Dallas Willard Center and Martin Institute

Welcome to the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation, part of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture at Westmont College.

The Dallas Willard Center and the Martin Institute exist to help fan the flames of authentic transformation into Christlikeness that is at the heart of Dallas Willard’s writing and teaching.

As part of Westmont College, our goal is to help establish the field of Christian spiritual formation as a discipline of public knowledge, through an enduring emphasis on the literary, historical and Christian heritage of Dallas Willard and others in the modern spiritual formation movement. The work of these authors and practitioners form a school of thought that emphasizes the possibility of–and path to–authentic spiritual and moral transformation.