Carmen Heffner has served with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) since 2007. Carmen's ministry experience and educational background include Christian Education in the areas of Children's Ministry, Women's Ministry, and Family and Church Ministry. 

Her first 10 years of service with ABWE were spent in Nicaragua where she supported the church planting movement there through teaching and equipping national partners for ministry. While in Nicaragua, she also invested in the local church plants through leadership training, children's ministry and women's ministry. 

In 2018, Carmen left Nicaragua to join ABWE's Live Global Team. She is now serving Live Global Partners worldwide through an International Children's Ministry Training Team. Through this training team, she is able to travel to some of the largest closed countries in the world to provide Live Global Partners and their churches with children's ministry training and resources for tens of thousands of children. 

Carmen’s role with Live Global also includes 1. Communicating and promoting God’s Work through engaging churches and groups in the States to let them know what God is doing all around the world, 2. Participating through taking interested churches and groups on strategic short-term missions, 3. Personal Ministry through leading Bible studies, discipling and training/equipping national partners, 4. Creating New Partnerships between the local churches and national partners. 

You can find out more about Live Global and what God is doing through Live Global at You can also contact Carmen directly at