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- 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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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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.
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)