Racism in the Church

ABC of Wisconsin Commission On Congregational Mission In 2021 and 2022, the Commission on Congregational Mission took on the Social Justice issue of “Racism in the church.” The Commission members decided to educate and inform themselves by reading several books that were recommended by ABCUSA and by Region staff. Commission members did some of that […]

Church and Technology Access

During 2021 and 2022, the Commission on Congregational Mission set out to learn about some of the challenges of technology use and the church in light of the need for our churches to quickly pivot online, and to learn how the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin can support our churches with their technology needs. Many […]

Authentic Diversity event by Underwood

On Saturday, March 5, 2022, Underwood Memorial Baptist Church hosted our first event supported by the New Wineskin Events Grant called Authentic Diversity. Authentic Diversity was an online event in partnership with Rhonda Hill of Race and Faith, Emerald Mills of Diverse Dining, and the Wisconsin Council of Churches. Fifty registrants gathered for just over […]

Retirement of Jim Carlson

Rev. Jim Carlson, Ph.D. has retired from ministry. For the last 6 years, Jim has served as the Hispanic Liaison for ABC of Wisconsin. In this unique role, Jim worked with the leadership of the four Hispanic congregations in the region: Kenosha, Iglesia Bautista El Calvario; Racine, Iglesia Bautista Renacer; Milwaukee, Iglesia Evangelica Bautista and […]

No Innocent Bystanders – a Review

The Commission on Congregational Mission has taken up the issue of Racial Justice and Racism in the church as its focus for the latter part of 2021 and the first part of 2022. Commission members have been tasked with reading a volume and returning to the Commission with a review of the text as part […]

Commission on Congregational Mission – Social Justice/Voting Rights

“SOCIAL JUSTICE/VOTING RIGHTS” OCTOBER 2, 2021 ANNUAL GATHERING OF ABC CHURCHES PANEL   To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord and than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:3   Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute, Speak out Judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and […]

ABC/WI calls Welton-Mitchell

ABC of Wisconsin calls Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell as Regional Executive Minister On November 6, 2021 the Board of Managers of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin enthusiastically approved the Reverend Mindi Welton-Mitchell as their new Executive Minister. Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell comes to Wisconsin from Seattle, Washington where she has served as Pastor of Queen Anne […]

Annual Gathering 2021 – “Church Together” Video Links

All sessions have been recorded for your review. Worshipful Work: Annual Meeting To view the Annual Meeting session, please click HERE. Morning Breakout Sessions A –  “Mindful Self-Compassion for Caregiver Fatigue“ In this session, Dr. Barbara Moser introduces the concept of “self-compassion” which will help you live out the second of the greatest commandments to […]

AG2021 – “Church Together” SPEAKER Bios

SPEAKER/LEADER BIOS Barbara Moser, MD Barbara Moser is a retired board-certified family practice physician who spent the majority of her 32 year medical career providing integrated medical and behavioral health care for college students. For the past 13 years, she has provided training and advocacy in the areas of emotional health and caring for persons […]

WB September 2021 – “Church Together”

From the Wisconsin Baptist newsletter – September 2021 “Church Together” John Jones, ABC/WI Interim Regional Executive Minister    So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. Romans 12:5   A lesson that I keep learning over and over again is how much I need other […]