Straight Ahead

Learning to live in biblical community.

All of our programming, events and activities are designed to help students in 6th-12th grade understand the story of Jesus and learn how to know him, live according to his teaching, and share his story with others.

  • Sundays @ 9am in the youth room

    This is Straight Ahead's version of a Sunday School that includes various elements such as biblical teaching & experiencing community.

  • SUNDAYS @ 6pm IN THE YOUTH ROOM

    We’ll start with large group interaction, a crazy game or two, then a short teaching. For the remainder of our time together, we will occasionally break into small groups to discuss how we can live out what we just learned in our everyday lives!

Upcoming Events

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Operation Barnabas

THREE-WEEK MINISTRY EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS


What is Operation Barnabas?


Operation Barnabas is a three week high school summer ministry training program equipping students to live ON MISSION through evangelism training, character development, and servant-leadership.


The intense United States-based training and travel equips students to share their faith, perform in music, dance, drama, share their testimonies, be actively engaged in a discipleship group, and serve alongside local churches.

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

Check out these and so much more!! 

Click on the following link:

www.obmail@cenational.org

Click on the Operation Barnabas Logo

Click on "Resources"

Momentum

The purpose of Momentum is to help students develop and deepen their passion and faith in Christ by training and equipping them to be bold followers of Jesus and to intentionally share Him with others.


WHY MOMENTUM IS THE
#BESTWEEKOFSUMMER

 Momentum hosts two sessions each day, morning and evening. Between the sessions groups participate in fun options on campus and hands-on ministry off campus. Momentum is a well rounded experience your students won’t soon forget!


Each year we feature sports tournaments  (volleyball, dodgeball, basketball, and soccer), art classes, movies, open play options, big group events (like water kickball, slime fest, foam slip and slide, scavenger hunts, themed 5k run/walk, Archery Tag, and much more). 


Students meet peers from around the country and grow tremendously in their relationships within their own youth group.


Momentum sets the stage for your youth group going into the school year. It’s not just a “mountain top experience,” it’s a launching point of momentum for the rest of your year.


Check out Momentum by clicking here:

https://buildmomentum.org


Urban Hope

REACHING OUT TO THE URBAN FAMILY AND TRAINING BELIEVERS IN CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRY.

What is Urban Hope?

Urban Hope, located in the West Kensington section of North Philadelphia, exists to reach the urban family through youth and children (Urban Hope Community Church) and to train believers in cross-cultural urban ministry (Urban Hope Training Center).


Experience Your Life on Mission at URBAN HOPE

Urban Hope Training Centers have been training followers of Jesus in effective hands-on evangelism for over 20 years with locations in Philadelphia and Los Angeles! We offer life-on-life training sessions and provide practical hands-on experiences so individuals who come to our training centers will go home with courage, ready to share the gospel with their peers. Urban Hope Training Centers offer REAL Training, REAL Experience, REAL Impact, and REAL Partnership for your group!


For more information on URBAN HOPE, visit their website by clicking the link: https://urbanhope.net/philly/