BASS

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BASS

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

BASS Convention Presenter: Kevin White

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Kevin White
Kevin White

Founder, Principal
The Threefish Group
Sycamore, IL
(630) 843-1490
kevinw@threefish.org
threefish.org

Kevin has served in various leadership and non-profit capacities for the last 20 years. With experience in financial services, local churches, and global parachurch organizations, he has led in areas of marketing, fundraising, youth ministry, fathering, and strategic development. With a Bachelor's in Marketing and a Master's in Organizational Leadership, he has applied his skills in his local church as a children's ministry volunteer, small group leader, international missions leader, and elder. He has also served on the board of his local library his children's Christian school. For fun, Kevin finds himself lacing up his shoes and going for a run. Kevin is married to his high-school sweetheart and is the proud daddy to three girls who are beautiful on the inside and the outside.




2017 Workshops

Youth: Effective Teaching for Middle School & High School Students

3/3/2017

Have you ever wondered how to teach and communicate to a group of kids who have the attention span of a gnat? We'll walk through some concepts and tips to make our teaching as effective as possible, and address common concerns most youth leaders face.

Youth: Creative Fundraising For Your Ministry Effort

3/3/2017

It takes money to do ministry, yet we're often stuck with a shortage of resources to do what we need to do. Whether you're looking to raise $2M for a new building or $2,000 for a mission trip, this workshop will uncover Biblical principles of fundraising alongside practical tips to maximize your income while minimizing the effort and stress among your team and donors.

Youth: Youth Ministry Meets Madison Avenue

3/4/2017

Teenagers are a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry, and advertisers know this. What is the business world doing to teenagers and how are we to respond? In this workshop we'll uncover some of the major trends in today's culture as well as an understanding of where our role as youth workers fits in. (Appropriate for children's and adult ministry workers, too.)

Men's Ministry: Where's Dad?

3/4/2017

Study upon study indicates the importance of a father in the development and upbringing of children. Yet with increasing frequency, we see the absence of dad - at church and at home. What gives? Where's Dad? In this workshop, we'll unpack the importance of fathers, what seems to have happened to dad's involvement, and how our churches can begin a redemptive effort.

2015 Workshops

Christian Education: Creative Leadership

3/6/2015

There are tens of thousands of leadership books in print, dozens of leadership-oriented magazines, countless workshops and seminars, and yet leadership gaps are present in every church and ministry. What’s missing in yours? What can you do about it? And how can you cut through the clutter to make a real difference in your church and community?

Youth: Effective Teaching for Middle School & High School Students

3/6/2015

Have you ever wondered how to teach and communicate to a group of kids who have the attention span of a gnat? We'll walk through some concepts and tips to make our teaching as effective as possible, and address common concerns most youth leaders face.

Youth: Youth Ministry Meets Madison Ave.

3/6/2015

Teenagers are a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry, and advertisers know this. What is the business world doing to teenagers and how are we to respond? In this workshop we'll uncover some of the major trends in today's culture as well as an understanding of where our role as youth workers fits in. (Appropriate for children's and adult ministry workers, too.)

Youth: Lessons Learned in Youth Ministry

3/7/2015

We each have our own “war stories” of living life in youth ministry. In this workshop we’ll spend time hearing a set of lessons learned and how to apply the good and avoid the bad.

Children's Ministry Leadership: Connecting Children / Youth / Adult Ministry In Your Church

3/7/2015

All too often there is a tremendous disconnect between the multiple age-range ministries in our church. Our children's ministry doesn't work with the youth ministry and neither are connected to adult ministry philosophy. In this workshop we'll explore the blessings and challenges of these ministries and look at practical ways to build bridges in every aspect of church ministry.

2014 Workshops

Marriage & Families: Father Matters

3/7/2014

There are over 20 million fatherless children in the U.S. today. These children are at a higher risk for behavioral disorders, incarceration, school drop-out, aggression, and a host of other problems. What contributes to these problems? Why does having a father in a child's life matter? What does the Bible say? And what can we, as church leaders, do about it?


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Youth: Effective Teaching for Middle School & High School Students

3/8/2014

Have you ever wondered how to teach and communicate to a group of kids who have the attention span of a gnat? We'll walk through some concepts and tips to make our teaching as effective as possible, and address common concerns most youth leaders face.


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Youth: Youth Ministry Meets Madison Ave.

3/8/2014

Teenagers are a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry, and advertisers know this. What is the business world doing to teenagers and how are we to respond? In this workshop we'll uncover some of the major trends in today's culture as well as an understanding of where our role as youth workers fits in. (Appropriate for children's and adult ministry workers, too.)


Download mp3 file
2013 Workshops

Youth: Effective Teaching for Middle School and High School Students

3/9/2013

Wondering where to begin? Struggling with engaging teens in what you're trying to teach? Come learn some foundational principles as well as a few techniques to improve your ability to effectively teach your students.


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Youth: Youth Ministry Meets Madison Avenue

3/9/2013

The business and advertising world sees your students as a mere buyer. They don't see the heart or the soul. Come learn some of the things these companies know, what they're doing, and how we in ministry can respond.


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2012 Workshops

Youth: Where Are Your Kids Today

3/2/2012

Are you striving for success in your student tomorrow, or for the adults they will become in a few years? In this session, we'll discuss a long-term approach to ministry, along with an understanding of what determines success in our ministries.

Youth: Youth Ministry Meets Madison Avenue

3/2/2012

The business and advertising world sees your students as a mere buyer. They don't see the heart or the soul. Come learn some of the things these companies know, what they're doing, and how we in ministry can respond.

Youth: Effective Teaching for Middle and High School Students

3/3/2012

Wondering where to begin? Struggling with engaging teens in what you're trying to teach? Come learn some foundational principles as well as a few techniques to improve your ability to effectively teach your students.

2010 Workshops

Youth: Where Are Your Kids Today?

3/5/2010

Are you striving for success in your students tomorrow , or for the adults they will become in a few years? In this session, we'll discuss a long-term approach to ministry, along with an understanding of what determines success in our ministries.


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Youth: Lessons Learned in Youth Ministry

3/5/2010

We each have our own "war stories" of living life in youth ministry. In this workshop we'll spend time hearing a set of lessons learned and how to apply the good and avoid the bad. For rookies and veterans!


Download mp3 file

Youth: Youth Ministry Meets Madison Avenue

3/6/2010

Teenagers are a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry and advertisers know this. What is the business world doing to teenagers and how are we to respond? This workshop will uncover some of the major trends in today's culture as well as an understanding of where our role as youth workers fits in.


Download mp3 file

Youth: Youth Ministry Meets Madison Avenue

3/6/2010

Teenagers are a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry and advertisers know this. What is the business world doing to teenagers and how are we to respond? This workshop will uncover some of the major trends in today's culture as well as an understanding of where our role as youth workers fits in.


Download mp3 file

Adult & Small Groups: Youth Ministry Meets Madison Avenue

3/6/2010

Teenagers are a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry and advertisers know this. What is the business world doing to teenagers and how are we to respond? This workshop will uncover some of the major trends in today's culture as well as an understanding of where our role as youth workers fits in.


Download mp3 file
2009 Workshops

Youth: Effective Teaching

3/6/2009

Have you ever wondered how to teach and communicate to a group of kids who have the attention span of a gnat? We'll walk through some concepts and tips to make our teaching as effective as possible, and address common concerns most youth leaders face.


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Youth: See Clearly - A Focused Approach to Youth Ministry

3/6/2009

Why do we make things so difficult, feel like we have to work so hard, and run in 100 different directions? What would it look like if we slowed down, adjusted our focus, realigned our ministry and ended up even more productive and successful in the long run?


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Youth: Who, Me? A Normal Person's Guide to Developing a Healthy Youth Ministry

3/7/2009

If you've ever wondered how to get rolling in Youth ministry, or are looking for a fresh infusion of new concepts to better your ministry, this workshop is for you! We'll introduce you to a training program, help you se how to use it in your church, and work towards implementing the healthy Youth ministry your church deserves.


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