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ConnectioN 2013 Content District Superintendent..........,,,,,,,,,.,................... 2 District Registration & Credential Information 3 Early Registration form for District Council............. 4

National Women始s Day................................... 5 Just Between Us - Break Away...................... 6 & 7 South Dakota Men始s Advance....................... 8 & 9 Winter Escape/Fine Arts Festival.................. 10 Women始s Spring Luncheon............................11 Native American Summit District Council.......12 50+ Spring Fellowship Tour................................13 Summer Camp Information.....................................14 Light For The Lost...................................................15 Royal Rangers........................................................16 District Directory Changes...................................... 17 District Leadership..............................................18 District Contact Information...............................19

2013 South Dakota District Council April 15-16 at the Sioux Falls Holiday Inn City Centre Pre-registration is open now. Call now to reserve your room at the Holiday Inn City Centre - - (605) 339-2000 Mention that you are with the Assemblies of God group. Council registration forms will be in the mail this next week.  With that form, you can register for the Council sessions, luncheons, and the opening night Banquet. Our guest speaker for this year is Rev. Alton Garrison.  Alton Garrison serves as the assistant general superintendent of the Assemblies of God.  In addition, he serves as the executive director of the Division of Church Ministries and Discipleship, giving oversight to 11 departments that serve children, youth, and adults. Garrison served as executive director of U.S. Missions from 2005-2007, overseeing 1,073 U.S. missionaries and more than 450 chaplains across the United States and in military installations around the world. Garrison served as superintendent of the Arkansas District from 2001-2005.  During his four years as superintendent, he launched a district mentoring ministry for pastors with the District Coaching Group and local church leadership through the Arkansas Cohort Group.  Prior to this, Garrison pastored First Assembly of God in North Little Rock, Arkansas, for 15 years.  Throughout his pastorate, First Assembly saw significant growth, both numerically and financially.  In 1996, First Assembly gave $1.4 million to world and U.S. missions.  Garrison served as an evangelist from 1968-1985.   Garrison and his wife, Johanna, have one daughter, Lizette, and one grandson.  He has authored the books:  Hope in Americaʼs Crisis, Building a Winning Team, Acts 2 Church, and The 360° Disciple.  Johanna Garrison authored the book:  Tangled Destinies, an account of her familyʼs hardships through the Nazi holocaust and an Indonesian revolution and their subsequent immigration to the United States

Make your reservations now and weʼll see you April 15th and 16th in Sioux Falls! Sioux Falls Holiday Inn City Centre - 100 West 8th Street - Downtown Sioux Falls (605)369-2000

Greetings South Dakota, As you read from the Superintendentʼs page, our annual District Council is approaching rapidly. We have the “Early Registration Form” on the next page and this year all registrations for council as well as luncheons are included. We are asking to PLEASE send a form for EACH minister or person attending whether it be for minister registration, Menʼs Luncheon, or Ladies Spring Luncheon. This will make keeping all the accounts in proper order as well as a more precise number registered. Church leadership, we know from past years, it is much more convenient for you to write one check but please make sure there is a registration form for any and all events per person. If you have questions please E-mail us at or call (605) 367-3402 Blessings!

2014 NEW CREDENTIAL APPLICANTS or UPGRADES We are now accepting applications for the 2014 credential candidates. IF you would like to apply for first time credentials or upgrade, E-mail Elaine and she will get the necessary forms and information to you. The earlier we begin this process the smoother and faster it goes. E-mail:

R E G IST R A T I O N 78th South Dakota District Council 2013 - A pril 15-16 Sioux F alls Holiday Inn C ity C entre 100 W 8th St Phone: ( 605) 339-2000 Please fill out O N E registration form P E R P E RSO N Registration Cost:

Received O N or Before A pril 8, 2013 E A R L Y R E G IST R A T I O NS F O R 2013:

$20 Per Registrant


$25 per Registrant


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PO Box 91750 Sioux F alls SD 57109 Everything may be paid with O N E check B U T please fill O N E registration PE R PE RSO N. and mail to the district office

A ny questions please call: (605) 367-3402 or E-mail:

NATIONAL WOMEN始S DAY FEBRUARY 24, 2013 If you or your women始s director would like more information or materials to focus on the Women of your church CLICK HERE there are many great resources at the Assemblies of God website free for your benefit.

Just Between Us -- Breakaway --  (Credentialed Women, Minister's Wives and Women Pastors) March 15-16 -- Friday 5 p.m. thru Sat 3 p.m. Kings Inn -- Pierre

Music with a Mission Ministries Cissy Padgett is a gifted musical artist and author of childrenʼs books. Her “Music with a Mission” ministry has been described as multi-faceted—relational, contemporary, cross-generational and anointed. She travels across America and has been to several countries abroad sharing Jesus through song and has been a featured speaker for womenʼs conferences, national and state events, patriotic events, district councils and churches. She is a fourth-generation Assemblies of God adherent and was raised in an AG pastorʼs home. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and has three married daughters and eleven grandchildren. She makes her home in Helena, Montana. Cissy is also an author of childrenʼs musical storybooks and just completed her third book which will be released in 2013. She has been invited to Honduras to share her childrenʼs books, translated into Spanish, with local churches and orphanages. Cissy has recorded eight CDs.

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Room Rates: Double Queen rooms:  $69.95 Single King rooms:  $69.95 King Leisure rooms:  $89.95 Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-in.

RESERVATIONS On an individual basis by 03/01/13 by calling 1-800-232-1112 or (605) 224-5951. Ask for the group block name (Assemblies of God Breakaway).

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Friday March 15 5 p.m. Registration -- Bring items for a clothing, jewelry or accessories exchange. (You don't have to bring anything in order to take home items) 6:30 p.m. Banquet $15 Ministry by Cissy Padgett Fellowship -- Bring finger food to share, please

Saturday March 16 Continental Breakfast provided 9:30 a.m. Session with Cissy Padgett 12 noon lunch provided 1 p.m.--3 p.m. Afternoon session with Cissy Padgett Please let me (Rachel Schaible) ASAP know if you are coming so that I can order the meals. You only need to pay $15 for the evening meal, other meals will be provided.

Rachel Schaible

South Dakota Men始s Advance 2013

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South Dakota Men始s Advance Registration

David Winter Men始s Director

Winter Escape/Fine Arts Festival March 1 & 2, 2013 New Life A/G - Pierre, SD South Dakota Fine Arts equips youth to Discover, Develop, Deploy their gifts for kingdom purposes.

Ian O始brien, Vice President of Student LIfe at Trinity Bible College, is the guest speaker for the general session on Friday night. He has a heart for seeing students engaged in ministry and using their God-given abilities for the cause of Christ. Ian will be joined by a worship team from TBC. Students will showcase their fine arts entries on Saturday March 2nd. The School Of Fine Arts is an online resource to help students and leaders make the most out of the Fine Arts Ministry. Registration forms, information, posters, and SOFA resources can be found at No late registrations will be accepted for Fine Arts participants. Completed registration forms (and artwork, writing, etc) must be submitted on or before February 15th, 2013. We look forward to seeing you and your teens at our Winter Escape and Fine Arts Festival. If you need assistance registering or preparing for Fine Arts, please call the district office or email

Room blocks are available at Kings Inn, Super 8 and AmericInn. NOTE, there are several big events in Pierre that weekend so room availability is limited. Reserve your room(s) now. Hotel contact information available at

David Bauchspiess YCE Director

SOUTH DAKOTA WOMENʼS SPRING LUNCHEON Holiday Inn Centre 100 W 8th Street, Sioux Falls Phone: 605-339-2000 Tuesday April 16th Time 11:30 - 1:30 Carol has been involved in Christian leadership for the past three and a half decades. She has served along with her husband Paul, in church and mission leadership and has lived on four different continents.  Carol is a passionate communicator and is in demand as a speaker around the world.  She is committed to motivating men and women and assisting them in discovering Godʼs best for their lives.  Carol and Paul often speak in events together and have been actively involved in speaking and teaching in leadership contexts for many years.  Carol holds a PhD degree with a specialization in contemporary culture and Christian leadership responses to it.  In recent years Carol has held a senior lecturing position in a large ministry training College in the UK.  Most recently she has assumed responsibilities as a departmental head at Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, North Dakota.  Carol's husband is the new president at Trinity Bible College. Guest Speaker Dr Carol Alexander Trinity Bible College

The cost of the luncheon is $15 on or before April 1st. Please Note: Send Registration form and checks to: SDAG PO Box 91750 Sioux Falls SD 57109 (One Registration Form per lady attending & checks made payable to SDAG)

Rachel Schaible Womenʼs Director

2013 NATIVE AMERICAN SUMMIT Monday, April 15, 2013 1:30pm - 4pm Holiday Inn City Centre (meeting location will be sent to you once it is finalized at the HICC)

Greetings Fellow Native Ministry Leaders, The following is our tentative schedule this year as we have asked for the following to come and share “Resources & new Developments” that will benefit us as Native Ministers and those who work with Native Ministries through the local churches. Those sharing resources as South Dakota Representatives will be: **Diana Kjerstad Mʼpact Girls Ministry district director and about BGMC **Tim Cushman Light For The Lost (LFTL) district director **James Dye Royal Rangers district director **David Bauchspiess South Dakota District Youth and Christian Education Dir. **Carl Bauman (Interim President) Institute for Ministerial Development (IMD)

Those of you who are Missionary/Pastors of one of our Native Ministries that have materials/resources which has proven to be productive in your ministries are asked to bring examples and share as well. We also want to invite ANY staff or lay persons who work with Native Ministries to join this “summit”. It is the desire of the SD District to make available resources that will help us be equipped, to grow, and to minister even more effectively where we are. Please be prepared to share how to find the resources you have found effective. Contact me via E-mail Thank you for your participation and “Faithful” work, Tim Harris

50+ SPRING FELLOWSHIP TOUR APRIL 29-MAY 4, 2013 “In 2013 in God’s Word Keep Searching.” As we meet together, come with your hearts prepared to fellowship with one another and receive from God’s Word. The 50+ Ministry is a stand alone ministry that is dependent on the funding of our own budget. We ask you to prayerfully consider your part in keeping this ministry thriving with your faithful giving. God Bless You.

David and Carolyn Nelson are well known in South Dakota. They served the Aberdeen Assembly of God Church for fourteen years prior to Pastor Dave’s appointment as South Dakota District

Superintendent. He served in that position for


15 years before retiring. Since then they have served as Short term missionaries in several countries. We are looking forward to their ministry.


* SE Section ~ Monday-April 29th-6:30 pm Sioux Falls Calvary Assembly of God * NE Section ~ Tuesday-April 30th-6:30 pm Watertown Christian Life Assembly of God *Wednesday-May 1st-Local Church Night * EC Section ~ Thursday-May 2nd-6:30 pm Huron Assembly of God * C Section ~ Friday-May 3rd-6:30 pm Chamberlain Water of Life Assembly of God * BH Section ~ Saturday-May 4th-12:00 pm Rapid City Bethel Assembly of God Angie Angie & & Nels Nels Easterby Easterby 50+ Ministry Directors 50+ district directors


Register at starting in early March

Make Plans Now! “CAMP DATES” MERGE CAMP" June 3 - 7 MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP" June 10 - 14 KIDS CAMP"June 17 - 21 HIGH SCHOOL CAMP"June 24 - 28

Schedule: Dates and Places will be announced no later than June 2013

The 2013 LFTL Tour will be completely different from the past few years. Sometimes itʼs time for change so, you step back, readjust, then head forward again. This is what LFTL of South Dakota is doing this year. We will not be having the “Steak Wagon” this year; but we are privileged to have a very well know speaker, Ken Gaub. Now, if you have never heard him, we ask you to click here on his name Ken Gaub and take a few minutes to see who he is and how God uses him in Ministry. He is an amazing “Barnabas”. You will definitely leave ENCOURAGED!


Light for the Lost (LFTL) serves to “empower the church to provide Godʼs Word for every person on the planet.” Providing a variety of resources such as audio,visual and printed materials, LFTL has one guiding principle: all Light For The Lost assistance must be to provide resources directly related to evangelism. Click Here to learn more about LFTL Tim Cushman District Director

Royal Rangers Update February 2013 Our Royal Rangers have been busy the last couple of months! On December 7-8, Frontiersmen Camping Fellow- shippers from around the state met in Pierre for a craft day. The FCF staff from Wisconsin was kind enough to come out and teach us some leather working skills. It was a great time of fellowship and fun! We have plans to make this an annual event, so stay tuned! If you do not currently have FCF for your middle and high school boys, contact me or Alan Drews, our FCF president, for more information. a Last weekend, February 1-2, the annual Winter Powwow was held in Rapid City at First Assembly. We had a great time, with over 65 in attendance. The theme was medieval, and boys got to participate in jousting, fencing, catapult battles, dodge ball, and other fun events. On Saturday, boys were able to choose from several merits work on, including BB guns, firearm safety, swimming, camping, camp safety, archery, and darts. Our council fire service on Friday night was great, with Pastor Eric Griffin speaking. God met boys and men during the prayer time!! On March 9th, we will be having a meeting for all outpost coordinators (senior commanders) from all Ranger outposts. We will meet at the Americinn Lodge in Chamberlain. This important meeting will involve setting goals for the district, planning and discussing vision for the annual summer powwow, presenting updates and changes to the ministry, and question/answer time. I will be contacting you with further information. Congratulations to Tim Jacobson from First Assembly in Rapid City for completing his Gold Medal of Achievement! He is only the 10th boy in South Dakota in 50 years to complete the highest honor for a Ranger!! It takes a tremendous amount of work and dedication to accomplish this. Also, congratulations to Lee Basco and Alan Drews for attending the Ranger Kids Training Camp held in Houston last fall, and to Alan Drews for attaining the Advanced level of Commander training. We look forward to what God has in store for the South Dakota district Royal Rangers this year! If you do not currently have Rangers in your church and have interest, please contact me!

In Christ,

James Dye - District Director

2013 DIRECTORY The directory is available in pdf format for your desktop if you would like to have it. There have been changes made since publication. Let us know if you are interested in a digital copy by emailing us at: Camp, Robert E-mail: Flemmer, John E-mail Graves, John E-mail Jensen, Randy cell 605-481-2736 Jensen, Rebecca cell 605-481-2780 Lilly, Linda 1510 Danewood Ct. Crofton, MD 21114 Peters, Laura 3536 Sierra Place Apt D, Rapid City, SDÂ 57702 Plastow, Edward (Shannon) (803) 669-0654 908 Kippes Cove, Mitchell, SD 57301 # E-mail: Rapid City Westgate Phone number: 612-910-0360 Slaska, James (Mary Louise) (605) 642-2643 1032 Rough Lock Lane # Spearfish, SD 57783 # Mobile: (605) 645-8514 Witcher, Steve new E-mail: Rev Violet Camp completed her course here in this life and is with Jesus Rev Peter Dahlberg made his final journey home as well Julie and Charles Bauman and family have moved to Wyoming John Drackett and his family have moved to Colorado If per chance I have overlooked a change, please email me so I can make sure all changes are updated.

Superintendent Rev. Stephen Schaible

District Presbyters Rev. Paul Thompson Black Hills Section Rev. Reggie Ballard Central Section Rev. Kirk Strand South East Section Rev. Tom Brantner East Central Section Rev. Cli Sheldon North East Section

Assistant Superintendent Rev. Ron Traub

Secretary/Treasurer Rev. Gary Wileman

DYD Rev. David Bauchspiess


Valentine Day Riggs Scholarship Application Deadline " 18"" Presidentsʼ Day (office " " " closed) " 24 " National Womenʼs Ministries Day MARCH – BGMC Missions " Madness Every Sunday 1" World Day of Prayer 1-2" District Fine Arts/" " Winter Escape 2" Junior Bible Quiz " " Invitational EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Rev. Stephen R. Schaible Superintendent Rev. Ron Traub Assistant Superintendent Rev. Gary Wileman Secretary-Treasurer


Time Change - Spring " Forward 10" " Boys and Girls " " " Missionary Challenge " " " Sunday 15-16 Ministry Womenʼs " " " Breakaway (Pierre " " " Kings Inn) ! 21-23" Honor Bound Menʼs " " " Retreat " 24" Palm Sunday " 29" Good Friday 31"" Easter "

APRIL " 6" " District Bible Quiz " 15"" Camp Early Bird " " " Discount Deadline " 15"" Speed The Light / " " " BGMC Grand Club " 15-16" District Council (Sioux " " " Falls) 16"" Womenʼs Ministries " " " Luncheon 16"" Honor bound " " " Luncheon 16"" District Missions " " " Banquet " 29-30" 50+ Ministries " " " Banquet Tour

Rev. Rachel Schaible

South Dakota Assemblies of God PO Box 91750 ~ 4220 W 38th St Sioux Falls SD 57109 Rev. Tim Harris Phone: 605-367-3402 Fax: Native Ministries Resource 605-367-3212 Click here for E-Mail

Women’s Department

Dr. James Dye Royal Rangers Rev. David Winter


Team Honor Bound

Rev. Ron Traub

Rev. Mike Gilmartin

World & US Missions

Teen Challenge of the Dakota

Rev. David Bauchspiess Youth and Christian Education Diana Kjerstad Mpact Girls Ministry Rev. Nels & Angie Easterby 50+ Ministries Tim Cushman Light for the Lost

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