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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: Gerald Mann

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Gerald Mann
Gerald Mann

Senior Pastor
Sunset Ministry
San Francisco, Ca

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2019 Workshops

Pastors: Finishing Well in Ministry

3/9/2019 8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Room: N10

With the preponderance to ministry failures, how does one protect himself or herself and have a healthy balance in ministry long enough to hear the words, “Well done my faithful servant.”

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Singles & Single Parents: Am I Too Old to Get Married or Remarried?

3/9/2019 11:15 - 12:30 p.m. Room: N10

This question often comes up with mature adults. What are the pitfalls, opportunities, and joys of marriage or remarriage as one matures or loses a spouse? These items will be discussed in this seminar.

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Singles & Single Parents: Are Christian Men and Women Really From Mars and Venus

3/9/2019 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Room: N10

This session will consider the difference can between men and women in the Christian context. Watch out, the differences may not be what you think.

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Singles & Single Parents: I’m Still Single. Is God Really Going to Give Me the Desires of My Heart?

3/9/2019 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Room: N10

Ministry has been the love of my life, I’m successful, and I love the Lord. However, this one area of my life is vacant, what do I do. This seminar will discuss this topics as well as the shared traits among Asian and African American women.

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2018 Workshops

Singles & Single Parents: Prayer for the Single Person: Should I or Should I Not?

3/3/2018

This is always the question asked when looking for and seeking a spouse. Should I pray for one or not? How does such a question and praying inform my life and faith? This seminar will discuss the thinking and scriptural basis for answering such questions.

Singles & Single Parents: How Does One Identify a Godly Man Who is Single?

3/3/2018

Finding single godly men seems hard, what are my thoughts about finding one? Does he have to be in a leadership position, or does he have to be a spiritual giant or super saint? This seminar will explore our thinking on finding single godly men and the barriers that keep us from them.

Pastors: Leadership Styles In The Church

3/3/2018

This seminar is a follow up to last years “Help my administrator is taking over the Church” There are six types of leaders in your church or organization. This seminar will explore the six types of leaders around you and explain how to deal with each of them.

2017 Workshops

Pastors: Help, My Administrator is Taking Over the Church!

3/4/2017

The Church Administrator is often the most influential person in the church. This workshop will explore some strategies to help balance and define the critical roles of Pastor and Administrator, as well as how to work in partnership with each other. It will also discuss the subtle politics and spiritual issues at play.

Pastors: How to Handle the Hard Issues in the Lives of Adolescents

3/4/2017

What should a pastor do to inform and encourage his staff over high schools and teens in crises? How do Pastors, Sunday School teachers and youth workers address these issues? What do you do when today’s issues are beyond your training and expertise? This workshop will explore and equip you to face these issues and more.

Singles & Single Parents: Help for the Shy Guy

3/4/2017

As a shy guy women may tend over look you. This workshop will offer concrete ideas and strategies that will help you overcome several of the barriers that keep you from the dating experiences you desire, and begin growing you into the courageous male God always intended you to be

Singles & Single Parents: Dating for Maturing Singles

3/4/2017

Hollywood and the world around me says that you have to be young to date and or find a mate. You may think and ask "has time passed me by"? The answer to that question is no! This workshop will explore some ideas for the maturing single person who still have a desire to date and be a part of the larger spiritual world around them.

2016 Workshops

Singles & Single Parents: Grief, Mourning and Beginning Again

3/5/2016

Life, and hence relationships, are constantly change on us, grief comes in the process. We feel as thought death has robbed us of our loved one, our best friend, or the break up was so bad that dealing with the rejection is too hard. How do I cope with the things that have happened? Where was God in the process? This workshop will help us heal and to start over after divorce, break-ups, the death of a loved one or spouse. It will also help us understand our loving Father in the process.


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Asian: What Does God the Father Expect From Me as a Single Asian Woman?

3/5/2016

Dating after high school and college can be very difficult. By now you are educated, have a career and a strong sense of self-worth. How then do I continue to flourish in ministry and my career as God’s daughter and remove whatever barriers, be they cultural, societal,or mindsets,there may be and still attract the Godly man He wants me to have. There will be plenty of dialogue as personal experiences are shared and discussed.


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Singles & Single Parents: What Does God the Father Expect From Me as a Single African American Woman?

3/5/2016

Dating after high school and college can be very difficult. By now you are educated, have a career and a strong sense of self-worth. How then do I continue to flourish in ministry and my career as God’s daughter and remove whatever barriers, be they cultural, societal, or mindsets, there may be and still attract the Godly man He wants me to have. There will be plenty of dialogue as personal experiences are shared and discussed


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2015 Workshops

Pastors: Being Successfully Married in Ministry

3/6/2015

Ministry is difficult work. Marriage is a mystery and is equally hard work. Sixty percent of ministry marriages end in divorce, so the handing each in balance is not always easy. So the question arises how can I be successful at both ministry and marriage. This seminar will speak to this subject

Pastors: Understanding Your Youth Pastor

3/7/2015

Our culture has changed and now we have someone to speak into it, to challenge and teach your people, but communication, vision, goals and other problems have crept in. How do I understand and work with this person so vital to our churches ministry. This seminar will cover understanding your person and how to best reach your ministry goals.

Singles & Single Parents: Lord, I’m Losing Patience, Waiting

3/7/2015

You spend a lot of time, energy and talent serving and sacrificing for the kingdom. Now you find your patience wearing thin and your faith wavering, waiting for God to lead you to the right man or woman in your personal life. How do I in the fast paced and needy world, not lose hope in God sending me a spouse to walk in ministry with me.

2014 Workshops

Youth: Listening To and Hearing God in an Overloaded Tech World

3/7/2014

Our world is over run by technology. Because of this we often run until we are exhausted like the prophet Elijah. How do you avoid the Elijah syndrome in youth ministry? How do you hear form God on a daily basis? When is it time to put down the smart phone, the tablet, the computer and take a fast form technology? How do you do self care in this type of overloaded world.


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Pastors: The Secrets of Finishing and Staying Well in Ministry

3/8/2014

You are entitled to a private life, but not a secret life. How do you as a pastor or shepherd avoid pitfalls, allurements and distractions. Are you afraid to do anything because you are afraid to make an mistake? How do you live a godly life and not buy the hype about yourself or ministry. These are all questions pastors and other spiritual leaders must face. How are you doing?


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Singles & Single Parents: Encouraging the Needs Asian and African American Women

3/8/2014

How does an successful well educated and gifted woman in the above cultures take risk in the areas of career, spiritual development ,romance and finding the right marriage partner. God has made you successful in all areas but this one, is there something wrong? The answer is no. What risk do I need to take to find the person God has for me?


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Singles & Single Parents: Is There Such a Thing as Starting Over

3/8/2014

Life, and hence relationships, are constantly change on us, grief comes in the process. How do I cope with the things that have happened? Where was God in the process? This workshop will show us how to start over after divorce, break-ups, or even the death of a spouse. It will also help us understand our loving Father in the process.


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2013 Workshops

Youth: Raising up the next generation of Godly leaders

3/8/2013

How does one help young people grow into Godly servant leaders? What are some basic ways to speak into the world of adolescents and help them develop deep and rich relationships with Christ.


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Singles & Single Parents: Am I Quick to Listen, or Do I DisqualifyThose the Lord Sends?

3/9/2013

Listening is a crucial skill we need, married or not. Without listening carefully we will not hear the still small voice of the Lord. James 1:19 calls us to be quick to listen, and we know this verse, but are we selfless enough to listen? Are we listening to potential spouses, do we disqualify them without hearing or are we trying mainly to say something that impresses?


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Singles & Single Parents: What Should I Be Looking For?

3/9/2013

A wife or husband of noble character is worth more than rubies. I know that, but is that what I'm really looking for? Does Mr. or Ms. Perfect really exist? Do I bother to read, carefully, the online profiles of singles who are not beautiful? Am I what I am looking for. What does the Bible mean by "noble" in Proverbs 31:10?


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2012 Workshops

Singles & Single Parents: Starting Over

3/3/2012

Life, and hence relationships, are constantly change on us. This workshop will show us how to start over after divorce, break-ups, or even the death of a spouse.

2011 Workshops

Singles & Single Parents: Living Single in a Married and Sexualized Culture

3/5/2011

Being the single person God has made you socially and culturally in response to today's society.

Singles & Single Parents: Does My Faith Get in the Way of My Relationships?

3/5/2011

How does the world view me as a Christian single person?


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