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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: Dan Lovaglia

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Dan Lovaglia
Dan Lovaglia

Associate | Children & Family Ministries
Slingshot Group
Irvine, CA
630-400-3171
dlovaglia@slingshotgroup.org
slingshotgroup.org
relationalchildrensministry.com

Dan Lovaglia is a discipleship catalyst, ministry consultant, and leadership coach. He currently serves as a staffing+coaching associate on the Children & Family Ministries team with Slingshot Group. He is the author of Relational Children's Ministry: Turning Kid-Influencers into Lifelong Disciple Makers (Zondervan, 2016) and the Family Ministry columnist for Children's Ministry Magazine (Group Publishing). With the heart of a true equipper, Dan leverages his experiences—particularly his seasons at Willow Creek Community Church and Awana—to build into kid-influencers and churches nationwide.






2018 Workshops

Children's Ministry Leadership: Effectively Dealing with Pain Points in Today’s Children’s Ministry

3/2/2018

Every church’s children’s ministry faces programmatic challenges. Don’t let frustration derail disciple making! Join us to identify where you (and many others) are struggling and how to move forward for the sake of kids and families.

Children's Ministry Leadership: Reset Your Children’s Ministry: Become a Relational Revolutionary!

3/2/2018

Kid-influencers want children to know, love, and serve Christ forever, yet many leaders are caught up running programs at the expense of true discipleship. Discover five life-giving invitations modeled by Jesus that will relationally revitalize your children’s ministry.

Children's Ministry Leadership: The Secret to Serving Frenzied Families

3/2/2018

Do busy families drive you and your ministry crazy? Come explore fresh ways to reengage with fast-paced parents and start using what’s fueling your frustration to become a bridge-builder between church and home.

Children's Ministry Leadership: From Child Care to Disciple Making—Make Your Children’s Ministry Indispensable

3/3/2018

What’s holding back your disciple-making dream for children’s ministry? Aligning church leadership with your vision for kids and families is a great starting point. This session will equip you with practical tools for leading constructive conversations toward lasting change.

Children's Ministry Leadership: 4 Rs for Developing Great Leaders

3/3/2018

The only thing more painful than losing great leaders is finding out why. Learn four simple principles for finding, strengthening and keeping the very best volunteers on your team. This breakout will challenge you to abandon “leadership as usual” so your children's ministry can reach its fullest potential!

2017 Workshops

Children's Ministry Leadership: Facing the Gospel Truth About Today’s Children’s Ministry

3/3/2017

When it comes to lifelong discipleship, how’s your church’s children’s ministry doing, really? Awana recently released 10 critical research findings that express the pain-points and passion areas of faithful kidmin leaders across the U.S. As it turns out, despite its best efforts the church has a great discipleship disconnect on its hands. If you love kids and families, lead or serve in children’s ministry or are responsible for key discipleship ministry decisions in your church, this breakout is for you. Through engaging teaching and discussion you will be introduced to a timely resource, The Gospel Truth About Children’s Ministry by Matt Markins and Dan Lovaglia with Mark McPeak. You will also be challenged to identify and implement practical next steps to increase lifelong discipleship effectiveness in your church, children’s ministry, families and kids.

Children's Ministry Leadership: 5 Invitations for Becoming a Relational Children’s Ministry

3/3/2017

Are you running ragged in children’s ministry? You’re not alone! Kid-influencers dream of lifelong discipleship but are faced with the realities of week-to-week programming. For the sake of this and future generations, a renewed approach to disciple making is needed. This breakout introduces five invitations modeled by Jesus that can revive the relational dimension of your ministry with kids, families and leaders. Get equipped firsthand with the principles and practical applications from Relational Children’s Ministry: Turning Kid-Influencers Into Lifelong Disciple Makers by Dan Lovaglia (Zondervan, 2016).

Children's Ministry Leadership: Aligning Church Mission with Your Children's Ministry

3/4/2017

When church mission and children's ministry direction are misaligned, forward momentum in evangelism and discipleship with families suffers. This interactive breakout will give you tools to identify, inspire and implement constructive change with your leadership core.

Children's Ministry Leadership: Maximizing Midweek Ministry Without Losing Your Mind - or Your Life!

3/4/2017

Effective midweek ministry with kids and families is about doing differently not doing more! Longing for

2016 Workshops

Children's Ministry Leadership: Facing the Gospel Truth About Today's Children's Ministry

3/4/2016

When it comes to lifelong discipleship, how’s your church’s children’s ministry doing, really? Awana recently released 10 critical research findings that express the pain-points and passion areas of faithful kidmin leaders across the U.S. As it turns out, despite its best efforts the church has a great discipleship disconnect on its hands. If you love kids and families, lead or serve in children’s ministry or are responsible for key discipleship ministry decisions in your church, this breakout is for you. Through engaging teaching and discussion you will be introduced to a timely resource, The Gospel Truth About Children’s Ministry by Matt Markins and Dan Lovaglia with Mark McPeak. You will also be challenged to identify and implement practical next steps to increase lifelong discipleship effectiveness in your church, children’s ministry, families and kids.


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Children's Ministry Leadership: 4 Rs for Developing Great Leaders

3/4/2016

The only thing more painful than losing great leaders is finding out why. Learn four simple principles for finding, strengthening and keeping the very best volunteers on your team. This workshop will challenge you to abandon “leadership as usual” so your club can reach its fullest potential!


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Children's Ministry Leadership: No More Finger-Pointing! How to Build Unconventional Community with Families

3/4/2016

Families are bombarded with opportunities and drowning in expectations. Come discover three distinct bridges between home and church that can serve families unconventionally and alleviate a lot of this pressure. This breakout will inspire and equip you to get face-to-face with kids and families of all kinds so they will experience God’s grace firsthand.


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Children's Ministry Leadership: Refueling Your Tank: What’s Your Plan for Spiritual Renewal?

3/5/2016

When the needle hits “E” that doesn’t always mean, “Extra ten miles!” If you have ever experienced, or wondered if you’re on your way, to burnout in ministry, this workshop is designed just for you. In addition to creating a roadmap to refuel spiritually, you will receive the gift of time and space to begin being renewed.


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2015 Workshops

Children's Ministry Leadership: No More Finger-Pointing! How to Build Unconventional Community with Families

3/6/2015

Families are bombarded with opportunities and drowning in expectations. Come discover three distinct bridges between home and church that can serve families unconventionally and alleviate a lot of this pressure. This breakout will inspire and equip you to get face-to-face with kids and families of all kinds so they will experience God’s grace firsthand.

Children's Ministry Leadership: 4 R’s for Developing Great Leaders

3/6/2015

The only thing more painful than losing great leaders is finding out why. Learn four simple principles for finding, strengthening and keeping the very best volunteers on your team. This workshop will challenge you to abandon “leadership as usual”!

Children's Ministry Leadership: Refueling Your Tank: What’s Your Plan for Spiritual Renewal?

3/7/2015

When the needle hits “E” that doesn’t always mean, “Extra ten miles!” If you have ever experienced, or wondered if you’re on your way, to burnout in ministry, this workshop is designed just for you. In addition to creating a roadmap to refuel spiritually, you will receive the gift of time and space to begin being renewed.

Children's Ministry Leadership: 5 Dynamic Ways to Engage Your Pastor

3/7/2015

At the end of a long ministry day or season, it can be tempting to “check-out” without “checking-in” with the pastoral leadership at your church. Help your ministry stay healthy and strong by maintaining a vibrant relationship with key leaders that help ministry happen. This workshop will load you up with specific ways to influence the leaders who lead you.