The 2018 Santa Barbara Mission Conference on February 2-3 was a wonderful mission conference, filled with God’s Spirit. Those who attended experienced outstanding 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 subsequent mudslides.

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