CENTRAL Wisconsin encourages reflection and scholarship

“CENTRAL Wisconsin is committed to the education and development of men and women called by God to be leaders for the church of Jesus Christ who are:  theologically articulate;  biblically knowledgeable;  spiritually healthy;  humanly sensitive;  professionally competent; and who respond to the Holy Spirit in the ministries of reconciling, proclaiming, and teaching throughout the world.” […]

Camp Embarks on New Partnership

Collaboration and Rootedness: Camp Tamarack and Rawhide Partnership This spring, Camp Tamarack and Rawhide have begun a new partnership with the re-roofing of the Basile Retreat Center. This particular partnership started back in 1988 when Carolyn Scott (now Dugan) and Jeff Steffen attended Sr. High camp together and became lifelong friends. Fast forward 30 years […]

ACT: Unite to End Racism

From April 3-6, 2018 people of faith from across the state joined together on a bus trip to Washington D.C. to participate in ACT Now! Unite to End Racism, which included worship, silent prayer walk, a rally at the National Mall, and an advocacy day. The three buses departing from different Wisconsin cities were organized […]

May’18 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Reflections on Collaboration by Rev. Dr. John Jones IV,  ARM – Education 38John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him …”                                                                    Mark 9 (NRSV) Responding to God’s call is […]

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 […]

Job Posting: Office Administrator, ABC/WI

ABC Wisconsin is developing a team that is called and committed to our collective mission and vision, who additionally affirm and strive for the values of integrity, diligence, accountability, and humility before God, and who are fulfilled with joy from the service to our constituency. We are excited to announce a job posting for a […]

First Baptist Church of Eau Claire Celebrates Its Final Worship Service

The First Baptist Church of Eau Claire gathered for the last time as a formal church on Sunday, March 11, 2018.  The celebratory closing of the church started with a “singspiration” worship service in the morning and culminated with a combined 157th birthday/goodbye dinner in the evening. Like many churches across the USA, Eau Claire, […]

April Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Easter Morning Remix by Marie Onwubuariri, Regional Executive Minister Upon reflection of Lectionary Texts: Mark 16:1-8; John 20:1-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 They went there, expecting to see their Lord, right there where they left him but He was not…there…in the tomb…he had gone out for there were things that still needed to be done disciples […]

March Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Growing Roots     by Carolyn Dugan, Associate Regional Minister – Camping Seed catalogs are being sent out for the spring. If spring isn’t for several weeks yet, why do we need to pick out seeds and start planning now? Plants are started indoors on wintery days in hopes that when the flowers or vegetables are transplanted […]

Valentine’s Day

  I have a confession: deep down, I’m a romantic. Whether from nature or nurture, genetic predisposition or environmental factors, I have always been a romantic, longing for (some notion of) love. And, frankly, I’m a little embarrassed to acknowledge that fact. But it is indeed true. And I’m embarrassed primarily because of the many […]