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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: David Sanford

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David Sanford
David Sanford

Lay Pastor
Spring Mountain Bible Church
Clackamas, OR

David Sanford has served as a lay pastor for 22 years. Among his publishing credits, David is executive editor of Holy Bible: Mosaic, general editor of Handbook on Thriving as an Adoptive Family, co-author of How to Read Your Bible, and author of If God Disappears.

2018 Workshops

21st Century Issues: The Startling Implications If Jesus Is Never a Hypocrite


Ever cringe when Jesus isn’t “nice”? Instead, let’s use our God-given sanctified imaginations to enter more fully into “not nice” Gospel stories! During this new workshop, David will present three such stories and explore how Jesus demonstrates deep love despite first appearances to the contrary. This popular workshop is based on David's new book, Loving Your Neighbor: Surprise! It's NOT What You Think.

21st Century Issues: Closing the Back Door: Loving No Matter What


Had a friend leave your church? Do they seem to doubt some of what they believed? Let’s consider 10 counterintuitive ways to love them anew! This is David Sanford's third time speaking at BASS, his #1 favorite Christian conference of the year! This workshop is based on his extensive experiences and writings, including his acclaimed book, If God Disappears (Tyndale House Publishers).

2017 Workshops

Evangelism & Outreach: New Ways to Love Your Neighbor


Jesus already is at work in the lives of many of our neighbors. And Jesus invites us to join Him ... in many unexpected, surprising ways!

These surprising, often counterintuitive ways open us up to the Holy Spirit’s leading to be more than a “nice, loving Christian neighbor.”

While “loving Christian” is essential, “nice” is NOT a big enough word for what God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit have in mind for the 1st and 21st centuries.

This workshop is designed to surprise and stretch and delight you. Cancel other plans. Don't miss this fun, interactive workshop.

2016 Workshops

Evangelism & Outreach: Loving Your Neighbor: Surprise! It's Not What You Think


How do we obey the 2nd half of the Great Commandment? If Jesus Christ used counter-intuitive ways to love individuals, maybe, just maybe, so can we!

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