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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: 21st Century Issues

    Back to Leadership Basics

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: N13

    Ebony Dodson

    Ebony Dodson

    Who you are and how you represent yourself are the core starting points to being a good leader. Identifying your leadership strengths and weaknesses can propel your ministry and break barriers that may have been hindering you.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Ten Commandments of CHANGE

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: N9

    Patricia A. Daniels

    Patricia A. Daniels

    There is a need for the Christian society today to continue to lead, identify and demonstrate the importance of CHANGE. In this workshop we will share the understanding of the Ten Commandments of CHANGE and delve into the Biblical characteristics of CHANGE.

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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: Christian Education

    How to Build Community in Your Group

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D8

    Alan Raughton

    Alan Raughton

    Learn principles and best practices that strengthen and build fellowship and community in your Sunday School class.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Bible Interpretation 1: Need and Process

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D5

    Brad Chew

    Brad Chew

    We study the Bible to discover what the biblical author intended to communicate. In this workshop, participants will explore the need for Bible Interpretation and will learn a thorough process of Bible study to determine what a particular Bible passage means.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    We Want Our Sunday School to WIN

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D7

    David Apple

    David Apple

    What are the “wins” for a Sunday School and for those who work in Sunday School? This workshop will help identify and celebrate what helps bring about successes in and through a Sunday School.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Mobilizing Your Church for Evangelism

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D6

    A.K. Manning

    A.K. Manning

    Hot dog cookouts and Easter Egg hunts are good. But you want more. You want to see those in your church mobilized like an army to go out and fulfill the Great Commission. THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU.

    Equip yourself and those in your church to: 1. Understand the importance of personal evangelism. 2. See what's inhibiting them from stepping out in witnessing for Christ. 3. Overcome fear and become a mouthpiece for the gospel.

    How would your church be revolutionized if every car salesmen shared his faith on his lunch break, every soccer mom shined her light on the side of the field, and every little old lady talked about Jesus when she was in the checkout line at the store? How would your neighborhood be changed? Learn the S.E.N.D. acronym to send your church out as fishers of men!

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  • Track: Marriage & Families

    Growth Centered Family

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D2

    Cecil Wong

    Cecil Wong

    What is a growth centered family? It’s one that prioritizes the development of every member through growing emotional and relational health and maturity; not only of the children but also parents. It fosters an environment that prioritizes the building up of what matters most - an identity rooted in eternal love and wisdom.

    Why growth-centered?

    A growth center prevents unhealthy centers from developing, ie. child-centered, fear-centered, performance-centered, activity-centered, work-centered, education-centered, etc. When emotions and relationships are growing in maturity, members of the family will have wisdom and love to get clear and go forward with what matters most. Secondary priorities will be appropriately managed but the main things (people - their hearts, souls, condition of their interior lives) will not be overlooked, forgotten or sacrificed.

    Family life is incredibly dynamic and it takes a lot of wisdom and strength to successfully navigate marriage, parenting, life after kids, and grandparenting.

    Being growth-centered doesn’t leave this highest priority up to chance. Elevating the value of lifelong learning simply makes sense and it will go a long way in preparing for all the storms ahead. And there is great reward and joy in making it through in one piece, intact “till death do us part”.

    Being growth-centered is absolutely essential to experience decades of increasing relevance, love, joy, and hope!

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Developing Males into Men: Navigating Identity, Pornography, and Other Life Issues

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: A1

    Roy Smith

    Roy Smith

    Presently, there is a big identity crisis among males regarding what a man is. There is no clear transition from childhood to manhood, and the culture defines men simplistically. As a result, many males are divorced from themselves, bored, passive, and violent. The Church has difficulty attracting men to Christ and involving them positively in this form of community. This foundational crisis has amazing repercussions that are seen daily in the therapist’s office. Marriages are breaking up as many males choose addiction, lack emotional intimacy, and often rely on the phrase, “I don’t know.” Children lack male role models as a cycle of rejection is passed down generationally. The Church and the Christian counselor can be a great solution to this cultural entropy if we can learn to involve men in ways that uniquely meet their needs, help them understand how God designed them, and encourage change. God wants godly men who honor Him.

    In this seminar, we will look at the strengths men have to offer and how to mobilize them into becoming who God designed them to be. In doing so, men will learn to deal with the common challenges they experience daily and impact the world in positive ways. This seminar presents a model that will assist both counselors and church leaders to help the males they are working with develop true manhood.

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  • Track: Pastors

    The Belief Cycle: A Tool for Pastors and Counselors

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

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    We at Becoming What God Intended Ministries have created a tool that has been found very effective in discipling Christians and helping believers to address emotional issues in their lives. Showing the relationship between how we see things spiritually, our perspective, our emotions, desires, and actions, it creates insight and action for change.

    As a result of disciplining thousands of believers the conclusion we have come to is that often Christians are confused about how their inner life works, and how the Spirit of God influences and changes that inner life. One of our team members created a tool that addresses such confusion, and allows the Spirit of God to work. We will share that tool and give examples of how it may be used.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Epidemic of Porn Addiction in the American Church

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: A3

    James Serna

    James Serna

    Having helped alcoholics and drug addicts for a couple of decades, I've recently noted that porn addiction is often the hidden factor in those struggling to recover from alcoholism and drug addiction. As more and more men worked through their recovery from drugs and alcohol, they began to share they had a deeper problem that they were

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  • Track: Special Needs

    Self-Care for Special Needs Ministry Workers

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 200

    DeJuana Golden

    DeJuana Golden

    Most special needs ministry workers choose their profession because they want to help special parents and children due to some intrinsic connection. Providing support means bearing witness to the pain, stress, exhaustion, frustration, and anxiety of the parents who serve as caregivers. This training provides tools for special needs ministry professionals to take care of themselves and the population they serve in ways that recognize the challenges of this work. In this training, participants will learn: • How to keep life balance while serving in tough circumstances. • What “Compassion Fatigue” is and how to self-identify it. • How to implement a “Caregiver’s Wellness Plan” that they can also share with parents. • To build resiliency while keeping a compassionate heart.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    How Are Your Worship, Your Purpose, and Your Leadership Connected?

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 114

    Donna Patrick

    Donna Patrick

    Worship runs through the very fabric of our total being. Every aspect of our lives should be an expression of worship to God. This includes operating in our God-given purpose, and how we function in leadership.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Planning Center Interactive Workshop

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Wish you could spend WAY less time mired in the details of planning services (scheduling, distributing songs/charts to team members, etc.)? Good news - there is a much better way! Planning Center is an online solution for service planning and team organization that seriously cuts down your workload and gives team member's access to all the info they need (schedule, charts/mp3's, media). We’ll go into the Planning Center Services app online, demonstrate what it can do, and answer your questions. Whether you’re curious, just getting started, or have some experience - join us to learn something new. Come see how this can free you up to spend more time creating and less time administrating!

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  • Track: Youth

    Managing Your Small Group

    March 8, 2019 - 10:30 AM Room: D1

    Sheri Perenon

    Sheri Perenon

    Every small group leader desires to have a group that loves Jesus and wants to change the world for Jesus. While this may be the desire of all of us, if you have been in youth ministry for a minute, you will realize this is not always the way small groups go. In this workshop, we will talk through the types of students all of us may face in our small groups, and how to manage them in a way that does not cause us to pull our hair out. You will receive practical tips on teaching, managing students and connecting with parents so that your small group can feel successful.

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