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					                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center Present
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE                                                                                                CONFERENCE DETAILS                                                                    Conversations on Christian Spiritual Formation

Thursday, February 21                                                                                              MEETING SITE & HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS >>

                                                                                                                    Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort

8:00 am                         Pre-conference Registration                                                          Come enjoy the paradise of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort — a dramatic
                                                                                                                     mission-style Santa Barbara hotel on 24 beautiful beachfront acres. Delight in
9:00 am–3:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshops                                                                             the rich amenities and extensive array of activities. Lounge by the pool. Walk
                                                                                                                     along the soft-sand beach. Relax in
Are you growing into God’s best version of yourself in ministry? Without an attentiveness to self-awareness          your restful guest room or suite.
and self-care, many gifted leaders fall into ruts of imbalance, self-reliance, and burnout. In this interactive,     Conference attendees receive a
multimedia seminar you will learn to identify attitudes and behaviors that can drain your enthusiasm for             discounted rate of $189 per night.
ministry, as well as to develop a specific plan to sustain the health of your soul. Specific topics will cover       Reservations should be made
healthy boundaries, routines of rest and play, maintaining joyful and life-giving connections with God
                                                                                                                     directly with the Hotel Room
and others, and understanding and navigating the emotional and spiritual hazards of ministry.
                                                                                                                     Reservation department by
SOUL CARE FOR THE CHURCH                                                                                             calling 805.884.8511 or toll-free
                                                                                                                     800.879.2929 and requesting a
Spend the day with co-pastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken, authors of Renovation of The Church: What
Happens When A Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation. They will tell the story of how their thriving,          room in the Martin Institute & Dallas Willard Center Room Block.                   Celebrating the Teaching of Dallas Willard for
consumer-oriented church became a modest congregation committed to experiencing life in the kingdom
of God and authentic spiritual formation into Christlikeness–even when it meant a decline in numbers.
                                                                                                                     Reservations should be made by Tuesday, January 23, 2013.
                                                                                                                     (Attendees can also make accommodation arrangements at other area hotels.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pastors, Ministry Leaders and Christian Educators

                                                                                                                   CONFERENCE DATES >>
3:00 pm                         Conference Registration
                                                                                                                     Thursday–Saturday, February 21–23, 2013
                                Dinner on your own                                                                 TRAVEL INFORMATION >>
7:00 pm                         Session One: How To Live Well:                                                       Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
                                Eternal Life Begins Now. Understanding the church                                    From LAX take I-405 North to US-101 North (toward Ventura).
                                as the place to learn how to live, not just how to die                               Travel time to Santa Barbara is approximately two hours.
                                                                                                                     Santa Barbara Airbus
Friday, February 22                                                                                                  Shuttle service between LAX and Santa Barbara.
9:00 am                         Session Two: Who Are The Experts On Life                                             Make reservations online at
                                Transformation? What the world thinks it means to                                    Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
                                “live well,” and what it means for disciples of Jesus.                               Conveniently located 7 miles west of downtown Santa Barbara:
11:00 am                        Session Three: How to Step Into the Kingdom
                                                                                                                   THINGS TO DO IN SANTA BARBARA >>
12:30 pm                        Lunch                                                                              •	 Spend the day on Santa Barbara’s beachfront featuring beautiful beaches,
2:00 pm                         Session Four: Experiential Knowledge                                                  Stern’s Wharf, Santa Barbara Harbor, bike and boat rentals, fishing, whale
                                of the Trinity for Pastors                                                            watching cruises, and Sunday Arts and Crafts show.
                                                                                                                   •	 Visit local attractions including the Santa Barbara Zoo, Botanic Gardens,
3:00–7:30 pm                    Enjoy Santa Barbara and dinner on your own                                            Santa Barbara Mission, and local wineries.
7:30 pm                         Session Five: Understanding the Person:                                            •	 Enjoy world-class shopping and dining on State Street including Paseo Nuevo.
                                Including the Invisible Parts

Saturday, February 23

9:00 am                         Session Six: The Importance of the Christian
                                Disciplines in the Life of the Pastor and Congregation
11:00 am                        Session Seven: Commitment and Blessing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      21–23                         SANTA BARBARA, CA
   The Dallas Willard Center Annual
   Conversation on Christian Spiritual Formation                               CONFERENCE PRESENTERS                                                                                CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

                                                                                            DALLAS WILLARD                                                                          REGISTRATION OPTIONS

                                                                                            Dallas Willard is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of
                                                                                            Southern California in Los Angeles. His most recent book, Knowing Christ Today,                     Online:
                                                                                            was published in May 2009. He is also the author of The Great Omission, Renovation                  Mail: complete and return form
                                                                                            of the Heart, The Divine Conspiracy (Christianity Today’s Book of the Year for 1999),
                                                                                            The Spirit of The Disciplines, and Hearing God. Dr. Willard is married to Jane Lakes                Phone: 805.565.6829
                                                                                            Willard, a marriage and family therapist. They have two children, John and Rebecca
                                                                                            (married to Bill Heatley), and a granddaughter, Larissa. He makes many of his            Early Registration (by 11/1/2012)                       $99.00
                                                                                            articles and audio recordings available at no cost at, and he
                                                                                            can be followed on Twitter @DallasAWillard.                                              Regular Registration                                   $119.00
                                                                                                                                                                                     Late Registration (after 2/13/2013)                    $139.00
       Celebrating the Teaching of Dallas Willard for                                       JOHN ORTBERG                                                                             Pre-Conference Workshop                                 $49.00
     Pastors, Ministry Leaders and Christian Educators                                      John Ortberg is an author, speaker, and the senior pastor of Menlo Park                         Please select one pre-conference workshop:
                                                                                            Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His books include The
                                                                                                                                                                                                Soul Care for the Pastor (with Richard Blackmon and David Ross)
                                                                                            Life You’ve Always Wanted; Faith and Doubt; and The Me I Want To Be. John teaches
                                                                                            around the world at conferences and churches. Prior to joining MPPC, John                           Soul Care for the Church (with Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken)
                                                                                            served as teaching pastor at Chicago’s Willow Creek Community Church. John is
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE                                                                        a member of the Board of Trustees at Fuller Seminary, serves on the board for the
“Who is to bring the knowledge that will answer the great life questions                    Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation, and is a former board member of          Organization
                                                                                            Christianity Today International. John is married to Nancy Ortberg, and they have
 that perplex humanity? Who is to teach the world — the ‘nations,’                          three grown children. He can be followed on Twitter @JohnOrtberg.                       Address
 people of all kinds — the knowledge that belongs to Christ and his                                                                                                                 City
 people?” According to Dallas Willard, “The task of Christian pastors
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 and leaders is to present Christ’s answers to the basic questions of life.”
                                                                               Soul Care for the Pastor: Renovation of the Pastor                                                   Email                                              Phone
The Knowing Christ conference of 2013 is designed to help Christian                                                                                                                 Please list names of all registrants :
leaders embrace their role as teachers of the knowledge of God in                           RICHARD BLACKMON
Christ, with a special emphasis on knowledge for living well.                               Richard Blackmon has been a psychologist specializing in counseling pastors
                                                                                            and their families for over 25 years. He conducted his doctoral dissertation on
Two pre-conference sessions will deal with soul care for the pastor                         ministry hazards and taught clergy self/soul care classes at Fuller Seminary for 21
                                                                                            years. He received his M.Div. in 1984 and his Ph.D. in 1985 from Fuller Seminary.
and soul care for the church, while other conference sessions will                                                                                                                  # _____ registrants x $________ per registrant = $ ____________ amount enclosed
discuss spiritual disciplines for pastors and congregations, living into
the Kingdom of God, and the church as the place for learning how to                                                                                                                 PAYMENT OPTIONS
                                                                                            DAVID ROSS                                                                                    Check enclosed payable to “Westmont College”
live, not just how to die. More details may be found on the Conference                      David Ross has been helping pastors and churches become healthier and more
Schedule page.                                                                              effective for more than twenty years. In addition to counseling and consulting                Charge my credit card:
                                                                                            Christian leaders, he teaches classes on vision, church consulting, and creativity               MasterCard            Visa
Pastors, ministry leaders, Christian educators, and seminary                                at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He received his doctorate in
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students are particularly encouraged to attend.                                             clinical psychology from Fuller’s School of Psychology in 1988.
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THE MARTIN INSTITUTE AND DALLAS WILLARD CENTER                                                                                                                                      Name on Card
                                                                               PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
The Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center is an ecumenical                Soul Care for the Church: Renovation of the Church                                                   Signature
Christian outreach of Westmont College dedicated to placing an
enduring emphasis on the intellectual legacy of Dallas Willard,                                                                                                                     Please mail completed form to:
                                                                                            KENT CARLSON
including his focus on the possibility and path to authentic spiritual                                                                                                                     DALLAS WILLARD CENTER                               SPECIAL BONUS!
                                                                                            Kent Carlson founded Oak Hills Church in 1984. He is co-senior pastor and
                                                                                                                                                                                           909 La Paz Road                                     Register by 11/1/2012
and moral transformation.                                                                   carries his passion to invite people to experience the reality of Kingdom life into
                                                                                                                                                                                           Santa Barbara, CA 93108
                                                                                            every aspect of his life and ministry. He graduated from Trinity College and Trinity                                                               and receive a free DVD of
Our Mission:                                                                                Evangelical Divinity School. Kent and his wife, Diane, have three daughters and                                                                    Dallas Willard’s Hearing God
                                                                                            two granddaughters.
•	 Creation of a new generation of individuals who will become
    thought leaders in articulating and experiencing an interactive
                                                                                            MIKE LUEKEN
    relationship with Jesus Christ.                                                         Mike Lueken has been co-senior pastor of Oak Hills with Kent for the past
                                                                                            thirteen years. He’s committed to going deeper and experiencing personal
 •	 Establishment of the field of Christian spiritual formation as                          transformation in all aspects of life. Mike challenges others to do the same. For
    a discipline of public knowledge that is open to research and                           his undergraduate studies, he attended University of Wisconsin/Madison and is
    pedagogy of the highest order.                                                          a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Mike and his wife, Julie, have
                                                                                            three children.

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