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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: Gisele Darden

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Gisele Darden
Gisele Darden

Special Needs Ministry Volunteer
Joni and Friends
Castro Valley, CA

Gisele Darden is a leader in the Special Needs Ministry at New Beginnings Community Church (NBCC) in Mountain View, CA. She has been partnering with the special needs community as a volunteer worker, student and advocate for over 10 years. She is passionate about serving alongside the Church in developing an environment where individuals and families living with special needs and disabilities feel an authentic sense of belonging in the Body of Christ.

2018 Workshops

Special Needs: Do It Their Way - Tips & Strategies for Effective Differentiated Bible Lessons


This workshop will explore methods of designing Bible lessons using different ways to teach while supporting the needs of all learners and learning styles.

2017 Workshops

Special Needs: Play To Learn - How to Teach Using Game-Based Learning


Game. Games & More Games....Using games as an developmental/educational tool to provide students and opportunities for deeper learning. Games will also allow an opportunities for interaction and opportunities to make choices as they learn more about Jesus.

2016 Workshops

Special Needs: Adapting Curriculum for a Special Need Ministry in Your Church


Every student and every church is unique. In this workshop we will discuss practical and creative ways to adapt, modify and create curriculum for the AGE & STAGE of the students with special needs in your Church Ministry.