North Coast Church

    Vista, CA
    Senior Pastor Larry Osborne, Chris Brown
    Twitter @LarryOsborne, @_Chris_Brown
    Founded 1978
    Affiliation Evangelical Free
    Locations 5
    Attendance 11,986
    LISTS (Since 2015)
    Fastest Growing 2017 (67)2015 (90)
    Largest 2018 (27)2017 (27)2016 (33)2015 (36)

    We are a Bible-teaching church that offers 33 worship options on four campuses, each with a different worship style and ambiance. Each weekend, regardless of campus or service time, one of our pastors on our teaching team shares the same message. The message is broadcast on a huge video screen (think movie theater) or in-person in the live venue on the Vista Campus Saturday night and three times Sunday morning.

    We aim to know God and grow spiritually. We do this through practical Bible teaching, contemporary worship and creating a host of opportunities for significant and supportive relationships. Building disciples in a healthy church environment is our mission.

    We believe spiritual growth flows out of two basic commitments: a commitment to God and the Bible, and a commitment to significant Christian relationships. It is our goal to have every member of our church involved in either a Growth Group or another similar small group. While most groups are sermon-based, some are special interest groups focusing on topics such as parenting, marriage recovery and Christian basics for new believers.

    What’s Next for the Church?

    By Larry Osborne

    You can shut the building, but you can't stop the church.

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    The Virus and the Church

    By Outreach Magazine

    How church leaders responded during the early stages of the pandemic.

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    Let’s Pray More for Our Ministry Than Our Misery

    By Chris Brown

    Chris Brown: Misery shouldn’t kill our ministry; it should fuel it.

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    The Wisdom of Outsiders

    By Larry Osborne

    3 Big Ideas That Changed the Course of Our Ministry

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    Outreach 100 Consortium: What I'm Learning

    By Lora Schrock

    Outreach 100 pastors share their thoughts on church growth, discipleship, outreach and faithful ministry.

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