Vision Statement: ‘We are passionate to see God’s Kingdom come in power to touch people’s lives and shape our society.’
Mission Statement: ‘We engage together in developing, ecouraging and supporting churches to be creative in mission, and facilitating effective ministries.’
Welcome to the Northern Baptist Association.
Who are we?
The Northern Baptist Association is the Baptist family in the North of England. We are 52 Baptist churches serving about 3,000 members from Redcar to Kirkby Stephen and from Northallerton to Berwick. Three of our churches are also members of the Independent Methodist Connexion.
We have had Baptist churches in this area for over 350 years, but far from being static and complacent we continue to engage in mission and church planting. Thirteen of our churches have been started since 1950, and two of our churches have established three separate churches in recent years.
How do we operate?
Our fellowship together is so that we can encourage and resource one another for the work of mission, both for each church in its local context, and in mutual collaborate. We are able to do this as people give freely of their time and also work alongside our Association staff. We have a Council that is responsible for overseeing our life, but their work is delegated to four groups.
The Ministry group oversees the ministerial recognition processes, and seeks to develop the ministry of all, both lay and ordained.
The Resources and Administration group is there to resource our life and mission and guide us in matters of finance and good practice, this includes child protection policies, health and safety issues, disability matters. Etc.
The Mission Strategy Group develops and leads in strategic thinking about mission
The NBA Home Mission Grants Group which oversees and administers applications from churches for Home Mission Grants.
What can you do?
• Pray for our family of Baptist churches in the North
• Encourage your church to think of our wider mission in the North
• Consider how your gifts might be used within our wider family
• Support the events and initiatives organised by the Association
Believer's Baptism stands at the heart of our Christian Faith and practice. If you would like to read more please visit our Baptism page.
To read more about life in our Baptist Churches please visit our News Page where you can also download our latest Newsletter.
If you wish to know more about the NBA contact one of the people named on the officers page.
Our Annual Report and Directory are available on request or can be downloaded from the Resources page of this website.