North Coast Classes

North Coast Classes (a ministry of North Coast Church) offers short-term (non-accredited) classes and seminars. The goal is to provide classes that positively affect your daily life and walk with God.

If you are interested in upcoming classes with North Coast Church, contact:

Vikki Almond
Adult Education Coordinator
(760) 724-6700 Ext 270
Email

SUMMER SERIES

We are excited to announce the final FREE Summer Series event.
Details vary by campus.

Date Night with Chris & Amy
Friday, August 13, 7-9pm

This one is “Date Night” at North Coast!  Come ready to laugh and get some encouragement and tips on how to like and love your spouse a little bit better than you did the day before. Whether married or single, this night can benefit you.  Check the Carlsbad and Vista campuses for dinner options to make it a full date night!

SELECT A CAMPUS BELOW TO REGISTER

IN-PERSON CLASSES

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Thursday, July 22, 7-9pm
Facilitators: Phillip and Kelly Byers

Do you ever find yourself frustrated with your spouse? Join Pastor Philip and his wife Kelly Byers for some biblical wisdom and practical tips on how to identify the source of frustrations and work towards more harmony in your marriage. Childcare available.

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Tuesday, July 26, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Dave Enns, Pastor

Life with Adult Children, At Home and Beyond

We love our kids, but being their parent as adults can be tricky for you and them. Whether your kids are back at home, never left, or out and about this class will help you know how put the “welcome mat” out and keep you moving forward to launch your grown-up kids well!

In-Person Class – San Marcos/Escondido Campus
The Restore Workshops are sponsored by North Coast Family Support Ministry
Saturday, August 7, 9am to noon
Facilitator: Karen Keith, M.A. LMFT

Your child’s struggle can lead to your own despair.   Gain perspective and learn tools to navigate the storm. Brunch is included.

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Monday, August 9, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Kirk Martin – Author, Speaker, Celebrate Calm Founder 

Do you need help calming your explosive household? Tired of yelling at, negotiating with and bribing your child? Do you want your child to take responsibility for his school work, chores and attitude? It’s time to stop the yelling, arguing and power struggles with toddlers and teens. How can you expect your kids to control themselves…if you cannot control yourself? Moms, it’s not your job to manage everyone’s emotions and make everyone happy! We’ll show you how to create stress-free mornings, school, dinner and bedtime. We promise you will laugh and leave with a dozen practical strategies that really work. Childcare available.

In-Person Class – San Marcos/Escondido Campus
The Restore Workshops are sponsored by North Coast Family Support Ministry
Saturday, October 2, 9am to 2pm
Facilitator: Denise Shick, founder and executive director of Help 4 Families Ministry

Shocked and confused to learn what your child is experiencing? God isn’t, and he has not left you! Be encouraged, strengthened and better equipped to love and parent your child. Lunch is included.

In-Person Class – San Marcos/Escondido Campus
The Restore Workshops are sponsored by North Coast Family Support Ministry
Saturday, November 6, 9am to 2pm
Facilitator: Laurie Polich Short, speaker, author and associate pastor of Ocean Hills Covenant Church in Santa Barbara

Daunted by step-parenting and co-parenting? Come learn how God can make a way for a better future for your family. Lunch is included.

In-Person Classes – Vista Campus
Thursday, July 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Facilitators: Linda Larson, RN and Michele Talbot

This series of 4 classes will provide resources for people caring for their parents, spouses, or other seniors in their lives. The classes are “Care Options for Seniors”, “Health Insurance and Home Safety for Seniors”, “Hospice Care and Memory Care for Seniors”, and “Estate Planning.”
Join just one class, or register for them all!

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Fridays, July 16 & 23, 8:30am – 11:45am
Facilitator: Dr. Charlie Bradshaw

This master class, taught over two days, helps people (age 50 years and up) see how the 4th quarter of their life can be their BEST. Your best days can be ahead of you, not behind you.  Learn how to be “re-fired” with purpose, meaning and joy in the 4th Quarter.
This is not just about retirement but making your next twenty years your BEST YET.

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Monday, July 19, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Stacy DenHerder of DenHerder & Associates

What happens to your estate, possessions, or children if something happens to you? We know this is truly unthinkable, but we are called to be prepared. This workshop will teach you the ins and outs of wills versus living trusts. By the end of the evening you will have completed your own Holographic Will to take care of this very issue.

In-Person Class – Rancho Bernardo Campus
Thursday, July 22, 6-7:30pm
Facilitator: Ned Mervich

Life is filled with difficult conversations and all too often we don’t handle them well. So we’re left with thinking “Should I say what I’m thinking and risk starting a fight or stay quiet for the sake of maintaining the relationship”? These are not the only options. Whether difficult conversations take place at work or at home, with your coworkers or your spouse, they have a profound impact on your career, your happiness, and your future. With the skills you learn in this seminar, you’ll know how to handle future difficult conversations more effectively and with less anxiety.

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Thursday, July 29, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Trent Jenkins, Pastor

In this interactive class Trent Jenkins will help uncover tips and tricks on how to study your Bible so we can apply it to our live. Whether you are new to reading your Bible or you’ve been reading it for a while and would just like a greater understanding if it’s structure we encourage you to attend this course.

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Monday, August 2, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Ned Mervich, Life Groups Pastor

Does being an introvert mean you can’t be a great leader? The success of leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein strongly suggests the answer is no. If you’re an introvert, this breakout session will help you understand yourself better and suggest ways to lead which are consistent with how God has made you. For extraverts who live with or work with an introvert, this session will expand your understanding of the introvert’s world. This is an in-person event held on the Vista Campus.

In-Person Event – Vista Campus
Wednesday, August 11, 7-9pm
Simulcast from Atlanta, Ga

Leadercast is the largest one-day leadership event in the world, broadcast live each year from Atlanta to hundreds of Host Sites around the globe. This career-changing leadership event brings together globally respected experts on one stage to share knowledge and insights from their leadership journeys.

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Monday, August 16, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Connor McFadden, LMFT and Pastor

One of the single most important factors in how you develop and maintain relationships is your own self-awareness. In this class, led by Connor McFadden, LMFT and Pastor, learn how your past impacts present relationships and influences current decisions. Then, discover how to move forward in a clear direction to prepare for a different future. This class meets in person on the Vista Campus.

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Thursday, August 19, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Dave Sparkman, Chairman at Crossroads Career Ministry

Like any other endeavor, a job transition goes much better with a well-executed plan.But…where to start? Resume first, or networking? Business cards for introductions? What if I hate networking? How many applications should I complete? Wow, this is a lonely journey! I’m not sure of what answer to give as to why I was terminated from my last job. What if I don’t know what I want to do next? Aaargh!! In this engaging and dynamic presentation, Dave Sparkman from Crossroads Career, a Christ-centered job transition ministry, will answer these questions and also share with you some time-tested solutions to help you organize your job search in a way that can work for you!

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Friday, August 20, 8:30am – 4pm
Facilitator: Dr. Charlie Bradshaw

This full day master class, helps people (age 50 years and up) see how the 4th quarter of their life can be their BEST. Your best days can be ahead of you, not behind you.  Learn how to be “re-fired” with purpose, meaning and joy in the 4th Quarter.
This is not just about retirement but making your next twenty years your BEST YET.

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Monday, June 28, 7-9pm
Facilitators: Ned Mervich, Life Groups Pastor

Life is filled with difficult conversations and all too often we don’t handle them well. So we’re left with thinking “Should I say what I’m thinking and risk starting a fight or stay quiet for the sake of maintaining the relationship”? These are not the only options. Whether difficult conversations take place at work or at home, with your coworkers or your spouse, they have a profound impact on your career, your happiness, and your future. With the skills you learn in this seminar, you’ll know how to handle future difficult conversations more effectively and with less anxiety.

Dynamic Marriage
In-Person Class – Vista Campus

Mondays, June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23 (9 weeks)
Facilitators: Greg and Brenda Ball

Together in Marriage, Together in Life
Through an interactive 9-week learning process with weekly homework to enable your marriage, you’ll identify behaviors that may be damaging your marriage, develop healthy ways to deal with marital conflict and take concrete steps to meet each other’s needs better than you ever have before. The class is designed for couples who need or just want to improve their marriage. This class meets in person on the Vista Campus.

In-Person Class – Vista Campus
Thursday, July 8, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Tracie Moss – Author, Speaker, Pastor

Join Tracie as she unpacks how to influence our children in their understanding of and relationship with Jesus. She believes that all parents are the first resource in growing and equipping their children in a knowledge of Jesus and how to live their faith out in this world. We don’t have to be afraid! You will leave with a new sense of confidence as you gain practical tools on how to engage your kids in a casual way that will create a firm foundation for their faith. Childcare available.

VIRTUAL CLASSES

Virtual Class
Monday, July 27, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Dave Enns, Pastor

Life with Adult Children, At Home and Beyond

We love our kids, but being their parent as adults can be tricky for you and them. Whether your kids are back at home, never left, or out and about this class will help you know how put the “welcome mat” out and keep you moving forward to launch your grown-up kids well!

Virtual Class
Wednesday, August 18, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Stephanie Dorsey, LMFT & Speaker

Based on the award-winning book, “Boundaries” by Cloud and Townsend, Stephanie Dorsey, LMFT and Speaker, will discuss the importance of setting and maintaining boundaries by saying yes and no at the right times. Parents and caregivers of children can expect to find practical tips and tricks to identify, create and maintain boundaries in life to achieve peace and love within your home.

Virtual Class
Wednesday, August 25, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Stephanie Dorsey, LMFT & Speaker

Based on the award-winning book, “Boundaries” by Cloud and Townsend, Stephanie Dorsey, LMFT and Speaker, will discuss the importance of setting and maintaining boundaries by saying yes and no at the right times. Parents and caregivers of teenagers can expect to find practical tips and tricks to identify, create and maintain boundaries in life to achieve peace and love within your home.

Virtual Class
Wednesday, August 4
Facilitators: Philip & Kelly Byers

Do you ever find yourself frustrated with your spouse? Join Pastor Philip and his wife Kelly Byers for some biblical wisdom and practical tips on how to identify the source of frustrations and work towards more harmony in your marriage. This is a virtual event, meeting will be via Zoom.

Virtual Class
Monday, July 26, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Stacy DenHerder of DenHerder & Associates

What happens to your estate, possessions, or children if something happens to you? We know this is truly unthinkable, but we are called to be prepared. This workshop will teach you the ins and outs of wills versus living trusts. By the end of the evening you will have completed your own Holographic Will to take care of this very issue. This class will meet virtually, via Zoom.

Virtual Class
Wednesday, July 28, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Trent Jenkins, Pastor

In this interactive class Trent Jenkins will help uncover tips and tricks on how to study your Bible so we can apply it to our live. Whether you are new to reading your Bible or you’ve been reading it for a while and would just like a greater understanding if it’s structure we encourage you to attend this course.

Virtual Class
Monday, August 9, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Ned Mervich, Life Groups Pastor

Does being an introvert mean you can’t be a great leader? The success of leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein strongly suggests the answer is no. If you’re an introvert, this breakout session will help you understand yourself better and suggest ways to lead which are consistent with how God has made you. For extraverts who live with or work with an introvert, this session will expand your understanding of the introvert’s world.

Virtual Class
Tuesday, August 17, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Connor McFadden, LMFT and Pastor

One of the single most important factors in how you develop and maintain relationships is your own self-awareness. In this class, led by Connor McFadden, LMFT and Pastor, learn how your past impacts present relationships and influences current decisions. Then, discover how to move forward in a clear direction to prepare for a different future.

Virtual Class
Thursday, June 24, 7-9pm
Facilitator: Dave Sparkman, Chairman at Crossroads Career Ministry

Like any other endeavor, a job transition goes much better with a well-executed plan.But…where to start? Resume first, or networking? Business cards for introductions? What if I hate networking? How many applications should I complete? Wow, this is a lonely journey! I’m not sure of what answer to give as to why I was terminated from my last job. What if I don’t know what I want to do next? Aaargh!! In this engaging and dynamic presentation, Dave Sparkman from Crossroads Career, a Christ-centered job transition ministry, will answer these questions and also share with you some time-tested solutions to help you organize your job search in a way that can work for you!

Virtual Class
Monday June 21, 28, July, 12, 19, 26, August 2 (6 week class, taking off the week of July 5th)

This course covers topics crucial for couples seeking God’s design for marriage. Pre-marital counseling is required to have a North Coast pastor perform your ceremony.

We have designed this course to help you build the foundation for a healthy, growing and Christ-centered marriage and the opportunity to ask lots of questions. Count on practical teaching from various North Coast Pastors, plus lots of discussion and time to connect with other couples like you.

Virtual Class
Sundays, June 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (9 weeks)
*We will not meet on July 4
Facilitators: Bryan and Melissa Muche

Together in Marriage, Together in Life
An intensive 9-week marriage workshop with weekly homework to enable your marriage to grow by leaps & bounds. The class is designed for couples who need or just want to improve their marriage. By the end you will know why the class is called United in Marriage. This class will meet virtually, via Zoom.

Virtual Class
Monday, July 12, 7-9pm
Facilitators: Ned Mervich, Life Groups Pastor

Life is filled with difficult conversations and all too often we don’t handle them well. So we’re left with thinking “Should I say what I’m thinking and risk starting a fight or stay quiet for the sake of maintaining the relationship”? These are not the only options. Whether difficult conversations take place at work or at home, with your coworkers or your spouse, they have a profound impact on your career, your happiness, and your future. With the skills you learn in this seminar, you’ll know how to handle future difficult conversations more effectively and with less anxiety. This class will meet virtually, via Zoom.

Additional Resources

Additional past events are available to watch or listen online including the Fly-By presentations by Pastor Chris Brown and Christopher Hilken’s presentation on “Jesus and the World Religions.”