Staff Articles/Posts

20-20 Pray ABC Wisconsin

An Invitation to Pray for your Family As I worshiped with different local churches during the holiday season I was inspired to hear about the local manifestation of the Great Commission [to therefore go and make disciples of all nations Mat 25:19]–each different efforts, different fields–some accomplished, some hoped-for. Church leaders are fervently looking into […]

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 […]

December ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

ADVENT PRAYER—Waiting John A. Jones IV, Associate Regional Minister-Education I ran into a friend at Target the other day. She was pregnant, 7 days past the due date. I tried to be encouraging, but it was more in spirit than in words, because I know how hard it is to wait, especially for something so […]

November ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Everything IS Connected Carolyn Dugan, Associate Regional Minister of Camping Imagine a spider web…what do you see? What is the web hooked or anchored to? Are there any base strands? Is the web perfectly symmetrical or are there flaws/imperfections? Did you see a spider? Was it working or resting? This is our faith. What are […]

October ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

VAST EXPANSES—PAST & PRESENT Sandra Kalland, Vice-President ABC/WI Board of Managers I had the opportunity to sit by Lake Michigan this morning. As I looked out at the vastness of the water, and as the waves gently hit the shore, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the Church. As I looked at the water […]

September ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

ARE YOU A STAKEHOLDER? Karen Sundland, President of ABC/WI Board of Managers Are you a stakeholder in the American Baptist Churches of Wisconsin? Does the future of our Region matter to your life, your faith, your legacy for the future? If you are taking the time to read this bulletin insert, you are! Are you […]

Summer ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Reflections from the 2019 ABCUSA Biennial Mission Summit Rev. Dr. Marie Onwubuariri, Regional Executive Minister The Mission Summit occurs every two years for the whole American Baptist family. It is a time for learning, renewal, and for meeting and reconnecting with many across the denominational family. It was a joy to run into close to […]

June ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

ABC/WI Board of Managers News Karen Sundland – President of the Board of Managers The Board of Managers met on May 4th. The Board–your Board–gathered at Tudor Oaks Senior Living Community in Muskego, WI to do some incredibly fine work. Staff members from Tudor Oaks contributed their expertise: Diane Janhke led us in a development […]

May ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Dios te bendiga* Jim Carlson – Hispanic Community Liaison Dear ABC/WI Family, I bring you greetings from our Hispanic sisters and brothers in Christ. The four Spanish speaking churches in our region are doing well in their efforts to live out the gospel in their communities. It’s interesting to see that these congregations experience the […]

April ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Created for Connection   Carolyn Dugan—Associate Regional Minister-Camping “And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I’ll be there.” Matthew 18:20, The Message The Way of Jesus is not an easy one. It isn’t something someone can walk alone and expect to continue to grow and stay […]