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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: Deanna Allen

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Deanna Allen
Deanna Allen

Founder & President
Abundant Place
Vacaville, Ca
7073202693
Deanna@abundantplace.org

Deanna is a wife and mother of 6 beautiful children. She is also an author, speaker and the Founder of Abundant Place Ministries.

Also affectionately known as "The Prison Lady" Deanna has extensively ministered nationwide inside of prisons, jails and juvenile halls.

Deanna has been referred to as “a light, a spark plug, extremely dynamic, powerful, riveting, and a breath of fresh air.” Her background of life lessons, years of recovery experience, and lay counseling give her a unique perspective and remarkable voice to speak into and for the hearts of the hurting, broken, or individuals desiring to get to their next level.

Deanna has authored four books including "The Son Is Shining", "Pathway to Serenity; Overcoming Spiritual Bankruptcy", "Recovery to Destiny; Journey to the Promised Land", and "One Word From You". Deanna has also co-authored several additional books.

Deanna is a Senior Faculty Member of Women's Empowerment University (WEU), a National Representative for Daughters of Destiny Prison Ministry, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), Coalition of Prison Evangelists (COPE), and is actively involved in state and county work through board memberships and other contracted roles.

Deanna is a National Key-Note speaker who enjoys sharing at conferences, retreats, youth events, churches, charitable organizations and especially prisons and jails. Deanna has a reputation of being a highly motivational speaker who will inspire and encourage her audience to be all God created us to be, even if it’s one person at the grocery store.






2019 Workshops

Evangelism & Outreach: Healing the Sick – A Look at Substance Abuse Disorder and Mental Health Issues

3/8/2019 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Room: D5

What role can the church play in helping its community members live abundant lives while overcoming and living with substance abuse disorders, mental health issues and co-occurring disorders? Should churches consider adopting evidence-based practices into their method of reaching and healing the community? Are there Biblically Based alternative methods to healing the sick? Absolutely – come explore some.

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Evangelism & Outreach: When the Captives Get Set Free – Why Reentry is Such a Critical Piece

3/9/2019 11:15 - 12:30 p.m. Room: D5

Explore the countless opportunities of prison and jail ministry; from the outside in.

In this workshop we will address critical issues that begin the moment the incarcerated hits the gate and identify why.

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Evangelism & Outreach: Faith Reintegration Network Solutions (FRNS)

3/9/2019 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. Room: D5

Does our community – a desperate outreach and evangelism opportunity, require that we work together?

Do you desire to bring together faith, community and government partners to assess and address critical needs in the community?

What does unity in the body look like when strategically developing a person, or family-centered, continuum of coordinated care look and function like?

Come see a model created where multiple churches can complete rather than compete in meeting the needs of our communities. Learn how to create a coalition in your communtiy.

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Evangelism & Outreach: Are We Frustrated or Frustrating Transformations?

3/9/2019 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Room: D5

Trauma surrounds our cities. It is in every home. How does it play a part in outreach and evangelism? In this workshop you will become trauma informed and learn why you may be getting frustrated or even frustrating successful transformations you desire to see! We’ll identify unique challenges in working with those who’ve experienced traumatic experiences. What is secondary trauma? Determine how effective you are in understanding and ministering to those with trauma – especially women & children.

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2018 Workshops

Evangelism & Outreach: FRNS – Faith Reintegration Network Solutions

3/2/2018

Do you desire to bring together multiple congregations to assess and address critical Reentry needs in the community?

Working together to better serve our communities!

FRNS exists to: • Educate through community awareness events and technical trainings • Equip through Evidence Based Practices and Guiding Principles • Empower by raising the standard and increasing capacity • Encourage through prayer, fellowship, and networking opportunities • Engage through strategic and intentional community cross sector conversations • Evaluate through formal/informal audits of the systems, programs or interests

Let’s UNITE Are you interested in rallying together to create safe neighborhoods and better citizens? building brighter futures by serving those impacted by the criminal justice system; Communities, Victims, Families of the incarcerated, and of course, the incarcerated?

We are too and together—churches, faith-based organizations, community agencies, and governmental agencies will find common ground to make a difference in this seemingly impossible task.

Come see a model that has been created where multiple churches can complete rather than compete to most effectively serve the needs of men, women and teens returning to the communities from prison, jail and juvenile hall.

Evangelism & Outreach: Setting the Captives Free – Inside Out Prison & Jail Ministry

3/2/2018

Some of our cities pr counties have cities within them. Whole populations of men, women and teens are spending months and years behind bars. Their needs are diverse and many. Many churches do not know how to develop or launch an effective prison or jail ministry. In this workshop we will go beyond the inside opportunities of serving the incarcerated. We will look at many greater opportunities to disciple the individuals coming home. From meeting them at the gate to helping them identify critical life needs and much more we will share practical steps, program ideas and basic public safety issues for an inside out prison or jail ministry.

Evangelism & Outreach: Healing the Sick – Outreach to those with Substance Abuse & Mental Health Issues

3/2/2018

What role can the church play in helping it’s community members live abundant lives while overcoming and living with substance abuse disorders, mental health issues and co-occurring disorders. How does this tie into outreach and evangelism? Is it possible for churches to adopt evidence based practices into their method of reaching and healing the community? Come find out some approaches that are working.

Evangelism & Outreach: Becoming Trauma Informed – Have More Successful Transformations

3/3/2018

Trauma is surrounding most of our cities. Experienced in nearly every home. How does it play a part in outreach and evangelism?

In this workshop you will become trauma informed and learn how to experience more successful transformations! We’ll identify unique challenges in working with those who’ve experienced traumatic experiences.

Together we'll answer such questions as: What is secondary trauma? Is it possible to heal a heart that won’t trust anyone? Is this a way to reach an entire generation? Even more - can this break generational cycles?

Trauma is more than an event. It's effects last far beyond the day of the occurrence. From physical to psychological and even spiritual responses the individuals and families we are reaching out to may be living these effects for years.

In this workshop we will increase our awareness in identifying a trauma story, unfolding it's impact in the lives of those we reach, learn how to offer practical tools for those still overwhelmed by their traumatic experiences and much more.

2016 Workshops

Evangelism & Outreach: Everyday Evangelism - Community Evangelism

3/4/2016

Evangelism isn't just a Sunday thing. Monday thru Saturday there are opportunities all around us. Learn how to let your present moment be your pulpit. Through this community evangelism approach you will grow your church from the outside in.


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Evangelism & Outreach: Setting the Captives Free - Inside Out Prison Ministry

3/4/2016

Explore the countless opportunities of prison ministry; from leading worship services behind the fence to meeting the previously incarcerated at the gate. We will explore gender specific approaches that are trauma informed. Together let's identify what your congregation has in place that can be impacting the incarcerated, previously incarcerated as well as their family members who are doing the time with them. This workshop repeats on Saturday @ 12:45.


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Evangelism & Outreach: Beyond Evangelism - An Army in the Church

3/4/2016

How can we train every member of our congregation to move beyond evangelism? Using a four-step approach we will see how to take the brand new believers on a journey that will result in thriving members able to help our communities SOAR!


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Evangelism & Outreach: Setting the Captives Free - Inside Out Prison Ministry

3/5/2016

Explore the countless opportunities of prison ministry; from leading worship services behind the fence to meeting the previously incarcerated at the gate. We will explore gender specific approaches that are trauma informed. Together let's identify what your congregation has in place that can be impacting the incarcerated, previously incarcerated as well as their family members who are doing the time with them. This workshop repeats on Friday @ 12:00.