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.

9th Annual Magnify Your Office Retreat

Pastors, how can we die to self when narcissism dominates our current culture? How can we be “crucified with Christ” in a self-centered, self-obsessed, selfie-smitten society? Join other pastors and Christian leaders on an exploration of what it means to die to self while magnifying your office. Along...

Date: October 14 2019

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The Joyful Journey: Lewis, Tolkien, & the Creative Power of Friendship

 A retreat for writers, readers and mere Christians. Joseph Pearce, Andrew Lazo, and Patti Callahan Henry offer insight into the lives and works of C.S. Lewis and his circle, so that we might apply these lessons to our own creative lives and friendships.

Date: November 15-17, 2019

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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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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

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