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 TO church. Later, we moved to our own building in Newbury Park. In April 2005, we moved just down the street to a larger space, which we share with Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks. 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.
Our Adventist Schools
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 thru Eighth grade.
We also support Newbury Park Adventist Academy, a coeducational day high school for grades 9 to 12.