the leadership of anthem begins
The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus is the Head of the Church (Eph. 1:22–23, 4:15, 5:23). He is the One that we seek and follow as He continues the movement that He started 2,000 years ago through His perfect life, substitutionary death and victorious resurrection. After He ascended into heaven, He gave us His Spirit and established His Church to be led by elders.
It’s His church, and he’s our Senior Pastor. Underneath the guidance of Jesus are leaders who follow Jesus and encourage others to follow him as well. At Anthem Church, our formal leadership structure involves elders, staff, and church members.
We believe The Bible calls a group of men to be the Pastor/Elders of the local church. Anthem Church is an elder-led church that submits to the authority of the Bible. Scripture uses three words interchangeably to refer to the function of one and the same person:
“Presbuteros” – Elder (executes God’s justice and government and administrates the affairs of the church.
"Episcopos” – Overseer or bishop (oversees, a guardian, gatekeeper or watchman).
“Poimain” – Shepherd or pastor (shepherd the flock, nurture and care for the flock, feed the flock). See Acts 20:17, 28; Titus 1:5,7; 1 Peter 5:1-2
Our Staff Team
To fulfill all the tangible, practical, spiritual, and leadership needs of the church, the elders have a staff team that supports them in fulfilling the mission of Anthem Thousand Oaks.
Pastor/Elder - Ministry Oversight
Pastor/Elder - Community Life
Anthem Students Director