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NWA For The Nations

Northwest Arkansas Missions Conference

Jesus is deserving of the worship and praise of all peoples. This year at NWA for the Nations, join us as we seek to learn together and unify as the body of Christ under the banner of Jesus is worthy.

NWA For The Nations is THE place for churches, campus ministries, & all believers of Northwest Arkansas to unify, equip, & connect the body of Christ to finish the Great Commission for God's glory among the nations. This conference is the place where the body of Christ in NWA can network, grow, & get specific training from the experts in their field.

This two-day conference begins Friday night, November 12th (6pm - 9pm) and continues Saturday the 13th (8am - 5pm). This year's conference is hosted at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville. We have great speakers to motivate you with God's word & special breakouts to help you find your place in what God is doing to reach the ends of the earth.

November 12th (6-9 pm) & 13th (8 am-5 pm), 2021
University Baptist Church, Fayetteville 

Students: $24.99
General Admission: $39.99

Ticket includes admittance to the entirety of the conference, snacks, coffee, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and a grab bag full of take-home resources.

Current overseas missionaries can attend for free! (conference [at] (Contact us) for details.)

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Nathan Allen


Nathan Allen - The Gospel is Greater 

Nathan is the Director of Global Outfitters and the Global Missions Pastor of New Heights Church and is leading our efforts in mobilizing NWA to take up their role in the Great Commission. Nathan oversees the training and equipping of future global workers as well as global worker care and support while they are on the field. Nathan and his wife Holly have two daughters, Betty and Mary Grace.



Mike McDaniel

Mike McDaniel - The Church is Greater 

Mike is the Lead Pastor at Grace Point Church in Bentonville, Arkansas. Mike is the author of "The Resurgent Church: 7 Critical Ways to Thrive in the New Post-Christendom World", has his Doctor of Ministry from DTS, and has worked as both a global worker and a church planter! Mike and his wife Lori have three children, Jordan, Caleb, and Josh.


Todd Ahrend

Todd Ahrend - Eternity is Greater 

Todd is the founder and international Director of The Traveling Team, a national missions mobilization movement. Todd has authored several books, has exposure in over sixty countries, and has lived in the Middle East. Todd currently lives in Fayetteville with his wife Jessica, and their six children: Camden, Brody, Axle, Quincy, Cruz, and Noble. 

Jack and Lael Crabtree

Jack and Lael Crabtree - The Reward is Greater 

Jack and Lael Crabtree, serving with Ethos 360 as church planters and Bible translators with the Wantakia tribe in Papua New Guinea. 

Brooks Buser

Brooks Buser - The Cost is Greater 

Brooks and his wife Nina are graduates of San Diego Christian College. After graduation Brooks worked in financed as the CFO for a Dutch multinational, but eventually felt the scriptures leading them to work with an unreached people group. In 2003 they left for the country of Papua New Guinea and spent 13 years church planting among the Yembiyembi people. In 2016 they finished the N. T. translation, established elders and deacons in the church, and returned to San Diego. Brooks was named President of Radius International in 2017 and now helps train missionaries that are going to the last unreached people groups on earth. 

Justin Long

Justin Long - The Harvest is Greater 

Justin Long has been involved in missions research for over 20 years. He started with the World Christian Encyclopedia, and today facilitates global movement research for the 24:14 Network and serves as Director of Research and Recruiting for Beyond. He edits the Weekly Roundup, an e-newsletter focused on trends among  the unreached, available via email and

Dr. Jeni Gregory

Dr. Jeni Gregory - Our Role is Greater 

Dr. Jeni Gregory, PhD., LICSW, CCM has worked in the health and human services field, as well as pastored in various assignments since 1975. She has held a variety of clinical, management, and project development positions in care management, medical social work, family counseling, and international trauma relief in 15 different countries. 

Friday, November 12th:

4:00 PM - Doors Open

6:00 PM - Main Session 1

8 :00 PM - Agency Fair

Saturday, November 13th:

7:30 AM - Doors Open

8:00 AM - Main Session 2

10:30 AM - Experience the World

11:10 AM - Breakout Session 1 

12:20 PM - Lunch 

1:20 PM - Agency Fair

1:50 PM - Breakout Session 2 

3:30 PM - Main Session 3 

Here I Am, Send my Sister

In this breakout session we will explore the great legacy of women who have gone before us in missions. We will hear from experts on the history of women in missions, as they teach us about the faithfulness of women throughout history to obey the Great Commission, and the faithfulness of God to walk with them. 

Let Justice Roll

What does God say about justice? We know that God is a God of justice, but what place does Justice have in the story of God’s global purposes? How do we go in a way that pleases the heart of God towards justice for his people? Come learn from a worker with direct experience in doing Justice in the context of missions!

Generation Who?

Are you curious about who/what GEN Z even is, and how to best mobilize this next generation? Come hear from authors and experts in this field who have done extensive research and ministry with this up and coming generation!


What does Christianity and ministry look like in the midst of persecution and suffering? Come and hear from a missionary who was on the ground in Afghanistan for 6 years.

Ask A Missionary Anything

What is it like raising a family overseas? What if your parents don’t want you to go? How do you learn a foreign culture? How can I become fluent in another language? Is language and culture even important to sharing the Gospel overseas? Can I use my degree overseas? Do you partner with existing churches when you get to the country? Ask all your pressing questions to current and veteran missionaries that have been all over the world.

Measure the Cost

You want to go overseas, but you have a massive pile of student loans. You care about the nations, but also love your $7 weekly latte. How do we reconcile God’s heart for the nations to know and worship him with the way that we use our financial resources? Learn from experts and organizations who work specifically with the body of Christ to teach them how to steward their finances well and alleviate the burden of debt for goers!

What to Know Before You Go

Do I even want to go, and if I want to go, should I? Do I need to go with an agency, and if so how should I choose one? Do I need to learn another language? How will I join a team or raise support? There are so many questions to ask when preparing to go to the nations, and in this breakout we hope to answer some of those questions!

Obstacles to Going 

What are the current obstacles to you getting overseas? Is it learning a language, money, relationships, jobs, family, visas, or training? Learn how to overcome these obstacles from people who are already doing it!

His Story 

We know that the glory of God going to the nations is a theme all throughout the Bible, but is it a theme all throughout history? How have people gone before us, and how can we learn from them? Hear from an expert in the history of missions, as we learn about missions movements from the past!

Business as Mission: Redemptive Business 

Do you want to love others and Jesus through business? Come hear from a panel of business leaders who are changing the world through instilling the redemptive  mission of Jesus at the heart of their business. 

Business as Mission: Global Careers

Love missions AND your degree? Look no further! Calling all professions: teachers, doctors, lawyers, sales, tech, accounting, finance, counselors, nurses, and more! Use this time to network with like-minded goers going into the same industry and/or region. Hear stories of global professionals using their interests and experiences to reach the world. Take a step towards thinking globally with your career!


Do you care deeply about God’s heart for the world but don’t know how to communicate this attribute of God to others?  What if you could raise up an army of people to get involved with God’s heart to reach the world? Come learn principles and tools to help you share this great vision with your friends!

Reaching Internationals 

Do you want to influence the nations from your campus or your next door neighbor’s house? That is possible! God has brought the nations to our doorstep in international students and immigrants and we have the incredible opportunity to minister to people we see everyday! Come to this breakout to learn more about how to do this well.

Cross-Cultural Christian Conflict

Have you ever had a conflict with a spouse, peer, or boss that you didn’t know how to resolve? Multiply that x10 on the mission field!  The #1 reason people leave the field is team conflict. Healthy conflict resolution is important for all believers and is something often overlooked in the missions world! Come learn with us about healthy conflict resolution and reconciliation among believers.

What about covid 19?  

We will not be requiring masks at the conference, but we would like to note that the CDC recommends mask-wearing for unvaccinated individuals when social distancing cannot be maintained. 

What if I can’t attend the whole conference?

For security reasons, every person has to purchase a ticket for the whole conference. Unfortunately we cannot offer half ticket prices for those who can only attend portions of the conference.

What meals are provided?

We will provide snacks Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, as well as coffee throughout the conference!

I'm a missionary. Can I get a discount?

Current overseas missionaries can attend the conference for free! Just conference [at] (contact us) to confirm your eligibility and get details on how to register.

Do you need help at the conference?

Yes! We are looking for volunteers to help in a bunch of different ways. If you serve as a volunteer you can attend the conference for a discount. conference [at] (Contact us) for details.

Church Partners

Cross Church

Fellowship Bible Church

University Baptist Church

New Heights Fayetteville

New Heights Bentonville

Grace Point Church

Grand Ave Baptist Church

First Baptist Centerton

Agency Partners

Global Outfitters is a 510(c)3 non-profit and the missions arm of New Heights Church with the vision to connect people to God's heart for the world.

Visit us at 2844 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Contact Us

Call: 479-249-6298
Email: kathy [at]
Mail: Global Outfitters
P O Box 8926
Fayetteville, AR 72703