World class training for effective ministry in the university setting.
Reach the University Institute (RUI) is Chi Alpha’s premier annual training conference. By attending you are joining with hundreds of others who have decided to commit a season or a lifetime in reaching secular university students. At RUI you will hear from respected and seasoned campus missionaries from across the nation, participate in electives, and join with others in small groups. God has faithfully used RUI to intersect people’s lives at just the right time for training, encouragement, and direction. Please join us for another historic moment!
Registration: Monday, June 5 at 2:30 PM
First meal provided: Dinner on Monday, June 5 at 5:30 PM
Closing Banquet: 7-9 pm Sunday, June 11. Drawing of those present for one of three registration reimbursements to be given away!
Departure: Morning of Monday, June 12
RUI coincides with Pioneering Boot Camp. You can find more information about the Pioneering Boot Camp here.
I am planning on being a campus missionary associate this year. Is RUI for me?
Definitely yes, RUI is an excellent preparation for your service on campus.
Is transportation to and from the airport provided?
We will be happy to provide transportation to/from the Springfield/Branson National Airport (SGF) on the starting and ending dates of your conference. Please fill out this form with your flight information. We are not able to provide housing before or after the conference. If you arrive early or depart after the conference ends, you will be responsible for securing your own housing. Questions about transportation can be directed to April Woodham.
Will bedding and towels be provided?
Yes, pillows, sheets, blankets, and bath towels are provided.
Are meals provided?
Yes, all meals are provided starting with dinner on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm. The last meal provided is dinner Sunday night, June 11.
May I bring my children to RUI?
Children should not attend any teaching sessions. Children over 2 years old will be charged for meals. If you will have your children with you at RUI, please contact April about arrangements.
What if I need special arrangements?
Any special arrangements may be discussed with April Woodham. You may reach April via email or at 417-862-2781 ext. 1429.
How do I register as a married couple or group?
If you are registering yourself and another individual, please complete your registration. Then click “Add Registrant” at the bottom of the summary (cart) page and continue adding any other individuals until you are ready to check out. For couples, register one person for RUI (or Pioneering) at regular price and the second as RUI (or Pioneering) spouse. It does not matter which spouse is registered in each category.
I'm engaged now, but will be married by the time RUI comes around. Do I register as single or married?
Please register as married and include your or your fiancée’s maiden and married names.