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  • March 25, 2017

    Woohooo…110 Kids at Kingdom Kids Last Sunday!!!

    A visiting team from western Pennsylvania braved the weather and knocked on hundreds of doors to invite kids to Urban Hope‘s Kingdom Kids. As a result, we’ve been given the privilege of connecting with several new families. Pray that relationships with parents would be built as we visit the children’s homes. Pray that entire familiesContinue reading →

  • March 24, 2017

    March 29 is the Deadline to Register for the April 6 Heritage Day

    CE National is privileged to host a Heritage Day on April 6 at Das Dutchman Essenhaus. (240 US-20, Middlebury, Indiana) “The Role of the Believer in a Changing Society” is the theme and Pastor Knute Larson will be the keynote speaker. Heritage Day will begin at 10 am (doors open at 9:45) and conclude atContinue reading →

  • March 24, 2017

    The First Annual WCC/TNI Bible Trivia Event

    Last Sunday (March 19) the students from Warsaw Community Church (WCC) challenged the youth ministry students of The National Institute (TNI) in Bible Trivia. It was a great night! Over 125 people gathered at the Russell Center and had an enjoyable time working in teams to respond correctly to over 100 questions about the BibleContinue reading →

  • March 21, 2017

    Valuable to Me on Two Levels – Pastor Beau Stanley 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 →

  • March 20, 2017

    Pastorpedia Live Videos From February 8 Now Online

    Session videos from the February 8 Pastorpedia Live with Dr. Bob Lehman are now online. Visit the Pastorpedia Live Archive Page for these videos and more.

  • March 19, 2017

    Last Call for OB 2017!

    The Lasting Impact of the Operation Barnabas Ministry Recently, someone on our OB staff was talking to a college student about life, etc. and she said, “I wish I would have done Operation Barnabas when I was in high school. My youth leaders encouraged me to go but I just wasn’t sure about what itContinue reading →

  • March 19, 2017

    Praise God for Urban Hope’s Kingdom Kids

    Praise God for the work He is already doing in our new semester of Kingdom Kids (Urban Hope’s outreach program for children).  We’ve started this semester with lots of truth, excitement and energy.  Praise God for new children who represent new FAMILIES.  Pray that God’s truth would be planted deep within the hearts of newContinue reading →

  • March 17, 2017

    Worship with the Jordan Howerton Band at Momentum Youth Conference

    The Jordan Howerton Band will lead worship at Momentum Youth Conference 2017. Hailing from the Midwest, the Jordan Howerton Band is committed to creating worship resources, leading with those resources, and equipping others to do the same. Leading at events and churches across the nation, JHB is committed to fostering a passion for the KingdomContinue reading →

  • March 17, 2017

    2017-18 CE National Wall of Honor Presented to Pastor Jeff Bogue

    The highest individual award presented by CE National is the “Wall of Honor.” This past Wednesday, at a Grace Church of Greater Akron staff meeting, Ed Lewis presented this year’s award to Jeff Bogue. After many years in youth ministry, Jeff is now the lead pastor for the Grace Church movement in the Akron areaContinue reading →

  • March 17, 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 →

  • March 17, 2017

    2017 Grace College GO Philadelphia Trip—an Incredible Week!

    Want a run-down of what 25 participants did and what they learned during their week at Urban Hope in Philly?  Here is a report from Tristan Spuller, one of the student leaders for this spring break trip: Go Encounter Philadelphia was an exciting time of getting to do ministry in America’s fifth biggest city! ShowingContinue reading →

  • March 15, 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 →

  • March 14, 2017

    Two Heritage Days From CE National

    CE National is privileged to host two Heritage Days this year. Both will feature the theme of, “The Role of the Believer in a Changing Society.” The first one will be on April 6 in Northern Indiana at Das Dutchman Essenhaus. (240 US-20, Middlebury, Indiana) The restaurant is located on Route 20, not too farContinue reading →

  • March 11, 2017

    A Glimpse Into Urban Hope’s Sunday Messages

    Rocky Santiago spoke last month at Urban Hope Community Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Urban Hope has been posting “Sermon Second” for each morning message. Get a short taste of what the message was like as Rocky explains why we need to see Jesus as Lord! To find out more about Urban Hope visit urbanhope.net.

  • March 7, 2017

    Operation Barnabas is Still Accepting Applications

    Operation Barnabas is still accepting applications for our 2017 teams! A number of students have already been accepted for this three-week summer ministry tour for high school students, but applications are still being received so it is not too late for qualified applicants to apply. If you know of high school students who want toContinue reading →

  • March 4, 2017

    Clayton King to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference

    Clayton King will be returning as one of the main session speakers at Momentum Youth Conference 2017. Find out more and hear Clayton share about Momentum Youth Conference.

  • March 3, 2017

    A New Semester of Kingdom Kids at Urban Hope is Starting This Sunday!

    The goal of Urban Hope is to reach the family through children and youth. Kingdom Kids is a Sunday afternoon children’s outreach ministry and a door into the homes of hundreds of families in the Urban Hope neighborhood. Children are picked up and brought to a fun, safe, loving environment where biblical truth is taughtContinue reading →

  • February 28, 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 27, 2017

    Jeff Bogue to Speak at Momentum Youth Conference

    Dr. Jeff Bogue will be returning as one of the main session speakers at Momentum Youth Conference 2017. Jeff is a pastor whose passion is to help Jesus make sense to everyone. He became a Christ-follower as a junior in college. His passion for ministry comes from his own experience of searching for the mindContinue reading →

  • February 27, 2017

    Millennials and Our Church – Pastorpedia

    Knute Larson, Jeff Bogue, and Jim Brown talk about how to reach millennials in the church during this edition of Pastorpedia.