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 […]

ABC/WI 176th Annual Gathering

The 2020 Annual Gathering…transformed to a virtual gathering. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2020 | 9 am – 3 pm CT Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God– what is good and acceptable and perfect 2020 Materials […]

Church Stories – gathered for the 175th Annual Gathering in 2019

  In celebration of our 175th year as the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin, churches and key partners were asked to “tell of God’s work in your midst from 1995 to present, and even articulating your vision for 2020 and beyond, thus the title of the project ‘9520.’” Here are their stories, presented in poster […]

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 […]

Annual Gathering 2018 – Collaboration Learnings

    Check out the list of contributions – Learnings/Gleanings – from the Second Plenary Session of the 2018 Annual Gathering – facilitated by Rev. Dr. Trinette McCray Click the link below to look over the contributions from the tables at our Worshipful Work session on Saturday, October 13: What?    So, what?     […]