2022 Black Granite Retreat | FREE EVENT

September 2-5, 2022

The retreat is held on the Baumann family ranch located in the beautiful Black Hills. Nestled 9 miles Northwest of Custer, this peaceful remote setting is a perfect venue to strengthen your relationship with God. If you are a follower of Jesus or want to learn more about Jesus, this is the place for you. People from numerous states and multiple congregations will be in attendance. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other members of the Body of Christ.

Complete Details Below

Please register for this year’s retreat:

Body of Christ - Rise Up!

 

We are so excited for this year’s Black Granite Retreat.  Over the last few years we have witnessed the Lord move in miraculous ways through this gathering and we are sure He will continue to do the same this year.  The theme for the retreat this year is “Be the Body of Christ! – RISE UP!”  

 

Friday, Sept. 2nd

  • 8:00 am to 4:30 pm: Arrive, Camp Setup, Fellowship
  • 4:30 pm: Welcome & Prayer (gather at campfire)
  • 5:00 pm: Cowboy Chuck Wagon Dinner (cash donation or bring side dish/dessert) 
  • 6:00 pm: Black Granite Worship & Speaker: Patrick Baumann
 

Saturday, Sept. 3rd

  • 8:00 am: Men’s Prayer and Coffee around the campfire
  • 9:30 am: Opening Ceremony  (gather at flagpole)
  • 10:30 am: Small Group Breakout Session
  • 11:30 am: Fellowship/Lunch (on your own)
  • 12:30 pm: Small Group Breakout Session
  • 1:15 pm: Free Time/Fellowship (camp activities available)
  • 4:30 pm: Welcome & Prayer (gather at campfire)
  • 5:00 pm: Cowboy Chuck Wagon Dinner (cash donation or bring side dish/dessert)
  • 6:00 pm: Black Granite Worship & Speaker: Charity Zoilkowski

Sunday, Sept. 4th

  • 8:00 am: Men’s Prayer and Coffee around the campfire
  • 9:30 am: Welcome & Speaker: Pat Baumann
  • 10:30 am: Baptisms & Black Granite Worship
  • 11:30 am: Fellowship/Lunch (on your own)
  • 12:30 pm: Wedding Vow Renewal
  • 1:15 pm: Free Time/Fellowship (camp activities available)
  • 4:30 pm: Welcome & Prayer (gather at campfire)
  • 5:00 pm: Cowboy Chuck Wagon Dinner (cash donation or bring side dish/dessert)
  • 6:00 pm: Black Granite Worship & Speakers: Tim and Kim Jeleniowski

Monday, Sept. 5th

  • 8:00 am: Men’s Prayer and Coffee around the campfire
  • 9:30 am: Black Granite Worship & Guest Speakers
  • 10:30 am: Prayer & Closing Remarks
  • 11:00 am to 5:00 pm: For those who wish to stay and according to demand, afternoon fellowship and activities available (tomahawk throwing, bike ride on the Mickelson Trail, traditional archery, etc)

This Year's Speakers:

Patrick Baumann

While attending a Doug Stanton Ministries revival, Pat and his wife Ginger, were baptized in the Holy Spirit.  At that instant, their lives, goals and priorities changed forever.  Increased hunger for the Lord resulted in their attending numerous Bible classes, conferences and revivals.  Teaching, preaching, and serving the Lord became their passion.  They’ve held numerous leadership and ministerial roles in several congregations during the past 13 years.

“We are honored to serve as God’s hands and His mouthpiece. Our prayer is that people see Him through us and… that we always follow His lead.” 

Charity Zoilkowski

Born in Singapore and raised by Southern Baptist Pastors, Charity had roots in the faith.  She encountered Jesus in a deeper way after moving to Australia. There, she graduated with a Master’s of Theology and hungered for more of Holy Spirit.  In 2010 she moved to Redding, California to study at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.  While there she met her husband, Gabe and after graduation, remained on staff at Bethel Church until they had their first son.  In 2016, they followed God’s call and moved to Australia where they were blessed to serve and pastor a local church. In 2020, God called them back to the United States.  They now reside in Custer, South Dakota where they are raising 3 boys, running a painting company, building their first home, and serving as leaders at Living Outreach Church.  Although both their fathers are pastors, they had been raised in two strikingly different cultures. This diversity, unified through God, in their marriage strengthens their ministry wherever God leads them. Charity and Gabe have a passion to speak “identity” into people’s lives, love seeing God transform lives, and His kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.

Message Teaser:

In Matthew 28:18 Jesus said to His disciples that he would give them ALL authority! Now WE have that same authority when we walk out our identity in Christ. As believers we carry the Kingdom of God through Holy Spirit in us. Let’s bring heaven to earth and be ready to impact the world around us!

Tim & Kim Jeleniowski

From the beginning, Tim and Kim knew they were joined together “by God’s grace and for His glory”. They were deeply connected and faithfully serving in their local church when, after 10 years of marriage, they felt a stirring in their spirits that God had more for them to do. Tim owned and operated 5th Day Adventures, a fishing charter company in SW Florida, and Kim was an instructional coach at their girls’ Christian school when the Lord began shifting their gears. After much prayer and seeking, He revealed things, led them to release things, confirmed things, and answered prayers as they pressed into what He was calling them to. He led them to sell everything and go! In a 30 ft. travel trailer with their 3 girls, they are now traveling the country as He leads; encouraging others in the faith and sharing the gospel with the lost. Tim and Kim are passionate about discipleship and helping others to walk in the fullness of Christ.  

Activities:

Tomahawk Throwing:

That’s right, try your hand at the ancient art of axe throwing with a tomahawk. 

Hiking:

There are many hikes to choose from in Custer State park and the surrounding areas.

Bicycling:

Ride bikes on the Mikelson Trail. Bike rentals available in Hill City.

Bible Journaling

There are many hikes to choose from in Custer State park and the surrounding areas.

Camp Fires

Hangout and fellowship around one of the many fire rings.

Bicycling:

Ride bikes on the Mikelson Trail. Bike rentals available in Hill City.

Accomodation:

Country Livin’

• Bring your Tent or RV and camp on site in the valley  (No Fee)
• Toilets Provided
• Hot Showers available nearby

or City Style

• Many motels available in Custer (only
9 miles away!) and Hill City.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS

Animal Policy

Dog Policy

  • You are welcome to bring well mannered companions that are comfortable staying on a leash. 

  • If your companion enjoys prolonged barking sessions, surprise visits to other camps or just running free, this retreat isn’t a good fit for them.

Horse and Livestock Policy

  • Grazing on our property is leased to others.  Horses and livestock must remain off site.

Find Us…

Drive 3 miles north of Custer on Highway 385 then turn west on Medicine Mountain Road

After 0.7 miles, stay right on Medicine Mountain Road

After 3.0 miles, turn left on Saginaw Road

After 0.6 miles, turn right on Black Granite Road

After 1.2 miles, turn left into 11703 Black Granite Road