BASS

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BASS

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

BASS Convention Presenter: Paul Johnson

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Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies and Bible
Corban University
Salem, OR
(503) 589-8198
pjohnson@corban.edu
www.corban.edu

Dr. Paul Johnson trusted Christ as a child. Paul is a "pastor's kid" from the Sonoma Valley. He attended Simpson College in San Francisco and Dallas Seminary in Texas. During seminary, Paul met Jenny at Fellowship Bible Church in Dallas, Texas and they felt the Lord's leading to serve as missionaries in central Mexico. After their marriage, they joined Camino Global (formally CAM International)and raised their needed financial and prayer support, headed to language school in Costa Rica and finally moved to Mexico City to begin their ministry there. For ten years Paul and Jenny ministered in central Mexico through church planting efforts, leader training and local chruch mission’s mobilization. They have three children all born in Mexico: Bethany (23), Elisa (21) and Andrew (18). Because of family needs, Paul and Jenny returned to the U.S. and served at the home office of Camino Global in Dallas, TX focusing on developing new initiatives to develop Spanish-speakers in missions. In 2008,. after five years in Dallas, Paul and Jenny moved to Salem, OR where Paul teaches classes related to cross-cultural ministry, missional living and Bible at Corban University. Paul challenges students to align their hearts with God's mission in the world through developing mission-related seminars, conferences, retreats and short-term, cross-cultural ministry trips. Paul's passion is to see young people equipped and engaged in the Lord's Great Commission for His glory! Paul earned his doctoral degree from Western Seminary

Dr. Paul E. Johnson Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Bible Corban University




2018 Workshops

Missions: Practical Steps to Prepare and Lead Life-Changing Short-Term Mission Trips (STMT)

3/2/2018

Short-term mission trips, done well, are a valuable tool God uses in the lives of the participants to promote spiritual growth, transformation into Christ’s likeness, and meaningful service to others. Effective and life-changing short-term mission trips are not automatic -- they do not happen without careful planning, guided experiences, informed and culturally-informed mentoring by intentional and knowledgeable leaders, and strategic partners on the field. In this workshop, we will discuss and discover essential principles involved and planning, facilitating and leading STM’s to equip people for effective and transformational cross-cultural ministry in your church or campus ministry.

Evangelism & Outreach: Developing Missionally-Driven Believers to Reach Accross the Street and Around the World

3/2/2018

This workshop is based on the conviction that all believers are called to fulfill our Lord's Great Commission by making obedient disciples of Christ. Jesus wants all of His followers to be effective witnesses, who are actively involved in making disciples in their community, neighborhoods, and through pursuing intentional relationships with others in the workplace, gym, coffee shop, or other venues. Come and learn together with others, how to grow and develop a missionally-driven life, by learning about how to pursue an others-centered life and practical strategies to meaningfully engage others, lead them to Christ, and guide them to grow in His likeness as they too live to make disciples of others.

21st Century Issues: Mobilizing Millennials ("Emerging Adults") to Live Missionally

3/3/2018

Millenials represent the generation born between 1978 and 2004. Many, both within the church and in society in general, view Millennials as “lazy, entitled narcissists,” “the most high maintenance workforce in the history of the world“and "just generally hate-able." ("Millennials Are Pretty Terrible, According To A Poll Of Millennials," Ariel Edwards-Levy, Staff Reporter and Polling Director, HuffPost). Some have even referred to Millennials as "The Me, Me, Me Generation" (TIME, March 20, 2013).

However, this perspective is NOT how our Lord sees this important group of people in our communities and ministries! Millennials can be reached for Christ and can be mobilized to live for Him and for others, to accomplish His missional purposes and to live for His glory. Come and explore how you can equip Millennial believers in your ministry context, to pursue a mission-driven life as witnesses and disciple-makers for Jesus' sake!

Evangelism & Outreach: Develop a Multi-Generational, Disciple-Making Movement in Your Church or Ministry

3/3/2018

This workshop is based on the conviction that all believers are called to fulfill our Lord's Great Commission by making obedient disciples of Christ. Jesus wants all of His followers to be effective witnesses, who are actively involved in making disciples in their community, neighborhoods, and through pursuing intentional relationships with others in the workplace, gym, coffee shop, or other venues. Come and learn together with others, how to grow and develop a missionally-driven life, by learning about how to pursue an others-centered life and practical strategies to meaningfully engage others, lead them to Christ, and guide them to grow in His likeness as they too live to make disciples of others.

2017 Workshops

Missions: Making Disciples through Short-Term, Cross-Cultural Trips

3/4/2017

Short term, cross-cultural trips can promote true spiritual growth into the likeness of Christ and therefore serve to help make obedient disciples of the Lord. Apart from ensuring the priority of in-depth and meaningful pre-trip, on-trip and post-trip preparation, it is vital that short-term mission participants engage in significant others-centered service and hands-on cultural engagement. These experiences become formative in the life and spiritual growth of participants when time and effort is taken to process their meaning and significance within the cultural context being served. These experiences must also be processed throughout the trip and afterward by focusing on Christ's heart and will for the people and the community being served.

Evangelism & Outreach: Effective Witness in a Multi-Ethnic Community

3/4/2017

People from other cultural and ethnic backgrounds continue to move into our communities and neighborhoods. These people come as refugees, international students, and international business people or as permanent immigrants into our country. Many come from un-reached areas and people groups around the world and the Lord has sovereignly brought them into our communities. Many have never heard of Christ or His love for them. As they settle within our communities many long to develop relationships with those around them and many are lonely, lacking English and sufficient skills and knowledge to thrive in society. This workshop seeks to look at practical ways to effectively engage, understand and build relationships with people from other cultural and ethnic backgrounds to serve them and share with them for Chris's sake.