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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

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2019 BASS Workshops

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Tell Me the Story Most Precious: Making the Bible Come Alive for Preschoolers

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: C7

    Sandi Flowers

    Sandi Flowers

    Keynote Speaker

    Do you struggle when it comes to telling stories from the Bible, wanting to keep it simple yet exciting for preschoolers and young children. We want them to be captured by all the wonders of the Bible. In this workshop we will explore ways to keep your clubbers engaged with stories that come alive. Come and see examples of visuals, glean ideas on how to use movement and senses in your teaching, and how to tailor a story to those you are teaching. We want to capture them and connect their lives with the word of God so they will want to tell the story most precious to everyone they meet!

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Don't Forget the Bible

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: C6

    Delanee Williams

    Delanee Williams

    The Bible is a special book. Do preschoolers in your class have opportunities to use the Bible? During this workshop we will discuss the importance of using the Bible with preschoolers and practical ways to use it in your teaching.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Object Lessons That Stick

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: Firehouse

    Linda Racine

    Linda Racine

    Object lessons help teaching to stick -- to be easily remembered. See demonstration of object lessons as well as receive one ready-to-use object lesson to take with you.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Sharing the Gospel Clearly and Concisely With Anyone

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Keynote Speaker

    Above all else, the Gospel is the message we are trying to share with the children, youth, and adults God places in our life path and in our community. It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that is the power of God to change hearts and bring salvation (Romans 1:16). Come learn a versatile technique to share the gospel in any situation and any conversation, especially in our postmodern world. We’ll use teaching, video, demonstration, and practice to equip you to clearly and concisely share the gospel message with anyone the Lord places in your path.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    VBS On A Low Budget, Part A

    March 8, 2019 - 9:00 AM Room: WC 215

    Joyce Gray

    Joyce Gray

    This is an interactive workshop on equipping individuals to serve and minister to children in a Vacation Bible School-type setting with simple yet effective ideas and tools.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Understanding Preschoolers

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    Preschoolers have special needs that we can meet. You have about an hour a week with them so make the most of that time. We will look at the five stages of child growth and development and how we can build a solid foundation in their young lives.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Every Child is a Gift

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: C6

    Delanee Williams

    Delanee Williams

    Many times what we may see as disruptive or hard to teach children are actually opportunities to see how God has uniquely gifted them. In this session, we'll discuss strategies to see potential in each child.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Top 10 Ways to Keep Kids Engaged

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: Firehouse

    Gloria Lee

    Gloria Lee

    In this workshop you will discover the latest techniques for grabbing kids’ attention, managing classrooms with multiple ages, and making learning memorable. Plus, we’ll give you insider secrets to what parents of kids this age need most—and how you can partner effectively with them.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    VBS On A Low Budget, Part B

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 215

    Joyce Gray

    Joyce Gray

    This is an interactive workshop on equipping individuals to serve and minister to children in a Vacation Bible School-type setting with simple yet effective ideas and tools. In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to make and take projects to use in their VBS, Sunday School, and Children's Church settings.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    My Pet Peeves in Children's Ministry

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    A humorous and insightful look at some of the common annoyances in Children’s Ministry. Discover ways to eliminate some of these “bugs” from your ministry!

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Positive Discipline for Preschoolers

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: C7

    Sandi Flowers

    Sandi Flowers

    Keynote Speaker

    Preschoolers are amazing but tears and tantrums will happen. Their time with us is temporary, but the Gospel message we want to impress on their hearts is eternal. We will take a look at preschoolers abilities and limitations, as well as what we need to do to be successful in working with them. Using a positive approach helps us to be consistent, caring, and sensitive. Lots of creative examples and ideas for your ministry, including ideas for special needs preschoolers.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Spiritual Transformation for Early Elementary Children

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Keynote Speaker

    Spiritual transformation happens when we cooperate with the Holy Spirit and allow Him to do the work of transforming us into the people God created us to be. Bringing about spiritual transformation doesn’t just happen. We have to know what the Creator intended, and what it takes to bring about the changes necessary to transform. How do you do this with your younger children? Come learn how to focus on three things to transform the lives of your small group.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Spiritual Formation of an Elementary Student

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: D7

    Samantha Trimble

    Samantha Trimble

    Do you have a elementary student? Do you minister to elementary students? Do you ever come in contact with elementary students? Then this workshop is for you! Early school years significantly shape a child's formation, spiritual and otherwise. As we interact with elementary children, especially those we are in a relationship with and responsible for in some way, we need to be intentional about understanding how they are growing & understanding the world. Doing so can inform the way that we help them understand their own spirituality and better help them to meet the God who is already speaking to their hearts. This workshop is especially suited for those are looking to build into the home as the primary place where faith is lived out and nurtured.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Ready to Use Training for Your Volunteers!

    March 8, 2019 - 12:00 PM Room: Firehouse

    Gary Lindsay

    Gary Lindsay

    You know your volunteers need to be trained to be successful in their roles. Learn how to create training sessions for your leaders and where to find tools that will make your job training leaders more successful! Plus, walk away with at least 2 trainings that are ready to use!

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Help Me! The Kids Are Out of Control!

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: Firehouse

    Julia Berger

    Julia Berger

    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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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Why Are So Many Kids Dropping Out of Church and Can We Turn the Trend Around?

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    Let's take a serious look at why we're losing our kids from church and the faith. You are going to be surprised. Then we'll learn what we have to do to stop the spiritual bleeding. You probably don't want to come to this workshop unless you are willing to face the truth and count the cost to rescue this generation.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Keeping Your Children's Ministry Safe

    March 8, 2019 - 1:30 PM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    Just as you can become nose-blind to smells over time, you can become “blind” to safety issues in your program. Learn several common-sense tips that will help keep your facility child-safe.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Nursery Ideas That Nurture...a Relationship with Jesus

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: Firehouse

    Julia Berger

    Julia Berger

    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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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Sharing the Gospel with the Little Children

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: C7

    Sandi Flowers

    Sandi Flowers

    Keynote Speaker

    Even little ones are anxious to learn about the Gospel message. In this workshop we will explore what keeps us from sharing the gospel with preschoolers and younger children and why it is so important for us not to skip over this age group. We will also explore creative age-appropriate activities to use when sharing the gospel message.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    The Question Nobody Asks About Our Children

    March 8, 2019 - 3:00 PM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Keynote Speaker

    This workshop identifies the major children's ministry evaluation question that rarely gets asked about Sunday School, much less evaluated, and yet it is the most important question to consider weekly. We will uncover the detrimental consequences of not asking and evaluating this question carefully, gaining vision for the value of carefully considering the probable outcomes. Discover solutions to this question, including five difference-makers, three things the church can do, four things children’s ministry can do, and three things parents must do to positively impact the spiritual development of the children in your ministry.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    A Call to Faith at Home: Building Bridges Between Church & Home

    March 8, 2019 - 4:30 PM Room: D7

    Samantha Trimble

    Samantha Trimble

    Wrapped up in Deuteronomy 6 is a call to be intentional in the ways we live life with our children and to be faithful in our efforts to bring them into the presence of God. This workshop explores why this kind of lifestyle discipleship most effectively begins in the home, how the church and parents can partner together, and provides some simple tools to better integrate intentional discipleship into your family life. While this workshop is targeted towards parents, it will provide perspective, language, and tools for ministry leaders who work with children, families, and youth.

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Don't Forget the Bible

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: WC 215

    Delanee Williams

    Delanee Williams

    The Bible is a special book. Do preschoolers in your class have opportunities to use the Bible? During this workshop we will discuss the importance of using the Bible with preschoolers and practical ways to use it in your teaching.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Panorama of the Bible

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D8

    Erendira Riggs

    Erendira Riggs

    “For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.” Acts 20:26 “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” Luke 24:27 Visuals aids will be used to enhance the teaching of the Word of God, teaching the theme of each book of the Bible as well as what the books say concerning the Lord Jesus as our Lord and Savior. From a preschool child to an adult one can have a panoramic view of the entire Word of God.

    Date & Time: 3/9/2018 at 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    More Object Lessons for Sticky Teaching

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: Firehouse

    Linda Racine

    Linda Racine

    Object lessons help teaching to stick -- to be easily remembered. See demonstration of object lessons (different from Friday's session) as well as receive one ready-to-use object lesson to take with you.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    The Spiritual Formation of Preschoolers

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: D7

    Samantha Trimble

    Samantha Trimble

    Do you have a preschooler? Do you minister to preschoolers? Do you ever come in contact with preschoolers? Then this workshop is for you! Preschool is a key time in a child's formation, spiritual and otherwise. As we interact with preschoolers, especially those we are in relationship and responsible for in some way, we need to be intentional about understanding how they are growing & understanding the world. Doing so can inform the way that we help them understand their own spirituality and better help them to meet the God who is already speaking to their hearts. This workshop is especially suited for those are looking to build into the home as the primary place where faith is lived out and nurtured.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    My Pet Peeves in Children's Ministry

    March 9, 2019 - 8:00 AM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    A humorous and insightful look at some of the common annoyances in Children’s Ministry. Discover ways to eliminate some of these “bugs” from your ministry!

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    Every Child is a Gift

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 215

    Delanee Williams

    Delanee Williams

    Many times what we may see as disruptive or hard to teach children are actually opportunities to see how God has uniquely gifted them. In this workshop, we will discuss strategies to see potential in each child.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Learning Styles

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: C7

    Dick Crider

    Dick Crider

    Everyone has a preferred way of learning. You can prepare lessons that grab your students and help them take something valuable home every week.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Learn, Link, and Live Scripture

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D8

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    For the benefit of our children's spiritual growth, join us at this hands-on workshop and learn how to help our children, read God's Word, remember God's Word, and live God's Word.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Memorable Messages through Object Lessons & Illusions

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D7

    Randy Walker

    Randy Walker

    Jesus used object lessons in His teaching and so should we! Not only do object lessons help keep the attention of your children, but they also help them to grasp spiritual truths and REMEMBER them. This workshop will focus on simple tricks and object lessons to incorporate into your teaching. We will discover how important this is and how to MAKE them! Examples of how they can be incorportated into your lesson will be included. Simple and easy!

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Leading a Dynamic Small Group of Kids

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Keynote Speaker

    Leading a small group of kids: an idea that both terrifies to the very core and truly gets the adrenaline pumping...sometimes both at the same time. Whether we’ve been called or guilt-tripped, whether this is our first year or last, the truth is simple: each week, God is placing you in a position to shape a generation for Christ. There’s no ‘magic formula’ for great small group leadership. Many of the most challenging small group kids grow up to be some of the most influential world changers. Come learn the 7 Keys to leading a small group of kids to help them come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Masterful Design! - What Video Games can Teach Us About How to Rethink Kids Ministry

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: Firehouse

    Gary Lindsay

    Gary Lindsay

    We’ll hear from and dive into research from video game designers to rethink how we need to approach ministry to reach today’s kids. From your environment to relationships, we will give you 4 tools to change your ministry!

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  • Track: Children - Early Childhood

    A Heart for Missions: Teaching Young Children How to Serve at Home and Around the World

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: C7

    Sandi Flowers

    Sandi Flowers

    Keynote Speaker

    It is never too early to teach young children how to serve others. In this workshop we will learn how to help young children begin to develop a heart for missions. We will explore lesson ideas, craft projects, games and activities, and age appropriate service ideas for teaching missions that you can put to use in your own ministry.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Keeping Your Kids Safe and Secure

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: Firehouse

    Gary Lindsay

    Gary Lindsay

    We know you’re dedicated to the safety and security of the children in your care. That’s why you know every kid’s food allergies, develop check-in/checkout procedures, and even practice lockdown scenarios. But are you fully prepared for the most common challenges facing your ministry? Together, we’ll explore the most common threats your church may face and you’ll learn practical actions you can implement immediately to help protect children.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Ways to Teach Christ Esteem to Our Children

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: D8

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    Tragically, our Christian children don't know who they are in Christ. As ministry leaders we can help them to see who God created them to be. We will explore some creative ways to impart this truth to our children. Join us for this hands-on workshop.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    ENCOURAGEMENT: Put a Smile on Children’s Ministry Leaders’ Faces

    March 9, 2019 - 12:45 PM Room: C8

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Dwight Hunnicutt

    Keynote Speaker

    How do you keep your leaders and helpers engaged? How do you help them feel encouraged? How do you let them know how much you appreciate them? This workshop gives you practical and unique ways to connect with your leaders and keep them on your team.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Parenting in the Pew

    March 9, 2019 - 2:15 PM Room: D7

    Samantha Trimble

    Samantha Trimble

    Whether you are a parent looking for tools to help your children engage in worship or you're a minister trying to better equip your congregation towards more intergenerational worship, this is the workshop for you. Studies show that 60-90% of our children will walk away from the church and faith after they graduate. Those are bleak statistics. But the good news is that studies also show that intergenerational relationships within the church and a parent's intentional faith training are two major keys to forming long-lasting faith in our children. Including our children in worship is an excellent opportunity to integrate both of these keys.

    Join us as we explore the value and the benefits of working together to intentionally train our children in the love and art of corporate worship. Practical tools and theology provided for all ages, with an emphasis on school-aged children.

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  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Magnetic Teaching Making God's Word Stick

    March 9, 2019 - 3:45 PM Room: D8

    Phyllis Williamson

    Phyllis Williamson

    Do you often feel frustrated at the lack of impact that your teaching has in the lives of your students? Come and learn methods that anchor the truths of the Bible in the hearts and minds of your students.

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