Monthly Archives: August 2009

Simon Liversidge

Simon Liversidge, Senior Pastor

Pastor Simon was born in Australia and grew up in a missionary family in New Guinea. He moved with his family to the United States, and graduated from Shenandoah Valley Academy in Virginia. He graduated from Andrews University with a B.A. in Psychology and French, and then obtained a J. D. from UCLA school of Law in 1992. He practiced as an attorney doing corporate litigation for three years before entering the ministry. He completed his Master of Divinity degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University. Simon then served as an Associate Pastor at Norwalk Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he was also involved in a church plant in West Los Angeles. Pastor Liversidge was ordained on September 14, 2002. He and Cecilia were married on October 13, 2002 at the Eagle Rock Church. Their son, Liam, was born in 2004 and their beautiful daughter, Mia, was born January 2007.

Pastor: Simon Liversidge (805) 498-2300

Worship Leaders

Randall Goulard

Randall has been leading worship since he was 14.  Nothing gives him greater joy!  He graduated from Pacific Union College (’05) with a business degree but finds true fulfillment in using his talents to serve the church.  He has led worship in youth, college, contemporary and traditional settings all over the country, always with his unique style.  Being from “the city” he enjoys the more relaxed pace of the Conejo Valley.  His philosophy of worship is simple…God reveals, we respond! In addition to worship Randall also leads our Young Adult Ministry.

Youth Pastor: Randall Goulard (707) 227-9845

Our Mission

The mission of all of us at The Place is to become disciples of Jesus, intimately in love with God; and expressing His love in creative service, witness and fellowship.

Our Vision

The Place is a community of believers who are devoted to Jesus Christ and to one another. We are growing together into maturity as followers of Jesus. We are seeking to be intimately in love with our God. We are striving to express His love creatively in all we do – whether in worship together, in witness to our community, and in fellowship with one another. Our vision is to be a place where God is magnified and people are committed to growing together in their relationships with Jesus.

Our Beliefs

The Place is a Christian community that is part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We believe in Jesus Christ and his love for us as expressed in his life, death, and resurrected life. And, in that hope of a new life in Jesus and eternity with Him, we believe that together we can encourage one another and lift each other up daily as we grow into mature disciples of Jesus. As disciples, our desire is to creatively communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to our community.

More on Seventh-day Adventist Beliefs

This week Pastor Steve leads us in praise and worship with special music by Randall Goulard.

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This week Pastor Simon will continue his sermon series on “Meeting Jesus” with a sermon titled “Growing Together” that will focus on Matthew Chapter 13.

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Giving Online

To give to The Place online via Adventist Giving, please click the link below. First-time users will have to register for an account. All gifts are tax-deductible because of our 501c-3 non-profit status. For general questions concerning finances or giving, please contact our treasurers. For more answers on church finances, see our financial stewardship FAQ below.


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Prayer Requests

This ministry serves to enlist, educate, equip and encourage the members and attendees of The Place Adventist Fellowship to devote themselves to prayer knowing the power of prayer. Our mission is to make dependence on God through prayer foundational to our church and provide a solid prayer base that is purpose driven.

If you have a prayer request, please email our Prayer Ministry or fill out the prayer request form which appears below. Our prayer team retrieves the prayers several times a day and will be praying for your requests immediately. Thank you for your prayer request. God Bless You!


Prayer Request


Saturday Morning at The Place

The demands seems so great, the time too short. So many of us feel pressed for time – earning a living, caring for dependents, cleaning house, while trying to exercise, nurture relationships, sleep and eat in between. Saturday is our Sabbath – our special day to take a break from the daily grind, spending quality time in worship, and nurturing relationships with family and friends.

9:45 AM – Community Prayer Time

Each Saturday morning, we gather from 9:45 a.m. in the main sanctuary for a time of prayer. We pray for one another, for the needs in our church family, for our church, or community, our nation and world. This is an informal time and everyone is invited. Come and join us as we petition our Heavenly Father and listen for His leading through the powerful communication of prayer.

10:30 AM – Community Bible Study

Children’s Bible Classes All our children’s classes (our Sabbath School) meet in our facilities just to the side of the main sanctuary (to the right, if you’re facing the church from the parking lot).

Class Age Beginner 0 to 3 Kindergarten 4 to 6 Primary 7 to 9 Junior 10 to 14 Youth 15 to 18

Adult Bible Study Groups

Our adult Bible study and fellowship groups are open to everyone in the community. Currently, we have several different classes running each Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

11:30 AM – Community Worship

Our worship services combine contemporary praise and worship music with messages from Pastor Simon Liversidge that strengthen your walk with God. Once a month (usually the second Sabbath of each month), we have children’s church in our youth chapel.

Listen online to our services

The Place shares a building with Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks in Newbury Park, California.

We’re located off the Rancho Conejo Boulevard exit on the 101 freeway north, near Amgen corporate headquarters.

– After exiting on Rancho Conejo, head north to the stoplight at Teller Road.
– Turn left on Teller Road, then head a few blocks to the stopsign at Lawrence Drive (you’ll see the fire station on your left).
– Turn right onto Lawrence, then follow our signs up the street to Lavery Court.
– Turn right onto Lavery, then head to the end of the cul de sac to the driveway on the left.
– We’re at the very end of the parking area–the Place with the banner and all the friendly people outside looking forward to meeting you!

2697 Lavery Court
Newbury Park, CA 91320-1575
(805) 498-2300

We look forward to having Chad Reisser lead us in praise and worship as well as special music by Julia Salerno.

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This week Pastor Simon will continue his series on “Meeting Jesus” in the gospel of Matthew. This week’s sermon is titled “Full Of…?” and focuses on chapter 12 verses 22-50.

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