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LYFE WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

Living Your Faith Everyday

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.

June 7-8, 2024

Conference Highlights

Step away and deepen your faith at the LYFE Women’s Conference. You’ll enjoy captivating national speakers, targeted breakout sessions, delicious food and worship sessions that will leave you praising God throughout the entire year!

A ministry of Clarks Summit University, the conference is easily accessible by major highways and an international airport. Tucked away on the beautiful CSU campus, you’ll relax and learn just a few hours from New York City and Philadelphia.

Main Sessions

Ready for a weekend of biblical teaching from a national speaker? You’ll hear God’s Word powerfully and passionately at LYFE!

Breakout Sessions

Customize your LYFE experience as you choose from a variety of speakers and topics that will speak to your heart through our breakout sessions.

Guest Artist

Worship in a meaningful way alongside a talented guest artist. Each year, LYFE brings a musician or visual artist to point us to the beautiful Creator.

2024 Keynote Speakers

Lina Abujamra
Joanna Arp
Lina Abujamra
Candice Richards
Lina Abujamra
Lynelle Buchanan
Lina Abujamra
Sherrie Holloway

2024 Guest Artists

Point of Grace

Point of Grace’s soaring melodies and rich harmonies have helped define the sound of contemporary Christian music for nearly three decades. They have inspired generations to live boldly and keep God’s love as the foundation of their lives.

The group has earned two Platinum records; three GRAMMY nominations; 27 number-one singles and numerous Dove Awards. They were inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2018. You’ll recognize Point of Grace for their 10 best-selling studio recordings, four Christmas albums and such Christian radio standards as “I’ll Be Believing,” “Keep the Candle Burning,” “How You Live (Turn Up the Music),” “Circle of Friends” and “Jesus Will Still Be There.”

CHOOSE FROM MEANINGFUL TOPICS

Breakout Sessions

LYFE features practical, biblically-focused breakout sessions that are taught by speakers who will engage your heart and mind. Click the link below to view speakers and breakout sessions.

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Center for Lifelong Learning

Where LYFE Happens

LYFE Women’s Conference is a ministry of Clarks Summit University. CSU prepares Christ-centered, career-ready graduates through both on-campus and online learning options. Accredited programs span from High School Dual Enrollment to more than 60 undergraduate majors, customizable master’s programs, and Baptist Bible Seminary master’s and doctoral degrees.

PRICING BREAKDOWN

Registration & Cost

BEST DEAL

Regular + Full Housing

$245

$265

Rate through April 20

Thursday & Friday housing

Friday breakfast, lunch & dinner

Saturday breakfast & lunch

Guest artist presentation

LYFE Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Regular + Friday Housing

$225

Rate through April 20

Friday housing

Friday lunch & dinner

Saturday breakfast & lunch

Guest artist presentation

LYFE Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Thursday housing

Friday breakfast

Regular (no housing)

$205

Rate through April 20

Friday lunch & dinner

Saturday breakfast & lunch

Guest artist presentation

LYFE Sessions

Breakout Sessions

Housing

Friday breakfast

Convenient 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. Current rates will be available shortly.

Hampton Inn
570-586-1515
890 Northern Blvd
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Contact the hotel for rates.

Comfort Inn
570-586-9100
811 Northern Blvd.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
LYFE/CSU rate:  $80 + tax
Link to reservations

Best Western Plus
570-586-2730
820 Northern Blvd.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
Contact the hotel for rates.

Mention CSU’s rate and you can reserve rooms by email: Address to Geneva FD@BWPluscss.com

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
570-307-1200
232 Main St
Dickson City, PA 18519
LYFE rate:  $89.99 + tax

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 or LYFE  discount when you contact hotels.

Student Rates

Special/Best Rate!
Through April 20
Prices will increase $20 on April 21.

  • $215: Thursday & Friday housing
  • $205: Friday only housing
  • $190: No housing

Click here to register now!

There are no discounts for late arrivals or partial days.

FAQs

Need help? Just ask!

Find answers to some frequently asked questions below. If you still need help, please email lyfe@ClarksSummitU.edu or call 570-585-9198 and our team will assist you.

Is there a room for nursing moms?

Yes, we have spaces for breastfeeding mothers!

We know new moms can be refreshed and encouraged by attending LYFE! To make it as comfortable and easy as possible for these moms to attend, we will be providing a private nursing room in the Recreation Center. Moms can use this for nursing their non-walking infants or as a quiet space for pumping while baby is at home. Since main sessions will be available to listen to while using this room, moms won’t miss the great content.

  • Kindly bring fussy or crying babies to this private space, so everyone can get the most out of each session.
  • Please practice modesty if you choose to nurse in public places.
  • Please use an infant seat, baby carrier/wrap or stroller if you need to put your baby down to nap while at the conference.
  • For safety reasons, placing babies on the floor to sleep is not permitted.
  • While we are happy to welcome moms and their babies for the conference, ladies who bring non-walking infants will need to choose off-campus housing.

For questions, please email lyfe@ClarksSummitU.edu.

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
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. Current rates will be available shortly.

Comfort Inn
570-586-9100
811 Northern Blvd.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
LYFE rate:  $75 + tax

Best Western Plus
570-586-2730
820 Northern Blvd.
Clarks Summit, PA 18411
LYFE rate:  $119 + tax 
Direct Link for Reservations

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
570-307-1200
232 Main St
Dickson City, PA 18519
LYFE rate:  $89.99 + tax

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 or LYFE  discount when you contact hotels.

    LYFE Cancellation Policy 2024

    There is a $50 non-refundable deposit included in the registration fee.

    To cancel your reservation, please contact LYFE at LYFE@ClarksSummitU.edu or 570.585.9198 to confirm your choice of the options below.

     Before the cancellation date (May 23, 2024), those who wish to cancel have the following options:

    • Receive a refund of the registration fee minus the $50 non-refundable deposit.
    • Transfer your registration directly to LYFE 2025 where you will be automatically registered for a registration of equal or lesser value. (i.e., Thursday/Friday registration, for a Thursday/Friday registration, or a Friday only registration or an off-campus registration.  No refunds are given for lesser value chosen.)
    • Send a substitute in your place.
    • Donate your registration fee to the LYFE Scholarship fund.

    After the cancellation date (May 23, 2024), those who wish to cancel have the following options:

    • Transfer your registration directly to LYFE 2025 where you will be automatically registered for a registration of equal or lesser value. (i.e., Thursday/Friday registration, for a Thursday/Friday registration, or a Friday only registration or an off-campus registration.  No refunds are given for lesser value chosen.)
    • Send a substitute in your place.
    • Donate your registration fee to the LYFE Scholarship fund.

     Important Details

    • When a refund is given, registration is canceled, and the attendee will no longer have a space reserved for the conference or on-campus housing. Refund will come in the same form that original payment was provided.
    • Transferring or substituting any registration may only be done once and only by the original registration holder.
    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 this 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 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 register as an individual, note that all rooms are double occupancy. 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 this page.

    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. Some hotels 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 CSU residence hall 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 activities.

    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, please 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 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 campus.

    FAQs for group leaders

    may 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 this 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.

    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. Some area hotels may provide a Clarks Summit University LYFE Conference discount.

    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. You’ll find this policy in the FAQ section of this page.

    LYFE exhibitors

    Q: How can I get information about being an exhibitor at LYFE?
    Please fill out this short form, and someone will get back to you personally.