St. John’s is an autonomous congregation. This means we are free and accountable only to God and to one another as we determine our congregational decisions and directions. We are pleased to partner with several faith-based alliances and organizations. Yet, no decisions or actions of any of these groups have any control over our church’s life or ministry. Our collaborations with these groups allow us to participate in and support local and global mission efforts, attend conferences and workshops, and grow as a congregation and as individuals in Christian unity.

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  • Alliance of Baptists: 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 have grown to be a justice movement and community of faith.  We are 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. Click here to learn more about the Alliance of Baptists.

  • Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists (AWAB): As the only organization solely devoted to building the Welcoming and Affirming movement within the Baptist traditions, AWAB has a unique call to be The National Voice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Baptists in the US. Since 1993 AWAB has been supporting churches in being and becoming Welcoming and Affirming of all people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.  We work as individuals, congregations, regional groupings and as a national body to advance the Radical Welcome and Love of God in Jesus Christ through being the Ministry of Reconciliation and building up the Beloved Community where all will be one. Click here to learn more about AWAB.
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  • Baptist World Alliance: The Baptist World Alliance is a global movement of Baptists sharing a common confession of faith in Jesus Christ bonded together by God’s love to support, encourage and strengthen one another while proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit before a lost and hurting world. Click here to learn more about the Baptist World Alliance.
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  • Baptist Women in Ministry: At St. John’s we are advocates of women in ministry. Baptist Women in Ministry is a catalyst in Baptist life, drawing together women and men, in partnership with God, to illuminate, advocate, and nurture the gifts and graces of women. Click here to learn more about Baptist Women in Ministry.
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  • Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America: Scattered like salt across Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States, we are a movement of individuals and congregations from a wide variety of cultures and Baptist heritages, who share a common call to witness to God’s Peace—which is to say peace rooted in justice, this-worldly peace “on earth as it is in heaven.” Click here to learn more about the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.
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  • Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina: We are a fellowship of Baptists in North Carolina sharing a commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, sensitivity to the Holy Spirit in our midst, and a reverence for God’s Word. Click here to learn more about the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina.

  • Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a Christian network of individuals and churches working together to spread the hope of Christ. Our diverse community includes partners all over the globe, and our fellowship supports a wide range of missions and ministries that give people meaningful opportunities to put their faith into action. Click here to learn more about the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
  • Elizabeth Communities of Faith: St. John’s is located in the heart of the historic Elizabeth neighborhood of Charlotte. Our association with the Elizabeth Communities of Faith (ECF) connects us with other communities of faith in the area: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Caldwell Presbyterian Church, Hawthorne Lane United Methodist Church, and the chaplain’s offices of Novant Health Presbyterian Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Carolina’s Medical Center.  ECF congregations work together to create a series of services during the season of Lent, Vacation Bible School, and periodically on issues important to our city and our neighborhood. Click here to learn more.

    The NC Council of Churches enables denominations, congregations, and people of faith to impact the state on issues such as economic justice and development, human well-being, equality, and compassion and peace, following the example and mission of Jesus Christ. Find out more here.