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DBC Monthly Newsletter | April 2023

Dr. Mac's Minute:

The Overcomer's Toolbox (pt. 1)

Passage: Revelation 12:10-12

Focus:Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: ‘Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, because the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.” (v. 10)

Satan has always used the same box of tricks to try to defeat God by destroying His people. John identified the enemy’s three basic tools as, “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life” (I John 2:16). In the Garden of Eden, for instance, he used all three to appeal to Eve (Gen. 3:6): “then the woman saw the tree was good for food (the flesh), and delightful to look at (the eyes), and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom (the pride of life).

In addition to these tools, the fallen Lucifer has a technique designed, not only to defeat us, but also to deflate and discourage us on the heels of those times when we are disobedient—he accuses us when we fall. Like the smart aleck kid that instigates trouble and then runs to tattle on those that follow him, Satan encourages us to rebel against God and then runs to the Father to bring accusation. He did it in the days of Job and John says he is still, “the accuser of the brethren” (Rev. 12:10).

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April 7 is the cutoff date for us to make hotel registrations at both evangelism events. If you will need a hotel room, please register by the morning of Friday, April 7. If you do not need a hotel room, please register for the Rapid City event by Friday, April 14 and for the Fargo event by Friday, April 21.

Dakota News

From the Heart...The Yadav of Nepal

By: Alysia McCord

Today, there is a people group of about 1 million living in Nepal called the Yadav.

They are musical. They wrestle. They herd cows. They are about 99 percent Hindu. 

Among these stats, Joshua Project reports a variety of other needs they have. One of the most stark statements that The Joshua Project makes about this people group, however, is this one:

“Most of the Yadav die never hearing the Name of Jesus once in a lifetime!”*

Brothers and sisters, what will we do about this?

One thing we can do is pray. We can pray for the Yadav, and for God to send workers into a field ripe for Harvest.

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Living Hope Baptist Church in West Fargo, ND is looking to call a worship leader/pastor. This is a paid position. The worship leader would work about 4-6 hours a week to start, but for the right candidate we are also interested in someone who would like to grow from a worship leader into a larger bivocational worship leader/pastor role. The job description is posted on the SBC job board. Anyone interested in learning more about Living Hope Baptist Church and the position can reach out to Pastor Tanner at livinghope1990@gmail.com or at 701-367-1813. 



Connection Belle Fourche is hosting a Winter Youth Retreat April 14-15. This retreat is open to all Middle and High School Youth Groups. The purpose is to allow students to come fellowship together as one body as they grow together in faith, learning to pause and connect with God. The time will be filled with games, corporate worship, and small group study. The Retreat will be held at the Black Hills Retreat Center in Deadwood, SD. Cost is $20/student. For more information contact Joe Savery at 605-440-0090 (joe@bellefourcheconnection.com) or to register, CLICK HERE.



The First Nations Association held their regular meeting March 16-17 in Bismarck, ND. The meeting began with a fellowship meal on Thursday evening and the business session the next morning.

Representatives from the various First Nations churches made preparations for the annual family camp, which will be June 11-16 at Badlands Ministries in Medora, ND. Fellowship Bible Church in Virginia and the Burnt Swamp Association in North Carolina will have a mission team to lead and help guide the camp. 




Cornerstone Community Church will be hosting “God’s Comic” Brad Stine on April 19, 2023, at 7PM. Please go to cornerstonemobridge.org/events to register for tickets.




Connection Church Belle Fourche took a trip to Thailand during March 20-27. The team headed to Southeast Asia numbered 20 volunteers, and they went to serve the families of workers who live and serve in the region. The team’s duties will included leading worship, doing childcare, and leading youth activities with teens present. The team enjoyed fellowship with the families and workers who were attending the meeting. 

Pastor at Connection Belle Fourche is Stephen Carson, and team leader for the trip was Discipleship and Missions Pastor Chad McCord.

If you have any questions about Family Camp please contact Paul Young at young@dakotabaptist.com or 701-350-8093


The Wyoming Southern Baptist Mission Network is seeking a State Missionary (Executive Director) for the Mission Network. This is a full-time, state-funded ministry position. Local church experience and/or denominational staff experience is required. An SBC seminary MDiv is desired. A familiarity with Wyoming culture is beneficial.

Resumes will be received until April 7th, 2023.  


FIRST-PERSON: Plan now for Baptism Sunday 2023 | Baptist Press

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) - "Buried with Christ in baptism and raised to walk in the newness of life." These words, and others like them, have been declared by pastors thousands of times across North America in the last few years as people who have placed their faith in Christ for...

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DBC Monthly Newsletter

April 2023

Dr. Fred MacDonald, Editor

Alysia McCord, Managing Editor

Marissa Shimer, Print Editor

Dakota Baptist Convention

P.O. Box 549, Rapid City, SD 57709


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