SELECT Your AG2021 Sessions

Select your Morning Breakout Session and Afternoon Equipping Session Here SCHEDULE 9:00-10:00 am – WORSHIPFUL WORK: Annual Meeting 10:15-11:45 am – BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 3 Options (Make your selections below) 12:15-12:45 pm – PLENARY SESSION: Lunchtime Speaker 1:00-1:45 pm – EQUIPPING SESSIONS: 3 Options (Make your selections below) 2:00-3:00 pm – CLOSING WORSHIP PROGRAM – CLICK […]

Annual Gathering 2020 – VIDEO Links

Check out the recorded sessions from Annual Gathering 2020 – October 10, 2020. Click on the title for a link to the video. WORKSHOPS A – COVID Changes “Idea-Swap” – Commission for Congregational Mission B – Bible Study on “Transformation” – Rev. Dr. Demetrius Williams C – Reshaping Church: Learning from Unplanned Transformation – Rev. […]

Annual Gathering 2021 – CHURCH TOGETHER

Annual Gathering 2021 was held as an ONLINE EVENT on Saturday, October 2, 2021. The theme this year is “Church Together,” with the theme scripture passage being Romans 12:3-5. 3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to […]

What do we mean when we say “Jesus saves”?

John Jones, ABC/WI Interim Regional Executive Minister (from WB, summer 2021) Mark 7:37 –They were astounded beyond measure, saying, “He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”   Jesus saves! A simple phrase, but also the fundamental conviction of the Christian religion. It is the simplest […]

Realities of Our New Normal

The Commission on Congregational Mission of the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin has chosen as its focus for the first half of 2021 the topic of “stewardship.” The Commission has pursued research on the topic, particularly as it relates to engaging younger generations. Members meet monthly to share their learnings with one another and to develop […]

Transformation Continues…

By Marie Onwubuariri, REM Guided by Romans 12:2, at the Annual Gathering I noted the transformation I have begun to see in and among ABC/WI over the past six years. We have… …realigned practices and structures to foster the pursuit of mission, evident in our governance, gathering themes, standards of ministries, & our interactions. …resisted […]

Zoom Guide for ABC/WI Annual Gathering

Zoom and You: Community over IP The ABC of Wisconsin Virtual Annual Gathering How can I download Zoom? Zoom can be found on a desktop computer by going to www.zoom.us. Zoom can also be found on either the Apple App Store or Google Play. To download the Zoom app from the website, click on the […]

AG Session Leaders

Rev. Fred Oaks President of the Board of Managers – American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin Fred Oaks is a graduate of Northern Seminary and was ordained in 1987 by Elliott Avenue Baptist Church in Springfield, IL. He served American Baptist churches in IL, MI, and IN until 2005 when he became a program director at […]

Church Stories – gathered for the 175th Annual Gathering in 2019

  In celebration of our 175th year as the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin, churches and key partners were asked to “tell of God’s work in your midst from 1995 to present, and even articulating your vision for 2020 and beyond, thus the title of the project ‘9520.’” Here are their stories, presented in poster […]

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 for average or “just getting […]