The Lower North Island Baptist Association has 52 faith communities, situated from Taranaki district in the west across to Hawke Bay in the east, and down to our capital city at the bottom of the island.

Up until 2022 there was the Wellington Baptist Association and a collection of Central Districts Baptist churches
– they have decided to become the new Lower North Island Baptist Association.

The network of six Baptist Associations throughout New Zealand connects local churches with other local churches in their region. Associations utilise the experience and expertise of both pastoral and other leaders to inspire, resource and encourage in order to help each local church bring gospel
renewal to people and places in their own local contexts.

Lower North Island news, stories and media

Wrapping women in aroha: Still Water Scarves Image
November 22, 2021 | Emily MacKay

Wrapping women in aroha: Still Water Scarves

Two years ago, a small group of women from Palmerston North Central Baptist Church, inspired by a message by Tearfund during missions month, set up…

Justice like a river: immigration and prayer Image
November 3, 2021 | Deborah Makarios

Justice like a river: immigration and prayer

Deborah Makarios of Epuni Baptist Church asks “Who is my neighbour?”

Many hands, one heart Image
June 1, 2019 | Nigel Irwin

Many hands, one heart

Jesus’ prayer for unity among his disciples has rung out down through the generations. Nigel Irwin believes this prayer remains in effect to this day.…

Our Regional Associations

Baptists have used the word ‘association’ for a long time, because local churches want to associate with each other:
we are better together!

Each Regional Association has a board or executive elected by the collective of associating churches in each region. Each Association has a Regional Leader who is responsible for supporting and resourcing local churches. The Board or Executive and the Regional Leader work together to facilitate the encouragement and resourcing of churches. The Regional Leader meets regularly with the National Leader and other Regional Leaders.

Contact Lower North Island Region