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?     […]

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 […]