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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Ian Longtin

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Ian Longtin
Ian Longtin

Pastor of Youth and Young Adults
Hope Center Covenant Church
Pleasant Hill, CA
ilongtin@hopecenter.cc
www.hopecenter.cc

I've had the privilege of serving students and their families for almost 20 years. For the last twelve years, I have worked with junior high, high school and college students at Hope Center Covenant Church in Pleasant Hill, CA. I live in the East Bay Area with my wife, daughter, dog, cat and six chickens.




2017 Workshops

College: Holy Identity: Sanctification and Identity Formation in Adolescence

3/3/2017

Every human goes through a process of identity formation, which is most intense during the adolescent years. So it shouldn't be a surprise that God has something to say about this. The scriptures contain a robust vision for who we are and who we are becoming in Christ. Parents, pastors and volunteers then have a wonderful opportunity to draw students into this vision that God has for their lives and how it connects with their own personal journey.

College: Doing Youth Ministry With Adulthood In Mind

3/3/2017

What if we did youth ministry in a way that actually prepared students for adulthood and for their early adult participation in the church? Our motivations and methodologies for doing youth ministry can often be confused by many things. Together we'll explore a strategic, biblical direction for long term fruitfulness.

College: The Intergenerational Church

3/3/2017

For decades the church has divided itself up according to age and affinity which has had unintended consequences for the Body of Christ. The Intergenerational Church is one that values the connection between and contribution of all generations. Together we will explore the theological, cultural and practical ramifications of this pressing issue including both how we got here and what strategies might move us forward.

College: Calendaring is for Nerds!

3/3/2017

Let's be honest. Calendars, budgets and the like are not why we got into ministry. Yet we cannot hide from them or deny the power they hold over our effectiveness as leaders. Let's have an honest conversation about why effective, long range calendaring is a must in today's busy culture.

2016 Workshops

Youth: Doing Youth Ministry With Adulthood In Mind

3/4/2016

We so often do Youth Ministry in a vacuum. We do it for the sake of itself, for the sake of having a big program, or for the sake of our own egos. What if we did youth ministry in a way that actually prepared students for adulthood? What if we did it in a way that prepared them for their early adult participation in the church?


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College: Holy Identity: Sanctification and Identity Formation in Adolescence

3/4/2016

Every person on earth goes through a process of identity formation, the most intense portion of which is during what we call adolescence. It is not coincidence that God also has something to say about who we are. The scriptures contain a tremendous amount theology that speaks to who we are and who we are becoming in Christ. Parents, pastors and volunteers then have a wonderful opportunity to draw students into the vision that God has for their lives and how it connects with their own personal journey.


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College: The Intergenerational Church

3/4/2016

For decades the church has divided itself up according to age and affinity which has had unintended consequences for the Body of Christ. The Intergenerational Church is one that values the connection between and contribution of all generations. Together we will explore the theological, cultural and practical ramifications of this pressing issue including both how we got here and what strategies might move us forward.


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2015 Workshops

College: Developing a College/Young Adult Ministry in the Local Church

3/6/2015

We will discuss the importance and significance of this generation to the life of every local church and what role the local church can play in terms of College & Young Adult ministry. We will also take a big look at how to design and develop a college/young adult ministry.

Youth: Big Picture Youth Ministry: Doing Youth Ministry with a Vision for Adulthood

3/7/2015

How often we do Youth Ministry for the sake of itself, for the sake of having a big program, or for the sake of our own egos. What if we did youth ministry in a way that actually prepared students for adulthood? What if we did it in a way that prepared them for their early adult participation in the church?

College: College and Young Adult Ministry Forum

3/7/2015

This workshop will present a forum to discuss College and Young Adult Ministry.

2014 Workshops

College: Developing a Church-Based College and Young Adult Ministry

3/7/2014

We will discuss the importance and significance of this generation to the life of every local church and what role the local church can play in terms of College & Young Adult ministry. We will also take a big look at how to design and develop a "CYA" Ministry.


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College: Discipleship Tools for College Ministry

3/7/2014

It can sometimes be difficult to effect and see change in late-stage adolescents. Making their discipleship, rather than your program, the priority of your ministry is the first step in bearing lasting fruit in their lives. We'll discuss specific tools to use in this process and how to employ them in your local church college/young adult ministry.


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College: College & Young Adult Ministry Forum

3/8/2014

As we've developed the College Ministry track, there has been more than one suggestion for some extra time to process ideas, share stories and discuss. Come for an open, honest dialogue led by seasoned college/young adult ministry leaders. Note- this is not a lecture or presentation!


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Youth: Doing Youth Ministry With Young Adult Ministry In Mind

3/8/2014

We so often do Youth Ministry in a vacuum. We do it for the sake of itself, for the sake of having a big program, or for the sake of our own egos. What if we did youth ministry in a way that actually prepared students for adulthood? What if we did it in a way that prepared them for their early adult participation in the church?


Download mp3 file
2013 Workshops

College: Developing a Church-Based College and Young Adult Ministry

3/9/2013

We will discuss the importance and significance of this generation to the life of every local church and what role the local church can play in terms of College & Young Adult ministry. We will also take a big look at how to design and develop a "CYA" Ministry.


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College: Using Personal Finance as a College/Young Adult Discipleship Tool

3/9/2013

Every college student and most young adults want money, but none of them have any (of their own at least!). No person crosses the threshold of adulthood without wrestling with the role of money in their life which makes the topic of money particularly interesting and helpful for young adults. We will reflect on the role which financial disciplines/training can play in the discipleship of college students and young adults.


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2012 Workshops

College: Developing a Church-Based College and Young Adult Ministry

3/2/2012

We will discuss the importance and significance of this generation to the life of every local church and what role the local church can play in terms of College & Young Adult ministry. We will also take a big look at how to design and develop a "CYA" Ministry.

College: Using Money to Disciple Young Adults

3/2/2012

Every college student and most young adults want money, but none of them have any (of their own at least!). No person crosses the threshold of adulthood without wrestling with the role of money in their life which makes the topic of money particularly interesting and helpful for young adults. We will reflect on the role which financial disciplines/training can play in the discipleship of college students and young adults.

2011 Workshops

College: Developing a Church-Based College and Young Adult Ministry

3/4/2011

We will discuss the importance and significance of this generation to the life of every local church and what role the local church can play in terms of College & Young Adult ministry. We will also take a big look at how to design and develop a "CYA" Ministry.


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2010 Workshops

College: Creating & Launching a Church-based College/Young Adult Ministry

3/5/2010

What role can the local church play in terms of college & young adult ministry? We will take a big look at how to design and develop a "CYA" ministry. We will also discuss the importance and significance of this generation to the life of every local church, especially those near college campuses.


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College: Creating & Launching a Church-based College/Young Adult Ministry

3/6/2010

What role can the local church play in terms of college & young adult ministry? We will take a big look at how to design and develop a "CYA" ministry. We will also discuss the importance and significance of this generation to the life of every local church, especially those near college campuses.


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