Christian Ministry—Pastoring/Church Planting
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching
Ben Uhrin is the the President of the Slovak Baptist Union.
When did you trust Christ?
I grew up in a Christian home and I made decision to follow the Lord at the age of 10 at a youth camp. My decision has been challenged many times since, but by the grace of Lord I daily give my life to Him to be used for the sake of His kingdom.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
After my baptism in early youth another important time was when I felt the call to the ministry and I applied to study theology. Those years at seminary were a blessing to me. Two U.S. missionaries I worked with as a student influenced my life by believing and investing in me – their encouragement, time, mentoring, and prayers were of great importance. My wife is another blessing and encouragement for my life and ministry. My trips to the U.S. were a gift from God. I always met the right people to help me to move the next step.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
The Forum has greatly enhanced my understanding of various areas of life and ministry. I was able to buy many books that I use regularly in my ministry, and I can’t imagine how I would work otherwise. I hope to return to the Forum to be challenged, equipped, and encouraged for the future.
What is your ministry?
Since June 2018 I am the full time President of the Slovak Baptist Union. I lead the church planting support team and I created and lead the Slovak national M4 team. I coach one of our church plants, and visit churches and pastors. I develop ministry teams and networks.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
Several years ago I went through a period where I heard about leadership from every side. I was afraid to listen to all of it, thinking that I would not be able to be the one to take up the call of leadership. But I knew deep down that God wanted me to be a leader. Since then I have already gained some knowledge and insights into leadership, but I know I must learn more if I am to fulfill what God has called me to. Attending the Forum has helped me in fulfilling this call because of the people, training and resources that are available for me to use and learn from. Through these things, with hard work and perseverance, I believe I can achieve what I am called to do.