The Circuit Project: Small Churches & Circuit Ministers

Updated 3.25.18 PURSUING FAITHFUL FUTURES: Small Church Training Event A training for pastors and lay leaders of small churches on the journey of faithful community, purpose, and mission. Guest Trainers: Heidi Unruh and William M. Kondrath On March 9-11, 2018, representatives from four churches plus an additional five potential circuit ministers met at Camp Tamarack […]

Region Communications Guidelines: Member Churches

The ABC/WI Region seeks to serve as a communication hub among our constituency for the purpose of fostering a sense of excitement, synergy, and mutual support in ministry and mission. Please follow this recommended process when requesting ABC/WI to share information to our churches and ministers: Process_RegionCommunications-Members – 2018

“Signs of Advent” online series

advent: [Latin: adventus] – the coming or arrival; a season of preparation for the arrival of the Christ During this special 2017 Advent Series individuals gathered on a supportive online platform to encourage one another in their search for God’s voice, movement, and presence in the world. Each Monday evening was led by a different POST […]

“Discipleship Matters” monthly bulletin inserts (ABHMS)

Have you heard about the “Discipleship Matters” new monthly bulletin inserts from American Baptist Home Mission Societies? Easily reproducible, the inserts feature uplifting and informative content from an American Baptist perspective. Congregations will benefit from subjects that range from the incorporation of meaningful rituals in worship to the inclusion of youth in church life. The first […]

First Baptist Church of Hudson Spreads Peace

Here is a glimpse into how First Baptist in Hudson seeks to counter violence by meeting basic needs and spreading peace in their community.  “We at First Baptist actively engage the community as a resource for all people. Our weekly neighborhood dinner is provided free of charge to anyone needing a free meal. This service […]

New Baptist Covenant…A.R.T.

In September 2017, I had the humbling privilege to participate in my first New Baptist Covenant Summit and to preach at the Tuesday morning worship gathering (9/19). “The New Baptist Covenant creates vibrant, inclusive Baptist communities, building bridges in places previously marked by division. We are called by God to champion the weak and oppressed, […]

2018-2019 ABC Directory/Planning Calendar Now Available

Our American Baptist denomination annually provides a directory and printable planning calendar that you can use throughout the year. The directory includes names and contact information for resource people throughout the ABC and websites of the many ABC-related organizations. The planning calendar includes September 2017 through April 2019, which also indicates special dates for ABC-related […]

PASTORAL LETTER: Dismantling Racism

Dear fellow disciples of Jesus Christ, By now, you may be aware of the tragic and disheartening events unfolding this weekend in Charlottesville, VA. With three confirmed deaths, an arrested and charged suspect, several other injured individuals under medical care, and unsettled communities, the details of this breaking news are still incomplete. For news briefs: […]

Disaster Relief – One Great Hour of Sharing

Funds for Relief Efforts for Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico, No. California Fires, and Other Natural Disasters American Baptists are urged to pray and offer support as they can to those who are adversely impacted by the recent series of natural disasters — from the Caribbean to the eastern, southern, and western coasts of […]