Join us this summer for an unforgettable experience at Hume Lake Christian Camps from August 4-10, 2019! We’ll focus on what it really means to follow Christ with the help of His Spirit and His Church while having an incredibly fun time! Cost is $630/student. $100 Deposit due June 9. Payment plan and scholarships available upon request. Click here to register online today! We'll be staying at Meadow Ranch and Ponderosa. All students grades 6-12 are invited!
Join us for Winter Camp as we head back to Thousand Pines Christian Camp for an epic weekend from March 8-10, 2019! We’ll consider what it means to be "#BLESSED" in Christ (Ephesians 1:3) while having an incredibly fun time! Cost is $240 per camper (scholarships available upon request); $50 non-refundable deposit is due January 27. Register online here!
Join Center Student Ministries for Why Not? Weekend! This month, we're headed to the ice rink on Saturday, February 23 for ice skating, broom ball, and dinner! Only $10/student! Meet at the Simi Valley Icoplex at 7:00p (pick-up is at 10:00p). All middle school and high school students welcome! Please sign both LOC's waiver and Icoplex's waiver and bring them with you!
Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner: The Turkey Table! on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30p! Semi-formal attire, thankfulness, and turkey bowling! Make sure to bring your item... dinner depends on you! Click here for a list of who brings what... make sure to register your item (pinky promise to bring it)! All students grades 6-12 welcome! Invite a friend!
Join us this month for a classic all-day Beach Day on Wednesday, July 18 from 11:00a-9:00p at Sycamore Cove Beach. Enjoy the sun, waves, volleyball, spikeball, refreshments, dinner, baptisms, and D-Groups! Families are welcome to join for dinner and baptisms at 6:00p. Make sure to bring a towel, friend, sunscreen, and a lunch! Drop off and pick up at the beach.
School's out for summer! Join us as we kick off summer on Wednesday, June 13 from 6-9:00p with our Why Not? Block Party! Come ready for a free BBQ, obstacle course, watermelon eating competition, corn hole, nine square, live DJ, basketball, and more! Invite a friend and bring a side!
Join u this Wednesday, March 28 for D-Group like normal... but don’t leave! Bring an over-night bag (change of clothes, basic toiletries, sleeping bag / pillow) for our first-ever lock in! We’ll start with dinner (Chick Fil A, anyone?!) at 6:30p for normal D-Group, then the madness begins! Dodgeball, 9 Square In the Air, Nerf Wars, Manhunt, movies, and more! We’ll stay up late—and wake up to breakfast (Captain Crunch, anyone?!) and a devotional! Let's Spring Break!
Attention all middle school and high school students! You are invited to our first ever Serve Week from July 18th-20th! In wanting to help you put your faith into action we will be hosting a special 3-day event that will be teaching you why we serve and how we serve (Love. Deed. Truth.) (1 John 3:18). Sign up today!
It's time for a manly manventure! Join us on Saturday, May 13 from 9:00a-3:00p for hiking at Boney Mountain! Come on out and bring your friends for a day of epic proportions. Cost is FREE (includes lunch). But don't forget your pack, water, & sunscreen! Meet at Living Oaks Church! Questions? Contact Pastor Jake!
Ladies! Get ready for our first-time-ever Girls Retreat coming up from Friday, May 12 to Saturday, May 13! The theme for the retreat is Blessed Assurance! Don't miss this upcoming retreat as we dive into 1 John! The cost is $15/student (which includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday). Don't forget to bring your overnight essentials (sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries), as well as a snack to share and active wear! Meet in the High School Room at Living Oaks Church on Friday, May 12 at 7:00p. Please sign this waiver and register below! Questions? Contact Jen Smith!
Join us for this month's Why Not ?Let's Race! on Wednesday, March 29 for go-cart racing and pizza dinner at MB2! Meet us at MB2 Raceway in Newbury Park for some fun and friendly competition—can you lap the pastor?! Please make sure to sign both LOC's and MB2's waiver and enjoy our special rate: one race for $15 or two races $20! All students grades 7-12 welcome!
Join us for Winter Camp at Thousand Pines Christian Camp from March 10-12th, 2017! This year's theme is: "Experiencing the Trinity!" Join us as we experience the Father, the Son, and the Spirit while having an incredibly fun time! Cost is $225/student (scholarships available upon request); deposit due January 29th. Register online here!
Join Center Student Ministries for O Cozy Night (this month’s Why Not? Wednesday!) on December 14 at 6:00p! Come ready for a warm dinner, hot cocoa bar, Christmas-style games, and classic Christmas movie (Elf, anyone?!). Oh, and wear your onesie (optional)! Don't miss the Christmas cheer! All Middle School and High School students welcome! Invite a friend!
Join us for Why Not? Roller Re-Mix on Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00p! We're headed to the roller rink—in costume! So suit up (costume contest!), roll-up (meet at Living Oaks Church!), pay up (only $5!), skate up (don't throw up!) and eat up (pizza dinner)! Not to mention a costume contest: any recognizable theologian wins prizes! All students welcome! Download waiver here!
Who says going back to school has to be boring and lame? Join Living Oaks Church for an evening with For All Seasons and the Habit Burger food truck on Wednesday, September 14th @ 6:00p! Dinner and admission is only $10 (includes cheeseburger, choice of fries/onion rings, & drink) out on the patio of Living Oaks Church (1033 Business Center Circle, Newbury Park, CA). All middle school and high school students welcome! Invite a friend... or two or three!
Each year, we host a special evening for graduating seniors and their families to recognize this signification milestone in their lives, celebrate their achievements, and commission them into adulthood! Please save the date for Thursday, June 16th at 6:30p. Invitation to follow; please RSVP to Jen Smith by June 5th.
Is your student transitioning into Middle School (7th Grade) this Fall? We invite you to join Center Student Ministries for a Welcome Lunch on Sunday, June 5th at 12:45p in the Middle School Room. Get to know our new Middle School Pastor (Jake Ford), meet our staff, and learn how to get your student connected at Center! Lunch provided! Parents and students welcome!
Get ready for Why Not? Neon Night! Join us on Wednesday, April 27th at 6:30p for a night of high-energy competition and a free bbq dinner! We'll have glow-in-the-dark, tournament style: dodge ball (dive, duck, dip, dive, and dodge!) and gaga ball (can you survive the octagonal pit?)! Bring your gear (sweatbands, elbow pads, and stretchy pants) and invite a friend for an incredibly fun time! #NeonNight #WhyNotWednesday
Fa-la-la-la Ladies! Join us for a very merry time—dinner, worship, Christmas movie, white elephant gift-exchange ($5 limit), breakfast, and more—Saturday, December 19th to Sunday, December 20th. All girls 9th-12th grade are welcome! Meet at Living Oaks Church at 5:00p that Saturday... and bring the essentials: sleeping bag and pillow, toiletries, and nail polish for nail art! Stay through church on Sunday morning... or run home at 10:00a to get cleaned up first!
Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven eight nine! Calling all seventh, eighth, and ninth grade boys for an All-Nighter from Friday, October 23rd to Saturday, October 24th! Join us for a pizza dinner, man hunt, evening devotion, late night fun, and a hearty (or sugary!) breakfast! Meet at Living Oaks Church on Friday at 6:00p! Please download this Release Form and bring it to the All-Nighter!
Parents, Partner With Us! Center Student Ministries exists to make Jesus the center of every student's life! For that to happen, we need your help! If you're a parent of middle school or high school students (or both), please join us on Sunday, September 13th at 9:15 am (in the High School Room) for a Parent Meeting with coffee, donuts, and a time of Q&A as we look forward to where the Student Ministries will be going this semester (including info on our Middle School ministry).
Join the Living Oaks Family at Conejo Creek Park on Janss Road (behind T.O. Library) for plenty of food, fun, & fellowship on Sunday, July 5th at 12:30p! We are in need of bake sale items for our Hume Lake fundraiser! Bake or buy goods and drop off at our student building that morning. We'll also be having baptisms at the park!
Join us on Sunday, June 28th for one of those summer Beach Days! Make sure to grab a sub from Jersey Mike's to-go and head on over to Tower 9 at Zuma! Enjoy some beach volleyball, corn cole, and some refreshments from 1:30p till 6:00p! Don't forget to bring a towel and sunscreen!
Are you a senior? Graduating from high school? If so, join us for our Senior Dinner on Friday, June 19th @ 6:30p! We would like to recognize, celebrate, and send you off into adulthood with a few games, too much good food, and (if you play your cards right) a nice gift! But seriously. We can't wait to celebrate this significant accomplishment!
Join us as we kick off summer on Wednesday, June 17th from 6-9:00p for our monthly Why Not? Wednesday! This month, Center will be meeting at the Roberts' Home (730 Westover Place, Newbury Park) for a backyard BBQ! Then, we'll head over to Wendy Park for some games... and back home for some s'mores! All middle school and high school students welcome!
Is your student transitioning into Middle School this Fall? We invite you to join Center Student Ministries for a "Moving Up Lunch" on Sunday, June 7th @ 1:00p in the Middle School Room. This lunch is for all students starting 7th Grade this Fall! Get to know the Student Ministries Pastor, staff, and program. Lunch provided!
READY. SET. GO! Center will be having its Mystery Mayhem on Friday, May 15th from 4:00-9:30p! Teams will compete over the course of 4 hours to complete 15 objectives across town! Get ready for some puzzling riddles, out-of-the-box objectives, and (hurry!) you're on a time limit competing for the win! It's gonna be mayhem: damaging disorder (but no speeding or injuries, please)! Invite a friend! All Middle School and High School students welcome. Parent drivers needed!
Join us for our first monthly Why Not? Wednesday! Here at Center Student Ministries, we like to provide our students with exciting events for the sake of friendship, fellowship, and fun! Why Not? Wednesday! exists for just that. Come ready for a high energy night and fierce competition, all for the glory of God! Invite a friend!
Easter. Is it a time to pretend bunnies lay eggs and have scavenger hunts? Or, is it a time to remember the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Well, the Bible encourages us toward the latter. Join us at "Big Church" on Good Friday (5:00 & 7:00p) and Easter Sunday (7:15, 9:15, & 11:15a) as we answer the question about the resurrection: "History or Hoax?" Invite a friend!