Next Level Workshops

These role based workshops are perfect for pastors looking to hone their craft and take their ministry to the next level. Our small class size and lecture-lab model create the perfect environment for interaction and learning. With key North Coast practitioners as presenters, you’ll leave with practical, nuts-and-bolts information that you can take home and immediately translate in to growth for your ministry.

Breaking Barriers to Small Group Growth

Designed for Pastors & Directors of Small Groups Ministry

Presenter: Dave Enns, Lead Pastor of Life Group Ministry

This workshop is applicable to any small group model you may be using and will address the five common barriers to help your small group ministry grow. At the workshop you will create an implementable game plan to help you effectively recruit, train, and retain within your unique ministry content.

Virtual Session:
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 10AM-12PM PST
Thursday, July 28, 2022 | 10AM-12PM PST

What Leaders are Saying

Ryan Martinez, Christ Place Church

“I LOVE how intimate the setting was. This could have easily been a conference that HUNDREDS of ministry leaders could attend at one time, but you intentionally keep it smaller and more intimate. This is so very valuable. This workshop is invaluable to anyone trying to establish and grow a small group ministry.”

Alex Berger, Summit Christian Church

“I like getting to seen an existing successful ministry model and have the facilitators available to teach and answer questions.

3 Keys to Finding More of the Right Leaders

Designed for Pastors & Directors of Small Groups Ministry

Presenter: Philip Byers, Pastor of Life Group Operations

Finding new leaders is one of the toughest challenges every small group ministry faces. Sometimes we feel the pressure to sacrifice the quality of a leader for the quantity needed to help launch new groups. In this webinar you will learn how to find more of the right leaders regardless of church size or model. We will learn things like:

  • What makes a group leader successful.
  • How an initial leader conversation sets the tone for a future leader.
  • Tapping into 4 different pools of people to invite into ministry.
  • Determining where the bar of entry should be for leaders.
  • How can you improve the long-term health and retention of your ministry.

Virtual Session:
Wednesday, August 10 | 9:00am-10:00am PST

What Leaders are Saying

Ryan Martinez, Christ Place Church

“I LOVE how intimate the setting was. This could have easily been a conference that HUNDREDS of ministry leaders could attend at one time, but you intentionally keep it smaller and more intimate. This is so very valuable. This workshop is invaluable to anyone trying to establish and grow a small group ministry.”

Alex Berger, Summit Christian Church

“I like getting to seen an existing successful ministry model and have the facilitators available to teach and answer questions.

5 Principles to an Effective Training Plan for Group Leaders

Designed for Pastors & Directors of Small Groups Ministry

Presenter: Philip Byers, Pastor of Life Group Operations

Join Philip Byers, coach and ministry consultant with more than 10 years of executive ministry experience as he helps you build the framework for training your group leaders.

In this session you'll learn:

• How to make a clear and compelling ask for a group leader
• Gain clarity on when to say ‘no’ to a potential leader
• Leader retention as a key to ministry health
• A coaching model that actually works
• How to focus your time on the leaders who need it most

Virtual Session:
Wednesday, August 17 | 9:00am-10:00am PST

What Leaders are Saying

Ryan Martinez, Christ Place Church

“I LOVE how intimate the setting was. This could have easily been a conference that HUNDREDS of ministry leaders could attend at one time, but you intentionally keep it smaller and more intimate. This is so very valuable. This workshop is invaluable to anyone trying to establish and grow a small group ministry.”

Alex Berger, Summit Christian Church

“I like getting to seen an existing successful ministry model and have the facilitators available to teach and answer questions.

Creating and Sustaining Vision

Designed for Senior and Executive Pastors

Presenter: Larry Osborne, Teaching Pastor

Creating and sustaining vision is far more than simply setting clear and attainable goals. In this workshop you’ll learn why:

  • BHAGS (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) are overrated
  • How to tell the difference between a God-given vision and a “bandwagon” vision
  • How to verify your vision
  • How to communicate the vision
  • How to build a team around the vision
  • How to preserve and protect the vision and values

Virtual Sessions:
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 11:00am-12:30pm PST

What Leaders are Saying

Tyler Drewitz, Ridgeline Church

“Access to hearing straight from Larry and his overall very vulnerable approach. North Coast in general and Larry in particular does a great job of presenting the philosophy behind the methods to empower leaders to effectively lead their churches. So many conferences have a 'do it like us if you want to be awesome' attitude, but your approach truly embraces 'planting the church that you want to go to ' by helping us understand the why without forcing the what down our throats. Thank you!”

Brian Pursley, Lakeside Community Church

“The access to Larry who has so much success, wisdom, and insight without the ego that normally accompanies those things.

Small Group Cohort

Designed for Pastors & Directors of Small Groups Ministry

Virtual Sessions:
Starting Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 9am-10am PST

Presenter: Philip Byers, Pastor of Life Group Operations

Join Philip Byers, coach and ministry consultant with more than 10 years of executive ministry experience for a 6-week virtual cohort on what it takes to organize your small groups ministry for support, scalability, & structure.

Whether your church has 10 or 10,000 groups the practices of a Small Group Pastor are the same. In this cohort you will learn the 5 practices to help you develop and maintain a healthy small group ministry for your context. You will also get the opportunity for shared learning and discussion among a group of 6-10 peers.

Session starts Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from 9AM-10AM. Please see full schedule below.

Virtual Workshop Specifics

  • November 2- Intro, define purpose and end in mind.
  • November 9 - Practice 1: Connect
  • November 16 - Practice 2: Recruit
  • November 30 - Practice 3: Train
  • December 7 - Practice 4: Monitor
  • December 14 - Practice 5: Support

What Leaders are Saying

Ryan Martinez, Christ Place Church

“I LOVE how intimate the setting was. This could have easily been a conference that HUNDREDS of ministry leaders could attend at one time, but you intentionally keep it smaller and more intimate. This is so very valuable. This workshop is invaluable to anyone trying to establish and grow a small group ministry.”

Alex Berger, Summit Christian Church

“I like getting to seen an existing successful ministry model and have the facilitators available to teach and answer questions.

Story Telling Matrix with Chris Brown

Designed for Senior & Executive Pastors

Presenter: Chris Brown, Lead Pastor 

Join Pastor Chris Brown for an in person workshop at his home in Oceanside, CA. Your day will focus on practical tools to become a better communicator. This session includes his most popular segment using Story-Telling as a platform to launch your sermons.

You'll also enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner poolside.

During your time, Chris will guide you through:

  • Morning session centered on character - finding. your relational health and finding your emotional health.
  • Afternoon session centered on crafting your teaching- finding your voice, creativity, and message.
  • How to see the Bible through a different filter, this will give you 9 different points of view to be able to see in any text.
  • If you are not a story teller you are going to learn how to become one.
  • If you consider yourself a story teller, this will put nitrous oxide in your tank.

IN PERSON: Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 9AM-5PM