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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: Dr. Tom J. Cowley

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Dr. Tom J. Cowley
Dr. Tom J. Cowley

Institute for Encouraging Christian Lay Ministry
Tiburon, CA,
(415) 381-9042

2018 Workshops

Christian Education: Improving Bible Literacy Among Lay Persons


Bible literacy, sharing Bible stories, is low. We will explore principles and methods to improve Bible story telling among family and friends. Memory theory, Bible organization for memory, and individual creative gifts will be shared.

2017 Workshops

Evangelism & Outreach: Remember Bible Stories to Share


How can we be better witnesses to the Gospel in our daily life? While the Bible is the basis of our belief system, we often shy away from sharing its truths in daily conversation. Our workshop will focus on ways to train our mind and heart to recall, choose, and share Bible stories and truths in daily conversation.

2016 Workshops

Christian Education: A Bible Summary - 12 Narrative Stories


Lay Bible literacy in the United States is declining. Dr. Cowley's work is to improve Bible literacy and help lay persons share and use Bible stories in daily life. His new book overviews the Bible based upon 12 great Narrative stories. More than 25 years ago, Dr. Cowley moved from writing strategic business plan overviews to helping laity to learn and share Bible stories based on an overview outlines. He has taught the life of Christ in previous years at BASS and now shares his latest book.

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2014 Workshops

Children - Elementary: Sharing Bible Stories With Family and Friends


The objective of this workshop is to help you use the Bible and it truths in every day conversation. We will present an outline of Bible truths from, events and people for you to grasp and use around the dinner table and in everyday conversation. Organizing and using the Meta Narrative, (overwiew story and sub stories) of the Bible is key to sharing the Gospel in the 'post modern' era. We view the BIBLE as God's Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth.

2013 Workshops

Christian Education: Improve Your Bible Sharing and Literacy


MyBibleBasics believes in the completenesss of the Bible as God's word and instructions for humankind...Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth. "Keep it simple" will be the organizing principle as we help you build your personal outline and framework for recalling and sharing the Bible.

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Christian Education: Remember the Life of Jesus


Here is a narrative of Jesus' life in a brief, chronological, and easy to understand presentation. Bible scholars say that we have only about 45 days from His life told in the four Gospels. Equip yourself to be a story teller of his life to friends and family.

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2012 Workshops

Adult Small Groups: Remember and Recall the Bible


Are you sometimes at a loss on how to share the Bible and its truths with others? In this workshop we will help you remember and recall the Bible to share and dialog with friend and fellow believers. We will provide an overview of the whole Bible and provide systems for you to recall and share narrative stories with others.

2011 Workshops

Adult & Small Groups: Improving Bible Literacy


The goal of this workshop is to enable you to teach the life of Christ using a guide book that orders the ministry of Jesus around key events and places making it easy to recall.

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