Church Boards and Leadership Workshop – February 18

How does your church board function? How should your church board function? Do people respond positively when recruited for the board? Are your meetings well-organized and run? Are responsibilities well-defined and honored? On Saturday, February 18 from 9:30-11:30 am, Rev. Fred Oaks will facilitate a workshop on Church Boards and Leadership for any interested ABC […]

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 […]

Retirement of Jim Carlson

Rev. Jim Carlson, Ph.D. has retired from ministry. For the last 6 years, Jim has served as the Hispanic Liaison for ABC of Wisconsin. In this unique role, Jim worked with the leadership of the four Hispanic congregations in the region: Kenosha, Iglesia Bautista El Calvario; Racine, Iglesia Bautista Renacer; Milwaukee, Iglesia Evangelica Bautista 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 […]

Realities of Our New Normal

The Commission on Congregational Mission of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin has chosen as its focus for the first half of 2021 the topic of “stewardship.” The Commission has pursued research on the topic, particularly as it relates to engaging younger generations. Members meet monthly to share their learnings with one another and to develop […]

Teaching for Transformation Workshop – Second Offering

For All Christian Education Leaders & Volunteers Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at First Baptist Church – Beloit This free workshop will offer strategies for developing a supportive structure, educational depth, and spiritual rigor in the preparation of adults called to serve as Christian education leaders and lay instructors in the local […]

Promoting Christian Education in 2019

In 2019, the ABC Wisconsin Commission on Congregational Mission has discerned a focus on promoting Christian Education, especially Biblical Knowledge, Interpretation, and Application for Local Congregations, with special consideration for new teaching approaches. The commission plans to do this in three ways: Christian Education Resources Review/Recommendations: The commission will distribute “reviews and recommendations” of current […]

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