Larry Osborne

Larry Osborne is one of the Senior and Teaching Pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, California. Under his leadership, weekend attendance has grown from 128 to over 10,000. Recognized nationally as one of the Ten Most Influential Churches in America and one of the most innovative, North Coast Church pioneered the use of Video Worship Venues and is one of the leaders in the Multi-Site movement with over 31 local worship options each weekend – each one targeted at a different missional demographic. Over 90% of North Coast’s average weekend attendance participates in weekly Sermon-Based Small Groups, a concept that is spreading across the nation as an alternative to traditional small group methodologies. Larry’s books include, Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret, Accidental PhariseesSticky Teams, Sticky Church, The Unity Factor, A Contrarian’s Guide to Spirituality and10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe.

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Leading as a Kingdom Builder by Larry Osborne

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Larry Osborne’s HeroMaker Story


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A Ministry Veteran Shares His Insights for Leading Well

If you don't know what to measure and how to keep score, you can't lead well. In this podcast from Exponential…

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Five Subtle Shifts That Sabotage Evangelism & Discipleship

The church should be a place of natural and spontaneous evangelism and spiritual growth without the need for high-powered programming…

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Mentoring in Church Planting

In this video from Exponential 2013, Dave Ferguson interviews Larry Osborne, Chris Hodges, Wayne Cordeiro, Greg Surratt and Craig Groeschel…
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Keeping People in the Bull’s-Eye

I remember the first time I stood in the ruins of an ancient Jewish synagogue. I was shocked at how…


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Decisions vs Disciples: What Are You Counting?

Every great adventure starts with a decision. Without a decision, nothing ever gets done. It’s the same in the spiritual…
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What’s Gone Wrong–and How Can We Fix It?

God expects us to be spiritually contagious. He desires that those who hang around us will see our good deeds…

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Five Subtle Shifts That Sabotage Evangelism & Discipleship


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Innovation's Dirty Little Secret - Leading through Innovation & Change


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How to Plant & Grow a Church & Still Have a Life - Ministry Doesn't Have to Kill You Or Your Family

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2 Vital Signs of Mission Creep

On May 10, 1869, crews from the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads converged at Promontory Summit in northwest Utah.…