Spend two days with North Coast Church teaching Pastors, Larry Osborne and Chris Brown.

Take a deep dive into crafting and delivering individual sermons and message series that hit the mark with your congregation virtually every time. Through Larry and Chris’ experience, you will learn:

  • Preaching for life-change and discipleship
  • Overcoming the two greatest temptations every preacher and Bible teacher faces
  • The critical difference between guest speaking and weekly teaching that nobody talks about
  • The two mistakes that make for interesting sermons and bad theology
  • How to see the text with fresh eyes
  • How to get an honest feedback and critique BEFORE you’ve preached your sermon.
  • How to reach the lost without losing the saints
  • How to become a better “you” instead of a poor imitation of somebody else
  • How to harness the power of “subliminal” messaging
  • How to master the “Story Telling Matrix” 

This workshop is designed for senior speaking pastors who would like to improve their ability to deliver messages clearly and effectively.

Larry Osborne

Senior Pastor, North Coast Church

Larry Osborne – Larry has served as a Senior Pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California since 1980. The church has grown from 128 to over 13,000 in weekend attendance over 6 campuses, and has been honored as one of the ten most influential churches in America for its pioneering efforts in the multi-site movement, sermon-based small groups, and its creative approach to shared leadership. Larry’s books include Lead Like a Shepherd, Thriving in Babylon, Accidental Pharisees, Sticky Leaders, Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God, Mission Creep, and The Unity Factor.


Chris Brown

Senior Pastor, North Coast Church

Chris Brown is one of the Senior Pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, California and one of the two Teaching Pastors. Along with being on the vision casting team, and providing directional leadership for the church, he also co-teaches a preaching course at Bethel Seminary. Chris loves bringing the Bible to life with his gifts as a communicator and storyteller, but most evident in his teaching is his passion for sharing a real and authentic journey with Jesus. Chris and his wife Amy have three children, two beautiful daughters, Sayla and Karis, and a crazy son named Barak. They plan as a family to stay involved in teaching, ministries, and fishing for as long as humanly possible.


12:15-12:45 pm | Welcome and Lunch
1:00-5:00pm | Session

9:00-12:30pm | Session


For all questions, contact [email protected] or 760-724-6700

Travel Information

Airport Information

We recommend flying in to the San Diego Airport (code: SAN). The airport is approximately 45 minutes from North Coast Church’s Vista Campus. The Orange County Airport (SNA) is also an option at approx. 60 minutes from North Coast’s Vista Campus.

Rental Car

San Diego is very spread out and the closest hotel is about 10 minutes away, so we do recommend you rent a car for transportation.

Recommended Hotels

We recommend two hotels in the Carlsbad area:

The Sheraton Carlsbad – Located approximately 20 minutes from North Coast, The Sheraton Carlsbad offers easy access to shopping, dining, the ocean, and the freeway. For reservations with our exclusive rate, call 760-827-2400, or email [email protected].

The Grand Pacific Palisades – Located approximately 20 minutes from North Coast, The Grand Pacific Palisades Resort offers guest rooms and 1 or 2 bedroom condos. Amenities include easy access to dining, the freeway, and ocean views throughout. For reservations, call 1-800-725-4723, or email [email protected].