About This Workshop
North Coast Church pioneered the Sermon-Based Small Groups model and currently has over 90% of regular attenders involved in a small group. At this customized consulting session, you’ll have an behind the scenes look at our successes and failures over 20 years of navigating Small Groups. Your team will walk away with the practical knowledge and tools needed to increase your small group participation and grow your church. Content is presented by North Coast Senior Pastor Larry Osborne, and our team of seasoned Small Groups Pastors. This workshop is perfect for ministries of any size looking to switch to a sermon-based model, or simply revitalize and grow their groups.
Cost is $1750 per team of 4. Additional attendees will be billed at $350 each.
In order to be truly effective, we ask that each team attending this consulting session bring at least 4 people, including your Senior Pastor. We have found that processing this content together and collaborating as a team will exponentially multiply its effectiveness.
What to Expect
Larry Osborne, Senior Pastor at North Coast Church
Larry Osborne is a lead and teaching pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California. During his tenure, the church has grown from 128 to over 13,000 on a weekend with 7 local campuses. As a published author, 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.
Dave Enns, Pastor of Life Groups at North Coast Church
Dave has been on staff at North Coast Church since 1990 and is the lead pastor of Small Groups. His passion is to create an environment for people to connect and experience life to the fullest. Dave oversees a team of 21 staff, 900 lay leaders and over 7,000 participants. It is through Dave’s leadership that North Coast maintains over 90% adult participation in weekly home groups. Dave has a Bachelors Degree in Christian Education from Biola University, a Masters of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary, and has served as an adjunct professor at Biola University. Dave and his wife have been married for 20 years and have three teenage children.
Ned Mervich, Life Groups Pastor at North Coast Church
Ned has been leading small groups for more than 35 years. He has been one of the Life Group Pastors at North Coast since 2005 and during that time he has recruited more than 200 small group leaders and he currently oversees 80 small groups. Before joining the North Coast staff, Ned served with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) for 29 years. He has lived in the Vista area with his wife, Marcia, since 1994. They have three married children and five grandkids.