Stretched by the Spirit

May 2020 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article by John Jones, Associate Regional Minister – Education “Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.” Philippians 1:12    I was planning on writing about Graduation and Mother’s Day for this May WB, days of […]

“In This Together” More Than Lip Service

A Pastoral Letter from Regional Executive Minister, Marie Onwubuariri April 20, 2020 Dear fellow leaders and culture-shapers of American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin, It has been over a month since those in our state began to make adjustments to our way of living in order to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. We now know that […]

An Invitation from your ABC/WI Board President

With a look to the future, a word from the ABC/WI Region President by Fred Oaks, President, Board of Managers | fredrick.oaks@gmail.com “Without counsel, plans go wrong,                                   but with many advisers they succeed.” – Proverbs 15:22 You’re invited to become one of the many advisers who will thoughtfully and prayerfully shape plans […]

Eager for Easter?

April 2020 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article by Marie Onwubuariri, Regional Executive Minister I have come to truly appreciate the annual movement through Holy Week—the celebration and irony of Palm Sunday, the journey through the events of Jesus’ last days of life, the commemoration of the Last Supper, the gravity of Good Friday, the stillness of […]

COVID-19 | Faith Leaders | Response and Responsibility

The emergence and spread of the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 as designated by the World Health Organization, has faith leaders considering appropriate response and responsibility. This developing situation reminds us of the interconnectedness of the world; we are all connected as part of God’s good creation. People of faith respond to such developing situations with compassion […]

So Many Choices!

Over the years, I have come to the conclusion that there are three types of music – liturgical, performance, and congregational. Discussion about whether to use contemporary or traditional music is focusing on the wrong questions. When the music was written is irrelevant and so is the instrumentation. Instead of asking ourselves these questions we […]

Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article – March 2020

God of Wonders! by Kim Drost, Assistant Minister-Camping: Facilities & Guest Services “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made….” Romans 1:20 Why have a camping ministry? Because camping is one way to re-connect […]

20-20 Pray ABC Wisconsin

An Invitation to Pray for your Family ****** For our regional family – American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin – a simple invitation: On the 20th of each month in the year 2020, set aside 20 minutes to pray for ABC Wisconsin. “20-20 Pray ABC Wisconsin” That’s only 20 minutes on a designated day for the […]

Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article – Jan 2020

Is “just fine” good enough? By Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri I have consciously considered, intellectually and practically, the question that titles this article—often! It comes to mind again in this new year as the region’s theme of transformation is deep in my soul. As someone who was explicitly raised by hardworking parents to not settle […]

December ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

ADVENT PRAYER—Waiting John A. Jones IV, Associate Regional Minister-Education I ran into a friend at Target the other day. She was pregnant, 7 days past the due date. I tried to be encouraging, but it was more in spirit than in words, because I know how hard it is to wait, especially for something so […]