Welcome to the Northern Baptist Association.
Who are we?
The Northern Baptist Association is the Baptist family in the North of England. We are 51 Baptist churches serving about 3,000 members from Redcar to Great Asby near 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. We support a piooner work in Wooler and are looking to engage in other pioneer situations.
How do we operate?
We fellowship together in order to 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.
Our Council is responsible for overseeing our Association life. They are the the trustees and directors of the Association, but their work is delegated to four groups.
The Mission Strategy Group develops and leads in strategic thinking about mission and seeks also to provide a resource to churches.
The Ministry group oversees the ministerial recognition processes, and seeks to develop the ministry of all, both lay and ordained and is concerned for the well-being and development of church life.
The Resources and Administration Group gives detailed attention and provides guidance us in matters of finance and good practice; this includes child protection policies, health and safety issues, disability matters. etc.
The NBA Home Mission Grants Group oversees and administers applications from churches for Home Mission Grants.
The Assembly Planning Group organises the twice yearly Assemblies.
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
Contact: If you wish to know more about the NBA contact one of the people named on the officers page.
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.
News To read more about life in our Baptist Churches please visit our News Page where you can also download our latest Newsletter.
Our Annual Report and Directory are available on request and the Annual Report can be downloaded from the Resources page of this website.