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  • 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.

  • July 30, 2016

    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 am on Sunday.Continue reading →

  • November 4, 2019

    Now Is The Perfect Time For High School Students To Apply For Operation Barnabas 2020!

    Operation Barnabas Summer Ministry Experience

    Operation Barnabas is for students who want to: Experience God in a fresh way & grow in their walk with Christ Learn how to talk with people about Jesus Meet physical and spiritual needs through ministry in cities, churches, and communities Develop Godly character Build relationships through discipleship Serve the poor and overlooked Take valuable,Continue reading →

  • January 11, 2019

    Get Student Ministry Help With a New Generation of Students

    Get Student Ministry Help With a New Generation of Students

    Did it seem like you had everything figured out in youth ministry, then the rules changed when a new generation of students walked through your door? If so, then watch Steve Kozak, CE National’s vice president of youth ministry, talk about how The National Youth Worker Retreat can help. The National Youth Worker Retreat isContinue reading →

  • May 23, 2019

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  • March 14, 2019

    Grace College Students Learn Urban Ministry in Los Angeles

    Grace College Students Learn Urban Ministry in Los Angeles

    CE National sponsored a Grace College GO Encounter trip to Urban Hope Training Center in Los Angeles, March 4-12. The team consisted of 18 participants and had many opportunities throughout the week. The group had training sessions from Timothy Kurtaneck (TK), Urban Hope LA Director Timothy Lansing, and Pastor Rick Cartagena. The team’s first ministryContinue reading →

  • April 13, 2018

    James Holt Reports on the Studies in Urban Ministries Students’ Visit to Atlanta

    SUM (Studies in Urban Ministry) program spent a week in Atlanta, Georgia, visiting ministries and seeing sights while exploring the topics of race, poverty, and immigration. James Holt led the trip and here are his thoughts: Tuesday we started our trip by visiting a suburb north of Atlanta called Clarkston, the most diverse square mileContinue reading →

  • March 14, 2019

    City Life 2019: a Great Way to Serve for a Week this Summer!

    City Life 2019: a Great Way to Serve for a Week this Summer!

    Looking for a way to serve this summer, but don’t have time for a lengthy ministry trip? Why not consider City Life, CE National’s eight-day ministry opportunity for high school students? This summer, City Life is ministering coast -to-coast as we partner with CE National’s two Urban Hope locations. City Life East, June 1-8, willContinue reading →

  • September 14, 2017

    A CE National Honor for Bartley Sawatski

    Last week, Ed Lewis, executive director of CE National, headed “North of the Border” to present a CE National Honor to Bartley Sawatski, lead pastor of Renew Church in Mississauga, Ontario. Read what Ed shared about Bartley and how he equips biblical leadership: Bartley is a good example of 2 Timothy 2:2 in the leadership/discipleship process.Continue reading →

  • August 10, 2016

    August 10

    Today I will skip one thing I want to do so that I can spend extra time in God’s Word

  • May 29, 2019

    Urban Hope Community Church Trains Congregation

    Urban Hope Community Church Trains Congregation

    The Urban Hope Community Church in Philadelphia used part of their mid-week service last week to train the congregation how to help people who overdose on drugs. The church is actively involved with assisting people caught in the opioid epidemic. The Urban Hope church does regular homeless ministries, clothes, food distribution, and more. One personContinue reading →

  • April 13, 2018

    CE National Wall of Honor Presented to Mary Misner

    Last Sunday (April 8), TK and Dana Kurtaneck traveled to Grace Church in Wooster, Ohio, to present CE National’s highest individual award: The Wall of Honor. This year’s well-deserved recipient is Mary Misner. Mary was recognized in two of the traditional services that morning at the church. The CE National Board of Directors made theirContinue reading →

  • June 4, 2019

    Urban Hope Training Center Director and Dean/Discipler of the Studies in Urban Ministries

    This Ministry Position might be for you… If you are interested in overseeing the training of 1500 adults and students each year to learn how to passionately share Jesus within their sphere of influence. The Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia is designed to empassion and equip individuals to understand and experience evangelism in an urbanContinue reading →

  • August 12, 2016

    August 12

    Today I will read Luke 22:39-46. I will spend fervent time praying that I will not fall into temptation.