or just “little?” We all have. The gospel of Luke was written especially for us to show that God does His great work through people like us. Join Sue Edwards on this inductive studyContinue reading →

  • December 8, 2018

    Praise the Lord for Year-End Giving

    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 2018 giving, CE National must either receive the gift or have the envelope postmarked in 2018.Continue reading →

  • December 7, 2018

    Family Fun Day Planned at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia

    Urban Hope Philadelphia is having a community family fun day tomorrow (Dec 15). Connection Christian Church, from York, Pennsylvania, will come to help. The day will include games, dancing, prizes, and snacks. Please pray that this will be an effective outreach into the community. Visit to find out more information. See what CE NationalContinue reading →

  • December 3, 2018

    New in the CE National Library: Romans: Grace, Truth, and Redemption

    Romans: Grace, Truth, and Redemption: a Bible study by John MacArthur In this book, Paul is overjoyed to share his message of good news and eternal salvation with the church. Focusing on God’s righteousness that comes by grace alone through faith in Christ, Romans underscores that Christianity is more than just a doctrine. Christianity isContinue reading →

  • December 2, 2018

    Experience Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia

    Urban Hope Training Centers offer opportunities for believers of all ages to be trained in evangelism and urban ministry. Our passion is for individuals and churches to catch a vision for living ON MISSION so they not only impact the training center neighborhood, but their home communities as well. Find out more information about PhiladelphiaContinue reading →

  • December 1, 2018

    Thinking About Next Summer?

    Now is the perfect time for high school students to think about next summer and consider applying for Operation Barnabas 2019! 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 →

  • November 28, 2018

    Thank You for Helping Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Urban Hope Thanksgiving Meals

    CE National and Urban Hope Philadelphia are especially grateful for the people who gave to support this year’s Urban Hope Thanksgiving meal outreach. Gifts given in honor of individuals were: Harry and Peggy Longenecker honored by Lee and Melissa Seese TK and Dana Kurtaneck honored by Peggy Owens Virginia Unger honored by Don and ConnieContinue reading →

  • November 25, 2018

    CE National Board of Directors Leadership Changes

    Joel Hawthorne is the new chairman of the CE National Board of Directors. Joel is the executive director of Specialty Steel Works where he oversees the company from their Hammond, Indiana, location. He and his wife, Jodi, are committed believers and their home is in Tennessee. He is a devoted CE National Board of DirectorsContinue reading →

  • November 23, 2018

    Sean McDowell Talks About the National Youth Worker Retreat

    Sean McDowell National Youth Worker Retreat

    Come retreat at the beach with us March 18-21, 2019, and enjoy this relational time with your peers while gaining valuable training for your youth ministry. Sean McDowell will speak during the retreat plus spend time with youth workers. Jordan Howerton will return this year to lead worship and hang out with youth workers. BruceContinue reading →

  • November 23, 2018

    New in the CE National Library: A Walk Thru the Life of Elijah

    A Walk Thru the Life of Elijah: standing strong for truth A Bible study from Walk Thru the Bible In the face of opposition and death, with almost no one around to support him, Elijah stood firm and faithfully proclaimed an unpopular message of repentance in a world that was comfortable with sin and idolatry.Continue reading →

  • November 22, 2018

    Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving and His Courts with Praise!

    What a wonderful season of the year when we take special time to give praise and thanksgiving to the One who blesses us in so many ways! At CE National, we are grateful for many things:  The way that Jesus changes lives, for churches that share the good news and disciple people, for pastors andContinue reading →

  • November 21, 2018

    Claim Your Group’s Spot and Enter to Win Awesome Prizes!

    Momentum is excited to be giving away signed copies of Evidence That Demands a Verdict and Holy Sexuality from authors and Momentum 2019 speakers Sean McDowell and Christopher Yuan respectively. Other awesome prizes include Amazon gift cards, Momentum scholarships, and more! It’s easy to enter whether you’re the lead contact for a church new toContinue reading →

  • November 19, 2018

    Testimonies from Visitors to Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Here are some testimonies from a team that visited Urban Hope Philadelphia recently. “God opened my eyes to the reality of His suffering children and gave me a love for them that I didn’t know I had.” “I really felt God telling me to be more intentional about reaching out to others. I have beenContinue reading →

  • November 18, 2018

    New in the CE National Library: The Messiah

    The Messiah: the texts behind Handel’s masterpiece: 8 Bible studies for individuals or groups by Douglas Connelly Prophets prophesied about Him. Angels and shepherds rejoiced at his birth. Friends cried for joy at His resurrection. And we still celebrate Him today. He is Jesus, the Messiah. Perfect for Advent or Lent, this guide leads youContinue reading →

  • November 17, 2018

    Urban Hope Community Church Continues to Grow and Make an Impact

    God is really using the Urban Hope Community Church and Training Center to impact the Kensington community.        

  • November 17, 2018

    CE National Board of Directors Meets in Macedonia, Ohio

    At the end of last week (Nov. 9-10), the CE National Board of Directors gathered at Western Reserve Grace Church in Macedonia, Ohio, for their semi-annual meeting. Staff, led by CE National president, Ed Lewis, presented reports and financial updates as well as considerations for future plans for the ministry. An incoming board member, MargaretContinue reading →

  • November 16, 2018

    Urban Hope Philadelphia Continues to Help the Local Community

    Urban Hope Thanksgiving Meals

    It is a big week at Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia! We reached the goal of obtaining the finances to give out 300 Thanksgiving meals to people in the Urban Hope area of Kensington. Praise the Lord! Thank you for your part in this tremendous opportunity to bless the community and share the good newsContinue reading →