Staff Articles/Posts

COVID-19 | Faith Leaders | Response and Responsibility

The emergence and spread of the novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 as designated by the World Health Organization, has faith leaders considering appropriate response and responsibility. This developing situation reminds us of the interconnectedness of the world; we are all connected as part of God’s good creation. People of faith respond to such developing situations with compassion […]

So Many Choices!

Over the years, I have come to the conclusion that there are three types of music – liturgical, performance, and congregational. Discussion about whether to use contemporary or traditional music is focusing on the wrong questions. When the music was written is irrelevant and so is the instrumentation. Instead of asking ourselves these questions we […]

Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article – March 2020

God of Wonders! by Kim Drost, Assistant Minister-Camping: Facilities & Guest Services “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made….” Romans 1:20 Why have a camping ministry? Because camping is one way to re-connect […]

Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article – Jan 2020

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 […]

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 […]