Friendship Among Church Leaders

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session, pastor Dr. Larry Osborne speaks on how church leadership can build unity through genuine friendships. He talks about meeting logistics, discernment, and tough conversations as key to developing a healthy team. Larry is one of the Senior Pastors at North Coast Church in Vista, California.



Which of Larry’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Whether your church operates through elder boards, committees, or pastoral staff, unity among leadership will promote the health of your church. Put Larry’s advice into practice this week. Try changing up how your team handles meetings and confrontation. Pray that your church and its leadership will grow in unity and friendship.



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