Position Your Church for Growth
Experienced church leaders are faced with the challenge of overcoming ministry barriers, large and small, to achieve sustainable results. The most experienced athletes work with a coach to reach a higher level. Church leaders should be no different. To reach the next level in your ministry you need an outside influence, someone to push you further. That’s what coaching does.
About Church Leader Coaching
Our Church Leader Coaches are experts at helping you to refine your ministry in the following areas:
Personal Leadership Development
Training Teams and Leaders
Developing Volunteer Teams
Small Group Expansion
Meeting Growth Challenges
Overcoming Ministry Barriers
Take the next step and craft a strong, stable ministry with Church Leader Coaching!
Meet Our Coaches
Director of Leadership Development, Church Community Builder
Chris Mavity has over 30 years of hands-on ministry experience, including 19 years at North Coast Church. He previously served as Executive Director of North Coast Training and produced the Sticky Teams Conference. Chris now leads the Leadership Development Coaching Program at Church Community Builder and coaches church leaders to build thriving ministries.
After joining the staff at North Coast Church in 1995, Dennis Choy created and developed the church’s Technical Production Ministry. With 43 worship services and over 11,000 attendees across 5 campuses every weekend utilizing teams and volunteers is a key to making it happen. Dennis also oversees 10 other departments including Communications, Creative, Graphics, Web, IT, Database, and Social Media teams. He has taught training classes at NAB, WFX, TFWM, NAMM, Infocomm and other conferences around the country on Leadership, Team Development and Keeping Volunteers for the Long Term. Currently, Dennis serves on the Board for the WFX conference and the Church Technical Leaders Network. He resides in Oceanside, California with his wife Michelle and their three children.
North Coast Church Growth Group Pastor
Ned began leading small groups more than 35 years ago when he co-led a men’s group during his sophomore year of college. He has been one of the Growth Group Pastors at North Coast since 2005. During that time he has recruited more than 250 small group leaders and he currently oversees 80 small groups. Ned’s other roles at North Coast include serving as the pastor for our Soul Gospel venue on the weekends and helping with the leadership development of North Coast staff. From 2009 until 2014 he also served as the pastor of Union 25/35, the 25-35 singles ministry at North Coast. Before joining the North Coast staff, Ned served with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) for almost 30 years. During that time he was on the design team that developed the small group curriculum and the leader’s handbook used by Cru’s U.S. collegiate ministry. He also served in various leadership positions in Colorado and California, all of which dealt in one way or another with small groups. In his last two years with Cru, he was the National Director of Leadership Development.He has lived in the Vista area with his wife, Marcia, since 1994. They have three married children and nine grandkids.
North Coast Church Growth Groups Pastor
Dave has been on staff at North Coast Church since 1990 and is the lead pastor of their Small Groups Ministry. He oversees a team of 25 staff, 1,500 lay leaders and over 7,000 who attend their home groups. Under Dave’s leadership, North Coast remains well-known for maintaining over 80% adult participation in weekly home groups. He has also played an integral role in helping North Coast grow from 700 to now over 11,000 weekend attendees. These experiences have given him a wealth of practical knowledge in successfully identifying and adapting ministry strategies for growth and breaking through roadblocks. They have also made Dave’s coaching and training relevant and valuable for small group leaders and veteran ministry leaders around the country, no matter the size or type of ministry.
North Coast Church Campus Pastor: Carlsbad
JD Larson has been in full-time ministry since 1991 and came to North Coast Church in February of 2002. His track record of growing a college ministry, serving on the sermon-based small group team and launching several new venues laid the foundation for his current role as Campus Pastor at the North Coast Church Carlsbad campus. He and his team launched the Carlsbad campus in March 2010 and now have over 1,500 attending weekly. JD is a team-builder with a passion for leveraging the resources of a big church and creating a multi-site environment that still feels small. Taking care of a church family and raising up leaders is what makes JD tick at work.
North Coast Chuch Campus Pastor: San Marcos/Escondido
Jay is a graduate of San Diego State University and previously served in a large church in the Bay Area (5,000+), where he held roles in student ministry and small group ministry. Jay’s vision and passion for the communities of San Marcos and Escondido have helped to grow this North Coast Church campus to over 2000 in attendance each week from it’s opening in 2014. In addition to pastoring the San Marcos/Escondido campus, Jay also coaches on multi-site campus ministry.