Staff Articles/Posts

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 […]

February ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Blessed Surprises John Jones IV, Associate Regional Minister of Education “Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us.” ~Ephesians 3:20 NASB Have you ever surprised yourself? I’m frequently surprised by my daughters, whether its their wit, their […]

January ’19 Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Rootedness, Nurturing (Collaboration), Growth… Marie Onwubuariri, ABC/WI Regional Executive Minister 2019…year three of regional direction. Year 1: tending to roots; Year 2: nurturing our association connectedness through collaboration; Year 3: GROWTH! But what does growth look like? I will guess that as you read this your mind might immediately go to some traditional church growth […]