No Innocent Bystanders – a Review

The Commission on Congregational Mission has taken up the issue of Racial Justice and Racism in the church as its focus for the latter part of 2021 and the first part of 2022. Commission members have been tasked with reading a volume and returning to the Commission with a review of the text as part […]

Commission on Congregational Mission – Social Justice/Voting Rights

“SOCIAL JUSTICE/VOTING RIGHTS” OCTOBER 2, 2021 ANNUAL GATHERING OF ABC CHURCHES PANEL   To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord and than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:3   Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute, Speak out Judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and […]

Three-Church Baptism

On October 31, 2021, three ABC of Wisconsin congregations came together to facilitate the baptism of Gao Ling . She had been working with the people of First Baptist Ixonia, led by pastor Russ Antos. But Ixonia does not have a baptismal pool, and the option of an outdoor baptism was dwindling by the day. […]

ABC/WI calls Welton-Mitchell

ABC of Wisconsin calls Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell as Regional Executive Minister On November 6, 2021 the Board of Managers of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin enthusiastically approved the Reverend Mindi Welton-Mitchell as their new Executive Minister. Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell comes to Wisconsin from Seattle, Washington where she has served as Pastor of Queen Anne […]

Annual Gathering 2021 – “Church Together” Video Links

All sessions have been recorded for your review. Worshipful Work: Annual Meeting To view the Annual Meeting session, please click HERE. Morning Breakout Sessions A –  “Mindful Self-Compassion for Caregiver Fatigue“ In this session, Dr. Barbara Moser introduces the concept of “self-compassion” which will help you live out the second of the greatest commandments to […]

AG2021 – “Church Together” SPEAKER Bios

SPEAKER/LEADER BIOS Barbara Moser, MD Barbara Moser is a retired board-certified family practice physician who spent the majority of her 32 year medical career providing integrated medical and behavioral health care for college students. For the past 13 years, she has provided training and advocacy in the areas of emotional health and caring for persons […]

WB September 2021 – “Church Together”

From the Wisconsin Baptist newsletter – September 2021 “Church Together” John Jones, ABC/WI Interim Regional Executive Minister    So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. Romans 12:5   A lesson that I keep learning over and over again is how much I need other […]

SELECT Your AG2021 Sessions

Select your Morning Breakout Session and Afternoon Equipping Session Here SCHEDULE 9:00-10:00 am – WORSHIPFUL WORK: Annual Meeting 10:15-11:45 am – BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 3 Options (Make your selections below) 12:15-12:45 pm – PLENARY SESSION: Lunchtime Speaker 1:00-1:45 pm – EQUIPPING SESSIONS: 3 Options (Make your selections below) 2:00-3:00 pm – CLOSING WORSHIP PROGRAM – CLICK […]

Annual Gathering 2020 – VIDEO Links

Check out the recorded sessions from Annual Gathering 2020 – October 10, 2020. Click on the title for a link to the video. WORKSHOPS A – COVID Changes “Idea-Swap” – Commission for Congregational Mission B – Bible Study on “Transformation” – Rev. Dr. Demetrius Williams C – Reshaping Church: Learning from Unplanned Transformation – Rev. […]

Annual Gathering 2021 – CHURCH TOGETHER

Annual Gathering 2021 was held as an ONLINE EVENT on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The theme this year is “Church Together,” with the theme scripture passage being Romans 12:3-5. 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to […]