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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 7-9, 2019
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Julia Berger

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Julia Berger
Julia Berger

Director of Discipleship & Group Ambassador
Group Publishing
Loveland, CO

Julia has been in ministry for over 28 years serving in children’s and youth ministry as well as adult education. She is a certified teacher in elementary and special education in the state of Washington where she lives with her husband and she has 3 boys.

2019 Workshops

Children - Elementary: Help Me! The Kids Are Out of Control!

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

Stressed out and overwhelmed by unruly, out of control, or disrespectful kids? Fed up and ready to lay down the law to gain control? Wait! There’s a better way to discipline children, and it’s not about control. It’s about cooperation. Through this workshop you’ll learn techniques to manage your classroom based on the Golden Rule, create and maintain an age-appropriate environment of cooperation, and establish a cooperation policy to implement in your ministry.

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Children - Early Childhood: Nursery Ideas That Nurture...a Relationship with Jesus

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

The nursery is an entry point for new parents into your church. And children have an amazing capacity to learn. What you do or don’t do with them is mission critical. Learn how to shift the mentality from babysitting to ministry. Explore how caring for infants and toddlers can be the beginning of a life-long relationship with Jesus. Discover simple ways to give babies and toddlers the love of Jesus. Create a nursery ministry that nurtures—with strategies to minister to families with young children that will keep them coming back every week!

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2018 Workshops

Children's Ministry Leadership: Slow Motion: How Slowing Down Will Move Your Ministry Forward


Ministry can move at breakneck speed. Does your life always feel like it’s on fast forward? What if you’re missing out on what’s important? Discover four compelling reasons why slowing down will actually move your ministry forward. Find the most effective ways to slow down and get four key leadership principles to help you create lasting leaders and take your ministry to the next level.

Children - Elementary: Demystifying the Bible for Families


Families may want to dig into God’s Word, but let’s face it, the Bible can be a little intimidating. How can this ancient text really permeate family life today—especially if it’s new to parents, too? Discover practical tools to fuel Bible discovery in everyday family life. From bedtime storybooks to carpool playlists, we have simple ideas to help take away fear and make the Bible your friend.