Don’t Drop the Rope!  Two Key Strategies for Churches to Keep Missionaries from Drifting Away

Churches can be significant team members to its missionaries.  Unfortunately, many churches are often silent, unsupportive, or delegate too much to mission agencies where help is not always consistent or present.  In this session, Todd and Tamara Rasmuson will discuss two key strategies that churches of any size can do to bless missionaries:  1) Developing support groups for every missionary, equipped and encouraged by the church and 2) Providing member care from the church that recognizes spiritual, emotional, relational and financial needs for single missionaries and every member of a missionary family.

Todd and Tamara began serving in their current roles at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis in 2012.  Todd is the pastor for global outreach and Tamara is the coordinator for global partner care.  Todd and Tamara served for eight years with Mission: Moving Mountains (M:MM) in Tanzania. In 2002, Todd accepted the role as president of M:MM.  From 2006–2011, he then served as Executive Director of Daystar U.S., serving to advance Daystar University in Kenya.  Todd & Tamara live in the Phillips Neighborhood of South Minneapolis.