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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Daniel Strange

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Daniel Strange
Daniel Strange

Pastor of Young Families
Three Crosses Church
Castro Valley, CA

In the Fall of 1999 I found myself in a UC Berkeley dorm room with the Bible in my lap.

I had started coming to church in high school when some friends invited me to youth group. Still, when I graduated and went off to college, I didn't really understand what Christianity was all about. I had tried to pray, tried to read the Bible, but it never really stuck.

One morning, all alone in my dorm room, I dusted off my Bible and began to read. Something was different this time around. I found myself understanding the words I read. I found myself wanting to read more. I found myself looking forward to my time alone with God each day.

As I spent more and more time in Scripture, I watched in awe as God transformed my life around me. He grew a passion for His Kingdom. He changed my vision for the future. He called me into ministry. Looking back, I consider this to be one of the most pivotal seasons of my life. God was doing His work of transformation in me as He opened my eyes to His Word, His Son, and His Purposes.

After graduating from Cal, I served as a Pastor for two years before moving to Dallas to complete my ThM at Dallas Theological Seminary. My wife and I had our first child in Dallas, and then moved back to Castro Valley, where I have been serving as a Pastor at Three Crosses ever since.

I live in Castro Valley with my wife and four children, except for the three weeks a year that I move to Portland to work on my Doctor of Ministry degree at Western Seminary.

2017 Workshops

Pastors: Story-Formed Preaching


What do storytellers, writers and lyricists all have in common? They use the tools of story formation (plot, character, theme) to write great narrative content. A sermon is a work of narrative--what would it look like to apply these tools to our craft?

Come join us for a workshop that seeks to develop a new type of preaching by combining the tools of narrative theory with our tools of expository preaching.

2016 Workshops

Pastors: Preaching on Fire


Martin Lloyd Jones’ preaching has been described as “logic on fire.” In this workshop we will seek to answer the question, “what about Lloyd Jones' preaching made it so fiery?” Join us in this seminar as we learn some great lessons on preaching from “The Doctor."

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2015 Workshops

Pastors: Not on Facebook


These days it seems that everything is happening on the Internet. It's easy to feel like you're missing something if you're not connected via social network sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Is it possible to be a great Pastor today if you're not on Facebook?

Join us for this seminar as we talk about what it looks like to survive (and thrive) as a low-tech Pastor in a high-tech world.