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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

    Money Matters for Ministers

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 200

    Augie Bau

    Augie Bau

    We will look at key financial issues including a fair salary package for ministers, clergy taxes, and IRS regulations for churches.

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Toxic Sex and Porn Habits are Ruining Lives. Yes, in Your Church

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: A1

    Clay Allen

    Clay Allen

    Get equipped to address your church’s No. 1 unspoken need: toxic sex & porn. Compassionate help, hope and healing; reap bold men and restored marriages!

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  • Track: Asian

    Is God Bigger than Princeton?

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N11

    Eric Segawa

    Eric Segawa

    Many stress over college applications. We trust the Lord in other parts of our busy lives, but perhaps less so in this campaign that directly affects our children. Eric is a pastor and an interviewer for the Office of Admissions at a highly selective school in West Philadelphia. There will be ample time for questions.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Microphones

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: C6

    Keith Holmlund

    Keith Holmlund

    This is a beginner/intermediate course designed for audio operators that have fundamental understanding of sound system but would like to get better. The topic is Microphone and will cover all the types of microphones and direct connection of instruments. Are you going direct with instruments? Let’s find out what microphone is good to use and how to correctly connect the instrument to the sound board. Will cover how to power microphones that need remote power as well as instrument interface that also need to be remotely powered. How to stop the POP’s so you can be ready but not noisy. The main discussion will be microphones and all the different types and how they are meant to be used.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Digital Mixers for Worship

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D6

    Michael Dow

    Michael Dow

    This session will show you the features/use of a digital mixer. We'll cover several mixers and help you pick the right one for your church.

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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: Christian Education

    The Nuts & Bolts of Starting a New Ministry

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N8

    Ronda Hastings

    Ronda Hastings

    The start of a new ministry requires moving from vision to execution. In this session we will examine key elements required to successfully launch the ministry that God has placed on your heart. This workshop will benefit anyone interested in starting a new ministry in the church, planting a new church, or beginning a non-profit ministry.

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  • Track: College

    Reaching the World at Our Doorstep

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D2

    Leon Harper

    Leon Harper

    The mission field has come to the Bay Area to work and to study at our schools, universities, colleges and in our workplace. Attend this workshop to get more information about how to make friends and share the Gospel with the internationals who work and attend schools here.

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  • Track: Counseling

    The Two Sides of Sin and Forgiveness

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

    Steve Diehl

    Steve Diehl

    Forgiveness is often seen as being very confusing because most people have not been adequately taught about the two sides of sin: penalty and consequences. Understanding the two sides of sin is critical if we are to understand what God is doing when He forgives sin and how we are to follow His pattern of forgiveness in receiving it from Him, forgiving others and asking others to forgive us. In this workshop we will examine the two sides of sin and forgiveness.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Telling the Truth . . . For God So Loved the World

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 114

    Tami Weissert

    Tami Weissert

    Being a modern day witness and light for Christ can seem a little scary, even overwhelming. But Scripture calls us to share the Gospel message through our actions, and specifically with our words. Join me for this interactive session where we’ll look at what the Bible tells and shows us about spreading God’s message of love and salvation, examine and talk about what hinders us from embracing this charge, and then turn to some practical approaches that will equip you.

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Bridge Building with Muslims: Evangelism Without Extracting Trophy Converts

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N13

    Bruce Green

    Bruce Green

    When it comes to Muslims too often we “Christianize” instead of evangelize; and we wonder why our message is not received as good news. Extracting a few trophy converts is not “good news” to the local Muslim community. Viewing individual Muslims as part of their extended family and community is important in building bridges of trust for meaningful two-way communication. Always ask the question: Will my words or actions build bridges or barriers? Barrier-building results in “Christianizing” and extraction. Bridge Building results in true evangelism, which means sharing the Injil (the Muslim name for the message of Jesus) as “good news” rather than a culturally-conditioned and historically-distorted communication. Learn ways to “speak the truth in love” rather than believing and sharing online postings that are polemical, confrontational and divisive ways of Christianizing. Muslims who follow Jesus are different than Christian proselytes—converts who reject their Muslim heritage and take on a Christian identity. We propose a Kingdom-of-God approach to encourage Muslims—not to change their religious identity, but to become better Muslims by following the Messiah more fully. Learn about such Kingdom-of-God movements throughout the Muslim world, the first fruits of what God is doing today. The enemy is not Islam, it is radicalism. We want to respond to radical Islam with radical Love; we must learn “to be as shrewd as serpents, but as harmless as doves” (Matthew 10:16).

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  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    When the Captives Get Set Free – Why Reentry is Such a Critical Piece

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D5

    Deanna Allen

    Deanna Allen

    Keynote Speaker

    Explore the countless opportunities of prison and jail ministry; from the outside in.

    In this workshop we will address critical issues that begin the moment the incarcerated hits the gate and identify why.

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  • Track: Pastors

    How Does the Pastor Heal Himself?

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: A3

    Sam Leong

    Sam Leong

    This workshop will address the practical need for self-care, support, and burnout prevention that is faced by many small church solo pastors. In addition, to help reduce the workload on these pastors, the topic of knowing when to refer someone for professional help and how to make a good referral will be covered.

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Does God Care About Our Dreams?

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N9

    Karen Habegger

    Karen Habegger

    Do you ever wonder if God cares about our dreams? And our heart's desires? Join as we explore Psalm 37:4 and what that means for you personally. Most of us want to do God's will, but where does ours come into play? How do we fit into God's plan? It's exciting to think that God wants us to claim our desires and then ask for them to be met. He wants to bless us and meet those desires. They may not always look like we want them to, but that's part of the adventure of following Christ!

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  • Track: Singles & Single Parents

    Am I Too Old to Get Married or Remarried?

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N10

    Gerald Mann

    Gerald Mann

    This question often comes up with mature adults. What are the pitfalls, opportunities, and joys of marriage or remarriage as one matures or loses a spouse? These items will be discussed in this seminar.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Dynamic Guitar in Worship (Electric & Acoustic)

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: N12

    Reggie Coates

    Reggie Coates

    BRING YOUR GUITAR IF YOU'D LIKE! This empowering workshop for all Christian guitarists (intermediate through advanced) is designed to teach creative and expressive guitar playing techniques in a worship setting, combining the technical and fun aspects of guitar playing with spiritual passion. This workshop is a blend of participation, demonstration and teaching. The majority of the workshop is hands-on where each person plays along with the techniques being demonstrated. Through Biblical insight and practical experience, Reggie inspires the correlation of dynamic faith in Jesus Christ with creative and expressive guitar playing. Reggie will cover:

    - Expressive Techniques in Worship - Making Songs Flow (The Art of Transition) - Common Contemporary Chord Progressions - Scales and Contemporary Chords - Learning Technique through Songs - Gaining Confidence - Helpful Exercises

    There are helpful materials available as downloads. Those who have attended either the Christian Guitar & Bass Conferences know how training from Reggie will give you a spirited “shot in the arm” to prepare you for ministry.

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  • Track: Worship Arts

    Basic Voice Foundations - Developing Vocal Freedom

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: WC 214

    Emily Mankarios

    Emily Mankarios

    This workshop is great for beginners, or those simply wanting a refresher in vocal foundations. Whether you lead worship, sing on a team, sing in a choir, etc; no matter your sphere of influence, your voice is a gift! You were physically created to sing. Come learn more about the science of your voice, as well as general good technique to keep your voice happy, healthy, and free to be used by God. Participants will learn basic techniques (such as posture, breathing and warm ups), and tips and tricks to both release and control pitch, tone, volume, and blend. Step a little more into the confidence of singing through knowledge, encouragement, and take-home exercises.

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  • Track: Youth

    ReThink Youth!

    March 9, 2019 - 11:15 AM Room: D1

    Itonya Conner

    Itonya Conner

    The Word of God (the content) is the same but our methods need to change if we want to reach this generation of youth. Come learn some new ways!

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