The Fabulous Five Times of Missionary Care:  What Churches of Any Size Can Do Before Their Missionaries Leave, While On the Field, On Home Assignment, During Transition, and When They Finish

Todd and Tamara Rasmuson, Bethlehem Baptist Church

Churches can have a significant impact on the lives of their missionaries during five key times:  Before departing, during field service, home assignment, transition to other ministry, and when they finish.  In this session, Todd and Tamara will share practical ways of caring based on the needs of each time period.  They will draw from their experience of 18 years of global service and 7 years in pastoral ministry.  Additionally, they will bring in ideas from Bethlehem Baptist’s daughter and granddaughter churches to represent the perspectives of small, medium, and large churches.

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.