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  • August 16, 2017

    Ed Short–Ministry Consultant Offered to You by CE National

    Ed Short serves as the primary ministry consultant and coach for CE National. Ed is currently pastoring and has pastored five previous ministries. He is trained in developing strategies for church growth and vitality through the Sonlife Ministry philosophy. Ed has previously served as an advanced trainer for SonLife Ministries. He has seen churches growContinue reading →

  • August 15, 2017

    CE Celebration Coming in September

    Please join us as we gather together for the CE National Celebration Sunday on September 17, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The event will be hosted by Manheim Grace Brethren Church, 333 E High Street, Manheim, PA. Come enjoy ministry updates from Ed Lewis, TK, and Jason Holt, plus video clips, ministry testimonies, and rejoicingContinue reading →

  • August 14, 2017

    Pray for Urban Hope Students Attending GCBI

    Please pray for Kevin and Kaseem as they leave for GCBI (Great Commission Bible Institute) Aug 19th. Kevin asks that you pray for: Pray for the transition as we will be living on our own for the first time. Pray that we will be transformed by God’s Word. Pray that the Lord will lead usContinue reading →

  • August 13, 2017

    OnTrack Devotions Print Edition – Fall 2017

    OnTrack is a daily devotional designed to build the skill and discipline of effective daily Bible study for students and adults. Its unique approach models inductive Bible study methods and adds value for small group accountability through monthly commitments. The FALL 2017 issue is a 4-month book that covers September (Matthew), October (Luke), November (John)Continue reading →

  • August 13, 2017

    Jon Rauch Presented With Award

    Earlier this summer, Ed Lewis presented the CE National Honor Award, Impacting the Rising Generation, to Jon Rauch. Jon served previously as the Director of the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia before joining the staff at Grace Community Church in Goshen, Indiana. Jon has faithfully served in children’s ministry and gives oversight to theContinue reading →

  • August 12, 2017

    The 2016 Operation Barnabas Faithfulness Winners

    Since participating on Operation Barnabas is not an end result but rather a step in the process, we encourage OB participants to be involved in the OB Faithfulness Program. This discipleship program, completed in the five months immediately following the student’s OB tour, involves demonstrating continued faithfulness through personal growth, church involvement, mentoring, and evenContinue reading →

  • August 10, 2017

    Ron Thompson Writes Book on Evangelism

    “Evangelism must naturally emerge out of our relationship with Christ,” writes Ron Thompson, retired Grace Brethren pastor who also served as executive director of Brethren Evangelistic Ministries. His recently released book, Hurricanes for God, outlines Evangelism in Depth, a biblical understanding of evangelism that was widely used by Brethren Evangelistic Ministries. Read more on GraceConnect.us.

  • August 9, 2017

    Vocations of Value Brochure

    For all who were to be blessed to witness hundreds of students making commitments to full time vocational ministry at this year’s Momentum Youth Conference—it was a remarkable evening. For every person who attended the Friday evening session, a tool was provided to help anyone interested in vocational ministry: the Vocations of Value brochure.  We wanted toContinue reading →

  • August 8, 2017

    Operation Barnabas Goes West in 2018!

    Next summer, Operation Barnabas, a ministry-training team for high school students, will be traveling and serving in California, June 23 – July 16. Planned destinations and ministry locations include Sea World, downtown LA, the beach, Skid Row, Hollywood, and Downtown Disney. Check out our new promo video here. More information and applications are on ourContinue reading →

  • August 6, 2017

    Urban Hope at Camp Conquest 2017 is Coming – Aug 21-26

    Camp Conquest Urban Hope is excited about the opportunity to take 70 children to Camp Conquest in Denver, Pennsylvania. Join with them in praying that: God will hand pick the 70 kids to go with us. Pray that they, and their families, would have hearts that are responsive to the Spirit’s prompting. God will raiseContinue reading →

  • August 5, 2017

    Watch the Momentum Youth Conference Highlight Video

    Watch the Momentum Youth Conference 2017 highlight video. Mark your calendar for Momentum Youth Conference 2018! July 17-22, 2018. More information coming soon!

  • August 4, 2017

    Urban Experience LA Ends This Weekend

    The Urban Experience LA ministry trip concludes this Sunday. CE NationalUrban Experience LA 2017     Joel Hawthorne, CE National Board of Director’s member and member of Grace Church, Akron, Ohio, is leading the trip and reports that the team spent yesterday (Thursday) in Boyle Heights, Hollenbeck Park, partnering with Norwalk Grace and Orange GraceContinue reading →

  • July 29, 2017

    New in the CE National Library

    Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More Leader Kit for the 6-week study By Melissa Spoelstra Something in us aches for more, and our culture offers us many suggestions. If we just had a bigger house, a better friend, a faster phone, or more stuff, then we could be content. Yet even as weContinue reading →

  • July 28, 2017

    Urban Experience LA Starts This Weekend

    Joel Hawthorne, CE National Board of Director’s member and member of Grace Church, Akron, Ohio, is leading this trip to Los Angeles. Urban Experience will give participants a taste of evangelism in the city. This trip is a great opportunity for either a small group to experience together or for training people within the church.Continue reading →

  • July 28, 2017

    Operation Barnabas Goes West in 2018!

    Next summer, Operation Barnabas, a ministry-training team for high school students, will be traveling and serving in California, June 23 – July 16. Planned destinations and ministry locations include Sea World, downtown LA, the beach, Skid Row, Hollywood, and Downtown Disney. Check out our new promo video here. More information and applications are on ourContinue reading →

  • July 27, 2017

    Todd Shoemaker Named Youth Pastor of the Year

    Todd Shoemaker is the pastor of student ministries at Grace Church Bath Campus in Akron, Ohio. During this past year under Todd’s leadership he is seeing an increase in small group attendance over 25%. Todd has assembled a great team of volunteers who invest weekly into hundreds of students. Over this past year he sawContinue reading →

  • July 27, 2017

    Momentum Youth Conference 2017 – The Comeback

    Momentum Youth Conference 2017 was a year marked by students being challenged to make bold decisions through our theme, The Comeback. Over 2,200 were in attendance plus numerous day guests, The conference opened on July 18 with Clayton King giving a call to make a decision to follow Christ. 225 students came forward to declareContinue reading →

  • July 15, 2017

    Faithfulness Awards Presented to Josh and Margaret Harig

    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! Josh and Margaret Harig have been presented a CE National Faithfulness Award. Josh and Margaret have been involved in the church’s AWANA program as directors of the Cubbies group.Continue reading →

  • July 15, 2017

    Prayer and Praise from Urban Hope

    Praising God for a second week of Kingdom Kids Day Camps Pray for kids, volunteers, and visiting teams as they have fun and learn about following Jesus together. Take a sneak peak of some of the actions at the links below. Crows and Cranes Just Give Me Jesus Preparing for Momentum Pray for the teensContinue reading →

  • July 15, 2017

    All 72 Urban Hope Campers are Sponsored

    Thanks so much for helping to sponsor 72 kids to attend Camp Conquest this summer from Kingdom Kids at Urban Hope. 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 eachContinue reading →