Events

Conferences listed here are offered by Dr. Willard’s students and ministry partners. We highly recommend all the conferences below, as well as their host organizations.

The Fellowship and Study Groups listed are organized by churches and small groups who are growing together in Christlikeness through the study of material Dallas and his fellow pilgrims have developed. To add your group, please send information about your meetings to Becky@dwillard.org, including the dates, time and location.

Hearing God: Developing A Conversational Relationship With God

An in-depth DVD series based on the classic book by Dallas Willard, Thursday Nights, beginning March 14. “How can we be sure God is speaking with us? The answer is we learn by experience. The key is to focus more on building our personal relationship with our Creator and less...

Date: Thursday evenings, March 14 - April 18

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Walking with the Good Shepherd

Drawing on themes from Psalm 23 and informed by Dallas Willard's Life Without Lack, this retreat offers practical teaching sessions, worship, and spiritual direction, along with space to create art, explore nature and rest. Featuring Margaret Campbell and Brian Morykon.

Date: May 3-5, 2019

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The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge: The Prospects of Becoming Virtuous in a Vicious World

Dr. Steve Porter will be participating in the Dorothy Marie Lowry Distinguished Guest Lecture Series at Saddleback College. Open to the public, 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Please call (949) 582-4835 for more information.

Date: May 10, 2019

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The Apprentice Gathering

The Apprentice Gathering is an annual conference for individuals longing to grow in their journey into Christlikeness. This 2.5 day event brings together more than 500 church leaders and laity to join in community to learn and grow as they continue to explore what being a follower of Jesus truly looks like.

Date: September 26-28, 2018

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The Apprentice Experience for Christian Formation

A 20-month certification program for both clergy and laity who earnestly desire to grow in their Christlikeness. Includes four 5-day residential sessions held in Wichita, KS, in November 2019, March & September 2020 and May 2021. The registration deadline to apply for Community 6 is April 15, 2019. 

Date: September 9, 2019 – May 7, 2021

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Renovare Institute for Spiritual Formation

This two-year experience of becoming more like Jesus is a program of intensive study for highly motivated individuals who are looking for something not fully provided by either seminary education or local church life. Includes four 7-day sessions of residential teaching. The registration deadline is February 1, 2019.

Date: August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2021

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Fellowship and Study Group in Santa Cruz, CA

Discipleship meetings using material from Dallas Willard books.

Date: Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.

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