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A Conference for Northern California Churches

BASS Convention Presenter: Karen Ensor

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Karen Ensor
Karen Ensor

Sunday School Superintendent
Christian Cathedral Church
Oakland, CA
Kensor@patten.edu

Over twenty-five years experience teaching high school and college students. During this time I have also served in the church as the superintendent of the Sunday school and the VBS Director.The primary focus of my work has been in the field of education. During this time I have also been actively involved in leadership roles in the church and university settings.




2020 Workshops

Christian Education: The GPS in Life: Setting Goals in Our Personal Life and Ministry

3/6/2020

Goal setting is important in both our personal life and in ministry. The "Why" and "How" of goal setting will be covered and Biblical examples shared. We will discuss how goals can help us focus on the important things and make good decisions.

Christian Education: Planning Your Ministry Event

3/6/2020

What does it take to offer a successful ministry event? In this workshop we will move from looking at the challenges involved in offering a ministry event to systemically looking at each activity important when planning.

2019 Workshops

Christian Education: Working as a Team in Ministry

3/8/2019

This practical workshop is designed to equip leaders to work more effectively by using teams in church ministry. Learning how to communicate effectively with team members will strengthen the leader’s skills which will enhance the church ministry.

Christian Education: Using Your Time Effectively In and Out of Ministry

3/8/2019

Usage of our time is something that needs to be examined continually. This workshop covers areas where many spend time or need to spend time. The opportunity to reflect on how each one is using this precious commodity is followed by offering strategies to help make better decisions and to shorten the work needed on various tasks we face in ministry.

2018 Workshops

Christian Education: Working as a Team in Ministry

3/2/2018

The importance of membership style, goals, and how to communication are just a few of the areas that will be discussed in this workshop on working as a team.

Christian Education: Nuts and Bolts of Recruiting and Supporting a Volunteer Staff

3/2/2018

Working in ministry usually involves recruiting and supporting volunteers. This workshop will look at various ways to achieve desired results in this important area of Christian work.

2016 Workshops

Christian Education: Using Your Time Effectively in Ministry

3/5/2016

Time is a precious God given commodity. This workshop offers us an opportunity to explore how we are using our time now and ways to improve our time usage to be more effective in our ministries.


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Christian Education: Seven Simple Steps to Organize Your Ministry

3/5/2016

Ask yourself this question: “What important factors do you think are needed to have an effective Ministry? In this workshop you will discover practical ideas for important areas such as developing a mission statement, goals, nurturing our volunteers etc., we need to consider when developing or reviewing our ministries.


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2013 Workshops

Christian Education: Seven Simple Steps for Organizing Your Ministry

3/8/2013

Organizing for ministry can be overwhelming, whether you are beginning something new or seeking to expand or improve an existing ministry in your church. This session will provide seven basic steps that can help simplify the organizational process, allowing you to enjoy your ministry right from the start.


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Christian Education: Using Your Time Effectively in Ministry

3/9/2013

Time management strategies


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2012 Workshops

Christian Education: Seven Simple Steps for Organizing Your Ministry

3/3/2012

Organizing for ministry can be overwhelming, whether you are beginning something new or seeking to expand or improve an existing ministry in your church. This session will provide seven basic steps that can help simplify the organizational process, allowing you to enjoy your ministry right from the start.