The 2018 Santa Barbara Mission Conference on February 2-3 was a wonderful conference, filled with God’s Spirit. Those who attended experienced outstanding keynote speeches from Craig Barnes and Efrem Smith and top-notch break-out sessions on a wide range of mission interests. Of note is the willingness of both keynotes to lead break-out sessions on the ministries they’re engaged in: pastoral concerns with Barnes, multi-ethnic ministry with Smith. A large crowd attended a special break-out session over the lunch hour: caregivers discussing responses to the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides. Noteworthy break-out sessions included Hanna Massad on ministry in Gaza, and a Christian-Muslim dialogue featuring a pastor and an imam, moderated by missiologist Charles Farhadian.

Work has begun on the 2019 Santa Barbara Mission Conference. Mark your calendars: Feb. 1-2, 2019.

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