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LYFE Women’s Conference

 

Living Your Faith Everyday

May 20–21, 2022

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 Women’s Conference 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.

Register by September 1, 2021 to lock in the 2021 early bird pricing for LYFE Women’s Conference 2022!

Be Refreshed.
Leave Encouraged.

LYFE 2022 Theme

ONE!

We serve one powerful Lord, share one beautiful faith, enjoy one grace-filled way to salvation. That one God and Father of all created you—one daughter of the King, chosen and unique. You are an original masterpiece, fearfully and wonderfully made for one purpose. You have one life to live for one glory—His! Join us at the LYFE Women’s Conference, May 20–21, 2022, as we reflect on our one true God and our unique identity in Him. Gather with us as one body, daughters in the family of God who are ready to grow in Him—our one living hope!

At LYFE Women’s Conference 2022, you’ll learn about this important theme throughout the conference.

LYFE Women’s Conference Special Guests

Sheila Walsh

Keynote Speaker

Sherrie Holloway

Sherrie is a LYFE Women’s Conference favorite. When she speaks, audiences love to hear her passion—to know God and to help others experience the abundant life He desires for us. As a sought-after Bible teacher, she engages audiences nationally through her ministry “Wellspring Overflow.” Sherrie is a professor in Clarks Summit University’s Health and Human Performance Department with more than 30 years of teaching and 20 years of coaching experience at the college level. Her passionate teacher’s heart is revealed as she speaks to show Christ as a living reality. Author of “For the Love of God,” Sherrie’s second book is in the works, as she deepens her study of God’s Word as a doctoral student at Baptist Bible Seminary.

Grammy and Dove Award Winning Artist

Laura Story

Laura Story is a wife, mother, songwriter, worship leader, author, artist and Bible teacher. Her songs—which have won Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards and Dove Awards—include “Blessings” and Chris Tomlin’s “Indescribable.” Her books and devotionals have also found a strong following: “What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?”, “When God Doesn’t Fix It” and “I Give Up.” “So Long, Normal” is her latest book.

Laura has a master of theological studies, a doctorate in worship studies and has served as a worship leader at Perimeter Church in Atlanta since 2005. Her greatest joy is being a wife to Martin and mother to Josie, Ben, Griffin and Timothy.

Ginny Owens
Workshop
LYFE Women’s Conference Breakout Sessions:

Below are the 2021 Breakout sessions for you to see a sample.
2022 Breakout sessions will be announced later in the fall.

View Breakout Sessions and Speakers
Ask a Question, Save a Life

Olive Afeno LYFE Workshop speaker

OLIVE ANENO
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. And yet such death is preventable. What would you do if a loved one disclosed they were suicidal? What would you say? How can you encourage them? Suicide is a very hard topic to talk about. This session will walk you through a step-by-step process on how to identify warning signs and encourage someone struggling with suicide.

 

The Fabulous Fear Factor

Joanna Arp LYFE Breakout Session Speaker
JOANNA ARP

I need help in answering life’s questions and ongoing dilemmas. I need instruction for living a God honoring life in my family. I need wisdom to live successfully in God’ sight. Come study The Fabulous Fear Factor taught in Psalm 111. It actually reveals the solution to these needs and difficult questions.

 

What Just Happened?

JB BAUGHMAN
Have you ever felt yourself asking that question? You pick up the phone to receive the unexpected news at the other end. Cancer, death, separation, loss…what do you do? There’s so many questions. You feel like you just got run over by a train moving at 100 miles per hour, how do you keep on going? Journey with me as we take a fresh look at Ps. 23 and discover how to take practical steps to keep on moving forward when the unexpected happens.

 

Strongholds, Weakholds, and 3 Things You Thought God Would Never, Ever Do

SHERRY BOYKIN
SHERRYBOYKIN.COM
Just when you think your life is hard enough, you come to a bend in the road that complicates everything. You can’t imagine ever getting over it—until now. Let’s jump into Hagar’s riveting story and uncover three frightening ways God conquers strongholds and why you’ll be glad He does.

Having Better Relationships

Lynelle Buchanan LYFE breakout speaker
LYNELLE BUCHANAN

Relationships are a critical part of our faith and wellbeing, yet sometimes they are HARD. Have you ever wondered how to make it better? In this session, we will explore biblical truth and practical steps for creating connections, deepening bonds, resolving conflicts, and restoring broken relationships.

Incomplete Means Room to Grow in My Marriage

Ken and Sharon Gardoski LYFE Breakout Session Speakers
KEN & SHARON GARDOSKI

We are all incomplete in our journey to be like Jesus. But that’s OK because incomplete means there is room to grow. God wants our marriage to flourish and His Word shows us the way. Come and search the Scriptures with us to find room to grow in your marriage!

 

Your Stories Matter

Emily Gehman LYFE Breakout Session Speaker
EMILY GEHMAN

EMILYGEHMAN.COM
The Bible is full of stories of people being people and God being God. So is your life—and you’re called to tell those stories of God’s faithfulness so the next generation will know who God is and what He does. Your stories matter, so don’t stop telling them. (Hint: It’s easier—and more powerful—than you think.)

 

A Rose in a Ditch

Julie Henning LYFE Breakout Session Speaker
JULIE HENNING

When God sent me back to Korea to present the Pearl S. Buck Woman of the Year award (since I was raised as her daughter) to South Korean president‘s wife, God revealed so much of my past I did not know. God in His grace writes His story through each of us. As you hear my story you can reflect upon God‘s grace in your own life as you grow in Him.

 

Live it Out!

Sherrie Holloway LYFE Breakout Session Speaker
SHERRIE HOLLOWAY

WELLSPRINGOVERFLOW.COM
Each of us has one thing in common: we are living! But how is it some seem to live above their hardships while others are driven by the feelings their circumstances create inside of them? Peter can help us know how to truly live no matter what our circumstances are screaming at us. Join me as we look at the three things we need to get right in order to live our faith out every day.

 

I’m so OVER this…OVER-worked, OVER-committed, and OVERwhelmed

Jenny Johnson LYFE Breakout Session Speaker
JENNY JOHNSON

Jesus told Martha that Mary “has chosen the better thing” by sitting at His feet while Martha served her guests; but what would Jesus have said to Martha if she had screaming toddlers needing lunch or if it was her turn for carpool pickup? This breakout session is designed to help you look closely at your busy schedule, discern distractions from responsibilities, and find contentment in your busy season of life.

 

Incomplete BUT Completely IN! (for the pastor’s wife)

Bonnie McCall LYFE Breakout Session Speaker
BONNIE MCCALL

We know we aren’t perfect. In fact, our struggles and failures are all too apparent to us as we walk through each day. As pastors’ wives we can feel that even more heavily because it seems like everyone is watching us, especially noticing our failures. In a world where comparison and judgment fuel discouragement, let’s spend some time focusing on how we can live life to the complete fullness that God wants for us.

 

Christian Caregiving: The Journey—The Joys

Deb Montgomery LYFE Breakout Session Speaker

DEB MONTGOMERY
Over 43 million Americans provide unpaid care for a loved one who has a disability or chronic illness. Most of these caregivers are women, some caring for both a child and a parent! Join us as we consider the unique challenges and blessings of our Christian caregiving journey. Together we will renew our strength as we consider the purposes of our faithful and loving God.

Iron Sharpens Iron—Yes, but How?

Candace Richards LYFE Breakout Session Speaker
CANDICE RICHARDS

Jesus left us a clear command: ”Go ye therefore and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19). Does that command intimidate you? Have you ever felt inadequate to the task of making disciples for Christ? Join us as we discuss how extra-ordinarily ordinary people like you and me can impact individuals, families, and even nations for Jesus by following a simple biblical pathway. Be the sharpest tool that you can be in the Master’s hands!

 

Faith, Family & Finance


MERRI STURTEVANT

This practical seminar dispels 15 common financial misunderstandings among families at every point on the spectrum of planning.  From young people starting out to mid-career adults with family responsibilities, as well as those approaching retirement or already retired, you will learn timeless truths about college and retirement savings, investments, risk, insurance, estate planning, charitable giving, and more.

 

Engage: Learning From Jesus How to Impact Your World

Jeannie Vogel LYFE Breakout Session Speaker
JEANNIE VOGEL

Connecting with people who don’t share our worldview can be difficult, yet Jesus masterfully befriended diverse groups. His companions included immoral women, unclean outcasts, and social misfits. (You know, the ones that appear on our prayer list but not at our dinner table.) He reached out to them despite their moral, religious, or social standing. Join me in learning how Jesus engaged people in His world because we can’t have impact if we don’t have contact.

 

Searching for JOY in the Seasons of Life: Hormones and Fatigue

Jennifer Wyman LYFE Breakout Session Speaker

JENNIFER WYMAN
How do I get past surviving the changes and stages of life with grace? How can I find trustworthy information on health? Do I suffer well? How can I support my sisters and find support in this journey? What blessings can I expect in these seasons?

 

 

1

CONFERENCE

(no housing)

Includes Friday lunch, dinner;
Saturday breakfast, lunch.

2021 Promo
(through September 1)
Adult: $155
Student: $135

Early Bird
(through April 16)
Adult: $175
Student $140

Regular Rates
Adult: $195
Student: $160

Hotels listed below.

2

CONFERENCE

(housing Friday night)

Includes Friday lunch, dinner;
Saturday breakfast, lunch.

2021 Promo
(through September 1)
Adult: $175
Student: $150

Early Bird
(through April 16)
Adult: $195
Student $155

Regular Rate:
Adult: $215
Student: $175

3

CONFERENCE

(housing Thursday & Friday night)

Includes Friday breakfast, lunch, dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch.

2021 Promo
(through September 1)
Adult: $195
Student: $160

Early Bird
(through April 16)

Adult: $215
Student $165

Regular Rate:
Adult: $235
Student: $185

THERE ARE NO DISCOUNTS FOR LATE ARRIVALS OR PARTIAL DAYS.

LYFE Women’s Conference Schedule

May 20-21, 2022

Check-in will be open Thursday evening for those with Thursday housing and Friday morning for all others.

There will be a special concert Friday evening featuring Christian recording artist Laura Story.

The conference concludes on Saturday mid-afternoon.

Lyfe Women praying

Wednesday, September 1
2021 promo pricing through midnight

Monday, April 16
Early Bird pricing through midnight

Thursday, May 19
6:30–9:30 p.m. – Check-in

Friday, May 20
Breakfast (those with Thursday housing)
Lunch & Dinner
Breakout Sessions
Main Sessions
Concert with Laura Story

Saturday, May 21
Breakfast & Lunch
Breakout Sessions
Main Session

*A more detailed schedule will be available in the spring.

LYFE Women’s Conference Resources

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 the 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

* Group Leaders: please pass along our cancellation policy to each member of your group.

Refunds will be processed 30 days from the cancellation request. There is a cancellation fee of $50 per person. Those who wish to cancel their reservation will be refunded all but $50. To cancel your reservation, email your request to LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu or call 570-585-9198.

You may cancel a registration on or before May 1, 2022, by emailing LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu and selecting one of four options:

  1. Transfer your registration fee to LYFE 2023.
  2. Send a substitute in your place. (Please provide the substitute’s first and last name, mailing address, email address and phone number.)
  3. Receive a refund of the registration fee less a $50 cancellation fee. If your registration is canceled after the deadline, no refund will be given.
  4. Donate your registration fee to the LYFE Scholarship fund.
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?

* Group Leaders: please pass along our cancellation policy to each member of your group.

Refunds will be processed 30 days from the cancellation request. There is a cancellation fee of $50 per person. Those who wish to cancel their reservation will be refunded all but $50. To cancel your reservation, email your request to LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu or call 570-585-9198.

You may cancel a registration on or before May 1, 2022, by emailing LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu and selecting one of four options:

  1. Transfer your registration fee to LYFE 2023.
  2. Send a substitute in your place. (Please provide the substitute’s first and last name, mailing address, email address and phone number.)
  3. Receive a refund of the registration fee less a $50 cancellation fee. If your registration is canceled after the deadline, no refund will be given.
  4. Donate your registration fee to the LYFE Scholarship fund.
Area Hotels

Several area hotels are within a very convenient and easy 5–15 minute drive to our campus. The following hotels have offered a LYFE discount in the past. 2022 rates will be available shortly.

Comfort Inn
570-586-9100
811 Northern Blvd.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Best Western Plus
570-586-2730
820 Northern Blvd.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
570-307-1200
232 Main St
Dickson City, PA 18519

Days Inn by Wyndham
570-483-8991
1946 Scranton Carbondale Hwy.
Scranton, PA 18508

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
570-307-4437
1265 Commerce Blvd.
Dickson City, PA 18519

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.

LYFE Cancellation Policy

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.

You may cancel a registration on or before May 1, 2022 by emailing LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu and selecting one of three options:

  1. Transfer your registration fee to LYFE 2023.
  2. Send a substitute in your place. (Please provide the substitute’s first and last name, mailing address, email address and phone number.)
  3. Receive a refund of the registration fee less a $50 cancellation fee. If your registration is canceled after the deadline, no refund will be given.
  4. Donate your registration fee to the LYFE Scholarship fund.
Attendance at the LYFE Women’s Conference is limited—register early!

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LYFE Scholarship

The LYFE Scholarship helps many of CSU’s women students who work very hard to finance their education at Clarks Summit University by themselves. It can be a great “load lifter” to award them a scholarship.

Several years ago the LYFE Scholarship began at the request of LYFE Women’s Conference attendees who wanted to show their appreciation to Clarks Summit University. Thus, a scholarship fund was set up to be used in assisting students to be Christ-centered, career-ready CSU graduates.

Most of the money is raised through product sales at the LYFE Store, but some women also give extra gifts towards the fund.

Give now to help female CSU students.

LYFE 365

If you love the LYFE Women’s Conference, expand that weekend into a yearlong learning experience through LYFE 365! Deepen your faith, grow in your understanding of Scripture and develop skills to better serve your community, church and family—all in a community with women of LYFE!

Check out your educational options through LYFE 365!

Watch the free LYFE Women’s Conference 2020 Simulcast

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

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