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council speaker: sam johnson

Sam Johnson is a tremendous communicator and a man of enormous faith and passion, which is blended with his wit and humor. He speaks with conviction, telling it like it is. You will be challenged by his message!

Sam Johnson has accepted the challenge to assist the missionaries and nationals around the world to establish Bible schools and training centers. From his experience as a missionary in Europe for 20 years, during which he served as the European Missions Director for 7 years, he knows the value of training nationals to reach their own people. To date, he has built or assisted in building Bible schools on five continents. 

That is Priority One to him: preparing a place to train men and women who will fulfill the Great Commission. 

Sam and his wife Joyce live in Alcoa, Tennessee. They have three grown sons and seven grandchildren.

childcare details:

*no drop-in childcare available for any part of council Nor credentialing service. pre-registration deadline was April 11th.

Grand CluB luncheon - open to all!

Speed the light and BGMC missions celebration

Kick-Off Council on Monday gathering together to celebrate another  R E C O R D  G I V I N G  year for both BGMC and Speed the Light that you and your churches have made possible! Come enjoy a wonderful meal of yummy and hot Qdoba nacho buffet while you hear all that God has done through each of us and to dream together for what more He can do!

ALL are welcome to pre-register to attend. Must be pre-registered so we have an accurate count for food. $20 early bird deadline by March 31st. Luncheon is held at 11:30am on Monday, April 25th in the Gym - Bethel Church.

*Childcare is also by pre-registration only - by April 11th. 

Monday Night Banquet

A highlight each year of Council, Monday Night Banquet is a time to connect with each other and rejoice in kingdom-advancing work! We anticipate hearing from our speaker, Sam Johnson, all the ways God has been moving. 

This year, Banquet is  F R E E  to all credentialed SDAG ministers!

This is a great missions banquet invitation you can give out to your church boards, friends, and family to attend with you. They will be blessed! For all guests, $30 early bird until March 31st. Banquet will be held at The Rushmore Hotel (445 Mt Rushmore Rd) at 6:30pm.

*Childcare is by pre-registration only - by April 11th.

Luncheons, Noon on Tuesday, April 26th

$20 early bird price until March 31st

*Childcare is by pre-registration only by April 11th. No drop-ins permitted. 

  • women's luncheon - Fellowship Hall, Bethel Church

    Recently returned missionary to Ukraine, hear from Denise Reed at our Women's Luncheon at District Council!

    Invite the ladies from your women's ministry groups and grab a friend to bring with you. Noon - in the Fellowship Hall. $20 early bird until March 31st. 

  • Men's Luncheon - Gym, Bethel Church

    Men, come hear what God has brought Phil Reed and his wife Denise through as they returned to Ukraine in June 2021, but were forced to leave by car on March 1, 2022.  Phil preaches missional messages in the churches, encourages the pastors, assists with new church plants, and, his favorite part, ministers to the youth of those churches.  He loves being a mentor to many young men, because he is passionate about making disciples, not just converts, and about doing as much as possible to reach Ukraine for Christ.

    In the Gym at Bethel Church. $20 early bird price until March 31st. 

  • NextGen Luncheon - Offsite: Sickies (3313 E Mall Dr),  in Rapid City

    Kids Pastors and leaders, Youth Pastors and leaders, -- we love this chance to connect at Council to hear what is going on in each others' ministries and to see the vision God has for SD NextGen in the months to come. Let's sharpen each other, while having fun connecting!

    $20 early bird price until March 31st. 

credentialing service

Our Credentialing Service is a highlight each year! We look forward to celebrating new ministers and those who've upgraded their credentials.

This will be held in the worship center of Bethel Church in Rapid City, Tuesday, April 26th starting at 7pm with a reception in the lobby immediately following the service.

*Childcare is by pre-registration only by April 11th. No drop-ins permitted. 

Speaker: Sam Johnson

Credentialees: please be in contact with Pastor Rachel for additional information specifically for you pertaining to the Credentialing Service. You'll meet at 6pm in the Worship Center at Bethel Church on Tuesday, April 26th, for pictures with your spouse as well as a short informational meeting.