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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FIVE EVANGELISM SHIFTS: Rethinking Outreach: 5 Subtle Shifts That Sabotage Outreach and Discipleship

Outreach is not just "saving souls" or "sharing the gospel." In the life of Jesus, we find a balanced combination…
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How to Plant & Grow a Church and Still Have a Life

Ministry doesn't have to kill you or your family! It's no secret that planting and growing a church can be…

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DISCIPLING RELATIONSHIPS: Come and See Discipleship

Public church services and public teaching opportunities have been used by God throughout history, and even now to make disciples…

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Discipleship in the Real World: Why Most Our Models Sound Good But Don't WorkDiscipleship in the Real World

Let's admit it, most of our current hot button discipleship strategies and methods sound a lot better than they look…

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Launching Small Groups That Work And Last

A church plant often starts out as an overgrown small group, but it's not long until it begins to take…
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Sticky Teams: Why Some Teams Win and Most Don't

In this Exponential 2012 podcast, Larry Osborne speaks on why some teams work and some teams don't. Discover the seven…


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THE CONTAGIOUS CHURCH: Turning Mere Attenders Into Zealous Advocates

In this Exponential 2012 podcast, Larry Osborne speaks about the contagious church. Discover what a pastor needs to know and…
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Discipleship’s Dirty Little Secrets

In this Exponential 2012 podcast, Larry Osborne discusses truths about spiritual formation and growth. Let’s admit it, most of our…

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Why Some Teams Win and Many Don't

In this Exponential 2011 podcast, Larry Osborne tells how every ministry has a team, but it's the stark differences in…

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How to Grow a Church and Still Have a Life

In this Exponential 2011 workshop, Larry Osborne addresses how to grow a church and still have a life. It's no…

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Breakthrough Moments

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Sticky Teams