Christian Ministry – Pastoring/Church Planter
Church Life, Leadership, and Planting
Roman Balint is a church planter in Slovakia.
When did you trust Christ?
I became a believer in 2001, at the age of 16. After struggling with social anxiety and drug addiction, I met believers during an English camp in my hometown, through a Baptist church that partnered with American missionaries. After spending two weeks with them and hearing their testimonies, I gave my life to Jesus. I have been living a life of trust and faith in Him since that day.
What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?
The biggest impact on my Christian walk was being discipled by a mentor and several other believers. Being able to see their walk of faith along with the opportunity to ask questions of them helped me to grow greatly in my faith. Another defining moment was being called back to my hometown to plant a church where there was no Protestant church. God also called me and my wife to become foster parents. It has been five years since that day; we have grown a lot.
Why do you want to attend the Forum?
I anticipate that the Forum will help me grow in skills such as communication, vision casting, persuasively communicating the Gospel, and disciple-making. I am a church planter, so learning about church planting will also be incredibly beneficial for me.
What is your ministry?
I am a church planter in a small town of 12,000 people. I meet with 15-20 people on a weekly basis to disciple them and with others to share the Gospel. I regularly preach and lead two small groups. I also assist in my home church, where I also preach; the attendance there is about 100 people.
What are your past leadership roles?
I have been the leader of several small groups, a youth leader, a teacher, and a vision leader in music ministry.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I believe the biggest commandment Jesus left us is to make disciples and to take the Gospel as far as we can. I am trying to build my life around that command.