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American Baptist Church of the Dakotas Regional Biennial


13th REGIONAL BIENNIAL, September 23-24

First Baptist Church

306 E Divide Avenue

Bismarck, ND 58501



“This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God's Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13, NLT)

The 13th Regional Biennial of the American Baptist Churches of the Dakotas will celebrate the theme of “Unity and Maturity.” Our speaker will be our Executive Minister, Rev. Randy Rasmussen. Randy has been our Executive Minister since September 2013. The speaker for the Men's Breakfast will be Jim Wiegner from International Ministries. The speaker for the Women's Breakfast will be Kate Ulmer from First Baptist Fargo, who took part in the national ABW Mission trip to the Philippines earlier this year. Children's programming will be provided during the biennial and nursery is available. (Contact First Baptist Church Bismarck, for more information about children's programming.)

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the registration form (click here) and return it to First Baptist Church, Bismarck, by September 13". FBC's phone number is: 701-223-8614 and the email address is: Registration will open at 4:00 PM at First Baptist Church on Friday, September 23rd.

SCHEDULE: Friday, September 23"

4:00 PM; Registration at First Baptist Church

5:15 PM: Catered meal for Pastors and their families at FBC, sponsored by MMBB.

7:00 PM.: Evening Session at First Baptist Church

 Saturday, September 24"

8:00 AM: Men's' & Women’s' Breakfasts & Speakers at the Ramada Inn

9:30 AM: Morning Session at First Baptist Church

12:30 PM: Biennial Banquet at the Ramada Inn


This year we are introducing a new schedule/format to accommodate those who need to return home for Sunday morning services. The Biennial will conclude early Saturday afternoon, following the banquet.


LODGING: The blocks of rooms are reserved under the First Baptist Church, Bismarck.

Ramada Inn: Rooms $92.00, 1400 E Interchange Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501        Phone 701–258–7000 (Deadline–September 9")

Comfort Inn: Rooms $82.00, 1030 E Interstate Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501           Phone 701-223-1911


Please contact the Event Coordinators with any questions:

Ruth Skar                                                                             or Cheryl Wiebers

24300 128"Ave Nw                                                                    22729 171” Ave

Berthold, ND 58718                                                                   Owanka, SD 57767

Phone: 701-453–3568 Fax: 701-453-3139                                  605-798-5544                                               

Earlier Event: September 14
Wednesday Evening Activities Resume
Later Event: September 26
American Baptist Women Missionary Speaker