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  • June 19, 2017

    Help Send Urban Hope Kids to Camp Conquest

    Kingdom Kids @ Camp Conquest is preparing for its eighth annual camp experience for urban children ages 8-12. Urban Hope Community Church is thrilled and blessed to have the opportunity, through our partnership with Camp Conquest each year, to bring children from our church and community for an amazing week of camp. Each year, weContinue reading →

  • June 18, 2017

    Come See the Momentum in Your Life

    “The most important part of Momentum Youth Conference is being able to watch our students catch what God is doing in their lives, where they can see the potential they have and understand who God has created them to be. I think for the students, they love being challenged and how they can go homeContinue reading →

  • June 17, 2017

    Young Man Wins Essay Contest Sharing What He Learned at Urban Hope

    Xavier Adekunle just graduated from 8th grade and attends Grace Church of Greater Akron in Akron, Ohio.  The essay he submitted at school “Mission Philadelphia” was selected as the overall winner of all middle school district-wide entries.  Here is a letter Xavier wrote to the Urban Hope staff explaining what he decided to do withContinue reading →

  • June 17, 2017

    Disciple and Train Church Leaders to Reach Students with SEVEN – Only from CE National

    SEVEN is a seven-week discipleship training series to educate local church leaders on understanding and discipling young people. Each week has a different emphasis on youth ministry. Week One: Why youth ministry is biblical and an overview of SEVEN. Week Two: Philosophy of our youth ministry. Week Three: Adults are needed in youth ministry. ParentsContinue reading →

  • June 17, 2017

    Dr. Don Sunukjian Spoke During Pastorpedia Live June 14

    Reaching into his vast experience preaching, Dr. Don Sunukjian spoke about increasing relevancy in preaching to the group that gathered. Don shared how to connect biblical knowledge to the concrete circumstance of contemporary life. The next Pastorpedia Live is September 20th with Pastor Keith Minier. The topic is Best Transferable Ideas About Pastoring, Loving People,Continue reading →

  • June 16, 2017

    New From CE National For Adults: Urban Experience

    Two new experiences for adults are offered this summer. Both are designed to help adults experience ministry in urban areas. Jon Rauch, Family and Discipleship Pastor at Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana, and CE National Board of Directors member, is leading a trip to New York City. Joel Hawthorne, CE National Board of Director’sContinue reading →

  • June 16, 2017

    Faithfulness Award Presented to Pastor Jon Damon

    Each year CE National honors faithful servants for the cause of Christ. Thanks to these who have served others so faithfully in the name of Jesus! Pastor Jon Damon, Parksburg Campus Pastor for Gateway Community Church in Gateway, Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive a CE National Faithfulness Award. “Since 2005, Jon has faithfully servedContinue reading →

  • June 16, 2017

    Operation Barnabas Leaders Arrive for Orientation

    This is the week we have been looking forward to all year!  Operation Barnabas leaders meetings began today at the Russell Center –and we have another crew of great adults working with our OB students this summer.  Some might even call them “Super Heroes!” To read about each OB adult leader click here.

  • June 13, 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 →

  • June 12, 2017

    Follow the Operation Barnabas Teams This Summer

    Pictures and reports from the Operation Barnabas summer ministry teams will be posted on the OB blogs at and the CE National Facebook page. You can sign up to receive an email when the blog is updated.

  • June 12, 2017

    CE National Corporation Meeting to be Held July 27th

    The 2017 CE National Corporation Meeting is planned for 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27th. This breakfast meeting requires tickets and is a part of the Access Conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches being held at Grace Community Church in Fremont, Ohio. If you would like to attend please contact Lois at 574.267.6622Continue reading →

  • June 12, 2017

    New in the CE National Library

    The Good Book: 40 Chapters that Reveal the Bible’s Biggest Ideas Deron Spoo This book offers a 40-day journey through key ideas of Scripture. This study will help you to become closer to God and understand his love for you and others. The Good Book contains questions for reflection that help you apply the BibleContinue reading →

  • June 11, 2017

    Good Summer Reading Options from our Friend, Sean McDowell

    CE National is proud of the relationship we have with Sean McDowell, noted teacher and apologist.  This summer, Sean will once again be a main session speaker at the Momentum Youth Conference in July.  Sean will also be a part of the StreetWise ministry training and experience at Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia JulyContinue reading →

  • June 11, 2017

    Praise God for the Work He is Doing at Urban Hope

    Praise God for the work that He is doing in the hearts of lay workers, believers, new believers, and soon-to-be-believers. Pray that lay-work (servant leaders, committee members, and youth workers in training) would grow continually deeper in love with God and His Word. Pray too, that they would have vision and wisdom as they seekContinue reading →

  • June 11, 2017

    New in the CE National Lending Library

    Entrusted – A Study of 2 Timothy Beth Moore In this 6 session study, Beth Moore looks at Paul’s final letter in which he called Timothy to fulfill God’s call on his life. God has a plan for you. He is calling you to serve Him and Beth will challenge you to live it out.Continue reading →

  • June 10, 2017

    Faithfulness Awards Presented to Jim Robinson and Nancy Johnson

    Each year CE National honors faithful servants for the cause of Christ. Thanks to these who have served others so faithfully in the name of Jesus! Jim Robinson, from Community Grace Brethren Church in Warsaw, Indiana, receives a CE National Faithfulness Award. Jim is a great picture of the “unsung hero” in ministry at CommunityContinue reading →

  • June 9, 2017

    Dr. Don Sunukjian to Speak at Next Pastorpedia Live

    On Wednesday, June 14, Grace Seminary and CE National will host Dr. Don Sunukjian, professor at Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, California, during the next Pastorpedia Live event at the Russell Center. (See a clip from the last time Dr. Sunukjian spoke during Pastorpedia Live.) Dr. Sunukjian taught preaching for 10 years at Dallas Theological SeminaryContinue reading →

  • June 5, 2017

    New in the CE National Lending Library

    33 The Series Volume 1 A Man and His Design By Authentic Manhood A DVD study based on the Men’s Fraternity Material by Dr. Robert Lewis, 33 The Series challenges men to grow in their Faith. Volume one helps men navigate through our culture by looking at God’s mandates for manhood. This six session studyContinue reading →

  • June 3, 2017

    An Update From the CE National Board of Directors

    The CE National Board of Directors met in Warsaw with the AGORA consulting group on Friday, May 19. Friday evening the board had dinner with the CE National office staff in Winona Lake, Indiana. Please see the update letter from CE National Board President, Jon Rauch, for the main decisions of the meetings. A letterContinue reading →

  • June 3, 2017

    Pray for Urban Hope This Summer

    Please pray for the staff at Urban Hope as they enter the busy, packed-full-of-opportunity, summer months of ministry. Pray that the team and church family are daily aware of the presence of God, and that they have their eyes focused on Christ and His Kingdom as they live and serve. Pray that they would loveContinue reading →