Introducing: New Wineskins -Grant Program

“NO ONE PUTS NEW WINE INTO OLD WINESKINS; OTHERWISE, THE WINE WILL BURST THE SKINS, AND THE WINE IS LOST, AND SO ARE THE SKINS; BUT ONE PUTS NEW WINE INTO FRESH WINESKINS.” MARK 2:22   The New Wineskins Grant Program seeks to nurture the birthing of new ministry initiatives within ABC/WI by planting seeds […]

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?     […]

Congregational Missions – 2018 Web Conference #1

Web Conference: “Developing Community Partnerships: When all you have is a peanut butter sandwich…” MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018  @ 7:00 PM Link to audio recording available HERE.  The ABC/WI Commission on Congregational Missions had its first mission web conference. This was the first of a series of web conferences, which hopes to offer churches that […]

ABC/WI – Ministry of Conversation

In 2017, the region’s Executive Committee recommended a “ministry of conversation” priority to our current strategic endeavors. In essense, the committee articulated a priority to equip our region to engage in difficult conversations across human differences. This commitment was later affirmed by the Board at a subsequent meeting.   Given that our mission statement highlights the affirmation […]

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

“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 […]

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 […]

Music Matters – It’s Back!

Romans 12:4-5  Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are all part of his one body, and each of us has different work to do. And since we are all one body in Christ, we belong to each other, and each […]

Congregational Administration

Key Concepts for Sound Congregational Administration Submitted by Marie Onwubuariri Pastors and church officers, have you wondered if it is time for a basic church administration brush-up? Church planters – do you need some assistance in setting up basic church processes? For both groups, ABCUSA provides a very helpful PowerPoint presentation that gives a broad […]