Goals of the Martin Institute & Dallas Willard Center
The broad goals of the MI/DWC include:
- Creation of a new generation of individuals who will become thought leaders in articulating and experiencing an interactive relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Establishment of the field of Christian spiritual formation as a discipline of public knowledge that is open to research and pedagogy of the highest order.
More specifically, the MI/DWC will:
- Maintain an educational presence through publications, intensive spiritual formation educational programs, and the development of an interactive web site.
- Cultivate a network of professional contacts through hosting and participating in conferences, and collaborating with other organizations that share the goals of the MI/DWC.
- Develop a collection of materials accessible to researchers and other visitors.
- Work with the faculty, student life and other departments at Westmont College to pilot a variety of spiritual formation programs and opportunities for students.