Collegiate Conference 2022


Staying True to the Point of Walking with Jesus

Jesus makes it clear over and over in scripture that love is the most important thing. Even those of us in vocational ministry can lose sight of the greatest commandments found in Mark 12:30. Jesus tells us to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength. We are also to love our neighbor as ourselves as the second greatest commandment. Let’s remind one another of what is truly important as we seek to serve and may our motivation be love.

Prospective Staff

The conference is intended for those in the Collegiate Church Network who are already on staff, considering working on staff, or those in other churches who are passionate about the Church for the next generation. There’s a special discounted rate for prospective staff, so please invite anyone considering field work with Collegiate to attend!


Please register here with Reliant to pay for the 2023 Collegiate Conference.

The registration fees for the conference this year are as follows:

  • Early Bird Rate: $75 (Aug 14 thru Sept 10)
  • Standard Rate: $90 (Sept 11 thru Oct 8)
  • Late Rate: $115 (October 9 and beyond)

The registration fees for all other staff are as follows:

  • Associated, Supportive & Other Churches: $115
  • Prospective Staff: $60
  • Partial Conference Attendance: $50
  • Online Attendance: $30

Each person will need to register separately for the conference. There is also a day pass registration option for those that are only able to make partial conference attendance this year. For Reliant Field Staff, you may pay by internal transfer or reimbursement; however, associate eligibility rules still apply.


Riverview Church (Westside Venue) Map
7533 W St Joe Highway, Lansing, MI 48917


Collegiate is not providing specific housing or hotel blocks this year for the conference. With that in mind, we hope you can find housing that fits you and budget! All the hotels below are within a 5 minute drive of the church. Of course, you are welcome to find another hotel or home rental of your choosing.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
111 South Marketplace Boulevard, Lansing, Michigan 48917
(517) 627-0002

Hampton Inn & Suites
900 N Canal Rd, Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 999-7900

Hilton Garden Inn
633 N Canal Rd, Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 999-9930

Fairfield Inn & Suites
810 Delta Commerce Dr, Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 886-1066

Residence Inn by Marriott
922 Delta Commerce Dr, Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 886-5030

Other options on Aribnb and VRBO



If you are flying in, the closest airports are the Grand Rapids Airport - GRR (50 minutes from the church) and the Detroit Metro Airport - DTW (around 1 hour and 20 minutes from the church). Each person is responsible for travel to and from the airport, to their hotel, and the church.

During the Conference

Each participant is responsible for their own transportation throughout their time in Lansing.


This year we will be providing lunch, coffee, and snacks during the conference. No other meals will be provided at the conference. We are excited to lower the conference fee for this year by reducing the cost spent on meals. Attendees are responsible for their own meals, be it packing meals or purchasing out. Meals and groceries purchased during the conference can be reimbursed following the normal Reliant reimbursement policies. See Reimbursements for more details.


Tuesday, November 7
4:00 - 6:00 PM - Registration
7:00 - 9:00 PM - Main Session 1

Wednesday, November 8
8:00 - 8:45 AM - Leaders Meeting
8:00 - 8:45 AM - New Staffers Mixer
8:30 - 8:55 AM - Scripture/Prayer Time (optional)
9:00 - 10:30 AM - Main Session 2
10:45 - 11:45 AM - Roundtables & Breakouts
12:00 - 1:30 PM - Lunch (provided)
1:30 - 3:00 PM - Main Session 3
3:30 - 4:30 PM - Roundtables & Breakouts
4:45 - 6:30 PM - Main Session 4

Thursday, November 9
8:00 - 8:45 AM - Leadership Meeting
8:30 - 8:55 AM - Scripture/Prayer Time (optional)
9:00 - 10:45 AM - Main Session 5
11:00 - 12:00 PM - Roundtables & Breakouts
12:00 - 1:30 PM - Lunch (provided)
1:30 - 3:00 PM - Region/Church Time
3:15 - 4:00 PM - United Prayer
4:30 - 6:30 PM - Main Session 6

Breakouts & Roundtables

Roundtables: 60-minute deep dives on specific topics with a conversational focus. Format is very flexible and could include think tanking, common interest networking, or evaluation & problem solving. Each roundtable will have a designated facilitator(s) in charge of the time along with stated goals.

Breakouts: 60-minute workshop, presentation, and/or discussion on specific topics with a goal of informing, training, or equipping.

Breakout Info Coming Soon!


Please see Reliant reimbursement policies (access code: iamreliant) for more details before you incur expenses for this event (flights, rental cards, housing, meals, etc). Children expenses are taxable since there is no specific children’s program provided this year. Associate eligibility rules still apply. Expenses for spouses and children of associate’s are not reimbursable.

Children & Families

Spouses and families are welcome to come with you if you wish. Since the conference does not have a children’s program, if you do choose to bring your children, all of their expenses will be taxable.


We would love to be able to represent each others schools, so if you have stickers your ministry gives out, please bring some to the conference to share with everyone!

If your church has any swag they would like to donate to give away during the conference please email

Free Time Ideas


Food Recommendations

East Lansing/MSU


For registration questions please email

Any other questions please email