Brad Roth

Speaker Brad Roth helped participants focus on God’s mission in the rural church during the evenings of March 4 and 5 during Ohio Conference’s missional conference.

One hundred nineteen people participated in this event, which was held on the Zoom videoconferencing platform.

A pastor of a rural church in Kansas, Roth is also the author of the book God’s Country: Faith, Hope, and the Future of the Rural Church. He told conference participants that authentic ministry begins in the love of place and said that the good of the church is bound up with the good of the community.

Roth also reminded participants that the Gospel is a relationship, not just a good idea.

Roth discussed a variety of topics over the two evenings: evangelism in a rural context, the importance of prayer, and discerning when it’s time to do more or time to do less.

Participants were able to discuss key concepts in smaller groups using Zoom’s breakout room feature.

Both sessions of the missional conference were recorded. If you missed the conference, you can watch the recordings on the Conference website: