The Place began as a contemporary service option for youth at the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church. After rapidly outgrowing the dining room, The Place occupied a temporary building on the grounds of the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church. Later, we moved to our own building in Newbury Park. In October 2018, we moved just down the street to a larger space, which we currently share with The Bridge Church. The Place is one of the fastest growing churches in the Southern California conference with Saturday services just under 200 attendees and almost 400 regular attendees.
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.
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.
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.
We believe worship is often done through many creative arts.
Our Adventist schools are known for their high expectations; the vast majority of students who are educated in the K-12 system of Southern California Adventist schools complete twelfth grade with achievement scores in the 90th percentile and above, receive college or university degrees, enter service-oriented professions. The greatest evidence may be, however, that we provide our children an Adventist education once we become parents ourselves.
The Place supports two local Adventist schools–Conejo Adventist Elementary School (CAES) in Newbury Park, which offers Kindergarten through Eighth grade.
We also support Newbury Park Adventist Academy, a coeducational day high school for grades 9 to 12.