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1-3, 2018
Castro Valley
San Francisco Bay Area

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. How can I easily print out my own BASS name tag and registration card online?

If you are attending the BASS Convention as a guest of your registered church, enter your churches registration code to get your Express Pass. This will allow the fastest checkin at BASS. If you are attending as an individual, you will receive your Express Pass with your registration.

Q. Where do the BASS General Sessions take place?

All three General Sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday take place in the main auditorium of Redwood Chapel Community Church at 19300 Redwood Road in Castro Valley (directions). You can also find all the exhibit booths at Redwood Chapel, as well as the registration desk, our main information desk, most of the workshops, and the booth of OT Studios, where you may purchase CDs of the workshop sessions.

Note: Everything on Thursday during the day takes place at Neighborhood Church (directions) in Castro Valley.

Q. Can I bring my child to BASS?

While all of us obviously love children, in fairness to attendees and to those who purchase tapes, we must recognize that the BASS Convention is and adult education event and that the workshops do not have space to accommodate more people than the number of chairs in the room. BASS does not provide child care during the convention and fire regulations do not permit strollers in aisles nor blocking doorways. Therefore, we ask you to please not bring your children to the convention.

Q. What is your medical policy?

If a medical problem should arise during the convention, only self-administered first-aid will be provided (e.g. band aids). No aspirin or other medication will be issued. For more serious emergencies, 911 will be called.

Q. Do you provide refreshments?

Meals and snacks will be available throughout the convention at the Redwood Chapel site as provided by caterers as well as by the Redwood Chapel High School or College Ministry. You may purchase food items from them or you may bring food and snacks with you to eat on the premises. There are also numerous restaurants within one mile of the convention. Maps showing the location of local restaurants are available at the convention information center.

Q. What does my registration cover?

Registration is by church or as an individual and is good for attendance at both BASS locations (Redwood Chapel and First Baptist Church). It does not cover the BASS pre-convention lunches and seminars which are held at various locations throughout the weekend. Registering as a church allows anyone and everyone from the congregation to attend.

If your church is not registered, please consider individual registration.

Q. My church is not registered for BASS. Can I pre-register online as an Individual?

Individual registration is good for BASS events held on Thursday evening, all day and evening on Friday, and all day on Saturday. Pre-registration is available online for $ 49 for the entire convention. Individual registration is good for attendance at both BASS locations (Redwood Chapel and First Baptist Church). It does not cover the BASS pre-convention lunches and seminars which are held at various locations throughout the weekend.

As a supporter of the BASS Convention, use your influence to encourage your church to register for the convention. Even if only a few people from your church attend, your church registration could be much cheaper than several individual registrations.

Q. Can I purchase CDs of the General Sessions or workshops?

We welcome National Conference Recording Services from Arvada, Colorado to BASS this year! They will be making CDs of BASS workshops and general sessions. We are excited that National Conference Recording Services (NCRS) will be able to provide CDs that can be picked up right at the convention, so you can truly take BASS home with you for continued enjoyment in the days ahead.

Order forms are available at the NCRS table in the lobby. To avoid long lines at the end of the convention, we suggest that you place your order early. CDs can also be ordered after the convention via mail, phone (303) 807-1404, or the NCRS webstore at

Q. Who is on the BASS Board of Directors?

The BASS Board of Directors serves voluntarily without remuneration in planning and running the annual convention as well as other activities and consists of:

  • Jeff Miller
    BASS General Chairman
    Associate Pastor
    Redwood Chapel, Castro Valley
  • Wilma Pickrell
    Volunteer Coordinator/Church Relations
    Children's Ministry Consultant
    Fair Oaks Baptist Church, Concord
  • Mary Larson
    Program Committee Chairperson
    Early Childhood Director
    Rolling Hills Community Church, Danville
  • Judy Byford
    Administrative Assistant & Facilities Coordinator
    Executive Secretary
    Redwood Chapel, Castro Valley
  • Jodi Rowland
    Redwood Chapel Community Church
  • Beth Perez
    Redwood Chapel, Castro Valley
  • Ed Hubbard
    Hospitality and Busing
    Christian Education Director
    Neighborhood Church, Castro Valley
  • Louis Lee
    Speaker Recruitment/Christian Leaders Seminar
    General Director of MESA (Ministry to English Speaking Asians), Elk Grove
  • Grace Gebbie
    Pre-convention Seminars and Lunches
    Redwood Chapel, Castro Valley
  • David Daniel
    Exhibits Coordinator
    Cornerstone Fellowship, Livermore
  • Sam Morgan
    Speaker Coordination and Recruitment
    Redwood Chapel, Castro Valley
  • Danny Strange
    Digital Communications Coordinator
  • Q. What is the BASS Convention's denominational affiliation?

    The BASS Church Workers Convention is Evangelical, interdenominational and non-profit. Please read our Statement of Faith.

    Q. Who do I contact if I want to be considered as a workshop leader at future conventions?

    You may submit workshop proposals through this website. Log into your account or create a free account.. Click the tab for "Presenter Management". From there you can add a presenter profile and propose workshops for our next convention. We follow strict guidelines in selecting our workshop leaders. If you have any questions, please contact our Workshop Committee Chairperson, Mary Larson.