Rev. Dr. John Jones – Associate Regional Minister of Education “Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.” – Romans 12:15 I first heard of “Juneteenth” back in the late 80’s and early 90’s in Atlanta. I didn’t understand the historical significance of the celebration at the time. I only recognized that it […]

Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island Heritage Month

Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell – Regional Executive Minister May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island Heritage Month, when we recognize and honor the accomplishments of Asian Americans and those from Hawaii and the Pacific Islands in the United States. The reason we have different heritage months is to recognize and expand everyone’s knowledge and […]

Rule of Life

By: Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell, Regional Executive Minister I’m writing this article a few days after the snow, which is all gone now, and the grass is an incredibly bright green. Spring is here! New life abounds! Christ is Risen, indeed! And yet, by the time you read this, you’ll probably already be back to work […]


Rev. Carolyn Dugan – Associate Regional Minister of Outdoor Ministries “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10, ESV In my job as a Corporate Trainer, we do […]

Slow Down

Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell, Regional Executive Minister Slow Down If you don’t know today’s textspeak TL;DR, that means “Too Long; Didn’t Read,” and usually is followed by a summary. The TL;DR summary of this piece is, “Slow Down.” TL;DR is a product of our fast-paced, soundbite attention-splatter world that we are in. It’s often used at […]

Celebrating Women in Ministry – 2024

Rev. Dr. John Jones – Associate Regional Minister of Education “Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises her voice.” ~Proverbs 1:20 March is Women’s History Month in the United States, allowing the opportunity to acknowledge the historical contributions of women in the US. On March 8, many countries around the world […]

God’s Love for our Very Human Self

February is Black History Month, which I wrote about in this month’s Wisconsin Baptist. This is also a unique February in 2024 because it is a leap year giving us one extra day this month. To make it even more special, because of how the liturgical calendar is calculated, Ash Wednesday is very early this […]

Celebrate Black History Month as American Baptists

As American Baptists, we are proud of our collective history, the times we have stood on the right side for justice. In Wayne E. Croft Sr.’s book A History of the Black Baptist Church: I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired, he writes that in 1840, the American Baptist Antislavery Convention met, including Black Baptist leaders, […]

Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament – LTA

“Hebrew Scriptures” The second course offered by the Leadership Training Academy will be “Hebrew Scriptures,” taught by Rev. Dr. May May Latt, pastor of Milwaukee Myanmar Christian Church. Saturdays 8:30-12:30: March 2, 16, & April 6 Hybrid: Both in person at First Baptist West Allis (1576 S. 78th St., West Allis) and on Zoom Cost: $100 […]

2024 Intentions

I am not a resolutions person. Resolutions are easy to make and harder to keep, and goodness knows the last time I made a resolution was January 1, 2020, in which I resolved to not work at home whenever possible. Hah! The pandemic definitely made that impossible to keep. Instead, I like the practice of […]