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: Karen Apple

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Karen Apple
Karen Apple

Director
1st Things 1st
Charlotte, NC
704-756-3818
k.1stthings@live.com
www.karenapple.net

As a licensed children’s minister, Karen developed a multi-faceted church children’s ministry for infants through fifth graders and designed their over-the-top weekday preschool and Kids' Camp. Karen is now the director of 1st Things 1st. She's a popular nationally recognized speaker, a guest blogger and a mentor to children's ministry directors/pastors.

Equipping and encouraging children’s ministry leaders and teaching kids God's Word makes her heart sing. She adores Apples, especially her husband Steve.




2015 Workshops

Children - Early Childhood: The 11 How to's of Preschool Discipline

3/6/2015

Join the Plot to Teach Preschooler Self-Discipline. We'll talk about fun, instructive tools to keep kids tuned in and self controlled. A whisper, consistent age appropriate expectations, a hat, clues and cues all can play a part in teaching preschoolers how to control themselves. This workshop will be repeated on Saturday at 12:45 p.m.

Children - Early Childhood: Infants and Toddlers Are Ready for Learning Adventures

3/6/2015

Being off your rocker is a good thing and a great way to create a learning adventure about Jesus and His Word. We'll investigate how relationships, music, poems, Bible stories and play are fun and engaging tools to help our little ones learn.

Children - Early Childhood: Preschool Brain Power? Leverage the Way Preschoolers Learn to Reach Their Hearts With God's Word.

3/6/2015

We can tap into the magnificent brain power of a 3 to 5 year old to teach them about Jesus and His Word. When we know HOW preschoolers learn, we can create experiences and use teaching techniques that will change lives.

Children - Early Childhood: Cement Abstract Concepts for Concrete Thinkers

3/7/2015

Abstract concepts, like love and kindness, can't be touched. Preschoolers learn these concepts through life experiences and action. We'll discover concrete activities that will help abstract Bible concepts stick.

Children - Early Childhood: The 11 How to's of Preschool Discipline

3/7/2015

Join the Plot to Teach Preschooler Self-Discipline. We'll talk about fun, instructive tools to keep kids tuned in and self controlled. A whisper, consistent age appropriate expectations, a hat, clues and cues all can play a part in teaching preschoolers how to control themselves. This workshop will be repeated on Friday at 10:30 a.m.

2013 Workshops

Early Childhood: Are You Off Your Rocker? Get on the floor with the child on your lap.

3/8/2013

Discover 6 steps to help CRAWLERS and WALKERS LAUNCH into Learning Adventures. They are ready to learn so let’s get ready to teach them about God and His love.


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Children - Early Childhood: Preschoolers Are LEARNING MACHINES. Teach the Way They Learn.

3/8/2013

3, 4 and 5 year olds learn with every breath, every relationship and every experience. Understand how they learn so you can make good choices about learning activities, music and Bible learning adventures. Make God’s Word meaningful and memorable to young learners.


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Children - Early Childhood: BIG - TIME “Large Group” for Preschoolers

3/8/2013

Kick it up a notch so you engage their minds and reach their hearts in a big way. Discover how to make “large group” a Bible learning adventure for 3 to 5 year olds. Set the stage for learning with meaningful and memorable music, group prayer and applications.


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Children - Early Childhood: Beyond the Baby Basics for Church Nurseries

3/9/2013

Make parents, infants and crawlers feel confident and secure each time they come to the church nursery. Provide a baby friendly, loving, learning environment that meets each child’s needs and encourages and equips her parents.


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Children - Early Childhood: Keep 'em Tuned In and Help Preschoolers Learn Self Discipline

3/9/2013

A subversive Plot to Help Preschoolers Learn Self -Discipline. Teaching 3 to 5 year old kids can feel like “wrangling cats” to some volunteers. Learn strategies to keep kids engaged and to teach them self-discipline in positive, encouraging ways. Self-discipline is caught and taught.


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