toys are A doorstop for the gospel.
Tar River Baptist Association has been engaged in Christmas Family Ministry for over 25 years, helping hundreds of families and thousands of children celebrate Christmas by ensuring that children will have gifts to open on Christmas morning. Every family that participates is prayed with and for, and every family has an opportunity to hear the gospel. In recent years, distribution has been moved from the TRBA office in Louisburg to local churches around the association, in order to better meet the needs of the families we serve and, most importantly, in order to connect the families we serve to local congregations. It is our prayer that every church in the Tar River Baptist Association will engage in this ministry, as we seek to assist our local churches in ministering to the needs of those in the shadows of their steeples.
Applications are only accepted through churches and schools. if you need assistance, please contact your pastor or school counselor.
In an effort to better connect families to local churches, with the hope that those connections will last all year long, the TRBA office in Louisburg no longer operates as a distribution center. We encourage your church to partner with us in this ministry by adopting families in your community and contacting them to find out their needs; collecting, purchasing, and distributing toys. Is your church interested in ministering to the people around it? Contact Us!
Is your church partnering with us, adopting families in your area? Even if they aren't, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved! We need volunteers to sort and refer applications, transport toys, food, and Bibles to local churches, make phone calls and more. We would also be happy to connect you with a partner church, or to refer an application for your family to minister.
Obviously, one of the most important elements of the Christmas Family Ministry is the toys! CFM is not a budgeted event. We rely on your donations to provide toys, tracts, and Bibles for the children and families we serve.