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  • October 7, 2018

    The Beach and The Streets

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    Next summer, Operation Barnabas, our ministry-training team for high school students, will be traveling and serving on two U.S. coasts! Our 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 Los Angeles and will concentrate their tour in SouthernContinue reading →

  • October 5, 2018

    My Outlook Was Radically Changed!

    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 alum shares how three weeks last summer has impacted her… Coming into Operation Barnabas I didn’tContinue reading →

  • October 3, 2018

    Come to Florida for the 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. Jordan Howerton will return this year to lead worship and hang out with youth workers. Bruce Barlow will be back as the main speaker to challenge and inform attendees.Continue reading →

  • October 2, 2018

    Available for You in the CE National Library

    Unfinished: Believing is Only the Beginning: a DVD and study guide by Richard Stearns Just before He left, Jesus sent His followers into the world with a revolutionary mission: to change the world by proclaiming God’s truth and demonstrating His incredible love. But the single task He gave us to accomplish remains unfinished. Find thisContinue reading →

  • September 30, 2018

    “There is No Greater Joy Than to Watch Your Children Walk in Truth.”

    CE National praises the Lord for the launching of Renew Cambridge Church in Mississauga, Ontario. On September 16, 129 people attended the first public service for this new church plant! Renew Cambridge’s pastor, Erik Jenson, participated on Operation Barnabas during his high school days and also was a part of the 412 Commission that CEContinue reading →

  • September 29, 2018

    See God Continue to Move at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    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 hope to provide 300 meals to families who need help this holiday season.Continue reading →

  • September 29, 2018

    Momentum Youth Conference Students ON MISSION

    Students ON MISSION during Momentum Youth Conference 2018

    Every once in a while, we receive a report back from people who met up with students as they go out and serve others in the name of Jesus during Momentum Youth Conference. Here is a neat note from Jim. Way to go Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, students! Thanks for being the hands and feet of Christ!Continue reading →

  • September 24, 2018

    Download Louie Giglio’s Main Session Video from Momentum Youth Conference

    Louie Giglio Momentum Youth Conference

    A Favorable Resolve God’s Word is no relic. Louie calls it a “lifeline from heaven” that gives hope to the hopeless and sight to the blind. Rediscover the miracle of God’s Word by replaying Louie’s passionate message. Download Louie’s message from Momentum Youth Conference and the discussion guide.

  • September 24, 2018

    Martinsburg Church Returns to Help Urban Hope Philadelphia

    On a regular basis, Urban Hope is blessed to have people come to work on projects. This year Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, is coming once again to help with work projects. This time men are helping put up shelving to organize materials for homeless ministry. They are also renovating two bathrooms and aContinue reading →

  • September 23, 2018

    Available for You in the CE National Library

    Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now A DVD with study guide from Max Lucado Maybe you’re feeling stuck, caught in a rut. Fighting the same battles and facing the same temptations. Wondering if this is as good as the Christian life gets. If so, there’s good news. You were made for more. YouContinue reading →

  • September 22, 2018

    More Than Puppets and Pantomimes!

    When people think of Operation Barnabas, often the programming aspects come to mind first; however, OB is so much more than puppets and pantomimes! Here is what one of our Northern California OB Team members had to say about his experience this summer. OB has been huge in my spiritual growth. Having leaders who areContinue reading →

  • September 22, 2018

    Bob Muzikowski and Michel Faulkner to Speak at Grace College’s Urban Ministries Chapel

    Bob Muzikowski and Michel Faulkner to Speak at Grace College's Urban Ministries Chapel

    Next Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28, is Urban Ministries chapel at Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana. This year Michel Faulkner, CE National’s vice president of urban ministries, and Bob Muzikowski, founder and president of Chicago Hope Academy, will speak. Thursday night from 6-7:30 there will be a pizza meet and greet at CEContinue reading →

  • September 21, 2018

    Pastorpedia Filmed During Pastorpedia Live

    On Wednesday (Sept. 19) four episodes of Pastorpedia were filmed during the Pastorpedia Live event. Pastors Knute Larson, Jim Brown, and Jeff Bogue led an outstanding time of discussing practical ministry! The three men shared from their own learning and experiences on four different topics. Then they launched into question and answer times with thoseContinue reading →

  • September 19, 2018

    Who Can You Encourage to Apply for Operation Barnabas?

    Next summer, Operation Barnabas, a ministry-training team for high school students, will be traveling and serving on two US coasts! The East Coast OB team will begin June 15, with orientation at the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia. Tour for this team will conclude on July 8, 2019. The West Coast OB team starts at theContinue reading →

  • September 18, 2018

    Sean McDowell to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference 2019

    Sean McDowell at Momentum Youth Conference

    Momentum Youth Conference is excited to announce that Sean McDowell will be returning to the main stage for Momentum 2019. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way throughContinue reading →

  • September 17, 2018

    Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles Open House and Dedication Date Set

    The three rooms at Grace Brethren Church of Norwalk that will house Urban Hope Training Center Los Angeles are currently being renovated. The Operation Barnabas teams began work over the summer and more work has followed. A major push is underway for the first week of October with several CE National staff members heading westContinue reading →

  • September 17, 2018

    Available for You in the CE National Library

    God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions. A DVD and study guide from Rick Warren Pastor Rick Warren takes readers inside the lives of biblical characters such as Moses, Paul, and Jesus himself, showing how they dealt with their circumstances with wisdom and faith in God. Visit cenational.org/library to view more titles in the CE NationalContinue reading →

  • September 16, 2018

    He Who Promised is Faithful

    At CE National, we are asked this question from time to time: “Why do you have a session at Momentum Youth Conference that is dedicated to asking students if they believe God potentially is calling them to a life of full time vocational ministry?” The reason is that so few other times are students everContinue reading →

  • September 15, 2018

    Rick Cartagena Chosen as New Pastor of Norwalk Grace Brethren Church

    Rick and Brenda Cartagena

    Urban Hope Philadelphia is so thankful for the testimonies and leadership of both Rick and Brenda Cartagena. They have been faithful members and leaders in the church. Rick has spoken at Momentum and often preaches at Urban Hope. He leads the weekly recovery ministry in Philadelphia and is active in many organizations like the ChristianContinue reading →

  • September 11, 2018

    Available for You in the CE National Library

    Your Time-Starved Marriage: How to Stay Connected at the Speed of Life A DVD and workbook by Les Parrott Reclaim your time. Reconnect your marriage. Do you feel over-scheduled and under-connected? Do you wish there was a surefire way to create more meaningful time together each day? Reclaim your time together and all the relationalContinue reading →