Annual Gatherings

Your presence, your voice, your gifts enrich our gathering...

Our American Baptist family from across the state with guests from around the country join together once a year for Christ-centered fellowship, worship, and equipping for ministries and mission. This gathering typically occurs the second weekend of October, starting Friday evening going into Saturday late afternoon. At times, pre-event or post-event activities are also planned. The gathering includes the Annual Meeting of ABC/WI, during which delegates engage official business of the region such as electing Board of Managers and Nominating Committee members and receive various reports from region leadership. The gathering also includes times of warm fellowship, inspiring worship, and relevant equipping for ministry and meeting.

All member churches are encouraged to minimally support the cost of attendance of their pastor and delegates, as well as encourage others from their community to join in this enriching time.

"Making A Way In The Wilderness" Isaiah 43:19

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Beloit, 617 Public Avenue, Beloit, WI

Preacher: Rev. Rick Barlow

Rev. Rick Barlow is ordained clergy of American Baptist Churches USA (ABC-USA). Rick served as a Servant Leader at Seattle’s historic Mount Zion Baptist Church, during 1994-present. In 2001, the American Baptist Foundation commissioned him as a planned giving representative particularly because of his servitude in over four hundred and fifty congregations throughout the Northwest and California. In 2010, he founded the Barnabas Exchange Planned Giving and Resource Development firm. In 2013, Rev. Barlow re-joined the American Baptist Foundation staff as a Development Consultant. Prior to his post with American Baptist Foundation, Rev. Barlow was in the financial services industry as a licensed multi-line independent insurance agent and managed over seven hundred and fifty clients. He continues at Mount Zion as a Servant Leader, while filling pulpit-supply requests throughout the Evergreen Region.