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  • April 29, 2017

    2017 Operation Barnabas Atlantic Team Leaders Announced

    The Operation Barnabas 2017 Atlantic Team leaders have been announced. Timothy Kurtaneck, the Director of Operation Barnabas, said, “I am thrilled to have this quality group of experienced adult leaders on our roster for 2017!  I believe they will have significant  impact and make an incredible difference in the lives of their team members forContinue reading →

  • April 29, 2017

    TNI Youth Ministry Student Recognized by Grace College with Special Award

    Spencer Roberts, a sophomore at Grace majoring in youth ministries and biblical studies, was named Applied Learning Student of the Year for his work at Centerville United Methodist Church (UMC) in Centerville, Ohio. Roberts was honored for his exemplary work with an engraved glass award and a $250 monetary prize. During his applied learning experience,Continue reading →

  • April 29, 2017

    How to Have the Best Week of the Summer at Momentum Youth Conference

    One of those fun things on campus in Momentum Youth Conference’s Afternoon Big Events open to all students and NEW to Momentum this year is the Indy 500. Teams of two (one steering and one pushing) race a Billy Cart (pictured above) along a track competing against other teams for the fastest time. Does yourContinue reading →

  • April 28, 2017

    Urban Hope Carnival Spring Carnival a Success!

    Last weekend was the annual Urban Hope Spring Carnival. The street in front of Urban Hope was closed off to make room for rides, games, prizes, entertainment and the hope of Jesus. Special thanks to all the community partners and Chris Maragos and Jordan Matthews of the Philadelphia Eagles for spending the day with UrbanContinue reading →

  • April 24, 2017

    A Very High Privilege Indeed!

    Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about what it means to “Preach the Word.” Read, watch, and listen to this issue. Very few people stand up in a meeting and tell their friends what they should believe, or how they should live, or why they should feel a certain way. But that isContinue reading →

  • April 23, 2017

    Back By Popular Demand – Momentum 5K with Obstacles

    Over the past few years Momentum Youth Conference has featured a 5K walk/run during the week and this year will be no different! Past 5K’s offered included the Color Run and the Donut Dash (pictured above). Now, back by popular demand, get ready for Momentum 2017’s 5K walk/run which will feature obstacles. Mimicking other popularContinue reading →

  • April 22, 2017

    2017 Operation Barnabas Hoosier Team Leaders Announced

    The Operation Barnabas 2017 Hoosier Team leaders have been announced. Timothy Kurtaneck, Director of Operation Barnabas and Administrative leader for the Hoosier Team said, “I am glad to have this team of adults working with me this summer!  They have a great deal of experience in ministry and with students of the next generation.  OurContinue reading →

  • April 21, 2017

    Urban Hope Spring Carnival Weekend is This Weekend

    Every year the street in front of Urban Hope is closed off to make room for the Spring Carnival. The entire neighborhood around Urban Hope is invited for games, prizes, entertainment, and to hear the hope of Jesus. This year’s event will take place April 22-23 with Philadelphia Eagles football players who are following JesusContinue reading →

  • April 18, 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. A youth worker roundContinue reading →

  • April 16, 2017

    He Is Risen! Celebrate the Resurrection!

    CE National would like to wish you a wonderful and happy Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of the risen Lord. “He is not here–He has risen!  Jesus has risen from the dead!” These words should give us great hope and joy as Jesus paid the penalty for sin on the cross and then bodilyContinue reading →

  • April 16, 2017

    Grace Seminary and CE National Host a Pastorpedia Live on April 5

    CE National and Grace Seminary hosted this year’s second Pastorpedia Live event at CE National’s Russell Center on April 5. Pastor Jeff Manion from Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was the guest speaker. Jeff spoke on two different topics during the day under the main title of “Navigating Challenging Transitions.” The morning wasContinue reading →

  • April 15, 2017

    CE National Hosts Heritage Day in Indiana

    On Thursday, April 6, CE National hosted a Heritage Day in northern Indiana at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus, an Amish-style restaurant in Middlebury. Pastor Knute Larson was the keynote speaker who challenged those in attendance from Psalm 92 and Philippians 1:3-6. The trio from Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church in Winona Lake, Indiana, shared twiceContinue reading →

  • April 14, 2017

    Help for Pastors Each Month – Pastorpedia

    Pastorpedia is a monthly resource produced by CE National to help pastors. Three experienced pastors share their thoughts in video and text on a wide variety of church issues. Topics range from making the most out of weddings to how to handle politics in the church. The three pastors are Jeff Bogue, of Grace Church,Continue reading →

  • April 14, 2017

    Join Urban Hope in Praying for This Sunday’s Easter Service

    The life-transforming truth of the Good News will be shared this Sunday during Urban Hope’s Easter celebration. Why? Simply because that’s what you’re suppose to do on Easter. Please pray… for the Salt & Light presentation (the children’s discipleship group will be performing). for the Easter Egg Hunt. for the Spoken Word that will beContinue reading →

  • April 14, 2017

    Easter – The Comeback

    Easter is all about the most amazing comeback that has ever been seen. It is one thing for a baseball team to make a comeback after being down 4 runs in the ninth inning. It’s one thing for a business to make a comeback after a long decline and the loss of tons of money.Continue reading →

  • April 11, 2017

    Junior Bible Quizzing Encourages Kids to Study the Bible

    Junior Bible Quizzing is for kids grades 3-6 who want to study and memorize the Bible.  The North East Ohio District has a four-year cycle of material including books like: John, Acts, Philippians, Ephesians, Ruth, Jonah, Isaiah 53 and Psalm 51.  Junior quizzers study a portion of Scripture (around 100 verses) with 25 memory versesContinue reading →

  • April 10, 2017

    Family Groups at Urban Hope

    Family Groups meet on Tuesday nights at Urban Hope for fellowship, Bible study, accountability and prayer. Pray for these groups of believers as they continue in an extensive study in the book of Ephesians. Pray that we will grow in both hunger for and obedience to God’s Word. As the groups read each passage, theyContinue reading →

  • April 4, 2017

    Three-fold Communion Resource from Grace Church, Wooster, Ohio

    Pastor Bob Fetterhoff, lead pastor of Grace Church in Wooster, Ohio, filmed 3-fold Communion videos in the Holy Land. These 5-7 minute videos help explain what Jesus was teaching His disciples the night before he died. Each can be downloaded and played during a Communion service or used as a teaching tool for church leaders.Continue reading →

  • April 4, 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 →

  • April 4, 2017

    Be Bold in Your Relationships – What One Student Learned at Urban Hope

    Aaron Christenberry, a biblical studies and youth ministry major (The National Institute) was one of the 24 Grace College students who participated in a ministry/missions trip to the Urban Hope Training Center in Philadelphia over spring break. Be encouraged with what he experienced and what he learned! Read Matthew 25:31-40 What you do for yourselfContinue reading →