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

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.

    Efrem Smith

    Co-lead Pastor of Bayside Church Midtown

    Rev. Smith is an internationally recognized preacher and consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, and community development.

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