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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

    All Things Google

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: N13

    Ebony Dodson

    Ebony Dodson

    During this workshop, we are going to take a deeper look at individual Google tools and how you can implement them in your groups and ministries. These tools can help you gather information, stay organized, brain storm, and even create presentations for FREE.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    When the Well Runs Dry

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: N10

    Ted Goslen

    Ted Goslen

    Many church leaders have run low on energy or depth. Many feel like they are going through a lack of passion, vision or spiritual growth. Our spiritual health is one of five fundamental areas of concern which God created for us to maintain. Without health in these five areas, there will be life struggles and setbacks. If you are in a spiritual desert, let's see if we can move to an oasis.

     

  • Track: 21st Century Issues

    Human Trafficking - Protecting Children in Our Church

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: C6

    Vanessa Russell

    Vanessa Russell

    According to the DOJ, Human Trafficking is the 2nd most prevalent crime in the US. In 2016 there were 40.3 million people ensnared in modern day slavery globally. 86% of cases are of US born victims and 25% are children. https://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books/WCMS_575479/lang--en/index.htm.

    We can protect children from trafficking by knowing the red flags and supporting vulnerable children in our communities. This workshop is repeated on Saturday @ 12:45 in WC200.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Why Can't We Ask These Questions in Church?

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: Firehouse

    Joe Patterson

    Joe Patterson

    Preteens have questions…and some of them are doozies! Rather than dismiss tough topics, discover how to help kids process and look to the Bible to dig into hard questions about God and faith. Together, we’ll learn how to be bold with your preteens by exploring four values that will transform the way you do ministry. Rooted in developmental research, these values reach preteens’ specific needs. You’ll learn how to practically apply these values in your ministry. Presented by Group’s Ministry Training Center.

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Make the Bible Come Alive!

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: C7

    Vanessa Taylor

    Vanessa Taylor

    Have you ever wanted to make the Bible truly come alive to your students? In this workshop you will learn how to immerse your students in any Bible story by applying ideas to reach most or all of the senses. Your students will no longer read the Bible passively but see each story as a fun, exciting, thrilling adventure!

     

  • Track: Children - Elementary

    Effective Discipline

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: C8

    Brent Randall

    Brent Randall

    An array of ideas for creating a disciplined learning environment in a Sunday School or Children's Church setting.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    Teaching for Impact!

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: D8

    Alan Raughton

    Alan Raughton

    Learn how to teach with life-changing impact! In this high-energy session you will learn how to move your Adult Sunday School to the next level. Discover principles of teaching and learning that unleash your effectiveness as a communicator of Biblical truth! Learn how to make a difference in the lives of your class members. Prepare yourself to Teach with Impact!

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    We Want Our Sunday School to WIN

    March 6, 2020 - 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 session will help identify and celebrate what helps bring about successes.

     

  • Track: Christian Education

    Bible Interpretation 1: Need and Process

    March 6, 2020 - 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.

     

  • Track: College

    Reaching the World at Our Doorstep

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: D1

    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. This workshop is repeated on Saturday @ 2:15.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    Simple Hospitality as a Means of Sharing Your Faith Cross-Culturally

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: D2

    Len Vining

    Len Vining

    If you desire to share your faith but hesitate due to a lack of confidence, or awkwardness... discover the ease and power of using simple hospitality. This workshop is repeated on Saturday @ 11:15.

     

  • Track: Evangelism & Outreach

    How Do You Communicate the Trinity in Evangelism and Apologetics

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: N9

    Jerry Buckner

    Jerry Buckner

    Keynote Speaker

    Knowing what you believe and why you believe it, is critical to evangelism. Part of knowing what you believe is understanding the Trinity and how it applies to evangelism and apologetics. If you understand the Trinity, you will be able to effectively communicate that to other believers, non believers, and even those who are involved with false religions and cults.

     

  • Track: Men's Ministry

    Basic Spiritual Warfare

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: D6

    Gil Stieglitz

    Gil Stieglitz

    Freedom is something we all desire—freedom from our past, freedom to pursue our future, and freedom to do what is right. When we become Christians, we immediately enter an epic battle for the life of faith. The enemy uses all sorts of tricks and schemes to keep us from this free life we long for, and we are surrounded by a culture that is becoming increasingly hostile to the Christian faith.

    If we are going to persevere to the end, we need a basic understanding of the spiritual warfare elements of the Christian life. We need to be equipped with how to win against temptation, deception, and false desire. To win this battle for the life of faith, come and learn how to be set free.

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Identifying the 5 Phases of Decline in a Church

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 114

    George L. Yates

    George L. Yates

    Every church is vulnerable to declining trends. You can identify the phases of decline & learn corrective measures. In this workshop we'll examine the 5 phases so participants can identify declining trends & help safeguard their churches for more effective ministry.

     

  • Track: Pastors

    Keys to a Successful Pastoral Transition

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: A3

    Augie Bau

    Augie Bau

    Churches go through a transition when their Pastor resigns or retires. This workshop will discuss the keys such as forming a transition team, examining past history & future vision, finding an effective interim pastor, and conducting a quality search. The workshop will be led by Rev. Augie Bau and Rev. Linda Bergstrom. Augie has 30 years of experience on the staff of a denominational pension board, and he has witnessed hundreds of churches go through healthy as well as dysfunctional transitions. Linda has served as an Interim Pastor specialist for 13 years, and she has served 9 churches as an Interim Pastor in the Midwest and on the West Coast. The churches range from a variety of sizes and ethnicities, and she will share practical ideas about having a successful pastoral transition.

     

  • Track: Women's Ministry

    The Importance of Using Teams in Ministry

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: WC 214

    Ronda Hastings

    Ronda Hastings

    Explore the power of working in teams to accomplish the vision of your ministry. This workshop will focus on strategies to build, equip and empower teams that will have maximum ministry outreach impact. We will examine various team building principles that help ensure a healthy working relationship among team members.

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Unleash the Most Versatile Instrument In The Band (Keyboard)

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: N12

    Peter Neumann

    Peter Neumann

    Keynote Speaker

    Want to play keyboard better in the modern worship setting? Create stirring moments that invite people to worship? Join us as we explore essential techniques and the incredible tools available today. We’ll demo sounds and show where to best use them in the worship set as we de-mystify keyboard in modern worship and fill your toolkit with practical ideas you can use this weekend. AND you’ll get a free MainStage template of essential keyboard patches that you can immediately use! We'll explore…

    •Selecting great gear- keyboards, virtual instruments, tones/patches, & live apps •Basics of solid technique for worship & simple, elegant chord voicings •Expanding from traditional piano & sheet music to keyboards & chord charts •Tips and tricks for creating compelling moments and interesting dynamics •Building a killer keyboard rig for under $100 •Playing live with loops/click/tracks •Preparing (during the week) so you play with confidence and freedom •Q & A and interaction with the instructor

    If you want to take keyboard to the next level of effectiveness in your worship setting, this is for you!

     

  • Track: Worship Arts

    Roadblocks to Authentic Worship

    March 6, 2020 - 10:30 AM Room: N15

    John Chevalier

    John Chevalier

    In this session we will look at the things that stop us from touching the things of God and effectively leading our congregation into an awareness of His presence. We will focus on following the call of Jesus, what that really means, and how our worldview has affected our worship. This is a very practical session that will challenge you and fuel your passion to live for the Lord.