Minister Meet-Ups : Spring/Summer Series 2018

…A time for American Baptist ministers to come together for mutual support, networking, mental and physical nourishment, and Holy Spirit stirring around topics that matter to our vocational health and missional purpose…




Open House Fellowship for Women in Ministry

→ Friday, April 6, 2018    →11 AM-3 PM    ⌂Home of Marie Onwubuariri – Brookfield, WI
→ Hosted by Marie Onwubuariri; Co-Sponsored by American Baptist Women in Ministry (ABWIM)

The women of the American Baptist National Leadership Council (NLC*) and the women ministers of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin are invited to a time of food and fellowship at the home of Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri, ABC/WI Regional Executive Minister.

RSVP to by Thursday 4/5 10 AM is very helpful but not necessary.

*The NLC meets annually at the Green Lake Conference Center and includes American Baptist executive leadership of our national boards, regions, and affiliated ministry partners. More can be learned at (page 37-38.)

National Week of Conversation: helping to bridge the divides in our country

→ Wednesday, April 25, 2018    →12-1:30 PM    ⌂ABC/WI Region Office – 15330 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove, WI

→ Facilitated by Marie Onwubuariri

→ Additional meet-ups at various locations and with various facilitators may be added during 4/20-4/28.

National Week of Conversation is a unique opportunity for Americans of different views to talk with each other and, more importantly, really listen to each other. To learn more about this national initiative, visit

Tending our Roots: In Faith and Work

→ Friday, May 18, 2018    →2-3:30 PM    ⌂Camp Tamarack –  E879 Golke Road, Waupaca, WI

→ Facilitated by Carolyn Dugan, Associate Regional Minister – Camping

Participate in tending the physical space of Camp or your own physical needs by being a part of creation: hiking, canoeing, “being”, before or after the structured time. We will be exploring how we stay rooted in our faith and discussing the challenges as ministers being pulled in many directions.

Sabbath and Sabbaticals

→ Tuesday, May 29, 2018 (changed from 5/22)    →12 – 1:30 PM      ⌂Location: TBD

→ Facilitated by Rev. Karen Gygax-Rodriguez of Federated Church, Green Lake and John Jones, Associate Regional Minister – Education, with guest Rabbi Michal Woll of Congregation Shir Hadash

What is a “Sabbatical”? Join us for a practical discussion of the meaning and value of ‘Sabbatical,” grounded in a textual study of “Sabbath” facilitated by Rabbi Michal Woll of Congregation Shir Hadash.


Pastor, Minister, Shepherd: What does authority look like in the church?

→ July TBD     → Time: TBD     ⌂ Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 3456 N. 38th St, Milwaukee, WI

→ Facilitated by John Jones, Associate Regional Minister – Education, and guest TBD

What’s in a title? Come together to examine your own and other different notions of what Pastoral Authority means in the church.  Diversity in ABC life is a gift.  Let’s learn together how God accomplishes ministry in our different ABC congregations.

Brave Conversations About Race

→ Sunday, July 29, 2018     →5-6:30 PM    ⌂Location: TBD

→ Facilitated by Marie Onwubuariri, Regional Executive Minister and guest TBD

At the direct request from the participants of this table topic at the 2017 Annual Gathering, we will continue to explore obstacles to, helpful approaches for, and hopeful impact of brave conversations about race and its effects upon humanity and the church.

RSVP Requested: by 5 days prior to each meet-up

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