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 […]

Strengthening the Existing Network for Ministerial Support and Resourcing

Tuesday, November 6th 2018 12:00-1:30 PM ABC-WI Regional Office 15330 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove (Video-conference and phone options available for those who cannot join in person. Please see below for information on how to join via video conference.) This collegial luncheon will focus on naming and exploring sources and supporters that assist in fostering […]

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 […]

Minister Meet-Ups : Spring/Summer Series 2018

…A time for American Baptist ministers to come together for mutual support, networking, mental and physical nourishment, and Holy Spirit stirring around topics that matter to our vocational health and missional purpose… 2018 SPRING/SUMMER SERIES Below is a list of the events this year. Please let the region office know if you are interested in […]

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 […]

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, […]

Soul Friends

Submitted by Marie Onwubuariri In the March 2017 issue of the Wisconsin Baptist, I wrote a brief article focused on the Lent season and referenced “Soul Friends.” Yes, Lent is far behind us, but the importance of having soul friends still ring true and clear in the height of this summer. Author Debra K. Farrington […]