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  • July 9, 2014

    New in the CE National Lending Library

    Visit cenational.org/library to find out more about these resources and others. A Sacrificial Poet by John Shirk Shirk’s memoir uncovers the spirituality of his congregation, his own poetic voice, and a new path to a real Jesus. What’s in the Bible? Vol. 13 God’s Kingdom Comes! Buck Denver and friends take us through more lettersContinue reading →

  • July 8, 2014

    Dr. John Whitcomb Honored by Dr. Ken Ham and the Creation Museum

    Dr. John Whitcomb was recently honored by Dr. Ken Ham and the Creation Museum. Last month, a special event called the “Hammer and Peg” ceremony was held at Legacy Hall inside the Creation Museum. Answers in Genesis staff, board, and other officials used wooden mallets to hammer wooden pegs into big wooden beams. The ceremonyContinue reading →

  • July 7, 2014

    21-Day Prayer Challenge for Momentum 2014

    Momentum 2014 focuses on the theme, Not a Fan, from Luke 9:23 – 24: Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will saveContinue reading →

  • July 6, 2014

    Youth Group Tithes Momentum Fundraisers to LIFE Program

    Special thanks to The Light Youth Group from Community of Grace Church in Richmond, Virginia. The group gave 10% of theirMomentum Youth Conference fundraiser money to CE National’s LIFE (Low Income Financial Encouragement) program to help even more students attend Momentum. Rick Werner, the volunteer who leads the group, reported that the students raised overContinue reading →

  • July 5, 2014

    Urban Hope Benefits from “Summer Servants”

    Four Summer Servants have been chosen to help at Urban Hope this summer. Rafael, Janet, Chasily, and Shalia. The students are from the Urban Hope neighborhood and have a desire to grow closer to God. Summer Servants are “interns” who desire to serve the Lord. The term “servant” means they are willing, without hesitation, toContinue reading →

  • July 4, 2014

    CE National Honors Grace Fellowship in Pickerington, Ohio, as Church of the Year

    During the morning worship service last Sunday (June 29) Ed Lewis, executive director of CE National, presented the Church of the Year award to Pastor Keith Minier and his congregation at Grace Fellowship Church in Pickerington, Ohio. “I am so pleased with the way God has allowed you (Keith) to be open to connecting withContinue reading →

  • July 3, 2014

    Keep Up With Our Summer Ministry Teams

    City Life Service a Day Keeps the Devil Away! Early this morning, the team took time to spread across the beautiful Grace Church campus and spend time reading God’s Word…   OBI Construction and Sports Ministry We worked for a little while preparing the ground for a basketball court…   Florida Team Cruising Past theContinue reading →

  • July 3, 2014

    CE National Partners with Grace College on Urban Ministry Studies Major

    CE National has joined with Grace College to train college students in urban ministry. The new major prepares students for effective ministry in an urbanized world. The majority of the world now lives in the city and there is an increasing need for workers to be trained to effectively lead ministries and social agencies inContinue reading →

  • July 2, 2014

    Two CE National Celebrations This Summer

    There are two CE Celebrations this summer and you are invited! The first is the CE National luncheon at the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches “Fellowshift” conference in Washington DC, July 18. Tickets are needed for this event and are available through fellowshift.org. The second is the CE National Corporation Meeting which will be heldContinue reading →

  • July 1, 2014

    CE National Sponsored Workshops At Fellowshift Conference

    Coaching: The Key to Effective Ministry Within Your Church Led by Ed Short – Saturday, July 19, 11:15 am – during FellowShift conference in Washington D.C. Every great NFL team has an excellent coaching staff. The coach not only calls the plays, but continually invests time in training and encouraging the players to run theContinue reading →

  • June 30, 2014

    New Sign at CE National Headquarters in Winona Lake

    The CE National headquarters in Winona Lake, Ind., has a new sign marking the entrance on Wooster Road. Art Bushen, building and grounds coordinator for CE National, has spearheaded the project.

  • June 29, 2014

    Create a Welcoming Environment In Your Church- Jeff Bogue

    Visiting a church can be an intimidating experience for a newcomer. In this post, Pastor Jeff Bogue shares keys to communicating a friendly environment. Leave the badges at home Use greeters without name badges. Greeters with badges look like employees instead of friendly people. Only safety team members and children’s workers should have badges. HaveContinue reading →

  • June 28, 2014

    21-Day Prayer Challenge for Momentum 2014

    Momentum 2014 focuses on the theme, Not a Fan, from Luke 9:23 – 24: Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will saveContinue reading →

  • June 27, 2014

    Over 250 Kids Attend the First Week of Urban Hope Daycamp

    Kids at Urban Hope are learning how to have a right relationship with God. Over 250 inner-city kids are learning that Jesus is the way back to a right relationship with God since we are separated from God by sin. Today is the last day of this week’s camp. Another week is scheduled July 7-11.Continue reading →

  • June 27, 2014

    Summer Ministry Teams Are in Full Swing

    City Life, Operation Barnabas International, and the two domestic Operation Barnabas teams are all involved in either ministry or orientation. Follow the teams through… OB and OBI: tours.operationbarnabas.net/2014 City Life: blogs.citylifetour.org/2014 CE National Twitter, facebook, and Google Plus

  • June 26, 2014

    Art Bushen Has a New Grandson

    Art Bushen, building and grounds coordinator for CE National, is enjoying a new grandson. Kohen Christopher Miller (pictured with his sister) was born June 24 to Art’s daughter Karis and her husband Mike Miller. Kohen weighed 7 lbs 13 oz and was 20 inches long.

  • June 26, 2014

    CE National Sponsored Workshops At Fellowshift Conference

    Coaching: The Key to Effective Ministry Within Your Church Led by Ed Short – Saturday, July 19, 11:15 am – during FellowShift conference in Washington D.C. Every great NFL team has an excellent coaching staff. The coach not only calls the plays, but continually invests time in training and encouraging the players to run theContinue reading →

  • June 26, 2014

    Teach Kids Biblical Beliefs With Mack and Company

    Mack and Company is a kids curriculum that explains each element of the Grace Brethren Statement of Faith. Thirty-nine lessons present Fellowship of Grace Brethren Church beliefs in exciting, age-appropriate language, with activities and pictures to give meaningful challenges to students in grades 4-6. (146 Pages) Order here or call 574.267.6622. Student Book: $8.99 each

  • June 25, 2014

    10 Key Concepts to Attract (and Keep) Visitors in Your Church

    Inviting visitors to your church has tremendous value. Incorporating them into your church family is a challenge. Avoiding common pitfalls, and sharing from decades of experience, Pastors Jim Brown, Jeff Bogue, and Knute Larson, share keys for keeping visitors which should really be called guests. Read the full article at cenational.org/pastorpedia. Capitalize on your strengthsContinue reading →

  • June 24, 2014

    Two CE National Celebrations This Summer

    There are two CE Celebrations this summer and you are invited! The first is the CE National luncheon at the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches “Fellowshift” conference in Washington DC, July 18. Tickets are needed for this event and are available through fellowshift.org. The second is the CE National Corporation Meeting which will be heldContinue reading →