Theological Home. Pursuit of God's Justice. Partnership in Mission.
These three core values guide the Alliance of Baptists. The Alliance of Baptists began in 1987 as a prophetic voice in Baptist life. Today, we are a faith community comprised of male and female laity and clergy, people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, theological beliefs, and ministry practices. We are about 4,500 individual members and roughly 140 congregations knit together by love for one another and God, combining progressive inquiry, contemplative prayer and prophetic action to bring about justice and healing in a changing world.
You will notice a new logo that was launched in the fall of 2017. The Alliance identity discernment group worked during 2016 and discerned three core values of the Alliance: theological home, pursuit of God's justice and partnership in mission. These three are displayed beautifully in our logo. The flame symbolizes our commitment to the pursuit of justice, a wave at the bottom calling us to remember our theological home in the waters of baptism and the way the three parts work together, symbolizing partnership in mission as understood through our Trinitarian faith.
As the identity group listened, they also discovered the Road to Emmaus passage in Luke was one people consistently felt described the Alliance of Baptists. As we walk together, following the resurrected Jesus, our hearts are warmed, we listen, we discuss and then we run to proclaim the good news! That Spirit-filled encounter and our most recent Annual Gathering in Raleigh, led us to the image of a flame in three parts. (Download the new logo)