Few people have been in leadership as long or effectively as Sticky Church author and North Coast Senior Pastor Larry Osborne. In a wide-ranging conversation, Larry talks about why it took so long for North Coast to grow to a large church, how to close the back door at your church and how to truly align a team.
Welcome to Episode 96 of the Podcast.
3 Things You Can Do Right Away
When you lead a church on the West Coast, your approach has to be innovative and unique. Larry Osborne has figured out what works and created simple principles that anyone can apply to their ministry.
- Shift the focus. Larry says he wants to serve people so well that they should want to bring their friends. “A restaurant or movie doesn’t have to say. ‘Bring your friends.’ … I never told people to do it.” The key is to use plan language in everything you do so that it’s understood by those who have never been to church.
- Place emphasis on what really matters. It’s more than mission, teaching and passion. It’s about tying people to relationship. It’s the glue that keeps people together when they start to get bored, and when they go through hard times.
- Find alignment among leadership. Speak the same language and build trust among one another, because even when you disagree, you have universal verbiage being used. And you can’t have a good team without high trust. Don’t start with a bias that someone can’t be trusted; start with a bias that someone can be trusted, and hold them accountable.
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