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Information for 2019 OB Alumni

OB Ministry Reunion – October 25 – 27, 2019

To Register to Attend Reunion:

Fill out health release form and have parents/guardian sign—you need to email (, fax (574.269.7185) 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!

Or you can drop off payment at CE National or mail to CE National, (Box 365, Winona Lake, IN 46590)

 Cost Breakdown

Early Bird (postmarked or paid online by September 27) – $69.00


Standard Rate (Sept 28 – Oct.18) – $79.00

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

additional surcharge for transportation:

PA Turnpike Sideling Hill – $20.00; Polaris, OH or Winona Lake, IN – $25.00

Note – any students who are flying will need to make their own airport pick-up and drop-off arrangements. Flyers are not charged the gas surcharge.

General Schedule and Packing:General Schedule and Packing List for OB Ministry Reunion 2019



Basic Travel Logistics

Thursday, October 24

  • Vehicles leave CE National (1003 Presidential Dr, Winona Lake, IN) at 5:00 pm

Please Note that we will add an Indiana drop off location on Sunday night – Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. Hwy 30 W, Fort Wayne, IN – in addition to the final stop at CE National

  • Vehicles arrive at Polaris Grace Youth Center (8692 Olde Worthington Rd. Westerville, OH) at approx. 9:30 pm

Please Note that drop off location in Ohio for the return trip on Sunday night is different – United Dairy Farmers (Store 675), 2191 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio

Friday, October 25

  • The bus leaves Polaris Grace Youth Center at 5:15 am
  • The bus stops for lunch & student pick-up at PA Turnpike Sideling Hill Service Plaza (Turnpike mile marker 172.3 3744 N Hess Rd, Waterfall, PA 16689) at approximately 11:30 am
  • Bus arrives at Urban Hope Training Center (210 E Tioga St, Philadelphia, PA) at approx. 4:30 pm

(Students meeting us at UHTC are asked to arrive between 4:30 – 5:15 pm as well)

Sunday, October 27

NOTE—Sunday morning will look different for those riding the bus vs those being picked up at UHTC by parents

Group leaving on OB transportation will be up early and leave by 7:15 am for church on the way and then the drive home.

Current time drop-off estimates on Sunday:

Sideling Hill – 3:00 pm, United Dairy Farmers – 8:30 pm, Sweetwater – 12:15 pm, CE National – 1:00 pm.

Those not leaving with the early group are welcome to stay for the Urban Hope Community Church service at 11:15

OB Alumni Application

2020 OB Application for OB Alumni

2020 Church Approval Form

OB Financial Info for 2019 Team

2019 OB Support Money and Refund Policy

Reimbursement Request 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