Dakota Happenings Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute:   The More Excellent Way . . . Gives Value to Our Spiritual Gifts
  • DBC to host two pastor/wife retreats in September
  • Baker Offering celebrates what God is doing in, through, and around the Dakotas

Around the Dakotas:

  • Oklahoma Native America church partners with South Dakota churches
  • Sporting Christ in the Dakotas: First Baptist—Miller, SD
  • Western Way burns note
  • Church plant hosts community for lunch

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August 2022 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute:   The More Excellent Way . . . Gives Value to Our Spiritual Gifts
  • DBC to host two pastor/wife retreats in September
  • Baker Offering celebrates what God is doing in, through, and around the Dakotas

Around the Dakotas:

  • Oklahoma Native America church partners with South Dakota churches
  • Sporting Christ in the Dakotas: First Baptist—Miller, SD
  • Western Way burns note
  • Church plant hosts community for lunch

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July 2022 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: Freedom’s Price Tag
  • DBC to host two pastor/wife retreats in September
  • Dakota Baptists impact lives at Anaheim
  • 2022 Baker Offering to celebrate God’s work in the Dakotas

Around the Dakotas:

  • Youth and Children’s Camp Roundup
  • Cascade Road baptizes in area creek
  • Cornerstone Church ordains Everett Hornbostel
  • Restore Church leases new facility; doubles their space
  • Evangelism grants available to DBC churches
  • New Underwood ordains and transitions to new pastor
  • Huron Baptist hosts community event

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June 2022 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: Why?
  • It’s VBS Season!!!!!!

Around the Dakotas:

  • Spring tornados damage Huron churches
  • Calvin & Carol Jones retire after decades of service in the Dakotas
  • Evangelism grants available to DBC churches
  • Badlands Association hosts 25th annual women’s retreat
  • Mercy Gate in Box Elder sees evangelism and discipling victories
  • CP Ambassadors to meet on Zoom on June 21
  • Dakotas CP Ambassadors strategy to be highlighted at Anaheim
  • Online Youth Camp registration is open

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May 2022 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: My Beautiful Office
  • Safety and Security Thoughts (Part 1)

Around the Dakotas:

  • Mercy Gate in Box Elder launches on Easter Sunday
  • Christ Church in Rapid City hosts Southern Gospel quartet
  • Edgemont surpasses Annie Armstrong goal
  • CP Ambassadors meet on Zoom on May 24
  • Online Youth Camp registration opens

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April 2022 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: Seize the Day
  • It Happened at a Board Meeting

Around the Dakotas:

  • Mercy Gate Church in Box Elder to launch on Easter Sunday
  • Associations hold spring meetings
  • Mandan church calls familiar new pastor
  • Sovereign Grace in Aberdeen renovating old newspaper building
  • Online Youth Camp registration opens
  • Next CP Ambassadors meeting scheduled for April 9
  • Virtual Assistants available through ministry started at Restore Church

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March 2022 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: God’s Will…God’s Way

Around the Dakotas:

  • Chad McCord joins Dakota’s CRM team
  • CP Ambassadors to meet again on March 12
  • Hills of Grace “strikes” up some fun

Celebrating Church Planting… Dakotas style:

  1. Mercy Gate Church
  2. Getting involved in church planting

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February 2022 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: Excuses! Excuses!
  • Dakota Baptist CP Ambassadors meet for the first time
  • A Conduit for the Lord
  • The Story of Journey Church, Fargo, ND

Around the Dakotas:

  • Eagle Butte church goes on mission to Louisiana
  • Living Hope surpasses Lottie Moon offering goal
  • Church planter updates 
  • CP story: Mark Chambers

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January 2022 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: What’s in a Name?
  • Dakota Baptist churches surpass 2021 Baker State Missions goal!!! 
  • Wanted! Dakota Baptist CP Ambassadors
  • Around the Dakotas
  • President Mueller announces 2022 focus
  • Dakota churches host IMB missionaries
  • Belle Fourche church tops $50,000 for international missions
  • CP story: Don & Lanail Hamilton

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December 2021 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: Presents or Presence???
  • DBC Office closed Dec 22 – Jan 2
  • Dakotas 411 debuts
  • DBC to introduce CP Ambassadors in 2022
  • Sabbatical greatly impacts Dakota pastor, both personally and in his church
  • Around the Dakotas
  • Matt Hadden to shift his ministry focus at Sharp’s Corner
  • Black Hills pastors and planters receive encouragement and training from longtime seminary professor
  • Church van needed
  • End of year giving
  • IMB: First Person — “I’m asking for it”
  • CP story: Skip & Kim Meyer

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November 2021 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: God Sees what We Don’t
  • Dakota Baptists gather in Mandan for historic Annual Meeting of firsts
  • Lottie Moon resources available to Dakota churches
  • Around the Dakotas
  • Black Hills pastor’s newborn son in serious condition
  • Retired Southwestern professor to conduct meetings in Rapid City
  • Valley Community conducts feeding outreach
  • Dakotans travel on mission to South Africa
  • Friends gather to give O’Dells send off
  • CP Story: Mason & Abby Shearer

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October 2021 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: God’s Will…My Way
  • October is Cooperative Program month
  • Dakota Baptists set to meet in Mandan
  • Around the Dakotas
  • Cornerstone Church ordains new deacon
  • Associations hold annual meetings
  • Black Hills churches celebrate anniversaries 
  • Eagle Butte pastor coordinating DR team
  • Calvary Baptist begins American Heritage Girls troop
  • Dakotans head on mission to South Africa
  • MinistrySafe helps churches confront abuse
  • Baptist Press: MinistrySafe develops training events for abuse prevention in response to COVID-19
  • Champion your pastor in October (Pastor appreciation month)
  • CP Story: Katelyn Summers

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September 2021 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: Where is God when you can’t see or hear Him?
  • September is Baker State Missions month
  • 2021 Baker State Missions Offering and week of prayer
  • Who was John P. Baker?
  • It Happened at a board meeting
  • Dakota Vision 2025 Task Force Lays Out New Ministry Plan for DBC
  • Dakota Baptists Gather in October for 2021 Annual Meeting
  • Around the Dakotas
  • Pastor/Family Retreat: Aberdeen, SD
  • VBS report: Webster, SD
  • Cross Roads Baptist seeks pastor candidates: Minot, ND
  • Women’s Conference: Prairie Partners Association, ND
  • NAMB names Steve Ford as third CPC for the Dakotas
  • Dakota Baptist training opportunities
  • Biblical Care and Ministry class begins soon
  • Sunday School/Small Group training available from Lifeway
  • Will Graham Crusade comes to the Black Hills
  • CP Story: Jay & Kathy Shafto
  • Baptist Press: Prayer guide on Afghanistan crisis made available for Southern Baptists

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August 2021 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: Who’s the Star?
  • Baker Offering an illustration of Dakotans “Willing & Working Together” for Jesus
  • DBC begins search for new ministry assistant
  • Dakota Baptists to Gather in October in Mandan, ND
  • Sunday school & small group leaders: training materials available
  • Around the Dakotas
  • Black Hills churches take the gospel outdoors
  • CP Story: Joey & Vicki Hay
  • IMB: South Asian believer sacrifices for persecutor

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July 2021 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: Decisions! Decisions!
  • Constitution & Bylaws changes to be considered at 2021 Dakota Baptist Gathering
  • Open House to be held July 20 to welcome DBC’s new ministry assistant
  • The Christian Social Media Experience
  • Registration Deadline for Pastors/Family Retreat is July 26
  • Baker Offering resources available in mid-July
  • Around the Dakotas
  • Youth & Children’s Camps impact young lives across the Dakotas
  • Sovereign Grace Church purchases Aberdeen American News building
  • Ellsworth Base Chapel to conduct VBS using LifeWay material
  • Christian school in Eagle Butte has openings for 2021-2022 school year
  • One man’s prayer for laborers answered
  • Baptist Press: Promise Keepers set to return to large-scale events

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June 2021 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: Unchained
  • Registration opens for pastors/family retreat
  • I ❤️ VBS
  • Greear hosts first joint prayer time for SBC meeting
  • Youth Camp registration; theme is “Let Go”
  • Around the Dakotas
  • Cornerstone in Williston celebrates milestones, hosts deacon training
  • Baker Offering goal set for 2021
  • Connection Church in Belle Fourche hits new record attendance
  • Christ Church has respite room for pastors and other Christian workers
  • Who’s going to Nashville?
  • Temple Baptist honors Pastor Dude Garrett
  • Capitol Heights in Pierre, SD seeking bi-vocational pastor
  • Dakota Baptist leads call to God’s people to care for orphans
  • IMB introduces church connections

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May 2021 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: What Will You Do?
  • Youth Camp in Crystal Springs
  • Joann Liddell to begin as ministry assistant
  • Memorial service for Wilbert Robertson
  • Cascade Road honors Harold Heiney
  • How does the Cooperative Program work?
  • Timing proves critical to sharing gospel with refugees

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April 2021 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute: Holy Boldness
  • It Happened at a Board Meeting
  • Dakota Vision 2025 Task Force
  • Paul O’Dell Accepts New Challenge 
  • Youth Camp in Crystal Springs
  • Emily Meyer’s Senior Project
  • Pastors/Family Retreat
  • Colorado Cake Artist Defends Religious Liberty

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March 2021 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Dr. Mac’s Minute:……….”How much is too much?”
  • Around the Dakotas:……….Restoration Ministry Center ……….Bridled for Christ Cowboy Church
  • Youth & Children’s Ministry Safety
  • Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Week of Prayer
  • Request or become a summer intern
  • Youth Camp 2021
  • DBC website gets new look
  • 2021 SBC Annual Meeting
  • Mission: Dignity

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DK Happenings February 2021

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DK Happenings January 2021

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