Conference Details

Conference Sold Out

The Experiencing Life with God Conference is now sold out.

However, we are offering streaming and DVD options.

About the Conference

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 churches and desire to understand and experience these ideas concerning how to live well and how to help others do the same.

  • Philosophy Track: Dallas Willard’s Key Philosophical Concerns and their Implications for the Future of Spiritual Formation.
  • Applied Theology Track: Practical Implications for Experiencing Life with the Trinity
  • Curriculum Emphasis: Spiritual Formation, Academic Curriculum, and Student Development

Spiritual Formation Themes

  • The Body, Habit, and the Disciplines
  • The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge
  • The Hiddenness of Life with God
  • Spiritual Formation, Academic Curriculum, and Student Development
  • Transforming Union with Christ
  • Atonement and Formation

Conference Dates

Evening Event

Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm, Montecito Covenant Church

This evening event is hosted by Richard and Nathan Foster and is open to the community.

Conference Begins

 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 8:30 am

Conference Concludes

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 12:45 pm


The Global Leadership Center
Westmont College
Santa Barbara, California

955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, California 93108

Travel Information


The Santa Barbara Airport is just 20 minutes from campus. Rental car and taxi services are conveniently located on site.

Los Angeles International Airport is a 75-minute drive from Santa Barbara; from there, the Santa Barbara Airbus can be taken to downtown Santa Barbara.


Driving directions to campus may be found here.
A map of campus may be found here. Parking is free.

Global Leadership Center


Note: You may select your accommodation preference when registering for the conference during the checkout process.

Meal Packages

Note: You may select your meal package when registering for the conference during the checkout process.