About SB Mission Conference

To inform, inspire, and engage

The Santa Barbara Mission Conference is an ecumenical Christian mission conference hosted by the Presbytery of Santa Barbara. Our goal is to inform, inspire, and engage all who attend so they will be active in God’s work in the world.

What began in 2003 as a gathering of people and mission groups local to Santa Barbara has blossomed into an annual regional event. With people coming from beyond the tri-counties of California’s south and central coasts and with expanding denominational partnerships, the conference has grown and matured to draw more than 400 attendees and 30 mission groups.

Learn more about our origins and mission here.

What we will do

Each year, we invite speakers to present high-quality workshops that facilitate learning and discussion according to our mission.

Examples of past topics include:

  • Old Skool Café
  • Post-colonial Mission

Learn more about our speakers and workshops here.

Keynote Speakers

Kate Wiebe

Founder of Institute for Congregational Trauma and Growth

Rev. Dr. Kate Wiebe's passion for transformation after crises, especially in and around congregations, led her to found the I

    Craig Barnes

    President of Princeton Theological Seminary

    Dr. Barnes has eight published books including Searching For Home, The Pastor as Minor Poet, and Body and Soul.

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