Racism in the Church

ABC of Wisconsin Commission On Congregational Mission In 2021 and 2022, the Commission on Congregational Mission took on the Social Justice issue of “Racism in the church.” The Commission members decided to educate and inform themselves by reading several books that were recommended by ABCUSA and by Region staff. Commission members did some of that […]

Church and Technology Access

During 2021 and 2022, the Commission on Congregational Mission set out to learn about some of the challenges of technology use and the church in light of the need for our churches to quickly pivot online, and to learn how the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin can support our churches with their technology needs. Many […]

Financial Workshop – October 29

Financial Workshop for Church Treasurers and Finance Committees Saturday, October 29 – 9:30 am [at the Region office or online] Do you know what reporting the IRS expects from your church? Are you confident the church financials would stand up to an IRS audit? Are you confident the church is handling financial items the right […]

Adaptive Change: Responding to Volatile Times = Recording Now Available!

Adaptive Change – Thursday, August 11 @ 7pm Recording of the session available here on YouTube. Churches have been challenged by circumstances well beyond our control in the past couple of years. The changes we’ve gone through in our efforts to be church during a pandemic have been, among other things, frightening, thrilling, invigorating, and […]

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 […]