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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Ryan Bicker

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Ryan Bicker
Ryan Bicker

Pastor to Children
Cornerstone Fellowship
Livermore, CA
(925) 271-5575

Husband, Father, Children's Pastor (in that order)! Three things I take very seriously and that I want to continue to get better at.

One of the things I love most is spending time with ministry leaders sharing ideas and getting better at what we do!

2016 Workshops

Children - Elementary: Start Smart! Discover How Kids Learn Best


A successful lesson begins with a solid understanding of how kids learn best. Discover how to be a smart teacher and transform the lives of children. In this workshop you’ll learn how to capture kids’ attention, keep them engaged, nurture a love for God’s Word, and strengthen their friendship with Jesus! You will: •Learn how to reach today’s kids. •Redefine “smart” by exploring seven ways that kids learn best. •Get tons of ideas you can use this weekend in your ministry!

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Children - Elementary: Smart Strategies for Helping Kids Commit to Purity


The world is full of minefields that can rob young teenagers of the pure lifestyle God intended for them. In this workshop, you’ll better understand what those dangers are and how to counteract them in a young person’s life. You’ll also get a handle on what a commitment to purity really means. It’s not just about sex; it’s about an entire lifestyle that’s pleasing to God. If you’re not sure how to help kids even want a pure lifestyle, this workshop will equip you to help kids desire God’s best above all else. Plus, we’ll help you partner with parents during this important commitment.

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2012 Workshops

Youth: Packing Their Chutes: giving Preteens a Faith for a Lifetime


Just when you thought you had kids figured out they morph into preteens - tweens - upper-elementary age kids! As they stand on the precipice of childhood, ready to take their leap into youth ministry, how can you be sure your preteens have what they need to not only survive, but also thrive? This workshop will help you understand what's going on in preteens' changing minds and bodies - and how to help them grow spiritually. You'll discover the top things kids this age want from you, the things you should never do or say, and the keys to ministry that'll keep kids coming back every week. Plus, we'll help you understand what preteens' parents are going through and how you can partner with them, too!

Children - Elementary: Five Cultural Threats to Your Kids' Faith


It's nothing new: the world is a hostile place for Christian kids to live in - always has been and always will be. The litany of threats include media, family breakdown, and childhood obesity. But those aren't the real threats to your kids' faith! In this workshop, you'll discover the things that could truly derail your kids' faith if you're not aware of them and don't counteract them. You may be surprised to learn which things are innocent and which are insidious.