LC Gathering August 2021
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 the spiritual life 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 Master of Divinity and Doctoral degrees from Talbot Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Oceanside, CA. They have three married children and eight grandchildren.
Jonathan is the senior pastor at Gracecity, a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in Auckland with a mission to partner with what God is doing to renew people and places. Jonathan’s focus is on spiritual and visionary leadership, building a great team and culture, teaching across their services, and convening Auckland Church Leaders as its works for together for a flourishing city. He is passionate about building strong faith communities that live kingdom values, challenge unjust and damaging practices, rebuilding what is broken, and talking to others about Jesus. He is married to Robyn and they have 4 children.
Sarah and her husband Nick are the founders and National Directors of The Way, a collective of everyday missionaries, gathering as home churches across Aotearoa. Passionate about transformational learning, missional living and reproducing disciples, Sarah's work sees her investing in the training and development of home church shepherds. Nick and Sarah live in the very beautiful Paremata, Wellington.
Reuben Munn is the Senior Pastor of Shore Community Church and an Adjunct Lecturer in Practical Theology at Laidlaw College. He is passionate about the ministry of preaching and the formation of pastors and preachers who can clearly, faithfully and creatively expound the Word of God. Reuben is married to Anna and they have three boys. He enjoys reading, playing jazz piano and eating Burger Fuel.