What is the NRBA?
The North Roanoke Baptist Association is a fellowship of 60 Southern Baptist Churches located within Nash, Halifax, Edgecombe and Northampton counties and the cities of Rocky Mount and Roanoke Rapids in north central North Carolina.
The strength and ministry effectiveness of the association is determined by the voluntary and cooperative spirit of local pastors and congregations. The association is financially supported by these churches with the desire to focus on a stronger ministry within our community that extends around the world.
"The light that shines the farthest, shines brightest at home,"
Pioneer missionary C. T. Studd
Our Ministry Goals
Our ministry goals are established by fulfilling the needs of the member congregations as we work together in fulfilling the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:37-39) and the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20].
Benefits to Churches
Development of an outward ministry focus that contributes to congregational health;
Connection to ministry needs and opportunities for service:
Training, equipping, and encouragement of congregations and leaders;
Sharing of ministry resources to promote effective stewardship and mutual support;
Multiplication of ministry effectiveness through joint projects and special events;
Fulfillment of a specific ministry vision by using its strengths in a cooperative effort:
Establishment of a stronger, corporate Christian witness within the local community;
Fellowship with sister churches which develops a Kingdom perspective;
Promotion of a balanced local, regional, and global ministry for every church [Acts 1:8]
Cooperative Ministry Impact
Every congregation in the North Roanoke Baptist Association has a part in strengthening churches; sharing Christ daily through partnerships with local Christian ministries and in the planting of new congregations. Because the need for Christ is universal; the challenge of ministry is great; and its significance is eternal -- we choose to serve Him together.