Join Us March 4-6, 2021

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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Ruth Ann Turner

Elementary and Middle School Sunday School Teacher

Allen Temple Baptist Church

Oakland, CA

I have continuously taught Christian Education for over 40 years from preschool through middle school. My professional training is in Early Childhood Education. My passions include writing, reading and music. I have been married to my husband Duane for 44 years. We have two daughters, 6 grandchildren and one great grandbaby. What an awesome privilege and responsibility to be a teacher, to witness, guide and direct children to an understanding of just who God is in their young lives.

2020 Workshop

Christian Education: Why Teach Sunday School?


In Matthew 28:19–20, Jesus gives teachers a clear and concise teaching goal: “Therefore go and make disciples?…?teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” He does not say to teach people what to obey or even how to obey; rather, Jesus says, “make disciples…teaching them to obey.” As a result, Jesus makes life-altering transformation (not simply information or explanation) our primary teaching goal. It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:11–13