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  • June 5, 2014

    OB Bus #40 – Dedicated in Memory of Pastor Ray Feather

    The new Operation Barnabas bus, going on its first tour this summer, has been dedicated in honor of the life and ministry of Pastor Ray Feather. Bus 40 now has a plaque in the front of the bus that states: “This bus is dedicated in memory of the life and ministry of Pastor Ray Feather a ‘SonContinue reading →

  • June 5, 2014

    There’s Still Time to Register for Momentum 2014

    Claim your spot for a great week at Momentum 2014! We’re headed to Wheaton College outside of Chicago, July 22-27, 2014, and we want you there with us. Visit to register and pay the balance in full by June 15 before the price goes up $50. Momentum 2014 focuses on our theme, Not aContinue reading →

  • June 4, 2014

    Growing Your Church: A Simple Ministry Process – Seminar by Ed Short and Mike Yoder

    Ed Short and Mike Yoder will be leading this workshop at Fellowshift, the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Church‘s annual conference. Do you find yourself looking for the “golden nugget” of ministry knowing that if you could find it, your church would explode? The truth is…there aren’t any ministry “golden nuggets.” But within the pages ofContinue reading →

  • June 3, 2014

    10 Ways a Pastor Can Show Love for His Church From the Platform

    When our chief apostle and writer, Paul, told us all to “pursue love,” he knew we needed to do that because it would not come to us. We must go after it and make it a strong chase. Here are tips from Jeff Bogue, lead pastor of Grace Church on the west side of Akron,Continue reading →

  • June 2, 2014

    Sign up for City Life Email Updates

    Riding public transportation in Washington D.C. on City Life 2013 City Life, a two week ministry exposure trip for high school students, kicks off in Southern California onJune 24. City Life starts with a brief orientation at the Norwalk Grace Brethren Church, followed by ministry opportunities in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. NathanielContinue reading →

  • June 1, 2014

    Momentum’s Got Talent Entry Deadline is June 2

    Momentum’s Got Talent’s deadline for entry is June 2. CE National and Momentum Youth Conference are excited to offer Momentum’s Got Talent (MGT) again this year at the 2014 Momentum Youth Conference at Wheaton College. Students are encouraged to practice their skills such as vocal solos, creative writing, musical instruments, piano solos, and much more.Continue reading →

  • June 1, 2014

    Summer Interns Arrive at Urban Hope

    We are blessed to have two interns helping with the inner-city ministry at Urban Hope this summer. Lauren Heitzman I grew up in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and am currently attending Eastern University, outside of Philadelphia for early childhood education. After high school I took some time off to do missions in Costa Rica and I haveContinue reading →

  • April 27, 2018

    Hundreds of People Attend the Urban Hope Philadelphia Spring Carnival

    Hundreds of people joined Urban Hope Community Church on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, April the 21st, for the Spring Carnival. The people from Urban Hope Community Church led the event and were partnered by almost 70 people from churches in New Philadelphia, Ohio; Lititz, Pennsylvania; Hagerstown, Maryland; and Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. These training center teams helpedContinue reading →

  • April 11, 2019

    Bloom Test signup

    Here’s the bloom to MailChimp group test

  • April 12, 2019

    HopeMobile is Ready for Service at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    HopeMobile Truck at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    It’s finally here!! The HopeMobile truck is an incredible tool for doing ministries to children AND doing homeless outreach! Urban Hope Philadelphia can now take to the streets. This box truck, called HopeMobile, has been purchased and equipped for mobile church. The truck will be used for kids programs, homeless ministries, and more. A group fromContinue reading →

  • February 5, 2019

    OMI Episode 4

    Steve and Dave talk with Tim Lansing at the Los Angeles Urban Hope Training Center Dedication. Check out this episode!

  • August 19, 2016

    CE National Honors Presented at Momentum 2016

    During the week of the Momentum youth conference (July 26-31) at Cedarville University, two CE National Honors were presented during a main session before over 2,200 people. Last week we shared that Tony and Kelly Vitrano (Grace Church in Akron, Ohio) were presented as the youth staff members of the year. The Youth Pastor ofContinue reading →

  • April 26, 2019

    Special Announcement from Ed Lewis, President of CE National

    Ed Lewis Talks About the Gap Year at Urban Hope Philadelphia

    CE National is excited to introduce our new Gap Year Program at Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia. If you have graduating high school students interested in a Gap Year experience, be sure to check out this incredible opportunity. Watch Ed talk about the new program.

  • August 19, 2016

    Momentum Rewind – Videos Plus Group Discussion Guides of Momentum Main Session Speakers

    Momentum Youth Conference

    Momentum Rewind is the opportunity to “rewind” the week for your students who experienced the week first-hand and for students who were not able to attend Momentum. Use these engaging, high-level youth group lessons direct from Momentum Youth Conference’s nationally recognized speakers. Dig into the heart of the message with the provided easy-to-follow discussion guidesContinue reading →

  • November 10, 2017

    New in the CE National Library

    Ace Wonder a DVD A typical day in Willow, pouring rain. It always rains in times like this. A man told me that heaven was crying that day. Maybe so. But heaven’s tears were cold. So many stories begin with a dead man, it’s become a cliche. A dark alley, a smoking gun and aContinue reading →

  • July 26, 2016

    Staff Announcements for Wednesday, July 27, 2016 First Aid –Location of first aid clinic is Doden Field House, FIT 122, and hours are listed in the Momentum booklet on pg 33.In case of sickness or other medical emergencies during the night, the students should first contact their youth worker.Many of the “not feeling good” issuesContinue reading →

  • November 4, 2016

    Urban Hope’s Block Was Lit Up for Jesus

    This past Saturday, October 29, the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia hosted their annual Fall Festival. Ashli Moon, Urban Hope staff member, talks about the event. During Urban Hope’s Fall Festival we lit up our block; and celebrated the hope we have in Jesus…festival style. Five hundred people signed in at the registration table,Continue reading →

  • September 8, 2017

    The Roger Ward Memorial Award Presented to Pat Jackson

    Each year, Operation Barnabas presents the Roger Ward Memorial Award in honor of an individual or a couple who have best exemplified servanthood and putting others before themselves in ministering to the Operation Barnabas teams that summer.  This video was made to present at Western Reserve Grace Church in Ohio to honor this year’s recipient,Continue reading →

  • November 4, 2016

    Annie Lobert to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference 2017

    Annie Lobert will be joining the Momentum Youth Conference main stage lineup to share about her comeback story. Growing up, Annie Lobert felt unloved, used, and abused and she struggled to find self-worth. Lured by the almighty dollar, and with a skewed fairytale view of love, she was drawn toward the seductive whispers and openContinue reading →