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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: Pat J. Sikora

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Pat J. Sikora
Pat J. Sikora

Ambassador of hope, healing, and wholeness for spirit, soul, and body
Mighty Oak Ministries
Redwood City, CA
pats@mightyoakministries.com
http://mightyoakministries.com/
http://www.pursuingsplendor.com

President, Mighty Oak Ministries, Redwood City, CA






2018 Workshops

Counseling: Why Didn't You Warn Me? How to Deal with Challenging People

3/2/2018

Do you have challenging people in your life or ministry? Dear people who have personal or behavioral problems that challenge both your grace and leadership skills? Let’s review some strategies for handling several types of challenging people, whether in your small group or caring ministry. And while we're at it, let's make sure you aren't the problem!

21st Century Issues: Obstacles to Healing

3/2/2018

Have you tried everything in ministering healing to yourself or others but are seeing limited results? Based on her 35+ years of experience in healing ministry, Pat will discuss one major obstacle with many tentacles that keeps people from receiving either inner or physical healing. And we’ll offer solutions that will guarantee progress.

Christian Education: How to Talk So Others Will Listen and Listen So Others Will Talk

3/3/2018

Communication! An ever-present challenge in life, in ministry, in relationships. Let’s look at some communication skills as both a speaker and a listener that will help you navigate this treacherous river, and help you train those who serve with you.

2017 Workshops

Counseling: Why Didn't You Warn Me? How to Deal with Challenging People

3/3/2017

Do you have challenging people in your life or ministry? Dear people who have personal or behavioral problems that challenge both your grace and leadership skills? Let’s review some strategies and step-by-step tips for handling several types of challenging people, whether in your small group or caring ministry. And let's make sure YOU aren't the problem!

Counseling: Survival Tips for the Wilderness Journey: When the Itinerary You're on Isn't the One You Signed up For

3/3/2017

Are you in a spiritual, personal, or professional wilderness? Did your life suddenly take a sharp left turn and leave you grasping for breath? Has your ministry been sidetracked as you struggle to simply hang on? How could this happen? How could God let this happen? If you're asking any of these questions, let me tell you the stories of people who have faced the wilderness and not only survived, but thrived. Learning from the example of Moses' wilderness trek, we'll examine derailed plans and learn eight tips for surviving when life takes a sudden left turn and dumps you in the desert.

Counseling: How to Get Your Warrior Back

3/3/2017

Have you hit a slump? A depression? Something that is so debilitating it seems you can’t go on? Or perhaps you are ministering to such a person. Let’s discuss some causes of this issue and some surefire techniques for getting that warrior spirit back.

Counseling: How to Talk So Others Will Listen and Listen So Others Will Talk

3/4/2017

Communication! An ever-present challenge in life, in ministry, in relationships. Let’s look at some communication skills that will help you navigate this treacherous river, and help you train those who serve with you.

Counseling: Obstacles to Healing

3/4/2017

Have you tried everything in ministering healing to yourself or others but are seeing limited results? Pat will discuss some obstacles (which can be summarized in one word...) that keep people from receiving either inner or physical healing, based on her 35+ years of experience in healing ministry. And we’ll offer solutions that will guarantee progress.

2016 Workshops

21st Century Issues: The Silver Tsunami and Why It Matters to Your Church

3/4/2016

Boomers have turned 65, creating a silver tsunami never before seen in this country. It is already impacting every segment of society and your church. We will discuss the demographic impact of this generation, biblical principles, and strategies and opportunities for the Church as this crisis (danger and opportunity) roars upon us.


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Counseling: Survival Tips for the Wilderness Journey: When the Itinerary You're on Isn't the One You Signed up For

3/4/2016

Are you in a spiritual, personal, or professional wilderness? Did your life suddenly take a sharp left turn and leave you grasping for breath? Has your ministry been sidetracked as you struggle to simply hang on? How could this happen? How could God let this happen? If you're asking any of these questions, let me tell you the stories of people who have faced the wilderness and not only survived, but thrived. Learning from the example of Moses' wilderness trek, we examine derailed plans and learn eight tips for surviving when life takes a sudden left turn and dumps you in the desert.


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21st Century Issues: Why Didn't You Warn Me? How to Deal with Challenging People

3/5/2016

Do you have challenging people in your life or ministry? Dear people who have personal or behavioral problems that challenge both your grace and leadership skills? Let’s review some strategies and step-by-step tips for handling several types of challenging people, whether in your small group or caring ministry.

Counseling: How to Talk So Others will Listen and Listen So Others Will Talk

3/5/2016

Communication! An ever-present challenge in life, in ministry, in relationships. Let’s look at some communication skills that will help you navigate this treacherous river, and help you train those who serve with you.


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2015 Workshops

21st Century Issues: Obstacles to Healing

3/6/2015

Have you tried everything in ministering healing to yourself or others but are seeing limited results? We will discuss some obstacles that keep people from receiving either inner or physical healing.

21st Century Issues: Caregiving: The New Boomer Identity

3/6/2015

The oldest Boomers have just turned 65, dragging a 20-year tail. We will discuss the demographics of this generation, biblical principles governing our personal caregiving, and strategies and opportunities for the Church.

21st Century Issues: Why Didn't You Warn Me? How to Deal with Challenging People

3/7/2015

Do you have challenging people in your life? Dear people who have personal or behavioral problems that challenge both your grace and leadership skills? Let’s review some step-by-step tips for handling several types of challenging people, whether in your small group or caring ministry.

2014 Workshops

Counseling: Obstacles to Healing

3/7/2014

Have you tried everything in ministering healing to yourself or others but are seeing limited results? We will discuss some obstacles that keep people from receiving either inner or physical healing.


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Counseling: Caregiving: The New Boomer Identity, Part 1

3/7/2014

The oldest Boomers have just turned 65, dragging a 20-year tail. We will discuss the demographic impact of this generation, related biblical principles, and strategies and opportunities for the Church.


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Counseling: Caregiving: The New Boomer Identity , Part 2

3/7/2014

If you are caring for a parent, spouse, child, grandchild or neighbor, let’s discuss the Biblical principles that governs our caregiving and practical strategies for caregivers. Part 1 is highly recommended as a foundation.


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Counseling: Planting Tumbleweeds: From Aimless to Splendid

3/8/2014

Does your life resemble a tumbleweed? Lifeless? Rootless? Tossed about by every circumstance? Just when your think you are standing firm, along comes another wind and blows you off course. There is hope. If you understand the relationship of the human spirit, soul and body, your life can take on new meaning and stability as you learn to become planted like a mighty oak.


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Counseling: Why Didn't You Warn Me? How to Deal with Challenging People

3/8/2014

Do you have challenging people in your life? Dear people who have personal or behavioral problems that challenge both your grace and leadership skills? Let’s review some step-by-step tips for handling several types of challenging people, whether in your small group or caring ministry.


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2011 Workshops

Adult & Small Groups: Leading Dynamic Discussions: How to Keep Your Group on the Edge of Their Seats

3/4/2011

Are your Sunday school or small group discussions met with deafening silence or confused stares? We'll discuss the types of studies, questions, and situations that lead to dynamic, life-changing discussions. Target audience is small group leaders and adult Bible teachers.


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Adult & Small Groups: Who Me? A Leader?

3/4/2011

Have you been asked to lead a small group or perhaps you are responsible for selecting small group or ministry leaders? This workshop will discuss seven characteristics of a leader, with the objective of enabling you to identify those attributes that will assure effective leadership in yourself or others. Target audience is small group leaders and adult Bible teachers.


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Counseling: Obstacles to Healing

3/4/2011

Have you tried everything in ministering healing to yourself or others but are seeing limited results? We will discuss some obstacles that keep people from receiving either inner or physical healing.


Download mp3 file

Counseling: Planting Tumbleweeds: From Aimless to Splendid

3/5/2011

Does your life resemble a tumbleweed? Lifeless? Rootless? Tossed about by every circumstance? Just when you think your are standing firm, along comes another wind and blows you off course. There is hope. If you understand the relationship of the human spirit, soul and body, your life can take on new meaning and stability as you learn to become planted like a mighty oak.


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Counseling: Becoming a Life Giver

3/5/2011

Many people want to minister to those who have been abused, but do not know how. Learn very practical do's and don'ts for ministry, including extensive case material. We will provide practical information for direct ministry or for managing a ministry.


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21st Century Issues: Becoming a Life Giver

3/5/2011

Many people want to minister to those who have been abused, but do not know how. Learn very practical do's and don'ts for ministry, including extensive case material. We will provide practical information for direct ministry or for managing a ministry.


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2009 Workshops

Adult & Small Groups: From Here to Maturity

3/6/2009

What is maturity and how can we reach it? We’ll discuss the Biblical concept of Christian maturity and how this character can be best developed within a small group, as well as six components of small groups that will help prepare you to lead your members to the goal of maturity. The objective of this workshop is to help the participants identify and incorporate these six components in their small group.


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Adult & Small Groups: Getting Started

3/6/2009

Have you been asked to lead a small group and don’t have a clue where to begin? We’ll discuss the fundamentals and logistical issues to consider before your first small group meeting to assure that people feel welcome and prepared for. This very practical workshop is designed primarily for the first time small group leader.


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Adult & Small Groups: Leading Dynamic Discussions

3/6/2009

Do you find that your small group or Sunday school discussions are met with deafening silence or confused stares? We’ll discuss the types of studies, questions, and situations that lead to dynamic, life-changing discussions.


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Adult & Small Groups: Train my Leaders!

3/6/2009

You have leaders – volunteer and staff serving small groups, Sunday school, singles -- and you want to equip them to do the work of the ministry. What are your options for training both beginners and experienced servants? We'll discuss in-house, local, state, national, online, and other forms of training to equip your leaders to do the very best job possible. Come prepared to share your best resources and learn from others.


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Adult & Small Groups: Why Didn't You Warn Me?

3/6/2009

Do you have challenging people in your small group or class? Dear people who have personal or behavioral problems that challenge your leadership skills? This talk provides step-by-step tips for handling several types of challenging members, as well as principles for leading a small group.


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