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, including the dates, time and location.

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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Genesis Summit

Theme:  "Equipping You to Foster Communities of Spiritual Transformation." The Genesis Summit is designed for Pastors, ministry leaders and others who long for our churches and ministries to become places of genesis for spiritual transformation. Featuring plenary speaker, Marjorie J. Thompson,  and the worship music of Carolyn Arends,...

Date: October 3-4, 2019

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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.

Learn More is co-sponsored by the family of Dallas Willard, Dallas Willard Ministries, and FiveStone.