BASS

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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Rebecca Sharp

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Rebecca Sharp
Rebecca Sharp

Ambassador with Group Publishing
Group Publishing, Inc.
Loveland, CO




2020 Workshops

Children - Elementary: How Kids Learn

3/6/2020 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Room: Firehouse

What makes a lesson great? Is it the teacher? the topic? the supplies? Or might it be the kids themselves? When you discover how kids learn best, every lesson becomes impactful and memorable. Explore Jesus’ teaching, specifically the parable of the sower, to develop a more effective approach to leading kids. You’ll discover how to help kids not just hear but truly understand God’s Word. Plus, unlock secrets of the brain that lead to long-term memory. Presented by Group’s Ministry Training Center.

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Children - Elementary: Why Can't We Ask These Questions in Church?

3/6/2020 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Room: Firehouse

Preteens have questions…and some of them are doozies! Rather than dismiss tough topics, discover how to help kids process and look to the Bible to dig into hard questions about God and faith. Together, we’ll learn how to be bold with your preteens by exploring four values that will transform the way you do ministry. Rooted in developmental research, these values reach preteens’ specific needs. You’ll learn how to practically apply these values in your ministry. Presented by Group’s Ministry Training Center.

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Children's Ministry Leadership: Making the Most of VBS

3/6/2020 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Room: Firehouse

Vacation Bible school provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to reach kids in your community—kids who might otherwise never set foot in your church. But are you being strategic in how you plan and carry out VBS? Are you making the most of this unique event? A fresh approach can breathe new life into your program, energizing your year-round ministry efforts. Together let’s map out a ministry “destination,” discovering how VBS can play a key role in growing your ministry in unexpected ways. Presented by Group’s Ministry Training Center. This workshop will be repeated on Saturday @ 2:15.

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Children - Elementary: DeMystifying the Bible for Families

3/7/2020 8:00 - 9:15 a.m. Room: Firehouse

Families may want to dig into God’s Word, but let’s face it, the Bible can be a little intimidating. How can this ancient text really permeate family life today—especially if it’s new to parents, too? Discover practical tools to fuel Bible discovery in everyday family life. From bedtime storybooks to carpool playlists, we have simple ideas to help take away fear and make the Bible your friend.

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Children - Elementary: Ask Away! Discover the Secret to Asking Questions that Build and Deepen Faith

3/7/2020 11:15 - 12:30 p.m. Room: Firehouse

Find the secret to asking good questions that get kids—and their leaders—talking. You’ll explore Jesus-style questions that deepen faith and build friendships. And you’ll find some answers, too! Discover how debrief conversations steer kids toward faith discoveries, and get tips for responding to kids’ answers. You’ll walk away with a REAL understanding of how to engage and grow closer to kids in your ministry.

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Children's Ministry Leadership: Making the Most of VBS

3/7/2020 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. Room: Firehouse

Vacation Bible school provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to reach kids in your community—kids who might otherwise never set foot in your church. But are you being strategic in how you plan and carry out VBS? Are you making the most of this unique event? A fresh approach can breathe new life into your program, energizing your year-round ministry efforts. Together let’s map out a ministry “destination,” discovering how VBS can play a key role in growing your ministry in unexpected ways. Presented by Group’s Ministry Training Center. This workshop will be repeated on Friday @ 3:00.

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2017 Workshops

Children - Elementary: A Year-Round Approach to a Magnetic Family Ministry

3/3/2017

Uncover the secret formula for a year-round approach to fail-proof, faith-building seasonal events that help families experience God together. In this practical workshop you’ll get three strategies to impact the faith development of families in your church—and to draw in new families from your community. Walk away with the ah-ha’s you need to energize your existing ministry and implement new ones—all with the goal of bringing families closer to Jesus.

Youth: Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches

3/4/2017

Are you a “small” church? Don’t feel bad – you’re the majority! With the average church in America clocking in at about 75 members, there’s no reason why “small” has to equal “less” when it comes to a healthy, thriving youth ministry. We’ll break down stereotypes, rally around biblical and philosophical direction, and gain a ton of practical ideas for creating a ministry that teenagers will love to be a part of – no matter how large or small the group.