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 Listening Life

A day to escape our noisy world and learn to listen. Featuring challenging teaching, practical strategies, and nourishing music. Lunch and childcare are provided. Speakers: Trevor Hudson, Lacy Finn Borgo, Chris Hall, & Carolyn Arends

Date: February 17, 2018

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Living in the Overflow

As we pour out our lives for others, are we continually replenished or constantly drained? Renovare is offering a weekend retreat opportunity for renewal, rest, learning and practice with fellow pilgrims. Leaders: Jon Bailey, Chairman of the Board of Renovare; and Carolyn Arends, Renovare's Director of Education.

Date: March 9-11, 2018

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An Evening With Richard Foster

Discover a With-God kind of life in this worship-soaked evening of thoughtful conversation, sharing, and celebration with Richard Foster and his son Nathan. This event is one of ten one-night gatherings in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Richard's book, Celebration of Discipline. There is no cost...

Date: March 11, 2018

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Experiencing Life With God

This conference is designed to explore the key ideas behind the modern spiritual formation movement. It is for philosophers, applied theologians, teachers, pastors, and all those involved in fanning the flames of authentic Christian transformation. It is a gathering for those who are teaching and leading in colleges, universities and...

Date: May 15-18, 2018

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Journey: Living Deep in the Kingdom

The Apprentice Gathering is an annual conference for individuals longing to grow in their journey into Christlikeness. In 2018 we will focus on Journey: Living Deep in the Kingdom with incredible speakers including James Bryan Smith, Lauren Winner, JR Briggs, Greg Boyd, Ken Shigematsu and others.  This 2.5 day event brings...

Date: October 25-27, 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.

Date: September 10, 2018 – May 15, 2020

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A Two-Year Experience of Becoming More Like Jesus

This is a two-year 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. 

Date: September 10, 2018 – July 12, 2020

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