Learning Labs

Is My Global Mission Strategy Working?



The value of this lab will be the interactions with peers in missions. Everyone will have a room full of "free" consultants. Our prayer is that God would use this Kingdom collaboration to bring gospel transformation to our world.
Session 1 | 9-10 am

Purpose - What values/vision equip, empower, and impact your people for missions?

Session 2 | 10:30-11:30 am

Passion - How does clarity and alignment help you minister well with your missionaries, short-term teams, and your leaders?

Session 3 | 1-2 pm

Partnering - What are the most effective partnerships for your church, and how will they make the greatest investment for the Kingdom?


Anna Bellum

Director of Outreach and Mid High Ministries
Hope Church N.E. Heights
Albuquerque, NM
Anna started attending Hope Church before she was born! She was raised in the Hope Church community and has loved being a part of ministry at Hope since her childhood. At the age of eleven, Anna began participating in Hope Church’s Short Term Program, which her mom started and ran. Anna knew from the beginning that she loved missions, and when she was sixteen, she realized that God was calling her to be a part of His work in the world for her whole life, whatever that might look like. She got the chance to live and work with Hope’s partner churches in and around Mexico City over the course of eight years, receiving further discipleship from the leaders of those churches. Throughout her late 20's, God started drawing Anna to Himself in a new way, but planting her deeper and deeper in the church that basically raised her, eventually joining the staff at the end of 2015. While Anna still feels called to God's work in the world, she is enjoying what that looks like while based in her home town of Albuquerque.  

Nate Glaze

Outreach Pastor
Bridges Community Church
Fremont, CA
Since 2004, Nate Glaze has served at Bridges Community Church – a diverse, multilingual congregation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Nate’s greatest passion is motivating the congregation to get outside the walls of the church to make an impact in their community and world. He has led the fellowship in engaging in strategic long-term partnerships via pastoral training in India, developing children’s ministry workers in Vietnam, and caring for orphans on the US/Mexico border.

Don Long

Global Opportunities Director
Valley Church
West Des Moines, IA
Don has been in ministry for thirty-five years, the majority of those in a lead pastor role.  Entering his “4th quarter or home stretch” five years ago, he “moved up” into the role as Global Opportunities Director at Valley Church in West Des Moines, Iowa, overseeing the global initiatives. Psalm 71:18 encapsulates his vision to impact the next generation.

Tammy Medders

Outreach Director
Church at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Tammy Medders brings twenty-four years of church experience with her. She has held numerous roles within the church, including her current role as Director of Outreach. Tammy has been on staff at Church at Charlotte for eleven years with a two-year period spent in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, doing ministry with street girls and training local church leaders. She has a deep desire to see the U.S. church understand it's role and ministry in the global Church. 

June 20-22, 2023


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