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  • January 16, 2019

    Register Now for Heritage Day 2019

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

    The featured guest speaker 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 Day is April 26, 2019, at Shady Maple Smörgåsbord, in East Early Pennsylvania. Find out more and register atContinue reading →

  • January 16, 2019

    CE National Partner Survives Emergency Plane Landing and Shares His Faith in the Process

    Craig Groff

    Craig Groff is a servant. He is willing to go out of his way to help and serve others in the name of Jesus. Craig and his family have been long-time friends to the ministry of CE National. They have helped with Operation Barnabas and Urban Hope Training Center buses for the ministry. In DecemberContinue reading →

  • January 14, 2019

    Get Help With Your Children’s Ministry from

    Get Help With Your Children's Ministry from

    Ryan Frank is a 20-year veteran of children’s ministry and has a lot of resources available on his website, Ryan also does online mentoring and training. “KidzMatter is the go-to resource for children’s ministry leaders, whether you are brand new or you’ve been at it for years. The world of children’s ministry is changing.Continue reading →

  • January 13, 2019

    Natalee Cross: New Momentum Youth Conference Intern

    Natalee Cross Momentum Youth Conference Intern

    Momentum Youth Conference is excited to welcome our new intern for Momentum 2019. Natalee Cross has just joined our staff this week to help assist in many avenues of making the conference successful. Her job responsibilities include helping with plans for ministry outreach, office tasks, housing plans, marketing, and more! Natalee has been a greatContinue reading →

  • January 12, 2019

    Administrative Leaders Announced for Operation Barnabas 2019!

    Cody Ray Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience Leader

    Operation Barnabas 2019 tour planning is taking place now with a number of interesting and exciting ministry stops already planned for two different tours on two different coasts! We are also pleased to announce the administrative leaders for each team, both with much experience working with youth and ministry tours! The East Coast OB team,Continue reading →

  • January 9, 2019

    Prayer Partners Needed for CE National!

    This Church Effectiveness ministry is dependent upon the prayer of its ministry partners. God works when His people pray! Are you a part of the CE National Prayer Team? If so, thank you for standing in the gap! If not, would you please join us today? We need you! We are in need of: PrayerContinue reading →

  • January 8, 2019

    Galatians: Discovering Freedom in Christ Through Daily Practice

    A Women’s Bible Study by Sue Edwards & Jodie Niznik Grace is perhaps the most misunderstood doctrine of the Christian faith. If we truly grasped its truth, we’d be set free to live in the power of the Holy Spirit and to live out Christ’s law of love with overwhelming joy. We’d be unstoppable! JoinContinue reading →

  • January 6, 2019

    Creativity and Freshness in Preaching: The Next Pastorpedia Live

    Drs. Rock LaGioia and Kip Cone will be talking about creativity and freshness in preaching. February 6, 2019. The event starts at 10 am and ends at 3 pm. For many preachers, the prospect of creativity and freshness in the pulpit both excites and intimidates. These valuable qualities are often met with concerns over aContinue reading →

  • January 5, 2019

    Best Summer I Ever Had During My High School Years!!

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    “Best Summer I Ever Had During My High School Years!!” This comment about Operation Barnabas was recently posted on the OB Facebook page by one of our alums. We often hear these kinds of testimonials from those who have experienced a tour on Operation Barnabas, and OB 2019 will be just as exciting! Our EastContinue reading →

  • January 5, 2019

    The Reason! Momentum Youth Conference 2019

    Momentum Youth Conference 2019

    I Peter 3:15, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.” Momentum Youth Conference 2019 is July 16-21 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. ExcitingContinue reading →

  • January 4, 2019

    Happy New Year! A Fresh, New Start

    A new year, a new beginning, a fresh start. Happy New Year to you and yours as we begin 2019! With a new year comes a new beginning and the opportunity for a fresh start to do things like immersing ourselves in His Word more fully. To be more bold in sharing our faith withContinue reading →

  • December 25, 2018

    Merry Christmas From CE National!

    And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us… and we beheld his glory… full of grace and truth… come into the world–not to condemn the world but that the world may be saved through Him. Jesus. God with us. Immanuel. Wonderful Counselor. Everlasting Father. Prince of Peace. What an incredible miracle that God becameContinue reading →

  • December 23, 2018

    ‘Tis the Season…

    ‘Tis the season for high school students to be thinking about applying for Operation Barnabas! Open spots are still available on both the East Coast (June 15–July 8) and West Coast (June 22–July 15) teams. Applications are online here and are due by January 31st. Learn by Doing on Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience SeeContinue reading →

  • December 22, 2018

    TNI Hosts Winter Module for Large Group

    The National Institute

    This past weekend, The National Institute held its winter module course, “Counseling and Communicating with Contemporary Youth”. The group of 35 college students met at the Russell Center on Friday morning to hear Pastor Bruce Barlow share about biblical counseling and on specific topics like working with families of divorce, and dealing with rebellious teens.Continue reading →

  • December 21, 2018

    CE National Christmas Hours

    CE National Christmas Hours

    The CE National office in Winona Lake, Indiana, will be closed December 24-January 1. We’ll re-open January 2, 2019. Have a wonderful Christmas celebration.

  • December 17, 2018

    New in the CE National Library


    Ephesians: Discovering Your Identity and Purpose in Christ: A women’s Bible study by Sue Edwards We live in a culture attracted to the supernatural. Psychics are interviewed on nightly news shows. Movie stars describe themselves as “spiritual” but not “religious.” Popular TV shows and movies feature decidedly unbiblical, supernatural themes. How do we live wellContinue reading →

  • December 16, 2018

    Tyler Kramer Talks About The National Youth Worker Retreat

    Tyler Kramer Talks About The National Youth Worker Retreat

    Tyler Kramer, pastor of student ministries at Marysville Grace Church in Marysville, Ohio, talks about 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 lead worship. Sean McDowell, Bruce Barlow,Continue reading →

  • 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 →