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LYFE Women’s Conference

Ready for a weekend of biblical teaching, meaningful worship and lasting encouragement with other women? Join us for LYFE Women’s Conference at Clarks Summit University!

Be refreshed as you step away from distractions to be reminded that you are loved by God. LYFE has been a favorite event for thousands of women from across the eastern United States since 1983. You’ll hear solid biblical teaching by dynamic speakers, meaningful worship and connection with other women. You will leave encouraged and equipped to live out your faith in Christ.

New Dates Announced for 2021 Conference

July 23–24, 2021

We’re working hard to make this year’s conference the encouraging experience you’ve come to expect and love at LYFE! (Given the unique time we’re in, that means there are a few changes.) Watch Terry’s video to learn more!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Why was the date changed? 

Moving the conference to later in the year may be beneficial in response to the pandemic. Given the impact of this virus and the uncertainty surrounding the risk and recommendations, we put the health and safety of our ladies as the first priority; postponing until summer may allow us to navigate those guidelines more effectively. We chose the new date in the summer as we worked with our speaker, guest artist and university schedule.  

What if the date doesn’t work for me? 

We understand that the new dates may not work for your schedule. Since we have moved the conference, we’re offering you the opportunity to roll over your registration to the 2022 LYFE conference scheduled for May 20–21, 2022. Since costs usually go up each year, you’ll enjoy savings over next year’s rate! Please let us know if you would like to roll your registration to 2022 by emailing LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu. 

If you do not want to roll your registration to LYFE 2022, would you consider donating your registration to the LYFE Scholarship fund? We know it would be a very generous gift. However, we’re asking you to consider this option because we know what a difference this could make! So many students or their parents have lost income or gained expenses due to the pandemic. The LYFE Scholarship funds an important mission to help female students who are funding their own education without parental help. Your donation would make a significant difference in the lives of our young female students who really need some extra provision right now. Please let us know if you would like to donate your registration to young women who are pursuing a Christ-centered education by emailing LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu. 

If you want to cancel and receive a refund, you can still do so. Please let us know if you would like to receive a refund, less the $25 cancellation fee by emailing LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu. If your registration is canceled after the deadline, no refund will be given. When a refund is given, registration is canceled, and you will no longer have a space reserved for the conference or on-campus housing. Since the 2021 conference is sold out, if you cancel the registration but later want to attend, you will only have the option to be placed on a waiting list for potential inclusion on a first-come, first-served basis. Refunds will be processed 30 days from the cancellation request.  

If I can’t come, can I send a substitute in my place? 

In past years, this was an option. This year, the conference is sold out. This means, everyone who has not yet registered but would like to come is added to a waiting list. As spaces open up, the list is used on a first-come, first-served basis to give women a chance to register. This allows us to keep it as fair as possible for women who were not registered but would like to attend. If you were registered but now cannot make it to the 2021 conference, you can choose to roll your registration to 2022 (May 20–21, 2022), donate to the LYFE Scholarship fund or receive a refund (please see above for more details and deadlines). If you know someone who would like to attend, please encourage her to add herself to the waiting list. 

Why are you keeping the $25? 

The usual cancellation fee is $50; however, we’re cutting that fee in half due to unprecedented circumstances. This reduced fee helps cover expenses that still need to be covered, such as paying a speaker deposit.   

How can I get a refund?  

To receive a refund for your LYFE registration (minus the $25 cancellation fee), email the LYFE Registrar (LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu) to request your refund. She will contact you to cancel your registration and arrange for your refund. 

If someone didn’t register for 2021, can they still register? 

No. At this time LYFE 2021 is sold out. You can add your name to our waiting list, and we will notify you should a spot become available. 

Will I be able to add more people to my group for 2021? 

No. Due to government guidelines for COVID-19, LYFE is currently full. You can add names to a waiting list, and if availability opens, we will reach out to you. 

Do I need to pay to be added to a waiting list? 

No. You can add your name to the LYFE waiting list and if a spot opens up, we will reach out to you and you can pay your registration at that time.  

Can we still stay in the residence halls on campus? 

Yes. Occupancy remains at two attendees per room. We will be following government and health guidelines for masking and physical distancing in the residence halls as well as all of campus. 

If I had registered for on-campus housing, do I still have on-campus housing? 

Yes. Those who have confirmed registrations with on-campus housing remain in place. 

I did not register for on-campus housing; can I now switch to on-campus housing? 

No. On-campus housing is full. 

Can we still check in Thursday night if we paid for Thursday night? 

Yes. 

How will meals be handled as we used to eat all at the same time next to one another?
The LYFE committee continues to evaluate current government and health guidelines and will make adjustments in the best interest of the safety of all those who are involved with LYFE. 

Are there still breakout sessions? 
The LYFE committee continues to evaluate current government and health guidelines and will make adjustments in the best interest of the safety of all those who are involved with LYFE. As we evaluate the various options we will communicate on our website and emails to LYFE registrants. 

Will we still have the LYFE store? Can we order ahead?
We are working on these details. We will communicate as we know more. 

Will we have to wear masks? 
LYFE will operate under government and health guidelines for masking and physical distancing for the safety of all LYFE participants. We will require physical distancing and masks (per current guidelines). You may find it helpful to read CSU’s Safe on the Summit plan, which will carry over into all events on campus, including LYFE. 

Will there be singing and worship times? 

Yes, we are planning to have these special times of worship in place. Masks will be required per government and health guidelines. 

Will I be able to sit with my group? 

Yes, but not in the way that you are accustomed to when you come to LYFE! The conference will follow current government guidelines regarding masking and physical distancing. 

Be Refreshed.
Leave Encouraged.

LYFE Women’s Conference 2021

July 23–24, 2021

Sometimes we all feel like we fall short. We pretend to be something we’re not. We put our best faces on social media so the world will never know. But, what if we were never meant to be complete on our own? The truth is, God made us to need Him. When we acknowledge we are incomplete in ourselves, we will find our need met in Jesus. Then, we can truly live the full life God has promised us.

At LYFE 2021, you’ll learn about this important theme throughout the conference.

LYFE 2021 is SOLD OUT. To add your name to the waiting list, click on the link below.

LYFE Special Guests

Sheila Walsh

Keynote Speaker: 

Sheila Walsh

Sheila Walsh is a Scottish girl who loves to teach God’s Word to the over 6 million women she’s spoken to around the world. She loves making the Bible practical and sharing her own story of how God met her when she was at her lowest point and lifted her up again. She has sold more than 5 million books including her 2018 release “It’s okay not to be ok, moving forward one day at a time.” She is also the co-host of the television program Life Today and loves to support missions through the Life Today ministry, working worldwide to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, provide medical help to the sick, and rescue boys and girls from sex slavery. Sheila lives in Dallas with her husband, Barry; her son, Christian; and two little dogs—Tink and Maggie.

Dove Award Winning Artist:

Ginny Owens

Ginny Owens is an award-winning singer/songwriter known for lyrically-driven, acoustic-style music in her nearly two-decade long career. Her latest album “Love Be The Loudest,” throws off expectations and inspires her fans to seek God’s voice above all others. The Gospel Music Association named Owens “New Artist of the Year” in 2000, and the songstress went on to earn two additional Dove Awards. She’s appeared in films and television shows, co-authored “Transcending Mysteries: Who Is God and What Does He Want From Us,” blogs at ginnyowens.com, is the creator of the “How I See It” video series and has served as an adjunct professor in the songwriting department at Belmont University.

“I want my music to bring comfort and hope—reminding people that God knows and loves them. I want to invite heart change and call us to action, too.”

Ginny Owens

LYFE Conference Registration & Costs

LYFE 2021 is sold out!

If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please fill out this form. (No payment is required to be added to the list; waiting list reservations are not guaranteed).

Should spaces open up, we will reach out to ladies on the waiting list to give them the opportunity to register on a first-come, first-served basis.

1

CONFERENCE

(no housing)
Check out hotels below offering a LYFE discount.

Includes Friday lunch, dinner;
Saturday breakfast, lunch.
Early Bird $155
Student $135

2

CONFERENCE

(housing Friday night)
On-campus housing is FULL.

Includes Friday lunch, dinner;
Saturday breakfast, lunch.
Early Bird $175
Student $150

3

CONFERENCE

(housing Thursday & Friday night)
On-campus housing is FULL.

Includes Friday breakfast, lunch, dinner;
Saturday breakfast, lunch.
Early Bird $195
Student $160

THERE ARE NO DISCOUNTS FOR LATE ARRIVALS OR PARTIAL DAYS.

LYFE Conference Schedule

July 23–24, 2021

Check-in opens between 6:30–9:30 p.m. on Thursday and continues Friday morning from 8–9:15 a.m. There will be a special concert Friday night at 7:30 p.m. featuring Christian recording artist Ginny Owens.

The conference concludes on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

Lyfe Women praying

Conference Resources

Area Hotels with LYFE Discount

Several area hotels are within a very convenient and easy 5–15 minute drive to our campus. The following hotels have agreed to offer a special LYFE discount for the LYFE Women’s Conference. Mention LYFE when you contact them.

Comfort Inn  (LYFE Rate: $70 + tax)
570-586-9100
811 Northern Blvd.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Best Western Plus (Ask for “CSU rate”: $75 + tax)
570-586-2730
820 Northern Blvd.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham  (LYFE Rate: $99.99 + tax)
570-307-1200
232 Main St
Dickson City, PA 18519

Days Inn by Wyndham  (LYFE Rate: $89 + tax)
570-483-8991
1946 Scranton Carbondale Hwy.
Scranton, PA 18508

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (*see below for LYFE Rate)
570-307-4437
1265 Commerce Blvd.
Dickson City, PA 18519
*Rate until April 28—Thursday night: $199.99 +tax, Friday night: $149.99 + tax

You can view a complete listing of all area hotels including pricing and contact information. Always ask if they offer a Clarks Summit University discount when you contact hotels not listed for LYFE discount.

What to Bring to LYFE

NECESSITIES:

Bedding for TWIN bed (pillow, sheets, blanket or sleeping bag)
Towel
Toiletries
Hair care items (curling iron, hair dryer, etc.)
Sweatshirt or jacket (can be cool in sessions!)
Comfy pjs
Umbrella
Bible
Mirror (optional)

FUN THINGS TO BRING (especially for free time):

Dinner outfit (Ladies may choose to dress up for the Friday evening special dinner. This is not required by any means.)
Book or magazine, puzzle book (word search, sudoku, etc.)
Journal and pen
Camera
Money for the Underground Café (for coffee, specialty drinks, or smoothies)
Money for LYFE merchandise and souvenirs

FAQs for Individuals

Q: How do I register for the LYFE Women’s Conference?
Registration is handled completely online to provide faster service and better accuracy. Just click on registration link on the LYFE page and follow the directions. If you are coming with a group, be sure to get your Group Name from your Group Leader before you register. You will need to enter your Group/Church Name, City and State when you register. You also need to use your group leader’s first and last name when registering so that your group can be housed together and seated together at the banquet. NOTE: You will need to contact your group leader once you have registered so that she knows you have joined her group.

Q: What is a Group Leader?
A Group Leader is the contact person for any group of ladies, no matter the size. The Group Leader’s name and Group/Church name and city/state  is used in the registration process to help identify members of a group that want to be housed together and to answer any questions that arise. Every GROUP needs a Group Leader.

Q: What if I come by myself or with just one friend?
LYFE attendees can register as an individual or as a member of a group/church. If you want to be housed with a friend, choose which one of you will be the leader, register, and give the Group Name and group city/state to your friend. Be sure to use your name as the group leader in order to be housed together and seated together at the banquet.

Q: What if I don’t have an email address?
If you do not have an email address, you may register by using this email address: lyfe@ClarksSummitU.edu. However, we do communicate important information to our LYFE attendees, so it is beneficial if you have an email address so that you can receive added information.

Q: Can you guarantee space for me at the LYFE Conference?
Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible. If we run out of room, there are local hotels that offer a discount to our LYFE attendees. A list of area hotels and their discount information can be found on our LYFE website.

Q: Do I have to stay on campus?
You are not required to stay on campus. We have divided the fee on the registration site so that you may choose to stay on campus or not. Many offer a Clarks Summit University-LYFE discount.

Q: If I stay on campus, what are the rooms like?
You will be housed with another woman in a dorm room with two twin beds per room. Each suite of three rooms shares a bathroom.

Q: May I have a private room on campus?
All rooms are double occupancy.

Q: How should I dress for the conference?
Dress is casual for most of the conference, but many women decide to dress up for the Friday night dinner. Wear comfortable shoes since you will be walking between buildings to attend breakout sessions, meals and other sessions.

Q: What is the food like?
All of our delicious meals are served in the campus Dining Hall. They include full hot breakfasts and light lunches on Friday and Saturday; breaks with beverages, fruit and other snacks; and a nice dinner on Friday night. If you have special dietary needs, just contact Aladdin Food Service when you arrive, and they will be happy to accommodate you.

Q: Can I purchase other food or snacks at the conference?
The Underground Café offers a variety of specialty coffees, teas, smoothies, and other beverages, along with some snack items. Vending machines for soda, water and snacks are also located around campus.

Q: Do you have LYFE souvenirs?
The LYFE Store has themed merchandise such as t-shirts, mugs, and jewelry for sale. The profits are used for a scholarship fund for women Clarks Summit University students who have exemplary Christian character, are heading toward vocational ministry, are working their way through school, and have extreme financial need.

Q: May I smoke or consume alcohol on campus?
Smoking and/or the consumption of alcohol is not permitted anywhere on our campus.

Q: May I bring my nursing baby?
We are sorry, but our facilities are not set up to accommodate babies or children.

Q: What if I need to cancel?
LYFE Cancellation Policy
A $50 cancellation fee per person is included in each registration. Should you cancel your registration, you will be refunded the amount minus the $50 cancellation fee.

An additional $30 per registration will be charged for registrations received after April 16.

You may cancel a registration on or before May 15 by e-mailing LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu and selecting one of three options:
1. Receive a refund of the registration fee less a $50.00 cancellation fee.
2. Send a substitute in your place. (Please provide the substitute’s first and last name, mailing address, e-mail address and phone number.)
3. Transfer your registration fee to LYFE 2021.

If your registration is cancelled after the deadline, no refund will be given.

FAQs for Group Leaders

Q: How do we register for LYFE Women’s Conference?
Registration is handled completely online to provide faster service and better accuracy. Just click on the registration link on the LYFE page and follow the directions.

Q: Can I register my whole group at once?
Yes, we have streamlined online registration to make group registration easier. Just follow the directions for Group Leaders by registering yourself; then keep adding more registrations until you have registered everyone in your group. You will only need to enter the information about your group once.

Q: Can I add more to my group later?
Yes, you can return to our website at another time to register someone else by using your Group Leader name and Group/Church name, city and state.

Q: Can my ladies register online themselves?
Yes, the ladies in your group can register themselves, but you MUST register yourself first so that you can give them your Group Leader name and Group/Church name, city and state. That is how we will know that they are part of your group, and we can house you together and seat you together at the banquet.

Q: What is the advantage of my ladies registering themselves?
Each woman can make her own full payment (check or credit card) without giving out her personal financial information.

Q: What are the disadvantages of registering everyone myself?
You will need to gather everyone’s personal information (including their email address) and collect all the registration fees, paying for everyone at once with your check or credit/debit card.

Q: How will I know which ladies have registered for my group?
You will need to communicate to the ladies in your church/group. Each lady will be responsible to notify you when they have registered. They can forward their confirmation email that they receive upon their registration submission or reach out to you in another manner that you set up. Please be sure to provide your ladies with your Group Leader name and your Group/Church name, city and state that they will need to use when they register. This helps us so that we can be sure to keep your group together when arranging housing and banquet seating.

Q: What if some of my ladies don’t have an email address?
If someone does not have an email address, you may register by using this email address for her: (LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu). Please note: if possible, we request that each individual use her own email address so that she will receive the LYFE Conference email updates that are sent out to conference attendees.

Q: How do we pay for the LYFE Conference?
During the registration process, you may select check or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover). Once the full payment is processed and approved, your registration will be complete.

Q: When will our places be reserved?
If you pay with a credit card, your place will usually be reserved immediately. If you pay by check, we will wait until your check has been received and cleared before reserving your place, so please send checks immediately after you register.

Q: Can you guarantee space for all of us at the LYFE Conference?
Space is limited, so please encourage your ladies to register as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of registrations, we are unable to offer a waiting list for on-campus housing. Convenient area hotels are available and some offer a CSU/LYFE discount. Refer to our LYFE web page for information.

Q: Do we have to stay on campus?
No, you are not required to stay on campus. We have divided the fee on the registration site so that you may choose to stay on campus or not. A list of area hotels that are offering a LYFE discount is available on the LYFE web page.

Q: If we stay on campus, what are the rooms like?
You will be housed in our residence halls. Each room has two twin beds per room. Each suite of three rooms shares a bathroom. If you have an odd number of ladies, one will be housed with a member of another odd-numbered group. If you would rather have that person housed with the rest of your group, please notify the LYFE Registrar (LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu), and we may be able to place an extra mattress in one of your rooms.

Q: When do I need to let you know if we would like three in a room?
Please let the LYFE Registrar (LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu) know at least one month in advance if you would like three in a room. 

Q: What is the best way to contact the LYFE Registrar if I have questions?
The fastest way to contact the LYFE Registrar is through email (LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu). If you do not have email access or prefer phone calls, you can contact her at 570.585.9198.

Q: What if someone needs to cancel?
LYFE Cancellation Policy:
A $50 cancellation fee per person is included in each registration. Should you cancel your registration, you will be refunded the amount minus the $50 cancellation fee.

An additional $30 per registration will be charged for registrations received after April 16.

You may cancel a registration on or before May 15 by e-mailing LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu and selecting one of three options:
1. Receive a refund of the registration fee less a $50.00 cancellation fee.
2. Send a substitute in your place. (Please provide the substitute’s first and last name, mailing address, e-mail address and phone number.)
3. Transfer your registration fee to LYFE 2021.

If your registration is cancelled after the deadline, no refund will be given.

Attendance at the LYFE conference is limited—register early!
LYFE Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be processed 30 days from the cancellation request. Although the typical cancellation fee is $50 per person, we realize this unique circumstance is beyond any person’s control. Those who wish to cancel their reservation will be refunded all but $25. To cancel your reservation, email your request to LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu or call 570-585-9198.

You may cancel a registration on or before June 15, 2021 by emailing LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu and selecting one of three options:

  • Transfer your registration fee to LYFE 2022 (scheduled for May 20–21, 2022). (If you had registered for LYFE 2020, your registration was already automatically rolled over to 2021. Now it can be rolled over to 2022, which gives you significant savings by locking in your 2020 rate!)
  • Donate your registration fee to the LYFE Scholarship fund. When you do this, you make a difference by financially supporting CSU female students who are working hard to pay for their own Christ-centered education.
  • Receive a refund of your registration fee, less the $25 cancellation fee. If your registration is canceled after the deadline, no refund will be given. When a refund is given, registration is canceled, and the attendees will no longer have a space reserved for the conference or on-campus housing. Since the 2021 conference is sold out, someone who cancels registration but later wants to attend will only have the option to be placed on a waiting list for potential inclusion on a first-come, first-served basis.

Save the date for LYFE 2022

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for LYFE 2022 on May 20–21, 2022.

Details, speakers and theme will be announced at the LYFE 2021 conference and released through the LYFE social media channels and email subscribers. Be sure to follow LYFE Women’s Conference on Facebook for the latest information AND to receive encouragement from LYFE throughout the year.

Watch the free LYFE 2020 Simulcast

Direct your focus on the great I AM in three digital sessions from some of our all-time-favorite LYFE speakers! Watch on Facebook now (you don’t need a Facebook account to watch).

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