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BASS

A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

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2020 BASS Workshops

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  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Clutter-free Your Life for Christ

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: D6

    John Dupree

    John Dupree

    Ever want to serve the Lord better but 'life gets in the way'. Time to un-clutter our life so the Lord may work more effectively through us.

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  • Track: Audio Visual & Media

    Power Point

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: C6

    Keith Holmlund

    Keith Holmlund

    This workshop is for those who are responsible for gathering digital material to be shown on a large screen during worship service. We will discuss you need to know when constructing this media for display, importance of the color wheel, contrast, font size, background image, moving images, angle of view and transitions.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    20/20 Vision

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: C7

    Vanessa Taylor

    Vanessa Taylor

    Discover 20 practical tips and ideas to give your children's ministry a reboot in 2020! This class will prepare you to walk away with steps you can implement immediately to refresh, reenergize, and renew your ministry.

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  • Track: Children's Ministry Leadership

    Children-Friendly Churches

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    How to assess whether your church is attractive to kids, and how to improve it if it is not.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    How to Start a New Class or Group - And Live to Tell the Tale!

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: D8

    Alan Raughton

    Alan Raughton

    New classes are the key to long-term growth in your Sunday School. Learn simple steps to take before, during, and after starting a new adult class in order to create a positive atmosphere and support it's growth!

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Help for the Smaller Church

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: D7

    David Apple

    David Apple

    There are key strategies for strengthening and multiplying disciples in every church. This session will help you investigate strategies of the heart, head, and hands particularly for the small church; the Book of Nehemiah will help us pursue strategies.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Bible Interpretation 3: Old Testament Stories

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: D5

    Brad Chew

    Brad Chew

    Narratives don’t directly teach biblical truth - they illustrate it. In this workshop, participants will learn how to analyze Old Testament narratives by identifying the plot phases, main characters and setting within the larger narrative.

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  • Track: Christian Education

    Why Teach Sunday School?

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 214

    Ruth Ann Turner

    Ruth Ann Turner

    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

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  • Track: Counseling

    What on Earth Does the Holy Spirit Do?

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: Heritage Room

    Dr. David Eckman

    Dr. David Eckman

    The Holy Spirit is the agent of God the Father and the agent of Jesus within our hearts. We will examine the significance of his agency and how it works. Further, we will look at how we can learn to understand and interpret the language of the Spirit as he speaks to us on the Trinity’s behalf.

    The Holy Spirit is absolutely pivotal in the Christian life, but for many believers he is a concept or an enthusiasm. Neither may be helpful. We shall see how we can effectively cooperate with him as he represents the Trinity to us. At the same time our understanding of the Trinity will be greatly enhanced.

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  • Track: Men's Ministry

    The Most Powerful Men’s Series Out There

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: A1

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    Men's ministries come and go in many of today's churches. Yet, spiritually mature and connected men are vital for godly leadership at home, in their communities, at work, and within the church. How do you build a vibrant, dynamic, and powerful men's ministry so men will rise to the level of leadership God intended for them? Join us as we discuss these 3 crucial components: 1) a gathering place for men, 2) a transformative process for men, and 3) a place for men to serve. Come to this workshop to learn and apply these in your church or group.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Deeper Listening Skills - The Eyes Have It

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: WC 114

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    Our normal listening skills focus more on us than the other person. Learn how the eyes play a vital part in sharpening your deeper listening skills. Eye movement, eye contact, up, down, left, right, it is all communicating and you're likely missing it.

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  • Track: Pastors

    Assembling Your Leadership Team

    March 6, 2020 - 4:30 PM Room: A3

    John Chevalier

    John Chevalier

    One of the most important tasks as a leader is assembling your team. This is more than just choosing available people or focusing entirely on gifts. In this workshop we will talk about the most common mistake that leaders make when assembling a team and what to focus on as you build a leadership team in your local congregation.

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