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  • February 22, 2017

    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 →

  • February 21, 2017

    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 →

  • February 21, 2017

    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 →

  • February 21, 2017

    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 →

  • February 20, 2017

    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 →

  • February 20, 2017

    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 →

  • February 19, 2017

    Momentum’s Got Talent – It’s That Time of Year

    It’s that time of year to be thinking about and preparing for Momentum’s Got Talent. If you are a youth worker or a parent you may want to start reminding and encouraging students of the opportunities to be part of Momentum Youth conference. If you are a student you will want to consider how youContinue reading →

  • February 18, 2017

    Graduated High School? You Can Still be Involved in Momentum

    Have you graduated high school? You can be a part of Momentum Youth Conference this summer as a Young Adult Guest or Volunteer! While Momentum is a youth conference for 6th-12th graders, there are a couple options you can elect from to still be involved with how God is moving through Momentum Youth Conference! FindContinue reading →

  • February 17, 2017

    “Impacting the Rising Generation” a Success

    For the 19th consecutive year, The National Institute–the youth ministry major that CE National oversees for Grace College–hosted a Youth Emphasis Week (YEW). During YEW, TNI takes over a week of chapel services on the school campus. YEW this school year was held February 8-10. This year’s theme was “Impacting the Rising Generation.” Special guestsContinue reading →

  • February 13, 2017

    J. Warner Wallace to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference

    J. Warner Wallace will be a speaker at Momentum Youth Conference 2017. Mr. Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and as a faculty member at Summit Ministries. J. Warner was a conscientiousContinue reading →

  • February 12, 2017

    Don’t Let Your Students Miss the Bus…

    …and lose the opportunity to apply for Operation Barnabas! Applications are being accepted as long as we still have open spots on our teams! Operation Barnabas is for 10th – 12th grade students who want to: Experience God in a fresh way & grow in their walk with Christ. Learn how to talk with peopleContinue reading →

  • February 11, 2017

    Pray for the Staff at the Urban Hope Training Center

    Please pray for staff at the Urban Hope Training Center as they have a renewed focus on visiting those that live on and around their neighborhoods. Pray that the Spirit enables us to “pop-up” at the right time, His time. Pray that God will use these visits to demonstrate Christ’s love to those who doContinue reading →

  • February 10, 2017

    Dr. Bob Lehman Spoke at Wednesday’s Pastorpedia Live

    During the Wednesday, February 8, Pastorpedia Live, Dr. Lehman helped to clarify the underlying dynamics of guilt, provided a greater understanding of the role that the conscience plays, and suggested some effective Bible-based approaches to help believers who struggle with guilt. CE NationalPastorpedia Live With Bob Lehman The next Pastorpedia Live is April 5, withContinue reading →

  • February 5, 2017

    Get Off Facebook Dad! — The Culture Translator

    Middle-aged Americans (35 to 49 year olds) are now spending more time on social media (seven hours a week) than their children, with the fastest growing demographic on Facebook being Baby Boomers. I recently asked my daughter’s best friend what she was doing that evening and she responded, “nothing, just going home to watch myContinue reading →

  • February 4, 2017

    Day Away–North of 55 Coming to Grace Church in Ashland, Ohio

    Jeff Bogue, lead pastor at Grace Church in Akron, Ohio, will be the main speaker for the Day Away at Grace Church in Ashland, Ohio, on March 17. The theme for the day is Living Beyond with Pastor Jeff speaking twice. There will also be break-out sessions offered. Grace Church is located at 1144 WestContinue reading →

  • February 3, 2017

    Urban Hope Leaders Desire Church Families Become Givers

    The church leaders at the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia desire that the church family be givers and not just receivers, expecting help from others. Please pray… that God transforms the church families view of work and money. that God will place it on the hearts of those who are currently working hard toContinue reading →

  • February 2, 2017

    ESPN Sports Highlights Jerod Cherry’s 2008 Momentum Youth Conference Decision to Donate One of His Super Bowl Rings

    This is awesome to see the impact Momentum Youth Conference 2008 had on Jerod Cherry as he donated his Super Bowl ring in response to God moving through the conference and staff. Through the National Youth Project Offering accompanied by money given from the ring, Momentum students were able to help build an orphanage inContinue reading →

  • January 30, 2017

    Now is the Time to Apply for Operation Barnabas

    Now is the Time… for high school students to apply for Operation Barnabas! The application deadline for this summer’s Operation Barnabas team is Tuesday, January 31! Operation Barnabas is for 10th – 12th grade students who want to: Experience God in a fresh way & grow in their walk with Christ Learn how to talkContinue reading →

  • January 29, 2017

    Pastorpedia Live – The Elephant in the Room: A Pastoral Approach to Congregant Guilt – Bob Lehman

    Working effectively with congregational guilt is a perplexing challenge for many local church ministries.  The unpredictable nature of guilt, along with its collateral effects on spirituality, personal relationships, and mental and emotional well-being, present a formidable challenge to any church leader.  Dr. Lehman will attempt to clarify the underlying dynamics of guilt, provide a greaterContinue reading →

  • January 29, 2017

    Momentum Youth Conference Registration Opens Feb. 1

    As registration for Momentum gears up to open next week, take a look at this guide on how to register. Many of you have registered for Momentum many times and some of you are registering your group for the first time this year. All of you are new to some additions to our registration thisContinue reading →