Living Oaks Church

Student & Family Pastor

Thousand Oaks,


Why I Love This Opportunity

Brian Aaby

Senior Associate

It may simply be my opinion, but seriously, Thousand Oaks could be one of the most lovely and desirable places to live– easy access to the beach, the mountains, SoCal entertainment, and much more. In addition, this role at Living Oaks is almost equally ideal. The person moving into this role will have the opportunity to work with a fun team, complete with two stellar leaders in the kids’ ministry area, and then collaborate with a young staff member leading the church.

About This Organization

Living Oaks Church in Thousand Oaks, California, is a welcoming community dedicated to teaching the Bible and sharing the Gospel. Founded in 2004 by Doug Posey and led by Pastor Austin Axen since 2014, Living Oaks has been a pillar of faith for nearly two decades. The church is home to a dedicated team committed to knowing Jesus and making Him known, evident in its focus on biblical teaching, intentional evangelism, disciple-making, faithful stewardship, and worship and prayer. Living Oaks embraces core values such as truth, grace, family, maturity, and joy, shaping its identity as a community of believers. The church encourages spiritual growth through worship gatherings, community engagement, and service opportunities for all ages and backgrounds. As Living Oaks approaches its twentieth year, it looks forward to unveiling its vision for 2030, including a $1.6 million capital campaign. Living Oaks Church invites everyone to join its mission, where the focus is always on Jesus, and everyone is welcome.

Position Description

This role will oversee all of the family ministries, but as already stated, you’ll have a team working with you on the kid’s ministry. About 10% of your time will be spent on at-large Associate duties (hosting, counseling, preaching, etc.). About 20% will be focused on family ministry (parents), another 20% on Kids ministry, and then the majority of your time (50%) will be focused on the student ministry.
Students currently meet once a month on Sunday morning and weekly on Wednesday evening in a combined MS/HS Group.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Shepherd and oversee students and Student Ministries programs, including middle school and high school, ensuring unity and alignment with the church’s mission, vision, and message.
  • Disciple and mentor middle school and high school students by providing strong relational connections and sound biblical counsel in the context of weekly discipleship groups.
  • Teach and communicate God’s Word weekly, providing accurate and engaging Bible teaching for students during midweek and weekend programs both on and off campus. Reach and engage students within the church and students from the community with outreach-driven events and social media presence, evangelizing and discipling the next generation.
  • Identify and equip key students for leadership opportunities at church and school, empowering them to serve in ministry teams, Christian clubs, and other church activities.
  • Oversee the Kids Ministry Team and work hands-on when needed.
  • Partner with Parents to equip and disciple the next generation of disciples.


What a Strong Candidate Would Look Like:

  • Bachelor’s degree (desired biblical emphasis and/or seminary)
  • 2+ years experience in NextGen Ministries
  • Strong biblical convictions and alignment with Living Oaks Church
  • Passion for communicating God’s Word accurately and in an applicable manner
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