The Northern Baptist Association is the Baptist family in the North of England. We are 50 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 pioneer work across the association and are looking to engage in other pioneer situations.
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 collaboration. 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, find out more about how we operate and who is on Council here.
Recently in the NBA we have been given several Prophecies about what our role is in our local, regional and national context. We believe that all the developments that are now happening in the NBA are part of this Prophecy.