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Proclaim: Your Life Speaks – Our Lives Speak 2020

  In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Urban Center of Milwaukee and the Public Theology Institute will hold a community-wide forum. Rooted and grounded in key speeches by Dr. King, discussions will be lead on the intersections of church, Christianity, liberation and empowerment. Please join us Friday, January 24th, 2020 and Saturday […]

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – CONVOCATION & COOKOUT

&    Saturday, September 7- 11am to 2pm Hoyt Park Area #1 (map) – 1800 Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa Please park in main parking lot beside Area #1 and playground. For all Students, Alumni, Faculty, Ministers Council Members & Families Brats, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Buns, & Drinks Provided – Bring a side dish or dessert to […]

TEACHING PASTORS FORUM of CENTRAL Wisconsin (4)

Presented by CENTRAL Wisconsin Seminary Site Theology for/with/from the Church “The Communion of Saints: Why Baptists Need the Church … and Vice Versa” Where:       Progressive Baptist Church – 8324 West Keefe Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53222 When:        THURSDAY, September 19 – Noon-1:30pm (lunch provided) Who:          Pastors and Ministers in SE Wisconsin interested in theological reflection What:         […]

TEACHING PASTORS FORUM of CENTRAL Wisconsin (3)

Presented by CENTRAL Wisconsin Seminary Site and hosted by Housing Ministries: TEACHING PASTORS FORUM #3 with Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, Recently retired President – Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School On Saturday, July 20 approximately 50 people gathered for the third Teaching Pastors Forum of 2019, presented by CENTRAL Wisconsin seminary site. Housing Ministries of […]

Current Scholarship Opportunities

For students and seminarians who are a part of the Wisconsin region.

AB Women's Scholarship

The American Baptist Women's Ministries of Wisconsin's Scholarship Program continues thanks to the generosity of our AB Women for generations here in Wisconsin. All applications are due by March 31st to be granted in time for the fall of the same year.
Criteria:
A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a woman who will:
be a youth graduate from high school and will be attending a secondary school, college or university as an undergraduate in the current year (preference given to those attending an institution affiliated with American Baptist Churches, USA)
OR
an adult woman who is starting a secondary school, college, or university (preference given to those attending an institution affiliated with American Baptist Churches, USA)
OR
attending a seminary that is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA.
1. They must be an active member of an American Baptist Church (for seminary students, they must be an active member for at least three years)
2. They must have references from the pastor and one other church leader.
3. Must apply for renewal annually once a scholarship is granted (can be renewed for four years)
Application Deadline: March 31st

To apply, please use this form.


For other clergy and seminarian scholarships, please click here.

 

 

The CENTRAL Wisconsin seminary site has now effectively CLOSED. The availability of the M.Div. curriculum through online delivery makes the site unsustainable.

But the value of the site to ABC Wisconsin and to the state more generally remains. For about 15 years, the seminary site provided the opportunity for rigorous theological education in a context of supportive fellowship. The 31 graduates who currently serve both locally in Wisconsin and across several other states are a testament to the good work that occurred here.

Below you can read a brief history of the site and its contribution to the life of American Baptists (and other good church-folk) in Wisconsin.

History

CENTRAL Wisconsin seminary site began in 2005 as a response to a perceived need for accredited theological education from a Baptist perspective in the Milwaukee/SE Wisconsin region. In partnership with Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas, American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin established a seminary site housed in the region offices, offering classes on a weekend schedule to accommodate working students.  Providential relationships, most prominently Housing Ministries, and strategic partnerships built upon these humble beginnings to the point that in 2009-2010 the site gained full “degree-granting” status from the accrediting agencies.  This status meant that students could take the full curriculum from skilled local faculty who also happen to be ministerial practitioners in the area – all from the Region offices in Elm Grove. In May 2019, we celebrated our 10th graduating class bringing the total number of graduates to 31.  Graduates have served and are serving in a variety of ministry positions: Pastor, Minister, Christian Education Minister, Men’s Ministry Coordinator, National Park Ministry Chaplain, Hospital Chaplain, Vacation Bible School Curriculum Writer, and Early Childhood Educator.

(a longer, more detailed history is in the works)