welcome to

winter retreat





Thanks for joining us at

Winter retreat

Winter Retreat an experience that’s designed to refresh & inspire our pastors, their spouses, staff, and lay leaders. We pray you are also encouraged, equipped, and challenged through experiencing this time away. Winter Retreat has a lot of free time built in for you to retreat and do something you enjoy, whether that's taking a nap, going on a date with your spouse, exploring the city, team building activities, etc.

North Coast Church

North Coast Church

2405 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084


We are meeting in The Edge facility.

Childcare

For those who signed up for childcare, all children will be in the Children's rooms of the Office building. Parents can enter and check-in using the east doors to the hallway, closest to the volleyball court/Learning Center. You'll need to have their cell phones available, so that North Coast Church can contact you via text if your child needs you.  


If you are a nursing mom, check out the Family Room or restrooms for nursing stations.

schedule

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

9AM-Noon (Donuts, muffins, danishes and fruit from Top of the Bagel)

Larry Osborne

Wesley Smith


Noon (About 30 minutes)

Children's/Youth/Next-Gen Pastor's Gathering

This time is for all children's, youth and next-gen pastors in the Northwest District and the IA/Minn District.

Location: The Edge


7PM-9PM (Trail mix station)

Praise and Worship

Andrew Stanley


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

9AM-Noon (Dunkin Donuts and Chick-Fil-A)

Wesley Smith

Ted Talks

Communion


Keynote Speaker

Larry OSborne

Larry Osborne is a Teaching Pastor and Kingdom Ambassador at North Coast Church in Vista CA where he previously served as Senior and Lead Pastor, helping to oversee the church’s growth from 128 to over 13,000 in weekend attendance with 7 local campuses. 

 

A sought-after trainer of pastors, leaders, and church planters, he has been acclaimed as one of the most influential and innovative pastors in America for pioneering such concepts as sermon-based small groups, pastoral teaching teams, video venues, and multisite churches. His fingerprints are found on churches throughout the world.

 

Larry’s leadership books include: Lead Like A Shepherd, Sticky Church, Sticky Teams, Sticky Leaders, Mission Creep, and The Unity Factor. 

 

His books on spiritual formation and discipleship include: Thriving in Babylon, Accidental Pharisees, A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God, and 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe.

 

Larry holds both a Master of Divinity and Doctorate degree from Talbot Theological Seminary.  He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, CA. They have three married children and eight grandchildren.

Andrew Stanley

Homeschooled preacher’s kids with finance degrees don’t usually quit their Budget Analyst jobs that provide health insurance to pursue stand-up comedy, but Andrew Stanley did, and he hasn’t looked back.  He is now touring all over the country (as well as internationally) performing at clubs, festivals, fundraisers, churches, corporate events, bars with 4 people in them that "didn’t know there would be comedy tonight”….  Andrew possesses a unique perspective that pairs well with his dry delivery and observational nature.   He was the winner of the 2017 Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant and in 2019, he was selected as a New Face of Comedy at Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.  Andrew’s parents are still alive so he works clean. 

DAVID KINNAN

Social media algorithms reduce the reach of your post by 95%. Email open rates are 21% and decreasing. Research says people attend church 1 out of every 6 weeks. At the same time, research also says 3 out of 5 adults now call life “overwhelming”. However, our communities still need a way to ask their questions - our church still needs a pastor they can go to. So, how do we help? How do we encourage? How do we shepherd? I think it’s as simple as a txt.


David Kinnan also has a book out called Off the Fence. You can purchase a copy at davidkinnan.com or on Amazon HERE. 


KATY KINNAN

Click HERE for her slides.


KORY KLEINSASSER

The past two years have been discouraging for almost everyone--including pastors. This has led to a decreased engagement of church members everywhere. This talk describes four practices that can help you motivate and inspire your people as you carry on the mission God has given you in good times or bad.


KEITH LOY

“Recruit from Outside or Hire from Inside - which is best?” Pastor Keith will advocate that God has already provided who your church needs.


TODD AND MICAH NICHOLSON

Grieving your Losses

We all experience losses. Often we find ourselves in a hurry to get past them. Todd & Micah share their journey through the grief and how God has taken the ugly and brought beauty. 


SHERIDAN WESLEYAN CHURCH

Click HERE to view the welcome video from Sheridan Wesleyan Church.


WESLEY SMITH

Surviving and responding to criticism.


SCOTT WILEY

The unique stressors pastors are subject to in today’s world are bringing about new levels of trauma and grief. The challenges they must deal with are nothing like they anticipated in their early days of ministry. Scott will talk about helping about helping pastors with Trauma and Grief. 

Click HERE for a helpful resource about trauma and grief.


MIKE WILSON

Click HERE for the slides. 


Mike Wilson also has a book called Leaving Left Behind. You can purchase a copy on Amazon HERE.

special thanks

Special thanks to North Coast Church for hosting Winter Retreat and for their hospitality. Thank you Larry Osborne for pouring into the pastors and for your generosity. A round of applause to Andrew Stanley for making us laugh and keeping us entertained. We appreciate Rev. Lyz Awe for preparing the mileage checks. Special thanks to your church for making it possible to be here. Thanks Rev. Tim Purcell and the Iowa Minnesota pastors for joining us. Thank you Rev. Wesley Smith and the district staff for organizing this event and for leading and encouraging our pastors.

Click to see the 2021-2022 Assessment Activity



Upcoming Events


East Side Middle School Camp: June 13-17

East Side High School Camp: June 20-24

East Side Kids Camp: July 11-14

West Side Youth Camp: June 20-24


General Conference: May 22-25

Summer Retreat: June 26-30

District Conference: June 29

Ordination Service: June 29

The Gathering: January 4-7, 2023


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