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  • 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 →

  • July 3, 2019

    Urban Hope Day Camps and Block Party

    Grace Church Bath Campus from Akron, Ohio, and Manheim Grace from Manheim, Pennsylvania, helped with Urban Hope‘s kid’s camp and block parties last week. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday were the kid’s camp and Tuesday and Thursday were the block parties. The groups also did homeless outreach and kid’s programs using the HopeMobile truck. About 100Continue 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 →

  • July 28, 2016

    Thursday Momentum Youth Leader Announcements

    Announcements for Momentum Adult Youth Leaders – THURSDAY Modesty and dress concerns can be uncomfortable to address, but as a youth leader, it is appropriate and even necessary that you are the ones who are speaking about this issues with your students..  Please be aware of what your students have on and don’t be afraidContinue reading →

  • January 6, 2017

    Tony Livigni to Speak During TNI’s Youth Emphasis Week

    Each year, The National Institute, the youth ministry major of Grace College overseen by CE National, hosts a week of chapels for the campus. TNI is pleased to announce that the 2017 Youth Emphasis Week is being held February 8-10. This year’s guest chapel speaker is Tony Livigni. Tony is an Operation Barnabas and OperationContinue reading →

  • July 28, 2016

    More Thursday Updates…

    Each youth group should stick with the published or announced time to be back in the dorm each night—please do not dismiss your group too early—if you get done ahead of time, it is best to walk back together to the dorm and stay in—it is not free time to run around campus.  If anyContinue reading →

  • November 4, 2016

    It Was Hardly Like We’d Been Apart at All!

    This past weekend, (October 28-30) 42 Operation Barnabas team members and leaders from this past summer’s 2016 OB teams gathered together in Philadelphia at the Urban Hope Training Center for the annual OB ministry reunion.  Andrea Farren, an OB leader on the 2016 East Team, shares her recap of the gathering. By the time weContinue reading →

  • May 15, 2019

    11th Graders Visit Urban Hope Philadelphia

    Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia

    A group of 11th grade students from Kingsway Christian School are visiting Urban Hope Philadelphia this week. The group plans to have time in the Kensington neighborhood, conversations with people on the EL (Elevated Train), and be part of a cross-cultural project in a Cambodian park. The students will also help with Urban Hope’s ROCKContinue reading →

  • July 28, 2016

    Friday Staff Announcements

    Check-Out Instructions – Adult Youth Workers & Students Check-Out is Sunday 6-10 am *this is the preferred check-out time Please carefully and thoroughly read this procedure which is DIFFERENT than recent years. Check-out will be at each dorm and will be staffed by a Cedarville University person (with the exception of Carr at “The Hill”). Continue reading →

  • July 29, 2016

    Saturday Staff Announcements

    Saturday Staff Announcements Today is the last day to shop at the Momentum bookstore—it will be open from 1:00 – 6:00 pm The nursing/first aid will be on-call ONLY following Saturday night’s session.  See the nurses BEFORE the session for home going care issues. Nursing/first aid will be closed for the season at 9:00 amContinue reading →

  • December 27, 2018

    The First ON MISSION Insights Podcast

    Steve Kozak and Dave Nicodemus talk about youth ministry.