Our Mission for Urban Ministry Urban Hope Training Center Philadelphia was started in October 1998 by CE National as a ministry training center for short-term ministry teams and specifically as a hands-on training experience for students in CE National’s National Institute for the Development of Ministries to Youth. Urban Hope also began with the goal of establishing a local church in West Kensington through raising up the community’s youth to lead the new Community Church. This is our two-fold mission: _______________________________________ 1) Reaching the urban family through children & youth 2) Training believers in cross-cultural, urban ministry _______________________________________ Urban Hope Los Angeles was started in 2018 to accomplish the same mission on the west coast as Urban Hope Philadelphia. CE National is located in Winona Lake, Indiana. Visit cenational.org to find out more.