About

The Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ connects, supports, and resources local congregations and leaders as they creatively and vibrantly live out the values of Jesus in this time and place.


2021 Annual Report

Download the 2021 Annual Report here. (PDF).  Your OCWM gifts continue to faithfully support the work of Conference staff, board and committees and the ongoing care and programs available to pastors and congregations. We hope you will take a look at the Annual Report and share it with your congregation.

 


Wisconsin Conference Resources for Congregations

Download this handout to learn about the breadth of resources and services available to congregations from the Wisconsin Conference.

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Our Mission

The Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ connects, supports, and resources local congregations and leaders as they creatively and vibrantly live out the values of Jesus in this time and place.

Our Values

Guided by Jesus’ teaching in the gospels, we commit

  • to extravagant welcome
  • to serve God, care for creation, and all people with compassion and justice
  • to encourage, inspire, and challenge one another with hope and joy
  • to make bold and courageous choices with love
  • to strive toward greater diversity
  • to reach beyond and across the church and engage new partnerships as we live out shared values

 

 

be the churchDownload printable Mission-Values-Vision

 

2018-2019 Priorities

These are the Ministry Priorities as approved by the Wisconsin Conference United Church of Christ Board of Directors:

  • Resource meaningful ministry in the local community, not just the congregation. Offer grant opportunities to encourage taking healthy, faithful risks.
  • Begin to create a justice umbrella, improving how we connect people to people, resources, and ideas in multiple, intersecting areas of justice work.
  • Equip congregations for the work of Racial Justice in three essential areas: recognizing important ideas, building relationships with their neighbors, and encouraging conversations within and outside the congregation.
  • Be proactive about attending to financial shifts that are taking place, making choices so they don’t get made for us, and transparently communicating changes. We desire to shift our revenue models rather than retain the current model and shrink. In addition to attending to the financial health of the conference itself, seek to do the same for local churches, helping them make choices earlier while more options exist.
  • Share inspirational stories of spiritual transformation that emphasize relational connections, collaborative approaches, and shifts from “maintenance to mission.”

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Contact Us

(608) 846-7880