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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: George L. Yates

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George L. Yates
George L. Yates

Director
SonC. A. R. E. Ministries
Springfield,, KY
(859) 481-2450
glyates@soncare.net
soncare.net

Church Health Strategist, working with churches across the Nation to develop healthy, vibrant, & growing congregations through leadership development, small group Bible study such as Sunday School, and strategic planning for future health and growth. Church Health Specialist for the 3200+ churches of ALSBOM.






2019 Workshops

Christian Education: Improving the Learning Environment

3/8/2019 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Room: WC 200

Is there an expectation of having new people in your Sunday School classes every week? In most churches there is not. In this workshop we’ll explore ways to improve the actual learning environment inside the classroom. You will be surprised!

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21st Century Issues: 12 Tips on Becoming a Better Leader

3/8/2019 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Room: WC 200

Do you get frustrated because they won't follow? We'll look at 12 proven tips to tweak your leadership abilities causing people to follow.

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Christian Education: Effective Use of Stories

3/9/2019 8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Room: WC 200

In Leadership or Teaching, stories can be one of your greatest tools and assets. In this workshop you’ll see why the use of stories is important, how to use stories, stories in use, where to find good teaching stories, and you’ll practice story usage.

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Christian Education: Taking Your Class to the Next Level

3/9/2019 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Room: WC 200

Why is the dropout rate so high among young adults and returning adults in churches today? In this workshop we’ll explore 3 levels of connections that will keep people coming and engaged.

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2018 Workshops

Pastors: Coaching: A Way of Leadership, A Way of Life

3/2/2018

Someone looks to you as a leader. Learn the greatest aspects of communication and effective leadership - God's greatest leadership gift to us. This is what sets great leaders above the rest, guaranteed!

Christian Education: Teaching That Bears Fruit

3/2/2018

Jesus turned the world upside down with teaching methods that are as effective today as 2000 years ago. You can use these same techniques and methods in your classroom or pulpit.

Pastors: Turnaround Journey

3/3/2018

The success of any event, plan, program, or new ministry, requires effective strategic planning and implementation. In this conference you'll learn an unparalleled means of successful implementation for the results you desire. A process that you can repeat year after year.

2017 Workshops

Pastors: Teaching That Bears Fruit

3/3/2017

Jesus turned the world upside down with teaching methods that are as effective today as they were 2000 years ago. You can use them in your classroom or pulpit. Learn how to effectively use six of Jesus' teaching methods!

Pastors: Identifying & Correcting Declining Trends in the Church

3/3/2017

It is inevitable. Every church faces decline at some point. Decline in churches often goes unnoticed for several years, each year moving the church a little deeper in decline. This workshop will examine how to detect each of the five phases of decline & stave them off.

Pastors: Using Stories in Teaching & Leadership

3/4/2017

One of the most effective means of leading & teaching is the appropriate use of a well-crafted story. Learn the 3 different plot types of stories, when and how to use each for effective leadership & life-changing results. You'll also receive great resources for finding stories.

Pastors: The Art of Using Questions in Teaching & Leadership

3/4/2017

Questions, one of God's greatest tools for leadership & teaching. Unfortunately, most leaders & teachers ask the wrong questions. You can change that! This workshop will help you learn how to formulate & ask good questions that produce results and bring life change.

2016 Workshops

Pastors: Turnaround Journey

3/4/2016

The success of any event, plan, program, or new ministry, requires effective strategic planning and implementation. In this conference you'll learn an unparalleled means of successful implementation for the results you desire. A process that you can repeat year after year.


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Pastors: Teaching That Bears Fruit

3/4/2016

The teaching methods used by Jesus might be considered unconventional in some circles today. Yet, He turned the world upside down with teaching methods that are as effective today as they were 2000 years ago.


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Pastors: Tips for Effective Leadership Meetings

3/5/2016

There are leadership and training meetings in every industry. They all deal with the temporary. We deal in the eternal. Effective leadership meetings are crucial to the success of your ministry. This workshop will share 15 tips in 5 categories.


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Christian Education: Effective Use of Stories

3/5/2016

In Leadership and Teaching one of the most effective means is the appropriate use of a well-crafted story. Learn the 3 different plot types of stories, when and how to use each for effective leadership leading to life-changing results.

2015 Workshops

Christian Education: Teaching That Bears Fruit

3/6/2015

The teaching methods used by Jesus might be considered unconventional in some circles today. Yet, He turned the world upside down with teaching methods that are as effective today as they were 2000 years ago.

21st Century Issues: Implement with Success

3/6/2015

The success of any event, plan, program, or new ministry, requires effective strategic planning and implementation. In this conference you'll learn an unparalleled means of successful implementation for the results you desire.

Christian Education: Essentials for a Healthy, Growing Sunday School

3/7/2015

Do you ever wonder why some churches seem to excel while most do not? In this conference we'll look at six essentials healthy churches use for creating and maintaining a healthy, growing Sunday School.

Pastors: Recognizing Decline in the Church - Part One

3/7/2015

It is inevitable. Every church faces it at some point. Decline in churches often goes unnoticed for several years, each year moving deeper into decline. This workshop will examine the five phases of decline every church and ministry faces and how to detect each phase.

Pastors: Avoiding & Reversing Decline in the Church - Part Two

3/7/2015

This is a follow-up workshop on declining ministries. In this workshop we will look at proven practices and principles your church can employ to avoid or even reverse a declining trend.

2014 Workshops

Pastors: Recognizing Decline, Part 1

3/7/2014

It is inevitable, every church faces it at some point. Decline in churches often goes unnoticed for several years, each year moving deeper into decline. This workshop will examine the five phases of decline every church and ministry faces and how to detect each phase.


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Pastors: How to Reverse a Declining Trend, Part 2

3/7/2014

A follow-up workshop on declining ministries. In this workshop we will look at proven practices and principles your church can employ to avoid or even reverse a declining trend.


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Christian Education: The Art of Using Questions in Teaching and Leadership

3/8/2014

One of the greatest tools God has given us for leading and teaching. Yet, in most churches the type question most used produces the least amount of learning – and in most cases no learning at all. In this session we will learn how to formulate and use questions that will produce results.


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Christian Education: Teaching That Bears Fruit

3/8/2014

The teaching methods used by Jesus might be considered unconventional in some circles today. Yet, He turned the world upside down with teaching methods that are as effective today as they were 2000 years ago.


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2013 Workshops

Christian Education: Training Your Bible Study Leaders

3/8/2013

We have an eternally important task of guiding people into discipleship. Leaders must be life-long learners. In this workshop you will learn 10 proven practices to provide training for your Bible study teachers and leaders.


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Adult & Small Groups: Teaching That Bears Fruit

3/8/2013

The teaching methods used by Jesus might be considered unconventional in some circles today. Yet, He turned the world upside down with teaching methods that are as effective today as they were 2000 year ago. Learn six methods Jesus used and why they are greatly effective in the learning experience.


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Pastors: Make Membership Meaningful

3/8/2013

Do you ever wonder why more people do not stiay in church. Attend this workshop to learn how to prepare a ministry that helps people want to connect to the ministry and Bible study of your church.


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Pastors: Creating a Warm and Friendly Atmosphere

3/9/2013

Is your church expecting guests each week? Are you prepared for guests? Learn how to create a welcoming and warm atmosphere not only for members but also for every guest who walks into your facility.


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2012 Workshops

Adult Small Groups: Class "In"

3/2/2012

How do you make your teaching time in the class most effective? Attend this workshop to learn some tools on how you can accomplish this with good preparation, asking the right questions, and, most importantly, making application.

Adult Small Groups: Class "Out"

3/2/2012

This workshop will share ways to build and maintain a healthy effective ministering class. Come find out how you can build connections, encourage caring and outreach amongst the class you teach.

Adult Small Groups: Teaching That Bears Fruit

3/2/2012

The teaching methods used by Jesus might be considered unconventional in some circles today. Yet, He turned the world upside down with teaching methods that are as effective today as they were 2000 year ago.

Adult Small Groups: Recognizing Decline, Part 1

3/3/2012

Is your church growing and adding new members to the kingdom? Decline in churches often goes unnoticed for several years, each year moving deeper into decline. This workshop will examine the five phases of decline every church and ministry faces and how to detect each phase.

Adult Small Groups: How to Reverse a Declining Trend, Part 2

3/3/2012

A follow-up workshop on declining ministries. In this workshop we will look at proven methods and principles your church can employ to avoid or even reverse a declining trend.

2011 Workshops

Christian Education: Teaching That Bears Fruit

3/4/2011

The teaching methods used by Jesus might be considered unconventional in some circles today. Yet, He turned the world upside down with teaching methods that are as effective today as they were 2000 year ago.


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Adult & Small Groups: Teaching That Bears Fruit

3/4/2011

The teaching methods used by Jesus might be considered unconventional in some circles today. Yet, He turned the world upside down with teaching methods that are as effective today as they were 2000 year ago.


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Christian Education: Training Your Sunday School Workers

3/4/2011

This workshop is designed to assist Pastors, Sunday School directors, Ministers of Education, and Department Directors in providing the best equipping methods for their staff to carry out the Great Commission and build disciples through the Sunday School and Bible Study.


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Adult & Small Groups: Training Your Sunday School Workers

3/4/2011

This workshop is designed to assist Pastors, Sunday School directors, Ministers of Education, and Department Directors in providing the best equipping methods for their staff to carry out the Great Commission and build disciples through the Sunday School and Bible Study.


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Evangelism & Outreach: If the Church Were a Business, What Business Are We In?

3/4/2011

God has established the church to carry out His "business." How's business? Let's explore ways that our church can be powerfully effective at reaching the community around you and carrying God's business to the world.


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Adult & Small Groups: If the Church Were a Business, What Business Are We In?

3/4/2011

God has established the church to carry out His "business." How's business? Let's explore ways that our church can be powerfully effective at reaching the community around you and carrying God's business to the world.


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2009 Workshops

Adult & Small Groups: Jesus, Our Model for Teaching

3/6/2009

Jesus was the Master teacher. He shows us how to teach His word by his example. This workshop will help you identify the teaching methods Jesus used so you can implement and teach to change lives.


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Adult & Small Groups: Stories, Illustrations, and Object Lessons

3/6/2009

This workshop will look at why Jesus used parables and object lessons more than any other form of teaching. We'll also identify how to incorporate these into our teaching for effectiveness.


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Adult & Small Groups: Are We Teaching? Are They Learning?

3/6/2009

This workshop will identify ways to spot evidence of learning and the effectiveness of our teaching.


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