Reasons for an Impacting Lostness Team

Impacting Lostness is the heart of all that God has called us to do as individual believers and churches. The North Roanoke Association exists to assist member churches in fulfilling the Great Commission. We have experienced a growing level of trust and cooperation in recent years by focusing on the tremendous ministry needs around us. Approximately 58% of the 160,000 people (representing 30 ethnic groups) that live within the boundaries of our association are unreached and unchurched. In some specific communities 67% to 70% of the people are lost without Christ.   

We have recently completed an extensive re-visioning and re-organization process. A simple Team Structure now allows the flexibility, freedom, and passion to respond to ministry needs quickly and explore new ministry opportunities more effectively. Our Impacting Lostness Team is serving as a rallying point for our pastors and churches in fulfilling the desire to work together in the area of evangelism. We trust the Lord to lead us and open doors as we follow Him in the great adventure of impacting our region and the world with the gospel. We believe that the mandate found in Acts 1:8 was wisely applied by pioneer missionary C.T. Studd when stating, “The light that shines the farthest, shines brightest at home.”


– John S. Hamm, DOM