Staff Articles/Posts

BELIEVE

As the father of 2 daughters, ages 3 and 6, I had the good fortune this Christmas season to watch several Christmas movies. Most Christmas movies targeted at that young audience somehow, in some way contemplate the question of “belief” in Santa Claus, whether it is The Polar Express, Miracle on 34th St., or even […]

January Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Rooted in and for Collaboration.            Marie Onwubuariri, REM Hebrews 10: 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the […]

December Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

A Scripture Text for 2017 Thanksgiving and the Beginning of Advent 2018 (Advent 1B, Revised Common Lectionary)  “I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every […]

November Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Reflections from the 2017 Annual Gathering   Marie Onwubuariri, Regional Executive Minister There was something surfacing from deep down, perhaps from the roots As if we brought into this shared space all that had been weighing us down things that have stirred our soul, kept us up at night, fueled our fear to speak—even if […]

New Baptist Covenant…A.R.T.

In September 2017, I had the humbling privilege to participate in my first New Baptist Covenant Summit and to preach at the Tuesday morning worship gathering (9/19). “The New Baptist Covenant creates vibrant, inclusive Baptist communities, building bridges in places previously marked by division. We are called by God to champion the weak and oppressed, […]

October Wisconsin Baptist Lead Article

Mission Summit Conversations at the Regional Annual Gathering                                           A word from Marie Onwubuariri, ABC/WI Regional Executive Minister      Over two years ago one of our pastors suggested that rather than reporting mostly numbers on the church annual report that churches also report on the work of God through their ministries and missional work. We […]

Disaster Relief – One Great Hour of Sharing

Funds for Relief Efforts for Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Puerto Rico, No. California Fires, and Other Natural Disasters American Baptists are urged to pray and offer support as they can to those who are adversely impacted by the recent series of natural disasters — from the Caribbean to the eastern, southern, and western coasts of […]

Wisconsin Baptist September 2017 Lead Article

Come to the 173rd Annual Gathering, Oct. 13-14 @ Green Lake Conference Center                                         Jacqueline Colbert, ABC/WI Board of Managers, President 2017 has been and continues to be such an exhilarating and encouraging time of ministry and mission as American Baptist Churches (ABC) of Wisconsin unfolds a new vision for the region. Our new vision statement […]

Wisconsin Baptist July/August 2017 Lead Article

ABC Biennial Mission Summit—A Brief Reflection Marie Onwubuariri, Regional Executive Minister The last week of June leading up to July 2, American Baptists from across the country, Puerto Rico, and global servants from around the world converged in Portland, OR for our denomination’s biennial gathering. Amidst close to 1000 participants and dozens of potential workshops, […]