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.

Small Group Cohort

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 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, May 11, 2022 from 9AM-10AM. Please see full schedule below.

Virtual Workshop Specifics

  • May 11 - Intro, Define Purpose & End in Mind
  • May 18 - Practice 1: Connect
  • May 25 - Practice 2: Recruit
  • June 2 - Practice 3: Train (Thursday)
  • June 8 - Practice 4: Monitor
  • June 22 - Practice 5: Support
    *There is no session on June 15th.

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.

The Six Secrets of a Healthy & Effective Governing Board

Designed for Senior and Executive Pastors

Virtual Session:
Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 11am-12:30pm PST

Presenter: Larry Osborne, Teaching Pastor

If your board meetings rank somewhere between a trip to the dentist and a day at the DMV this is a session you won’t want to miss.

Whether your governing board is called elders, deacons or a board of directors, the keys to developing and maintaining a healthy church governance structure are always the same. In this workshop you’ll learn the six secrets of a healthy and effective board, and what it takes to get the right people, with the right training, doing the right things.

What Leaders are Saying

Diana Mescher, Cornerstone Church, AZ

“The practice examples, the quick explanation of HOW to use the tools. It was fast-moving, very practical, and painted a picture of how to use each tool. I headed home with a list of very concrete tools to implement or create in my own context.

Also, the accessibility of Larry [Osborne]. Thanks for being available for questions and conversations. The conversation with, and the lived-out examples of your values was impacting.”

Jerry Philips, Sr. Pastor, Scripture is Alive Ministry

“...Pastor that is far beyond where God will take me, willing to show me how to be a better communicator, Pastor, and Husband. Priceless! Perfect two days!

Small Groups: Growing and Thriving in the New Normal

Designed for Pastors & Directors of Small Groups Ministry

Presenters: Dave Enns, Life Group Pastor

We’ve just gone through a global pandemic… It’s no surprise that groups ministry was a significant ingredient for many to stay connected. But how’s it going now? Do you have a new normal? Is it time to start groups in your church? Join North Coast Church groups pastor Dave Enns to dialogue with him as he shares what's new, what's staying and what they plan to never bring back to keep their groups thriving over the long no matter what the future holds.

Virtual Sessions:
June 15, 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.

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Staffing and Budgeting: The Two Biggest Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

Designed for Senior, Executive Pastors, CFO or HR Directors. 

Presenter: Larry Osborne, Teaching Pastor

Unfortunately if you are like most pastors two of the most important things we need to succeed are never covered in seminary or Bible school: staffing and budgeting. In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • The key components of a healthy team
  • Why direction and boundaries are more important than goals and metrics
  • Best practices for hiring and firing
  • Why cash is more important than your mother
  • Why a balanced budget is a fool's budget

Virtual Session:
Wednesday, July 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.

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.

Story Telling Matrix with Chris Brown

Designed for Senior & Executive Pastors

Presenter: Chris Brown, Lead Pastor 

Join Chris Brown for a 2 hour online workshop focused on Story-Telling as a platform to launch your sermons.

In this session you'll learn:

  • 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.

Virtual Sessions: New Dates Coming Soon.