What to Expect When You Visit


Watch the full weekend service online anytime or attend Sunday services in person. Each North Coast Church campus offers an in-person service option. Details for these options vary by campus.

It is a privilege to have you worship with us. We hope your faith will be strengthened and your interest in God’s Word will grow as a result of your time with us. Our ministry focus is simple. We aim to know God and grow spiritually. We do this through practical Bible teaching, contemporary worship and creating a host of opportunities for significant and supportive relationships. Building disciples in a healthy church environment is our mission – we invite you to join us.

We want you to feel comfortable when you visit us so below are some questions that you may have as you plan your visit. Don’t hesitate to contact us or visit the Info Booth in the Plaza when you visit.

Where are you located?

North Coast Church has multiple campuses located in North San Diego County. Each campus has its own outstanding worship and a full children’s and youth ministry for nursery through high school. The campuses also share the same weekend teaching and sermon.

Vista Campus
Carlsbad Campus
Fallbrook Campus
Pauma Valley
Ramona Campus
Rancho Bernardo Campus
San Marcos/Escondido Campus

All of the campus locations are pinpointed on a map for your convenience.  Go to map >>>

In addition to the campuses, there are several microsites available where you can experience church in a small setting.

What does a typical service look like?

All of our worship services have a casual and informal atmosphere. The worship and music style varies depending upon the campus and the venue you choose.

Worship at all of our campuses is upbeat and contemporary, led by a worship band.

The Vista campus also offers a wide variety of music styles from rock and roll, to country, to traditional hymns, to gospel, and more, all depending on the venue you choose.

All campuses and venues share in the same weekend sermon delivered by either Larry Osborne or Chris Brown. The message is broadcast on a huge video screen (think movie theatre) or in-person in the LIVE venue on the Vista Campus three times Sunday morning.

What are the service times?

Counting campuses, venues, and service times we have over 25 options to choose from. You can pick the one that works best for you!

What should I wear?

Come as you are. We are a casual church. You will find a range of dress styles from jeans and t-shirts, to shorts and flip-flops, to an occasional sport jacket and dress. So come dressed however you are comfortable and you will fit right in.

Do I need a Bible?

If you own a Bible you will want to bring it. Our pastors don’t preach sermons as much as they simply teach the Bible. They will refer to it often – and even encourage you to mark it up as your life-textbook. If you don’t have one, just ask one of the hosts or ushers, we have plenty set aside to borrow until you get one of your own.

Our pastors teach from what is known as the New International Version Bible (NIV). If you have another version you are used to or prefer, bring it along. The differences from version to version are mostly minor. Having an NIV will simply make it easier to follow along when our pastors read or point out the wording in a particular verse or passage.

Can I bring coffee into the worship venue?

The answer is, “Yes”, no matter what campus you visit. Our campuses have coffee and tea stations set up outside of the venues. You can grab a cup of coffee, tea or bottled water and head into the service.

Where do my children go?

We have children’s and youth programs available at all campuses. All volunteers go through background checks and receive excellent training. To find the appropriate classroom for your children, head to the Information Booth. You can’t miss it. Our team of dedicated volunteers will escort you and your children to their classrooms.

If you have an infant and you are not comfortable using the nursery, we have a Family Room available on the Vista Campus, and video monitors in the foyer of our other campuses. You are welcome to watch the service from there with your child.

Where do I go for help once I get there?

Once you arrive at one of our campuses, look for the Information Booths – they are located near the entrances. The booths are staffed with knowledgeable volunteers.  They will be more than happy to answer questions, help you find the right classrooms for your children and even escort you to where you need to go.

I have special needs. What accommodations do you have?

Our parking lots include plenty of handicap parking spaces. The Vista Campus has shuttles that will pick you up in the parking lot and drop you right off in front of the venue of your choice. All of our campuses and venues are wheelchair accessible.

If you are looking for an interpreter proficient in sign language, please contact info@northcoastchurch.com.

Children with special needs will enjoy the “Buddy Program” available on the Vista Campus during the Saturday evening service and Sunday morning services (please note, requires a reservation). We also have a reserved classroom Sunday 11am service at the Vista Campus just for our special needs kids, led by a special need trained teacher.

Can I bring my pet?

Service Animals 

North Coast Church welcomes all service animals that meet the requirements set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to our campuses. Please note, non-service animals are not able to be on a North Coast Church property or campus, this includes all outdoor venues and meeting spaces as well. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.