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Body of Christ Ministry SD

The Body of Christ Ministry is committed to providing a safe place for spiritual growth and opportunities for the entire Body of Christ to gather and encourage one another.  The Body of Christ Ministry relocated to the Black Hills of South Dakota in 2018.  The Lord led Patrick and Ginger Baumann to use their family ranch as a safe place to facilitate Christ centered events such as the Black Granite Retreat.

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Black Granite Retreat 2024

Come join people from around the world in prayer, worship and fellowship at this unique event.  Speakers, campfires, activities, small groups and chuckwagon meals are only part of what you will experience at this Holy Spirit filled event.  Held in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, the Black Granite Retreat is free and open to all followers of Jesus or those who would like to learn more about Him. 


From past BGR attendees

“The Black Granite Retreat is balm for the soul. In the beauty of that valley, I found a quiet place to let Jesus talk to me. People came from all walks of life but they had that same goal in…

Read MoreMike Erdman

“Black Granite Retreat is a refreshing place where you can get away from the business of life and refocus on what truly matters… Christ and eternity.  We had fun throwing tomahawks and trying our skills at archery.  However, the worship,…

Read MoreMike and Bura

“It is such a lovely and peaceful place where a person can get closer to God and just relax.  It is an opportunity for believers from different backgrounds to meet each other for fun and fellowship.  We enjoyed our time…

Read MoreDick and Sharon

“Words can’t express how blessed we were to attend your retreat!  Not only did we encounter the Holy Spirit, but also met many of His wonderful Saints.  Worship was great and the setting was so beautiful, it was truly a…

Read MoreJerry and Arlene

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Biblical Citizenship Class

Throughout the year we lead  classes about Biblical Citizenship  Join us as we learn how the church has played a vital role in the founding and preservation of American Liberty. We will also equip you with the tools and the knowledge that will enable you to join us in defending liberty.  Dates, time and location for the upcoming sessions will be posted in the classes section.