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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: David Apple

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David Apple
David Apple

Adult Ministry Specialist
LifeWay Christian Resources
Nashville, TN
(615) 251-2599
david.apple@lifeway.com

David serves as Adult Ministry Specialist at LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville, TN since 1985. He develops and leads training for church leaders and members across the country particularly related to Bible teaching, discipleship, and evangelism. He is Pastor of Battle Creek Baptist Church, Springfield, TN. He also volunteers weekly with inmates and staff at Riverbend Maximum Security Institute in Nashville since 2009.




2019 Workshops

Christian Education: Build the Numbers BY the Numbers

3/8/2019 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Room: D7

Do you want to help your Sunday School class reach more people? Sure you do! There are several strategic numbers we need to remember if we will strengthen our Sunday School class. This workshop will help you rediscover and remember strategies that make a difference in reaching more people through your Sunday School.

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Christian Education: We Want Our Sunday School to WIN

3/8/2019 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Room: D7

What are the “wins” for a Sunday School and for those who work in Sunday School? This workshop will help identify and celebrate what helps bring about successes in and through a Sunday School.

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Christian Education: Ten Tips for Teaching God’s Word

3/8/2019 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Room: D7

Every teacher focuses on preparation, participation, and helping participants put God’s Word to practice. This workshop will help you identify ten tips for teaching God’s Word.

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Christian Education: ReFocus on Discipleship Through the Sunday School

3/8/2019 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Room: D7

Sunday School is designed to help people grow in a relationship with the Lord and apply God's Word. That is the primary focus of discipleship. This workshop will help you grow as a follower of Jesus as you lead in your Sunday School as well as help you help others grow as followers of Jesus.

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2018 Workshops

Christian Education: Help for Sunday School in the Small Church

3/2/2018

If your Sunday School averages less than 100 in attendance and you want to move beyond the 100 barrier, this session is for you and leaders from your church. This session will help you identify ways to provide life changing Bible study and ministry for everyone - on both sides of 100.

Christian Education: Tips for Teaching God's Word to Adults

3/2/2018

This session will help you identify and strengthen ten tips to help you prepare for and in teaching God's Word to Adults.

Christian Education: My Job: I Get to Teach God's Word to Adults

3/2/2018

We get to teach the same message as Jesus did! He demonstrated the power of God as He taught His Word. This session will help you discover and strengthen qualities for power-filled Bible teaching.

2017 Workshops

21st Century Issues: “When Did We See You in Prison?”

3/3/2017

People today are trapped and behind bars – in more ways than one. We have been called to minister as unto the Lord with people who are captives and in prisons. This session will focus on ways to start or strengthen a ministry to persons who are impacted by prisons. Led by a pastor, a Sunday School teacher, as well as someone who serves on death row, come be prepared to identify ways to be stretched in personal and corporate ministry opportunities.

Christian Education: Teaching God’s Word with Passion

3/3/2017

Jesus was the Master Teacher, and He shows us how to teach His Word by His example. This session will help you identify and learn to use teaching skills to help transform lives! You will discover qualities and develop skills needed for passion-filled Bible teaching by being a student of the Master. Come, bring your Bible!

Christian Education: Help for Sunday School in the Small Church

3/3/2017

If your Sunday School averages less than 100 in attendance and you want to move beyond the 100 barrier this session is for you and leaders from your church. This session will help you identify ways to provide an excellent Bible study experience for every one – on both sides of 100.

Christian Education: Help People have LIFE in the Church

3/3/2017

The pursuit of authentic Christianity will change your life. The pursuit of your role as a follower of Christ in the church will change the world. Come, bring your Bible, and learn six major principles from the Book of Ephesians that will help you to lead and serve your local church.

2016 Workshops

Christian Education: Mobilizing Our Sunday School for Spiritual Warfare

3/4/2016

Often when God is at work, Satan attacks. This session will help identify strategies of the enemy as well as strategies of our living God that impacts our involvement through the church. This session will help move your Sunday School from the defense to the offense.


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Christian Education: My Job: I Get to Help People Grow as Followers of Christ

3/4/2016

As a follower of Christ, there are life changing experiences that help us grow; we get to help others through the journey of following Christ. This session will help you recommit to being a follower of Christ and being a disciple maker through our Sunday School. Come and bring your Bible!


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21st Century Issues: My Job: I Get to Teach God's Word to Adults

3/4/2016

We get to teach the same message as Jesus did! He demonstrated the power of God as He taught His Word. This session will help you discover and strengthen qualities for power-filled Bible teaching. This session will also help you identify and develop skills for leading a Bible study group for adults.


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21st Century Issues: Empowering Our Sunday School Through Prayer

3/4/2016

Examine the vital nature of prayer and ways to strengthen the focus by prayer warriors throughout the Sunday School. Learn how churches are strategically involving persons in prayer and seeing God at work. This session will teach ways to be a prayer warrior and to raise up more prayer warriors.


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2013 Workshops

Christian Education: God’s Word Still Comes Alive

3/8/2013

This session will help you gain an understanding of spiritual transformation and the importance of Bible study in that transformation. Come, and discover ways to experience God's Word in fresh and life changing ways.


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Christian Education: Teach God’s Word - With Passion

3/8/2013

Jesus was the Master Teacher, and He shows us how to teach His Word by His example. This session will help you identify and learn to use teaching skills you can implement to help transform lives! You will discover qualities and develop skills needed for passion-filled Bible teaching. This session will help you identify and develop skills related to how Jesus taught truths of the Kingdom of God.


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Christian Education: They Say I'm a Leader. What Am I to do?

3/8/2013

Leadership in the church must follow the positive examples of biblical leaders. This session will help you strengthen seven elements as a volunteer or professional leader in your church.


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Christian Education: Pray as Though We’re Dependent on the Lord

3/9/2013

This experience will help you examine the vital nature of prayer by individuals and churches. Learn how churches are strategically involving persons in prayerful dependence and seeing God at work.


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2012 Workshops

Christian Education: Teach God's Word - With Passion

3/2/2012

Jesus was the Master Teacher, and He shows us how to teach His word by His example. This session will help you identify and learn to use teaching skills you can implement to help transform lives! You will discover qualities and develop skills needed for passion-filled Bible teaching through identifying and developing skills related to how Jesus taught truths of the kingdom of God.

Christian Education: Priorities for Strengthening Your Sunday School Class

3/2/2012

There are some basics vital for every Sunday School class. This session will help you develop a strategy for growing and strengthening the ministry of your class.

Christian Education: Lead Your Members to the Next Level

3/2/2012

This workshop will investigate how Jesus took people He called to the point of being leaders who changed the world. Learn how you can help members achieve their potential and multiply themselves as leaders.

Christian Education: Empower Your Sunday School Through Prayer

3/3/2012

God is at work and wants us to depend on Him. This session will help you examine the vital nature of prayer in churches that are being transformational. We will also rediscover ways to strengthen the focus of prayer. Bring your Bible and high expectations for what only God can do through prayer.

2011 Workshops

Christian Education: Empower Your Sunday School Through Prayer

3/5/2011

This experience will help you examine the vital nature of prayer and ways to strengthen the focus by prayer warriors throughout the Sunday School. Learn how churches are strategically involving persons in prayer and seeing God at work.


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Christian Education: Teach With Passion

3/5/2011

One of the ingredients that must be present in a life changing Bible study experience is passion. You are teaching the greatest subject of all time, using the greatest stories ever written and with the most incredible ending that has ever been imagined. How can Sunday School be dull? Learn how to put passion into (or back into) your teaching.


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Christian Education: Lead Your Members to the Next Level

3/5/2011

This workshop will investigate how Jesus took people He called to the point of being leaders who changed the world. Learn how you can help members achieve their potential and multiply themselves as leaders.


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Christian Education: Mobilizing Your Church for Spiritual Warfare

3/5/2011

Often when God is at work, Satan attacks. This session will help move from the defense to the offense. This session will help you identify strategies of the enemy as he seeks to keep people out of the Kingdom. This session will also help you identify strategies the Lord uses in defeating the work of the Enemy and rescuing those who are unsaved.


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2010 Workshops

Christian Education: Essentials for Adult Bible Teachers

3/5/2010

Overview the key essentials every teacher needs to be successful for preparation, teaching, and building a team.


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Christian Education: Empower Your Church Through Prayer

3/5/2010

What would happen if we moved from the defensive to the offensive? Examine the vital nature of prayer and ways to strengthen the focus of prayer warriors in your church. Learn how churches are strategically involving persons in prayer and seeing God at work.


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2009 Workshops

Adult & Small Groups: How Would Jesus Reach Secular and Seeker Adults in the 21st Century?

3/6/2009

Secular adults are those who have no relationship with Christ and have little or no interest in church. Seekers are those who are interested in spiritual issues but are not necessarily interested in organized religion. We CAN reach these adults ONLY by investigating and following specific actions we learn from Jesus. This workshop will identify specific actions and attitudes of the Master in reaching contemporary adults.


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Christian Education: Strengthen Effective Teaching: Know How Your Adults Learn

3/6/2009

Explore how adults learn in primarily 4 styles. This workshop will help you understand how to prepare and to teach more effectively by focusing on how to relate God's Word through these four learning styles.


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Christian Education: Teach Like the Master: with Power!

3/6/2009

Jesus was the Master Teacher, and He shows us how to teach His Word by His example! This session will help you identify teaching methods and approaches Jesus used that you can implement to help change lives! You will discover qualities needed for power-filled Bible teaching through identifying and developing skills related to how Jesus taught truths of the Kingdom of God.


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Evangelism & Outreach: Mobilizing your Church for Spiritual Warfare

3/6/2009

Often when God is at work, Satan attacks. This session will help move from the defense to the offense. This session will help you identify strategies of the enemy as he seeks to keep people out of the Kingdom. This session will also help you identify strategies the Lord uses in defeating the work of the Enemy and rescuing those who are unsaved.


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Evangelism & Outreach: Practical Steps for Reaching the Unsaved

3/6/2009

Believers are commissioned and empowered to share the good news of the Gospel and see God at work. This session will help you identify specific actions you can take to be more intentional and effective in sharing the Gospel and in seeing people come to know the Lord. Bring your Bible.


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Evangelism & Outreach: How Would Jesus Reach Secular and Seeker Adults in the 21st Century?

3/7/2009

Secular adults are those who have no relationship with Christ and have little or no interest in church. Seekers are those who are interested in spiritual issues but are not necessarily interested in organized religion. We CAN reach these adults ONLY by investigating and following specific actions we learn from Jesus. This workshop will identify specific actions and attitudes of the Master in reaching contemporary adults.


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