Rural Christian Worker’s Conference

Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Theme: “What is the Church?” – Matthew 16:18

What: A one day conference designed to encourage and train pastors and church leaders that serve in rural and small-town churches.

Where: Burwell Baptist Church, 137th I St., Burwell, Neb.

Cost: Free and a great lunch is included!

This event is sponsored by Sandhills Church Network and the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists.

Main Speaker: Roger McDermott (Roger and Angie will be with us remotely because of health problems that are forcing them to isolate for protection from the coronavirus.) Roger will be speaking on “What is the Church?”

Speaker information:

Roger and Angie McDermott

Roger and Angie are born-again believers and they are co-founders of The Barnabas Bridge Ministries. Together they have over 30 years of church staff experience. Their calling and passion is for building up, encouraging, and equipping the church and God’s people!

Break-out session leaders and topics:

Mari Parker —  “Stay in Your Race – Endurance:” Mari is a pastor’s wife from Abilene, Kan., and KNCSB Women’s Ministry Director.

Angie McDermott, LIMHP — “The Transformed Life:” This biblically based program is the result of decades of experience helping people move forward through life in a positive and Christ-honoring way.

Mike Pinkleman — “How to Share the gospel with Catholics:” Mike is a pastor in Verdigre and Dorsey. He was saved out of a Catholic family.

Dallas Powell –– “Changes in the Church:” Dallas is a Southern Baptist church-planting catalyst based in Lincoln, Neb.

Dr. Tim Garner, DDS -– “Technology Questions in the Small Church:” — Dr. Tim is our local dentist in Burwell and the leader of our Tech Squad at Burwell Baptist Church.

Register: Call Burwell Baptist Church if you know you are coming to help with numbers for lunch. Call (308) 346-4119 or email Joel Wentworth at, but feel free to come at the last minute.

Conference Schedule:

8:45 – Registration and Rolls

9:00 – Welcome and Worship

9:20 – Roger McDermott – “The Proposed Church, The Perfect Church, & The Powerful Church”

10:00 – Morning Break

10:30 – Introduction of Breakout Sessions

10:45 – Break Out Sessions

11:45 – Lunch Break

12:45 – Worship Time

1:00 – Roger McDermott – “Missional DNA”

1:45 – Afternoon Break

2:00 – Breakout Sessions (Repeat of above sessions)

3:00 – Worship Time

3:15 – Roger McDermott – “You Are the Church”