It’s looks like we’ll be launching a series of North Coast campuses in Colorado Springs soon.

They will most likely be made up of smaller ministries and “house churches” using our sermons and sermon-based small group model. We’ve had a significant number of North Coasters move there recently and the Lord has raised up some leaders who want to make it happen and want to reach out to their new community and new friends.

After years of a laissez faire approach to our distant campuses – think Kailua, Oahu, Cabo, overseas, and at one point over 48 spread across the country – we are planning to take a more proactive approach to helping those who want to launch a North Coast ministry or campus in their own town. In the past, we’ve treated our near-by campuses as an extension of the Vista campus and have seen them grow quite large. Carlsbad is over 1,000. Fallbrook is one on the largest churches in its town and area. And of course the Vista campus is a small city. But we’ve done little to facilitate or resource those that are beyond our North San Diego County region. In fact, we’ve never even counted them in our attendance figures.

It will be interesting to see where this takes us. I am a fan of healthy small churches and house churches. I would also expect that some of them would grow into more traditional church plants. Stay tuned. It will be fun to see where God takes this.


  1. John Jackson on August 2, 2012 at 8:13 am

    Larry..I celebrate this development. I think this is actually happening in a number of places and will be a wave of the present future. I also like the notion that you are open to linking various house church movements together with this.

    I’ll be back at you in about 3 weeks with our Church Leadership Equipping conversation…I think you’ll be pleased.

  2. Andrew Rogers on August 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Interesting stuff! I look forward to reading more about this. Keep us updated. -AR

  3. Eddie Baker on November 11, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I just moved from Vista to Colorado, and didn’t bother asking where the Colorado Springs church was. Where would I find information about its location. I am aware that it is a home-based fellowship, but I would still like to continue attending here until I move back to visit.

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