Saturday Learning Opportunities
3:45pm – 4:45pm
- Innovative Models of Pastoral Ministry – The POST and The Circuit: Raising Leaders for Region-wide Ministries
Led by Rev. Marie Onwubuariri
In this learning opportunity, Rev. Marie will share the vision and implementation process for and early learning from two current ABC Wisconsin initiatives that seek to meet the discipleship needs of various populations of under-served Christians while also fostering gift-based service to regional stakeholders and their communities. These initiatives can briefly be described as 1.) a hybrid in-person/online faith community with a mission of service and 2.) a collaborative approach toward interim ministries with struggling traditional churches.
- Women in Ministry
Sponsored by ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary
American Baptist churches have been licensing and ordaining women to Christian ministry for over 100 years. But this has not been without controversy. Come learn how and why churches and regions have made the decision to include women as full partners with men in ministry. Join this informative discussion. Organized by Women In Ministry, ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary
Members of the ABC Task Force on Race and Race-based Violence will share their work and gather input from participants on church and individual responses to violence.
- Discipleship – On Earth as in Heaven: Discipleship in Action
For clergy and laity alike, this learning experience will explore the Lord’s Prayer as a resource for spiritual formation and community transformation. Accept the challenge to be part of the answer to the needs expressed in the words of the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples, past and present, to pray. Sponsored by American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS)
- Gospel in a Rapidly Changing Society - Jesus & Justice in a Rapidly Changing Society
Led by Reginald W. Williams Jr., with Danielle Ayers and Matthew Williams
Explore and discuss ways to engage communities and congregations in the current era, especially in the area of social justice. Specifically, what are the theological and sociological considerations for leaders? What are the practical challenges and desired real-world outcomes? And what ministry practices might incarnate Jesus’ teachings about justice in today’s society? Sponsored by ABHMS
- Next Generation of Leaders – ABC to XYZ: A Multigenerational Conversation with Today’s Church Leaders
Led by Sarah Strosahl-Kagi
You don’t want to miss this panel conversation with a diverse array of leaders from Generations XYZ. Listen in as they discuss what “church” means to them and what they perceive the world needs from the “now generations” in terms of spiritual formation, activism, and community service. Sponsored by ABHMS
- Storytelling Workshop “Telling Our Faith Story”
Led by Sally Perkins
We give meaning to our lives by the way we tell our stories, and here is an opportunity for you to dig through your memories to uncover and shape stories of key moments in your faith journey. In this workshop, led by professional storyteller Sally Perkins, you will learn why telling our life stories is so important to faith development and spiritual growth, what constitutes a true story (rather than a testimony or a life timeline), and how to structure a story so you and others can benefit. Our aim? Not to create stories to perform and perfect, but to engage in a guided process of reflection and thoughtful expression of who we are on this earthly journey. Sponsored by ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary
- Journeying to Racial Reconciliation: Action. Reconciliation. Transformation
Building Communities of Reconciliation In A World of Divisions
Leaders from the New Baptist Covenant will teach about their Covenant of Action Program. Covenants of Action are intentional relationships of two or more churches or organizations working for racial justice. They will share how through this program churches can find a model for building a community of reconciliation in our divided world.
- MMBB Financial Wellness: Personal Financial Planning
Quality advice is hard to find. Now, more than ever, planning is an essential step towards financial well-being. A good financial plan along with sound advice can help make your financial future more manageable and more secure. Join us for an overview of the planning process and an understanding of what financial planning can do for you.
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