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Information for 2018 OB alumni

2018 Urban Hope OB Ministry Reunion Information

October 26 – 28, UHTC, Philadelphia, PA – 2018 OB Alums

Basic Travel Logistics

Thursday, October 25

  • The bus leaves CE National (1003 Presidential Dr, Winona Lake, IN) at 5:00 pm

(brief stop during trip but you may wish to eat before you come or bring sack dinner)

  • Bus arrives at the Polaris Grace Youth Center (8692 Olde Worthington Rd. Westerville, OH) at approximately 9:30 pm

(students joining in Ohio may come either Thursday night [this is not a slumber party – drivers need to sleep!] or Friday early morning – arrive by 5:00 am, please)

Friday, October 26

  • The bus leaves Polaris Grace Youth Center at 5:15 am

(students are provided a sack breakfast to eat on route)

  • The bus stops for lunch & student pick-up at PA Turnpike Sideling Hill Service Plaza (Turnpike mile marker 172.3) at approximately 11:30 am

(this plaza can be accessed either eastbound or westbound– if we find that we are more than 30 mins behind schedule, we will contact students meeting us there; this lunch stop is at student expense)

  • Bus arrives at Urban Hope Training Center (210 E Tioga St, Philadelphia, PA) at approx.. 4:00 pm

(arrival time will all depend on traffic heading into the city at that time. Students meeting us at UHTC are asked to arrive between 4:00 – 5:00 pm as well)


Cost Breakdown

Early Bird (postmarked by Oct. 5) – $69.00

Standard Rate – $79.00

It includes meals, housing, and transportation while at UHTC. You are responsible for your meals while traveling – lunch on Friday and lunch & supper on Sunday.

There is an additional surcharge for bus transportation, depending on when you are joining us:

PA Turnpike Sideling Hill – $20.00

Polaris, OH or Winona Lake, IN – $25.00


Registration Information

To reserve your spot for the OB Ministry Reunion, you need a health release form and payment:

Fill out form and have parents/guardian sign—you need to email ( or mail (CE National, Box 365, Winona Lake, IN  46590) this form to CE National ahead of the reunion – this, along with your payment, is your reservation to attend.  You will not be allowed to participate in the weekend without turning in this form!

  • Payment

May be dropped off at CE National, mailed to CE National, or paid by credit card/debit card at this link:

 Please do not assume it will be ok to just show up without having contacted us ahead of time.   Any who will not know until after October 5 whether or not they can go (because of tournaments, competitions,  etc.) should be in touch with Sherilyn to discuss details at

General schedule for the weekend and packing information.Reunion Schedule and Packing Info 2018

Closer to the time, we will email contact phone numbers, and any additional information to those planning to attend.

Please note that this event is for OB 2018 alumni and leaders only—we are not able to include or house siblings, parents or friends for this particular weekend.

If you have any questions, please be in contact with Sherilyn–


Download OB 2018 pictures on PowerPoint.

Alumni Application for OB 2019

alumni application for OB 2019

Ministry Resources

The following documents are resources that have been used on Operation Barnabas teams and are available for your use as well.  Please note that we are unable to provide copyrighted scripts of dramas or speech choirs, or sound tracks of music used.


Holy Books
King of the Jews

Children’s Ministry

34 Things for Little Hands to Do
Children’s Games
List of Songs
Ways to Teach Memory Verses

Resources for Youth Ministry

Starting a Youth Discipleship Group
Clear Conscience Toward Others
Dedication to the Ministry
A Discipled Student

Bible Studies

How to Spend an Hour in Prayer
Principles for Effective Prayer
Problems and Bible Answers
Seven Directive Questions for Devotions
Self Image
Personal Inventory and New Year Accountability
Managing Your Life By Goals
Making Things Right with God