district council

April 25-27, 2021

Sioux Falls first

   REGISTER AT THIS LINK as an attendee or for an exhibitor booth. 

No drop-in childcare available for any part of Council. Pre-registration required by April 12th & has now closed. 

Council attendee registration closes April 22nd.

District council schedule

*all events held at Sioux Falls First unless otherwise specified

Sunday, April 25
6-9 pm  - District Social - Honoring The Schaibles' 20-year milestone as District Superintendent: at Sioux Falls First's Elementary                             Worship Center. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. 

Monday, April 26
9 am - 11 am  - Check-In & Exhibitor Booths open - Main Concourse South, Entrance A

10 am            -  Worship Leaders Connection - East Wing

11:30 am      -  Grand Club STL/BGMC Luncheon - Gym (*Everyone welcome to pre-register & attend!)

2 pm            -   Business Meeting - Sanctuary

6:30 pm       -   Banquet - held at The Country Club of Sioux Falls (3400 W 22nd St, Sioux Falls), speaker Mark Entzminger, A/G                   National Children's Ministries Director

Tuesday, April 27
9 am           -   Superintendent's Message - Sanctuary

10:30 am    -   Equip General Sessions - Sanctuary

12 pm         -   Luncheons: Women's (Elementary Worship Center), Men's (Gym), & NextGen (ROAM - 4525 W Empire Place)

2 pm           -   Equip General Sessions - Sanctuary

            (6 pm  - all Presbyters & spouses, all Credentialees & spouses meet at Sioux Falls First's East Wing for pictures and informational meeting)

7 pm           -  Credentialing Service (Sanctuary), speaker Mark Entzminger, A/G National Children's Ministries Director
Reception to follow in the gym.

Hotel Blocks in Sioux Falls

hotels release blocks after April 21st.

Courtyard by Marriott

4300 W Empire Pl

Sioux Falls, SD 57106


Single King - $84/night

Double Queen - $89/night

Link to our block to reserve your room:


SpringHill Suites by Marriott

4304 W Empire Pl

Sioux Falls, SD 57106


Single King - $89/night

Double Queen - $94/night



*no drop-in childcare available for any part of council Nor credentialing service. must pre-register.

Childcare registration deadline was April 12th & has now closed.

Monday night banquet

When:  6:30 pm - Banquet Meal will be Served

Where: The Country Club of Sioux Falls (3400 W 22nd St) - directions below or click here

**If you're a guest who is only attending the Monday Night Banquet part of Council, please Buy Your Banquet Only Tickets by Clicking Here.

If you are a Credentialed Minister or Church Staff - register for the Banquet on the District Council Registration Site Here.

Speaker: Mark Entzminger, A/G National Children's Ministry Director

Highlighting: the Black Hills Retreat Center

Mark Entzminger

We could not be more thrilled to have Mark Entzminger, Assemblies of God National Children's Ministries Director, be our featured speaker for the Monday Night Banquet! You are in for a treat!

Mark Entzminger leads teams and influential leaders around the world in their journey to introduce children to Christ and help them grow a faith to last a lifetime.  With over 20 years of local church ministry, and a 4-generation heritage of church leadership his insights are sound and practical.  

He currently leads the Assemblies of God Children’s Ministries Department which is responsible for creating relevant ministry tools for the local churches in the United States of America.  These churches are reaching nearly 750,000 preschool and elementary-aged children through over 13,000 local church expressions each week.  Their shared goal is that every child will have a strong biblical foundation and faith in Christ for the rest of their lives.  

Mark’s vision for children’s ministries includes one of the most important facets for successful spiritual growth; equipping parents to become the primary voice for spiritual growth in their children lives and model the essential values and behaviors for God to use their children so they can find their destiny in Christ.

Mark is married to his college sweetheart Christie, and they have two boys Colby and Cadyn. Mark & Christie are graduates of Central Bible College.


Monday, 11:30 AM: Grand Club BGMC/STL Luncheon - Gym - all welcome to pre-register & attend!

Tuesday, noon:

- Women's Luncheon - Elementary Worship Center

- Men's Luncheon - Gym

- SD NextGen Luncheon - ROAM restaurant (4525 W Empire Pl)

  • Grand Club Luncheon

    Celebrate with us all our kids & teenagers are doing to make an impact around the world through missions givings! Records are being set! All are welcome to pre-register & attend this luncheon. Those Kids Pastors & spouse or Youth Pastors & spouse, as well as their Lead Pastor & spouse, who made Grand Club in 2020 giving, get their luncheon free!

  • Women's luncheon

    Women, let's get together to be ministered in the word by Christie Entzminger & in music by recording artist Jenn Lee! May this be a refreshing time for each of us ladies.

  • Men's Luncheon

    Men, come hear a challenging message as we enjoy fried chicken & swiss steak sandwiches together.

  • SD nextGen Luncheon

    Join us at ROAM restaurant at 4525 W Empire Pl right by the mall, all Kids Pastors, Youth Pastors, NextGen leaders & anyone who serves the next generation in their community. We want to connect with each other & give information about SD NextGen happenings coming up. 

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 sanctuary of Sioux Falls First, Tuesday, April 27th at 7 pm, with a reception in the gym immediately following the service.

*Childcare is by pre-registration only by April 12th which has now closed. No drop-ins permitted.

Speaker: Mark Entzminger, A/G National Children's Ministries Director (& former SDAG District Youth Director!)

Credentialees: please be in contact with Pastor Rachel for additional information specifically for you pertaining to the Credentialing Service. Meet at Sioux Falls First at 6 pm on Tuesday, April 27th, for pictures with your spouse as well as a short informational meeting.