Honor Someone in Your Church

Each year, CE National provides an opportunity to encourage and honor faithful servants in ministry. The CE National Faithfulness Award is an opportunity to nominate those within your church family deserving of honor. Are there names that come immediately to mind? Maybe the faithful staff member, the long-serving Sunday School teacher, those who have undertakenContinue reading →

Spend a Week with Sean McDowell at StreetWise in Philadelphia

Only about 50 of the 100 spots remain open to experience StreetWise July 5-9, 2017, at the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia. Early registration price is $269 until March 1st ($299). This price includes: training, materials, lodging, meals*, and transportation around the city for the different ministry and outreach experiences. Groups are welcome toContinue reading →

Learn Children’s Ministry from a Handful of Practitioners

One of the best ways to learn is to put a handful of practitioners together to collaborate and see what happens. Kid Min Leadership Summit is a place for children’s ministry leaders to engage in the greatest challenges and opportunities of ministry. Gather together with other children’s ministry leaders to share best practices, explore innovativeContinue reading →

A Great Source of Re-tooling for Our Pastoral Staff – Pastor Greg Serafino on The Coaching Clinic

Ed Short, CE National consultant to churches and pastors, will be leading another coaching clinic for pastors and church staff on May 22-24, at the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia, Pa. (210 East Tioga St., Philadelphia, PA) “We have designed The Coaching Clinic to help you see ministry as a team sport.” says EdContinue reading →

CE National Hosts Regional Youth Worker Round Tables

CE National is hosting several regional Youth Worker Round Tables. The first Round Table was held on Thursday evening, February 2nd, at the Norwalk Grace Brethren Church in Southern California with Ed Lewis and TK (Timothy Kurtaneck). At the event 14 people met for a great time of sharing and interaction. Four more regional RoundContinue reading →

Why Did I Wait Until I was 88 Years Old?

Ashli Moon is one of several staff members at the Urban Hope Training Center. Here’s a story of how God is using her to reach people in the neighborhood for Christ. Fran (89 years old and the grandmother of my prior boss) and I continue to spend time together almost every Friday. I pick herContinue reading →

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